Biography

Devin Windelspecht is studying International Affairs, with a concentration in Middle East Studies, at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a senior staff writer for the Global Journal, a student-run magazine at Northeastern University that covers international news and student experiences abroad. Devin speaks both English and Spanish, and is currently learning Arabic and French.

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The Working Time Directive is one of the European Union’s cornerstone laws protecting workers’ rights. Passed in 2003, the law stipulates that workers employed by companies operating in the European Union cannot work more than 48 hours per week, including overtime. But, some companies, seeking larger profits at the expense of their …

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The average person spends between one and three hours a day on “private activities” unrelated to work, according to a 2013 study by Roland Paulsen of Lund University. This might not come as much of a surprise to many people—after all, how many of us have been caught scrolling through Facebook while at the office—but, […]

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Over the past 40 years, the number of recorded marine species has decreased by around 39 percent, according to the World Wildlife Fund. This extreme extinction rate is, in many ways, due to overfishing. The UN’s 2016 The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture report reveals that one third of the world’s commercially-fished stocks …

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Once derided as a “trash fish,” a nuisance that was driven to extinction in parts of the country in order to make room for angler-favored “sportfish,” the huge, toothy alligator gar may at last be returning to the northern waters that it was once eradicated from decades ago. A new drive to reintroduce the once-maligned …

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