Category: POLITICS & ACTIVISM

[Opinion] Queerbaiting hurts the LGBTQ+ community

[Opinion] Queerbaiting hurts the LGBTQ+ community

Main stream media uses “gay culture” to imitate diversity and attract an audience. Graphic by Melodie Vo

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Graphic by Travis Newbery

[Opinion] The two-party system is ruinous to the future of American politics

Did you know that the two-party system we have today has been in place since the 1850s? That’s right, the Democratic and Republican parties have been vying for the hearts of the American people for the last 170 years, and that’s a very unsettling prospect. […]

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The Northwest Regional Library has been a popular place for early voting. Photo by Logan Rubenstein

Broward County sees increase in early voting numbers

Battling the rain and staying socially distanced, voters in Broward County showed up during the first week of early voting to cast their ballots in this year’s general election. Early voting in Broward County began Monday, Oct. 19 and ended Nov. 1, with polling places […]

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Amy Coney Barrett spoke at Jacksonville University in November 2016 about the future of the U.S. Supreme Court. Four years later, Barrett was appointed to the Supreme Court. [Photo provided by Jacksonville University]

[Opinion] The Supreme Court Justice nomination should have made been after the election

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Sept. 18 left an untimely vacancy on the nation’s highest court. With Election Day on Nov. 3, it is not the proper time to have that spot replaced. Instead, the person who fulfills the role of the […]

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The U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C. Photo by Austin-American Statesman Staff

Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas release a statement announcing their plans to challenge landmark gay marriage case, causing people to worry about the future

A questionable statement On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the United States Supreme Court officially closed the Kim Davis case, a case involving a woman who refused to issue marriage licenses to LGBTQ+ couples. Although Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito agreed not to hear the case, […]

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School board candidate Debbi Hixon; her son, Corey Hixon; and Broward Teachers Union’s Director of Political Organizing Jennifer Gottlieb gather with BTU members to begin a Saturday canvassing event. Participants went door-to-door, leaving campaign door hangers at each residence. Photos by Destiny Cazeau

Debbi Hixon campaigns for at-large school board seat in runoff election

As the calendar nears Nov. 3, Broward County residents will choose between two candidates–Debbi Hixon and Jeff Holness–in a runoff election for School Board of Broward County District 9 seat. The winner will replace Robin Bartleman in an at-large seat that represents the entire county. […]

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump, shown in a reflection, participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the last debate between the two candidates before the election on November 3. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)

MSD students react to the upcoming election

With the United States presidential election coming up on Tuesday, Nov. 3, many students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have formed opinions on which candidate they support. While some endorse current President Donald Trump and others back former Vice President Joseph “Joe” Biden, some […]

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Stop teaching American exceptionalism in schools, teach history.

[Multimedia] Stop teaching American exceptionalism in schools, teach history

Out of our 11 years of attending public school classes, including years of United States and world history courses, it was not until the seventh grade that we had finally learned about America’s brutal treatment of the indigenous people.  For those who have grown up […]

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What is on the Nov. 3rd election ballot?

What is on the Nov. 3rd election ballot?

In just a couple weeks, the 2020 general election will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Parkland residents will have the opportunity to vote for the Parkland Mayor, Parkland city commissioners, President of the United States and much more.  National Government First on the ballot […]

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Some show their political views by using yard signs like this one that clearly voice their support for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

MSD students express their varying opinions on Joe Biden as the Democratic Candidate

Throughout this election season, former Vice President Joe Biden has proven to be quite a controversial presidential candidate. From the announcement of his campaign to the most recent presidential debate, voters have had varying opinions on whether or not Biden is a good candidate. One […]

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