Ryan Servaites

President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Electoral College certification at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 14, 2020. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Despite deceptive early results, former Vice President Joe Biden wins the presidency

On Saturday, Nov. 7, after days of counting over 155 million ballots, the networks of CNN, NBC and Fox News collectively declared Democratic candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris the winners of the 2020 Presidential Election. With record voting turnout, this election, and what some […]

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A rally to "Stop the Steal" and to count every legal vote of the election is held at the Pennsylvania state Capitol in Harrisburg, November 5. Photo by Dan Gleiter

[Editorial] Donald Trump should concede the presidential election

On Nov. 5, when major networks CNN, Fox News and MSNBC all projected that candidate Joe Biden would be elected President of the United States, Democratic voters across the country rejoiced in what stood out as a decisive electoral win against current President Donald Trump, […]

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, right, (D-N.Y.) wears a mask to protect himself and others from COVID-19, known as coronavirus, as he speaks to the press as the senate returns into session at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, May 4, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images/TNS

[Opinion] COVID-19 has exposed the structural issues of American society

When the year 2020 is looked back upon by historians, it will be defined by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It was around February and March when the novel coronavirus began to impact the daily lives of Americans, leading to widespread lockdown mandates and self-quarantine. The virus, […]

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Graphic by Brianna Fisher

Two years after the March for Our Lives, MSD students have experienced a lack of political efficacy

Two years ago, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School changed forever. After losing 17 eagles, the school community began to channel loss into action.  Teachers and students alike became active. The sadness and confusion of a tragedy spread through the community. Feelings of despair quickly turned […]

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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, and other social media executives will be speaking with congressional committees this week. (Rolf Vennenbernd/DPA/Zuma Press/TNS)

Big tech companies face pressure to cease political ads

Big tech is getting bigger. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the digital economy made up 6.9% of the total GDP of the United States, a rate that is constantly growing. Yet as digital technology and media take up more and more of the […]

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Mental plays a large role in the lives of students. (Photo by Dara Rosen)

School is playing a role in the mental health of students

On July 1, a bill in Oregon was put into effect, allowing students to take off up to five mental health days every three months. This has sparked conversation among parents, students and educators alike, concerning not only the efficacy of policies like this one, […]

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Tulsi Gabbard, left, with Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic presidential campaign. Now a presidential candidate for the 2020 presidency, Gabbard spoke out against a $69-million deal to let United Airlines put its name on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

Breaking down the Democratic Primary

Ever since the 2016 presidential elections, in which President Donald Trump secured the presidency over his opponent Hillary Clinton, the question of who might take on Trump in the 2020 election has been at the top of many voters’ minds. With a president known for […]

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Promotional material for Jordan Peele's "US".

Jordan Peele’s “US” is a must see for horror fans

“US,” released on March 22, is the second film from comedian and director Jordan Peele, who received massive praise for his first film, “Get Out” which showed a new take on the horror genre through an African-American perspective. The film follows Adelaide Thomas (Lupita Nyong’o) […]

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Review: “Speak Up” lets down listeners

Review: “Speak Up” lets down listeners

Boring. Dull. Plain. These are a few words that one could use to describe guitar-toting pop artist Jocelyn’s new single, “Speak up.” In this new single, Jocelyn attempts to write an inspiring pop ballad about self-confidence, and resilience through self-understanding when faced with adversity. Yet […]

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‘Ban Assault Weapons Now’ plans to petition their way onto the ballot in 2020

‘Ban Assault Weapons Now’ plans to petition their way onto the ballot in 2020

Firearm legislation has always been a contentious issue within the political sphere, yet with 2018 having a high number of mass shootings, and 2019 already starting off with some, Florida based group Ban Assault Weapons Now, or BAWN, wants to give Florida voters the chance […]

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