New media hub aims to transform Marist news

It is sometimes difficult to get beer-guzzling, party-hopping college kids to care about what’s going on in the world. It can be even more challenging to get them to pay attention to what’s happening on their own campuses. But in an effort to improve the way students get their news, administrators in the communications department at Marist College are hoping a new converged media platform will do the trick. Continue reading

This week in news: 9/27 – 10/4

This past week has been a relatively normal one on Marist campus. Classes picked up and workloads increased, just as everyone began to find their routine. More and more desks filled up at the library, while the walk there became increasingly more grueling.This week’s weather gave us a small glimpse into the intensity of happenings in the rest of the world. The Red Fox Report focuses that lens on the top news Outside the Marist Bubble this week. Continue reading

Local pet shop shut down, owner arrested

On Sept. 29, it was announced that American Breeders: Puppies and Kittens—a popular pet shop among Marist students—will close. This news is the result of a nearly seven month investigation by the state animal control officers from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture into the store’s alleged misconduct.

The impetus for the closure occurred in July of 2015, when the owner of American Breeders, Richard F. Doyle, 55, was charged with three misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty.

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Weekly Recap: Seven News Stories You Should Know About

This week was an intense  stretch for American politics that saw turmoil all throughout the nation’s capital. The U.S. government has been active in both domestic and foreign affairs, while the mayhem continues to grow in the Middle East.

1. Shutdown

At 12:01 a.m. on October 1, the United States government officially shut down due to congress’s inability to pass a spending bill to fund the government. Opposing political parties in the Senate and House of Representatives failed to come to terms on a new budget by the start of the new fiscal year.

House Republicans demanded the bill include anti-Obamacare amendments, something Senate Democrats refused.

2. Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to two Americans and one German-American for their discoveries of the machine that determines when and where the body’s cells should deliver the molecules they produce.

Their work could be used to further research in epilepsy, diabetes and other metabolism deficiencies.

3. Strikes on Terror

The United States military attacked two high value targets in two raids nearly 3,000 miles apart. In the first raid, U.S military forces seized Abu Anas al Libi in the Libyan capitol of Tripoli. Al Libi is one al-Qaeda leader key in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. The second attack occurred in southern Somalia, when U.S. Navy Seals went after an Al-Shabaab commander, the group involved in last months siege of a Narobi mall. The result of the second strike is still unconfirmed.

4. Biker Gang Attack

A group of angered bikers chased and attacked a father who was transporting his family on New York City’s West Side Highway. After the man appeared to bump a biker in his SUV, the gang swarmed the vehicle, causing the driver to speed through the crowd in defense. The bikers followed the van on a high speed chase before cornering it, bashing its window, and dragging the driver from the car before beating him.

Most of the incident was captured on video.

NYPD investigations have led to numerous arrests.

5.Bloodshed In Iraq

Recent terror strikes throughout Iraq have killed scores of people, including women and children, causing increased turmoil and tension throughout the region.

Attacks occur daily, killing indiscriminately in Iraq’s deadliest string of attacks since 2008, with attacks even occurring today.

6. Clashes Continue In Egypt

After a blood-filled summer that saw over 500 protesters killed at the hands of their newly appointed government, it seems the violence may not be ending anytime soon.

7.Raceway Catastrophes

A Mexican monster truck drove into the stands, killing at least 12 people and hurting dozens of others. The truck was performing at a show when it hit a bump and drove directly into a crowd of people.

A massive wreck left three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti and 13 spectators injured at Sunday’s Grand Prix of Houston.