Category: POLITICS & ACTIVISM

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. A pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol, breaking windows and clashing with police officers. (Photo by Jon Cherry/Getty Images/TNS) ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG, CM - OUTS * NM, PH, VA if sourced by CT, LA or MoD **

Trump mob causes insurrection on Capitol Hill

On Jan. 6, 2021, lawmakers met at the United States Capitol to certify the 2020 presidential election results. Shortly after beginning their proceedings, they were interrupted by a mob of rioters who hoped to overturn the defeat of current President Donald Trump. This event came […]

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Campaign crossover. Cheerfully posing in the popular game "Animal Crossing", president-elect Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris promote their candidacy in the 2020 presidential election. Biden's marketing campaign utilized strategies such as interaction with the popular culture of younger voters and the online medium in order to adapt to the circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic and changing social trends. Photo by Biden Campaign/Nintendo.

[Editorial] Political cultures built on superficial values mislead voters

“Other politicians are untrustworthy. Other politicians are devious. Other politicians manipulate. But I am responsible. I am virtuous. I seek the greater good.” These are the claims that drive political culture, wherein a political influencer seeks to convince their audience to support them, as opposed […]

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Identifying your preferred gender pronouns in your social media bio is an important step in creating a more inclusive space for all. Graphic by Madison Lenard

[Editorial] Individuals should put their pronouns in their bios

If you have been on any social media platforms recently, there is no doubt that you have seen users with any variation of he/him, she/her or they/them in their bio. These pronouns signify the gender with which that person identifies with. Introducing these pronouns along […]

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Protesters and supporters U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett rally during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington on October 22, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)

[Opinion] The Fearful, Future Implications of Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation

Amy Coney Barrett was rushed to be sworn in as Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s replacement as a Supreme Court Justice at 6:28 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26. Her nomination for Supreme Court Justice has been a highly discussed and politically dividing issue. For those that may […]

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What's up. Stacks of money sit behind an upwards slanting arrow, but what is increasing? Although support for the Raise the Wage Act led to its approval in the House of Representatives, uncertainty lies in whether it reliably results in financial growth or financial instability. Graphic by Melodie Vo.

[Opinion] Increasing the minimum wage is part of the solution to reducing poverty

For families of higher incomes, it can be hard to imagine life in poverty. With the COVID-19 pandemic remaining as a hazard to people’s economic status and physical health, understanding how poverty occurs and how to mitigate it becomes all the more pressing.  One of […]

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[Opinion] Donald Trump is the least effective president

[Opinion] Donald Trump is the least effective president

Donald Trump’s effectiveness in office is compared to that of past presidents such as Barack Obama. Graphic by Melodie Vo

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[Multimedia] Opinion: 2020 has been an eventful yet major year for civil rights for Black Americans

[Multimedia] Opinion: 2020 has been an eventful yet major year for civil rights for Black Americans

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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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Younger political leaders tend to be more representative of issues that dis­pro­por­tion­ate­ly affect the youth such as climate change, LGBTQ+ rights and student debt. Graphic by Melodie Vo

[Editorial] Younger politicians are a better representation of the youth

As hate crimes rise, glaciers melt and civil unrest becomes near unavoidable, it’s time that the youth of our country get the political representation they need to solve the issues that affect them. The only way for a political system to be entirely representative of […]

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Sarah Leonardi and her husband Ross. Photo courtesy of Sarah Leonardi

[Feature] In the eyes of Sarah Leonardi

Standing with the community, taking time out of the day to make countless phone calls, and knocking on doors is often tiring, but not for Sarah Leonardi, the youngest representative on the Broward County School Board. Leonardi makes it her goal to shape Broward County […]

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