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Free Speech Under Fire

Free Speech Under Fire

Andrew Harrigan, Section Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

     In recent years, there seems to be a growing amount of contempt for speakers of many different ideological backgrounds on our nation's numerous college campuses. This past Friday, former-FBI director James Comey was invited to speak at Washington D.C’ s Howard University. Yet before he could even beg...

Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

Shaan Khan, Guest Contributor

November 6, 2017


Filed under Politics

     It’s just a fact that when you unlock your phone you expect everything to work. Users today take this for granted. How would you feel if you tried to open FaceTime and it wouldn’t work? Would you be upset? Would you be mad?      These are emotions AT&T customers in the year 2012 felt when...

Trump’s Cabinet Developments

Trump’s Cabinet Developments

Ashar Farooq, Politics Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

With the Trump presidency now in full gear, many of Trump’s cabinet picks have been confirmed by the Senate. However, President Trump’s cabinet picks have raised many controversies. One major controversy was the appointment of Betsy DeVos as the education secretary. Many people have questioned...

New DNC Chairman

New DNC Chairman

Ashar Farooq, Politics Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Politics

It has become an axiom of history to oppose the opposite party in American politics. This has become relevant as the Democratic Party elects Tom Perez as its next chairman. Tom Perez has a tough task ahead for the Democratic Party as he hopes to lead them to success at the 2018 midterm election and the...

Trump’s CPAC Speech

Trump’s CPAC Speech

Ashar Farooq, Politics Editor

May 2, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

The Trump presidency is just beginning to take shape as more than a month has passed by since January 20, 2017. There have been many developments and controversies surrounding the new administration. Recently, President Trump spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference, commonly known as the...

Transgender Boys in the Boy Scouts of America

Transgender Boys in the Boy Scouts of America

Andrew Harrigan, Politics Writer

March 5, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

The Boy Scouts of America recently announced their decision to allow transgender boys. After months of deliberation, it has been decided that whatever a child writes as his/her gender on the children’s application is what will be recorded and utilized by the Boy Scouts of America, regardless of whether...

Women’s March

Women’s March

Parker Keller, Politics Writer

March 5, 2017


Filed under Politics

During the days following Donald Trump’s inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, millions of women around the globe joined together in what is known as the “Women’s March.” According to About.com, the objectives of the Women’s March is to “bring people together…to make...

Analyzing Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Analyzing Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Kevin McKenna, Politics Writer

March 5, 2017


Filed under Politics

On Tuesday, January 31st, President Donald J. Trump nominated Colorado 10th District appeals court judge, a George W. Bush appointee, Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States of America to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Antonin Scalia had been one of the most influential conservative...

Trump’s First 100 Days Plan

Trump’s First 100 Days Plan

Parker Keller, Politic Writer

March 5, 2017


Filed under Politics

A very important aspect of a president is what he plans to do as soon as he comes into office, often known as the “First 100 Days Plan.” Donald Trump is currently in this period of time. His intentions for the next few weeks range from cutting regulations on businesses to repealing and replacing...

Political Significance of Super Bowl Commercials

Political Significance of Super Bowl Commercials

Shaan Khan, Politic Writer

March 5, 2017


Filed under Politics

Super Bowl commercials are usually deemed the funniest advertisements of the year. This year, however, companies have reached out further than simple humor and introduced political significance into the mix. Some of the companies include Audi, 84 Lumber, Coca–Cola, Budweiser, and Airbnb. Audi...

What Does a President’s Life After Office Look Like?

What Does a President’s Life After Office Look Like?

Shaan Khan, Politics Writer

January 9, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

What do presidents do or get after they leave the White House? To start off, they get a pension which was first introduced in the Former Presidents Act. This allows them to keep to themselves or relax after such an intense job. Oftentimes, former presidents disengage themselves from public rather than...

Barack Obama’s Legacy

Barack Obama’s Legacy

Ashar Farooq, Politics Editor

January 7, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

As the transition of Donald Trump starts to roll along, the current President is preparing for life after the White House and wrapping up his legacy over the last 8 years. Barack Obama made history in 2008 when he became the first African-American President of the United States. Over the last two terms, he has made significant changes and contributions to the American lifestyle, all producing varying degrees of success.

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