David is a Political Science and Journalism double-major. He is currently a senior at Stony Brook University and has spent all four of his years at The Statesman. He began his career there within a couple of weeks of starting college as a freshman and has remained there ever since. He was originally primarily interested in sports reporting but then branched out his interests to the news and arts spheres of journalism and life. He hopes to pursue Political Science and one day work in the U.S. State Department.
The North Koreans are in a very precarious position. According to official statements by various governments, the North’s decision to a have a third nuclear test within the past few weeks has given reason for the United Nations Security Council to pass another round of sanctions against the east Asian nation, those measures being co-authored and approved by the North’s only ally, China.
So now the infamous sequester has come and gone without a deal between President Obama, Congressional Democrats and their Republican counterparts to avert the cuts. What was routinely said to be impossible in the late summer of 2011 has become a reality.
The Stony Brook University men’s basketball team won the final game of the regular season on Sunday afternoon against the University at Albany Great Danes, 75-70, in a close contest that did not have a clear winner until the final few seconds of the game.