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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.

2016 Presidential Election Outcome

2016 Presidential Election Outcome

Parker Keller, Politics Writer

January 7, 2017


Filed under Politics

The 2016 presidential campaign season has arguably been one of the most divisive times in American political history. The major political party candidates, Donald Trump(R) and Hillary Clinton(D), are considered the most unlikable presidential candidates that America has ever seen.

Trump’s Transition Overview

Trump’s Transition Overview

Ashar Farooq, Politics Editor

January 7, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

It is reasonable to say that a decent portion of 2016 has been very political for many of us, thanks to this year’s election. The impacts of this historic election are just beginning to become clear as the inauguration of Donald Trump edges closer and closer. Trump, with his transition team, is constructing his cabinet and getting ready for his powerful job in this rapidly shortening time period.

2016 Election Results

2016 Election Results

Ashar Farooq, Politics Editor

November 21, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase

The climax of an already remarkable campaign season ended with the biggest shock of modern politics. By rewriting the standards of politics and completely defying poll after poll, Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States. He defeated the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, in a classic...

The Lies That Bind: Speculative Polls Point Hillary, Election Points Otherwise

The Lies That Bind: Speculative Polls Point Hillary, Election Points Otherwise

Andrew Harrigan, Politics Writer

November 21, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase

On November seventh of this election year, all eyes were on Hillary Clinton. Polls from Reuters, Bloomberg, NBC and ABC news all stated Hillary’s advantage over Trump to be that of anywhere from three to five points. The election, at this point, was a resounding battle cry for Hillary, for America...

Hillary’s emails are back!

Hillary’s emails are back!

Andrew Harrigan, Politic Writer

November 13, 2016


Filed under Politics

On July fifth, amidst questioning on Hillary Clinton’s emails, the FBI director James Comey stated that “all the cases prosecuted involved some combination of clearly intentional and willful mishandling of classified information, vast quantities of materials exposed in such a way as to support an inference of intentional misconduct, indications of disloyalty to the United States, or efforts to obstruct justice. We do not see those things here.”

The Final Stretch Of the 2016 Election

The Final Stretch Of the 2016 Election

Ashar Farooq, Politics Editor

November 13, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase

Now, it is just a matter of time until we know who the next President of the United States will be. The two major party candidates, Trump and Hillary, have been involved in a multitude of controversies. They are widely seen, according to numerous polls, as the most unfavorable candidates in U.S history. The three presidential debates have also been, for lack of a better word, vicious and very heated.

Students on the Issues

Students on the Issues

Josh Joseph, Multimedia Editor

November 8, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase, Video

With election season nearly over, we interviewed the students of Walt Whitman High School. We found out about the political issues they cared about most. Special thanks to: Interviewees: Tim Jobson Andrew Borges Patrec Alexander Jones Brown Hailey Hamilton Bijan Tabibzada Joseph Van Gostein Anne...

Terrorism: A Movement Against Humanity, Not Other Muslims

Terrorism: A Movement Against Humanity, Not Other Muslims

Huma Ilyas, Politics Writer

April 14, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase

The amount of religious prejudice Muslims face in Western countries has drastically increased. Before classifying terrorist as “horrible Muslims” who commit “horrible crimes” in foreign countries, it's important to understand the factual reasons and underlying causes of terrorism rather than...

Coal’s Long Downfall is Approaching Rock Bottom

Coal’s Long Downfall is Approaching Rock Bottom

Doug Marr, Politics Writer

April 13, 2016


Filed under Politics, Showcase

Coal was once the staple energy source for the world as nations industrialized. Recently, coal usage has reached new lows around the world, sending this once titanic source of energy into its death throes after a long decline. Hoping to become more sustainable and spurred on by the recent United Nations...

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