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This could mean war

This could mean war

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion

It’s not very often that something our nation does fills me with a feeling of dread, but the news of our recent missile strike in Syria managed to do just that. I know we’ve all gotten tired of discussing politics, and I’m not going to criticize our government for what was probably a difficult...

A democratic perspective

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Roughly four months ago, the United States elected the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. This was by far one of the most controversial elections America has ever seen. I started wondering how all those people who attended anti-Trump rallies and loyal Hillary Clinton supporters...

Women in leadership roles headlines IPSA conference

Women in leadership roles headlines IPSA conference

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 28, 2017
Filed under News

In an “era of lowered expectations,” Kristina Sheeler said the road ahead is tough for women when it comes to political candidacies. Sheeler, a Professor of Communication Studies at IUPUI, was the keynote speaker at the Indiana Political Science Association conference Friday in Carter Hall. Her...

Jeopardizing allies

Jeopardizing allies

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Recently in the world of politics, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited President Donald Trump. With the media following Trump’s every move, this was an important day to get involved. Germany and the United States have not always had the best relationship. When Angela Merkel visited...

Award season attempts to get political

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Men and women love to see the different gowns and risque outfits that musicians and celebrities wear to the Grammys and the Oscars. Recently, the 59th Grammy Awards show aired. Being the first award show of the year, most didn't know what to expect. With the election season coming to an end, most...

Everyone has a voice

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion

“Stay out of politics.” It’s a phrase that I’ve noticed more and more in the last several months. It always seems to be directed toward some celebrity who’s made a vague remark on the political climate, or has blatantly taken a side on some current event. “Every week, my buds and...

The doomsday clock

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
February 9, 2017
Filed under Opinion

This past week any talk of the news that didn’t have the headline with the words Trump, Pence, or immigration ban was the word DOOMSDAY. The Doomsday Clock, by definition, is a metaphorical clock that tells nuclear scientists when the world will end, which, in my opinion, isn’t worth the hype ...

The year of the march

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Every year for the past 44 years, there has been a profound march of people from all over the United States walking for the right to life, to end abortion, and to defund Planned Parenthood. This is a march that I have respectfully been part of for a couple years. Recently, on January 27th, a record amount o...

Thank You Card Vs. Thank You Tour

Thank You Card Vs. Thank You Tour

Gracie Poynter, Staff Writer
December 9, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Most presidents show their gratitude for being elected as president of the United States through speeches and fulfilling the promises they made to America during their campaign. President Elect Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have departed on a battleground state tour, thanking the people...

Dear Donald Trump

Megan Thorne, Opinion
October 19, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Dear Donald Trump, As a journalist, I am supposed to have an objective view when it comes to talking and writing about politics.

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Fact vs. emotion

Brandon Cole, Staff Writer
October 7, 2016
Filed under Opinion

The left yells bigot, racist and sexist. The right retorts: liar, elitist and more of the same. How do we drown out the white noise and make the best decision for the country? Presently, our country is in debt to the sum of 19 trillion dollars. I can’t even fathom what that number represents. Let tha...

Politics and social media

Politics and social media

Rachel Christian, Special to The Shield
May 2, 2016
Filed under News

Illustration by Philip Kuhns Seated behind the screen of his Apple laptop, Brandon Parker clicks between web browser tabs. The content of the pages is almost exclusively political—articles and statistics he Googled during a USI Democrats meeting. “I have an embarrassing amount of news and political...

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