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The doomsday clock

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

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

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

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

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

Fact vs. emotion

Brandon Cole, Staff Writer

October 7, 2016

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

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...

Politicians stress importance of ‘good citizens’

Politicians stress importance of ‘good citizens’

Gabi Wy, News Editor

March 23, 2016

When freshman Kate Grudzinski looks at former Senator Richard Lugar and Congressman Lee Hamilton, she sees “sincerity and kindness.” Lugar and Hamilton participated in a moderated discussion with university President Linda Bennett concerning “Civility in American Politics” tonight in a pa...

Lugar, Hamilton to discuss political civility

Nick Leighty, Staff writer

March 17, 2016

To completely understand civility in politics, one must understand the interactions of political figures. President Linda Bennett described the House of Representatives as a majoritarian body where minority political parties are not included in actions and the Senate is a deliberative body, where o...

People come first, politics come second

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

December 2, 2015

One of humanity’s greatest qualities is our ability to help others, even at the detriment of personal comfort. Volunteers will rush to sites of natural disasters to help rebuild, clean former combat zones of dangerous material or donate blood to help offset an epidemic at a moment’s notice. Yet, t...

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