Nicole Havens

About Nicole Havens

Nicole is currently a rising sophomore at Boston University and plans on majoring in journalism. She predominantly writes about collegiate sports particularly ice hockey, but is very interested in current events that occur in the United States and the world.

Deadly Attack In Timbuktu, Mali Threatens UN Mission

A group of unidentified gunmen attacked the United Nations peacekeeping force headquarters in Timbuktu, Mali on Monday. This attack resulted in the deaths of five security guards, one contractor, and one gendarmerie. While the UN’s mission in Mali,  known as MINUSMA, has seen frequent attacks by Islamist militants targeting its […]

Hackers Hit Venezuelan Government Sites After Army Base Attack In Valencia

After an attack on an army base in the central city of Valencia, Venezuela, a group calling itself “The Binary Guardians” hacked approximately 40 Venezuelan government websites, including the National Electoral Council and Venezuelan navy. The group targeted the leadership of Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro and posted messages appearing to […]

North Korea Warns U.S. Over New Sanctions

On Monday, August 7th, North Korea declared that the new sanctions, which were unanimously passed by the United Nations on Saturday, were a “wanton infringement upon the sovereignty of the country” and accused the United States of “trying to drive the situation of the Korean peninsula to the brink of […]

The End Of Falun Gong Persecution Begins With Knowledge

While religions, such as Christianity and Islam each have well over one billion adherents in the world, Falun Gong in China is relatively small with the number of its practitioners ranging from 10 to 70 million at the highest. Due to its size, it is easy for the spiritual practice […]

UN Middle East Envoy Says Jerusalem Holy Site Tensions Must Ease By Friday

On Monday, July 24th, the United Nations Middle East Envoy Nikolay Mladenov stated that the tensions at a Jerusalem holy site, the Al-Aqsa mosque, must ease by Friday. This statement followed a closed door UN Security Council meeting to discuss the rising crisis between Israel and Palestine surrounding the site. […]

United Arab Emirates Denies Washington Post Report On Hacking Of Qatar News Agency

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied The Washington Post’s report that claims it was behind the hacking of the state-run Qatar News Agency in May, which has resulted in one of the worst diplomatic crises for the Arab Gulf in decades. In May, Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad […]

European Court Of Human Rights Upholds Belgium’s Full-Face Veil Ban

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) upheld Belgium’s full-face veil ban on July 11 after dismissing a case brought by two Muslim women who wear niqabs, which only shows eyes. The ECHR unanimously ruled that Belgium’s ban on full-face veils does not violate human rights laws. In a statement […]

Trump’s Use Of Twitter In The Current Political Landscape

Social media has become a cornerstone for many companies and political figures in the current decade, and it is hard to know who actually runs the Twitter accounts of notable figures such as Obama and Trump. The United States President Donald Trump is a frequent and popular user of Twitter, so much so that news organizations quote his tweets in the same manner as official statements.

Donald Trump Travel Ban Injunction Partly Lifted By Supreme Court

On Monday, June 26, the United States Supreme Court partially lifted the injunctions by the lower courts on President Donald Trump’s travel ban. Visa applications for citizens from six Muslim-majority countries, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, have been suspended for a 90-day period, and the U.S Refugee Admissions […]

The Muslim Prejudice Should Be Solved With Education

The events that occurred on September 11, 2001, were a national turning point for the United States, but they also marked a shift in the way those of the Islamic faith are viewed in this supposedly free and ethnically diverse country. It is not uncommon to turn on the news […]