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Students react to impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Students react to impeachment inquiry into President Trump

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 1, 2019

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi announced Sept. 24 that the House will launch an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump after he asked the President of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden’s son in a phone call back in July.  After the call, White House officials put th...

Trump signs order eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans

Trump signs order eliminating student loan debt for disabled veterans

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

August 21, 2019

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Wednesday eliminating student loan debt for about 25,000 disabled veterans, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Trump vowed to forgive all of the average $30,000 in student loan debt for disabled veterans. Only about half of the 50,000 disabled veterans wh...

Chief government and legal affairs officer named

Chief government and legal affairs officer named

Noah Alatza, News Editor

October 30, 2018

President Ronald Rochon named Aaron C. Trump as the university's chief government and legal affairs officer Tuesday. Trump, who is licensed to practice law in Indiana, has experience in superior, circuit and federal courts and advising governmental departments about policy at a local, state, and ...

Trump stumps for Braun ahead of midterms

Megan Thorne, Editor-in-chief

September 6, 2018

People chanted “Trump, Trump, Trump,” as the president’s voice bellowed from speakers outside the Ford Center Thursday afternoon. Last week, Donald Trump rallied for U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun who is running this November. Before the rally Vendors lined the streets as supporters from across...

Trump Rally 2018

Jordan Auker, Chief Photographer

September 4, 2018

https://youtu.be/dRdVKgjbjdc President Trump visited The Ford Center Thursday night in Evansville, IN. We had a chance to talk to a USI student of what he thought the President was going to talk about and his experience leading up to the rally.

Issues with centrism

Issues with centrism

Emma Corry, Staff Writer

August 27, 2018

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 ...

President Trump to hold rally in Evansville

President Trump to hold rally in Evansville

Noah Alatza, News Editor

August 22, 2018

President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Evansville Aug. 30. The event will take place downtown at the Ford Center, 1 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., according to the President’s campaign website. Trump is expected to discuss his support for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Braun, who is ...

No more ‘red lines’

No more ‘red lines’

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 11, 2018

After the Arab Spring gripped a majority of the middle east in 2010, countries in the so-called “hot bed” of the world began seeing their own crisis unfold, domestically and internationally. A bloody war that seems to have been lost from the headlines in recent years is continuing to unfold a...

University monitoring DACA decision

University monitoring DACA decision

Noah Alatza, Staff writer

September 14, 2017

The university said they are aware of President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind portions of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) program. The statement comes a week after other public universities released statements on the decision. Despite Indiana University Pres...

Reaction is worth a thousand words

Reaction is worth a thousand words

Gracie Poynter, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

​A few weeks ago, a new president was elected into office. The president has the ability to appoint the leaders of each branch of government, sign in new laws, abolish laws the previous leader signed and access top secret information. Each president is either disliked or completely inspiring. ​H...

Humanity trumps cruelty

Gabi Wy, Staff writer

April 29, 2016

I don't talk politics, but I do talk decency and respect. I, an 18-year-old student journalist, was spat on yesterday at a Donald Trump rally in my hometown. What happened didn't register immediately. The republican frontrunner had drawn out an overwhelming crowd, and I was interviewing as many...

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