Category: POLITICS & ACTIVISM

Democratic Presidential hopeful Joe Biden takes the stage with his wife, Jill, and sister, Valerie, right, during a campaign rally at the Baldwin Hills Recreation Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

[Opinion] A female vice president might be the key to Biden winning the 2020 election

America has gone through a wide variety of changes over the past century from electing its first female congressman in 1917 to electing the first ever African-American President in 2008.  This nation has evolved into an incredibly progressive country, despite its legislative shortcomings. However, there […]

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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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New clubs at MSD allow students to voice their political opinions

New clubs at MSD allow students to voice their political opinions

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Inter-Club Council approved the creation of the Make Our Schools Safe Club during their December 2019 meeting. Shortly after, in January 2020, the ICC granted approval to begin a Change the Ref Club. These two new clubs aid students […]

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Opinion: Twitter is creating less informed citizens

Opinion: Twitter is creating less informed citizens

Twitter is a social media site that took the world by storm. The premise was simple: 140-character messages sent out for anyone to read and respond. It distilled social media down to its barest bones. It was quick and to the point. Twitter did not […]

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U.S. President Donald Trump gestures after his remarks about his Senate impeachment trial in the East Room at the White House in Washington on February 6, 2020. Trump said the Chiefs would visit the White House 'very soon.' (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

What was the point of Impeachment 2020?

On Feb. 5, 2020, President Donald Trump was acquitted in the Senate on both Articles of Impeachment, with the Senate failing to reach a two-thirds majority on either article.  The acquittal is a massive failure for congressional Democrats, who were seeking to oust the president […]

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Senior Sari Kaufman smiles with “MyVote" on her laptop, the website she created with the help of senior Jacob Kanfer and Duke professor David McAdams.

Seniors Sari Kaufman and Jacob Kanfer launch educational website ‘MyVote’

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, Sari Kaufman, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, launched MyVote. The website is an interactive voter education database that aims to help voters understand who candidates are and what policies they support. With the upcoming 2020 presidential election set […]

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Iowa Caucus goers raise their hands. Caucus-goers raise their hands to be counted during the caucuses at Stephen Auditorium Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. Photo by Nirmalendu Majumdar/Ames Tribune

Opinion: Iowa Caucus disarray spells disaster for democracy

There are three things that you can count on every four years: death, taxes and the Iowa Caucus kicking off the primary season without issue.  Or can you? Election after election, Iowans would funnel into polling places across the state and participate in an antiquated, […]

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis waves to members of the Florida Legislature during a joint session of lawmakers, Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Tallahassee.

Ron DeSantis proposes mandatory civics test for graduating seniors

On Dec. 16 2019, during a press conference in Naples, Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida announced his new plan to issue a mandatory civics test for all Floridian high school seniors to take. While it is unclear how this new test will be implemented […]

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Taking on Tallahassee: Teachers rally in state capitol to demand funding for public education

Taking on Tallahassee: Teachers rally in state capitol to demand funding for public education

Reporting by Leni Steinhardt, Dara Rosen, Brianna Fisher, Ava Steil, Zoe Gordon, Fallon Trachtman, Darian Williams, Brianna Jesionowski, Kacie Shatzkamer, Ashley Ferrer, Nadia Murillo, Anisah Steele, Ivy Lam, Lily Singer, Bryan Ngyuen, Matthew Rosenthal and Fenthon Aristhomene. The Eagle EyeMore Posts – Website Follow Me:

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President Donald Trump speaks to the press after video calling members of the Armed Forces on Christmas Eve. Photo By Richard Graulich

President Trump’s impeachment updates

On Dec. 18, 2019 the House of Representatives voted on two articles of impeachment that claim President Donald Trump abused his power and obstructed congress. Regardless of political affiliations, this is a historic event in American history as President Trump is the third President to […]

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