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What we know about voter fraud

Voter fraud, particularly with mail-in ballots, has been a huge debate during the 2020 presidential election, although there is not much evidence to support any claims that fraud swayed results.
November 17, 2020

The 2020 election has given way to thoughts and discussions about the integrity of the United State’s voting system. Does voter fraud happen in our elections? Does it sway the outcomes? These are the...

Should celebrities voice political opinions?

President Donald Trump, a celebrity and business mogul, has had his Hollywood Walk of Fame star vandalized many times since he began his presidential campaign in 2016.
November 16, 2020

For years, we have listened to Taylor Swift whine about her poor taste in men— literally. She’s made millions singing about heartbreak and bad decisions. Last month, Swift’s name became associated...

How to support stressed students

Learning how you can support a stressed college student may be more meaningful than you think.
November 4, 2020

As a nation, we have faced major changes in 2020. For many students, normalcy is a thing of the past, leading to higher levels of emotions and stress. With five weeks left until the end of the semester,...

Make your vote count

Educate yourself and make your vote count. Let your voices be heard in the polls tomorrow.
November 2, 2020

At this point, you have most likely seen the yard signs and flags, heard snippets of the debates and read the opinions of others on social media, but have you done your part when it comes to the 2020 elections?...

What is the Electoral College anyway?

The number of electors each state receives is based on the number of congressmen and senators each state has, with the exception of states with small populations. Each state is guaranteed at least three electoral college votes, regardless of size. As of Oct. 12, presidential candidate Joe Biden was leading in the polls over incumbent president Donald Trump. 270 votes are needed to win a presidential election.
And why is it important?
October 16, 2020

In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote, surpassing Donald Trump’s numbers by about three million. However, we all know who was sworn in on Inauguration Day. This...

First presidential debate cause for concern

During the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, candidates appeared to be more eager in berating each other rather than discussing policy. Less than 10 percent of voters use debates to make their final decision.
October 9, 2020

“Will you shut up, man?” former Vice President Joe Biden muttered after one of President Trump’s many verbal attacks. The candidates exchanged snide remarks for the majority of the first debate...

We have loved and we have lost

Kobe Bryant reminded the Black community that no matter your profession, you could achieve greatness.
The effect Black legends have on the youth
September 28, 2020

2020 has been a year of immense loss for the Black community. It has held the deaths of Chadwick Boseman, Kobe Bryant, Pop Smoke, John Lewis, Betty Wright and several other Black legends and icons. The...

Students to vote for change

If college students can increase their voter turnout by only 19 percent, 3.7 million voters will sound off for nationwide change. Register to vote. Use your voice.
September 16, 2020

Our country is on the brink of massive change. A change that college aged voters can influence to see us through to the other side. We are clearly struggling. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how ill-prepared...

Could E-cig ban cost Trump the election?

Mark Asbrock, of Fairfield, Ohio, vapes while listening to speakers during a vaping advocates rally, Oct. 1, 2019, at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.
Trump Supporters Rally at Ellipse Park to Protest Trump’s Ban on Flavored E-Cig Juice
November 20, 2019

On Saturday, November 9 hundreds of members of the vaping community rallied to protest the impending flavored vape ban announced by President Trump. Protesters held signs stating, “Make America Vape...

Joker shines a light on mental illness

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October 21, 2019

Many columnists and news outlets have criticized Todd Phillips’ new film, Joker, as being a defensive flick of “white nationalism” and many have accused the film of inspiring gun violence and potential...

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