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Student politicians encourage voting just days away from election

Student politicians encourage voting just days away from election

Abby Sink, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under News

The upcoming November midterm elections will be the first time many college students will head to the polls to cast a ballot. University Center West has been a hub for political organizations on campus for weeks to help register students and ensure that they vote. Members of the House of Repres...

Issues with centrism

Issues with centrism

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In this current political environment, there’s a push to find a middle ground. There’s this idea that there’s no true “right side” to a debate.  Every debate has nuances, and it’s wrong to look at the world through such a black and white lens. Unfortunately, this kind of mindset has led ...

Limitations of statues

Limitations of statues

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

August 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As a child I was told this country was a melting pot of all the world’s cultures brought together to live without persecution; yet if I want to find a statue of a non-white person, I have to resort to Google and pull out a map. Meanwhile one can’t walk due south for an hour without tripping over s...

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...

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