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Attacks on Brussels Alarm the UVa Community

Early Tuesday morning in Brussels, Belgium, at least 34 people were killed and 150 injured during bombings in the airport and metro, carried out by ISIS suicide bombers. Since then, major U.S. cities like New York, D.C., and Chicago have ramped up their security, particularly at central transportation hubs. Although there are no specific threats against the U.S., Americans are more frightened than ever before. UVa students are also alarmed at the news, wondering what this means regarding protection for students on Grounds and security for…

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OPINION: Euthanize Children?

“Euthanize children,” you say? According to a report by, Belgium’s Senate has approved legislation that would allow doctors to euthanize children with a triumphant “yes!” Although the bill still has to pass Belgium’s other legislative chamber, their House of Representatives, many expect the bill to sail through and become law. Belgium already has fairly liberal euthanasia laws on its books for adults and its legislature has been debating a “humane” extension to the law to children for quite some time. If Belgium…

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