Category: POLITICS & ACTIVISM

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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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16:  U.S. President Donald Trump pauses as he meets with President Sergio Mattarella of Italy in the Oval Office of the White House October 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding talks with President Mattarella on bilateral issues including “common security challenges and shared economic prosperity.” (Alex Wong/Getty Images/TNS)

President Trump’s Impeachment Updates

The formal announcement of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s conduct occurred on Sept. 27, 2019. The goal of the inquiry is to fully investigate a whistleblower complaint about a phone call made in July of 2019 between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr […]

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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

*This story was co-written by Ryan Servaites and Tilly Cohen 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 […]

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Corporations across the country are ending open carry in their stores

Corporations across the country are ending open carry in their stores

In a wave of new changes to the weapons market, various corporations are changing their stance on the carry and sale of guns. Due to increasing demands from citizens, chains such as Walmart and Publix have made significant changes to their gun policies. The store […]

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Recent shootings in America inspire rally at local Parkland Walmart

Recent shootings in America inspire rally at local Parkland Walmart

Merely two days before the new school year in Broward County, following two back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, students, teachers and parent activists in Parkland, Florida organized a protest in front of the local Walmart.  Through the social media efforts […]

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Back in Session. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis addresses a joint session of the Florida Legislature in Tallahassee, Florida on March 5. Photo courtesy of  Scott Keeler/Tampa Bay Times

End of Florida legislative session brings educational changes

The 2019 Florida Legislative Session began on March 5, 2019. These sessions occur annually on the first Tuesday of March and last for 60 days consecutively.  Both the upper chamber, the Senate, and lower chamber, the House of Representatives, of the Florida legislature convened to […]

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