Gautam Adani: From college dropout to world's second richest man

Shiva Sankar Modala
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Sep 19, 2022
We frequently read or heard stories about billionaires who left college early to start successful businesses,  everyone from Steve Jobs and Michael Dell to Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. In actuality, the proportion of college dropouts on the billionaire list is abnormally high. Although all of these success stories are outlandish, they have one thing in common: they all took place in western nations, specifically America. Not only does this make the path simpler because there are more opportunities, but it also means that the consequences of failing are not as severe. In the worst case, you can just work as a burger flipper at McDonald's and make ends meet. However, considering the fierce competition for even entry-level positions in many Asian nations like India, if you don't succeed with your business and don't have a degree, you very well may wind up homeless. Despite this, an Indian man by the name of Gautam Adani was prepared to leave both high school and college in order to pursue his aspirations. And just this week, Gautam overtook Jeff Bezos to overtake him as the second-richest person in the world. So, this is how a college dropout ended up being the richest guy in Asia.
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Illinois banned cash bail: Now what?

Nova Ammerman
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Sep 19, 2022
Cash bail has been a controversial practice for a long time, and governor J. B. Pritzker has just signed a bill ending cash bail in its entirety by 2023.  Whilst many racial justice groups and leftists are celebrating, many critics argue that this move will increase crime in the state, with some even drawing parallels to “The Purge”. 
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The mystery of Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple

Shiva Sankar Modala
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Sep 12, 2022
Prior to 2011, the Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Southern India held the title of the richest temple in the world. After the discovery of the hidden vaults in 2011, Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple became the richest temple in the entire globe. The gold and diamonds in the hidden vaults are worth close to 150,000 crores(Indian Rupees). Only the quantity and weight of the gold and diamonds discovered in the hidden chambers were valued at this amount. The gold and diamonds that were discovered in those chambers are all antiquities and historical items. Due to their ancient status, these are worth more than 100 times their estimated value. Who constructed the temple? How did they discover there were vaults? Why hadn't the final chamber been entered? Now let's explore everything. 
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2022 - Fall - Issue 1
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Queen Elizabeth's legacy

Nova Ammerman
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Sep 12, 2022
With Queen Elizabeth's nearly 71-year rule coming to an end on September 8, 2022, it seems much of the world is split on how to feel about the passing of the Queen of the United Kingdom. For some, it has been a time of mourning. For others, it has been a time for celebration, leaving many bewildered and confused. Still, perhaps there is no better place to find the source of this celebration than the many policy decisions made by the royal family.
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The crisis in Ukraine: background, an interview, and what you can do

Kris Shiflet
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Mar 07, 2022
On February 24, 2022, Russian forces invaded the sovereign nation of Ukraine, a drastic escalation of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War. While there are many who believe the invasion of Ukraine was the beginning of this conflict, the war has officially been going on since 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea, a part of Ukraine.
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