Category Archives: Politics

The Frontrunners of the 2020 Presidential Election

On January 20th, 2017, the first presidential candidate for the 2020 election started his run. His name is Donald Trump, and he is the main reason why over 25 democrats are running for the office that Trump holds in 2020. Recently, former Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, joined the race, immediately getting over 2% support in some polls. But, he isn’t in the lead. The frontrunners are former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and South Bend, IN, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. The race is packed now, but soon it will get much smaller.

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The Southern Border

Illustration By: @bellabynum and Jane Keenan

Faith crosses every border and touches every heart in every nation.

– George W. Bush

In the 2016 elections, future president Donald Trump said that when he became president he would have a strong and strict southern border. One of his main campaign promises was that he would build a wall and Mexico was going to pay for it. Or to be more specific, write a check to the US. However, we have gone through the longest partial government shutdown in the history of the United States of America to get the wall. Trump has even declared the immigration crisis a national emergency. Some people are supporting Trump on this, while some are wondering, what else can we do about this situation.

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Take a Stand by Sitting Down

By Luke L and Addison A

In August of 2016 Colin Kaepernick did something that surprised America. He stood up by sitting down.  A preseason football game, a song, a flag, a bench, and a man who sat down. 

The first time Kaepernick protested (what he is now so infamous for doing), there was an uproar. People in the crowd were calling him a “coward,”  “someone who should be banned,” “not a true American,” but then Kaepernick explained why he knelt: to show more respect to the flag. Continue reading Take a Stand by Sitting Down

The Women’s March on Washington

On January 21st, millions of women marched around the world in opposition to the incoming Drumpf administration. The most anticipated march, taking place in Washington D.C., had over 470,000 people marching, around three times more than the estimated amount of people who attended Donald Drumpf’s inauguration.

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5 Obscure Controversies of 2016

2016. What is the first thing it makes you think of? Harambe? The Dab? The Election? Whichever it is, most were important. The dab shaped American society. Harambe caused a major meme. The election changed the future. But what other, more obscure controversial events were influential last year?

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Obama’s Last Trip

A month ago, President Barack Obama made his last presidential trip to Europe and Latin America. He came on the losing side of two big political conflicts, “Brexit”, the vote by Great Britain to leave the European Union, and the 2016 United States election. Cracks have formed between European countries that the election of Donald Trump has only widened. Continue reading Obama’s Last Trip

Trump as President: Student Talks Politics with NYT Columnist Thomas Edsall

On November 8th, 2016,the citizens of the US went to the polls to cast their vote for the 45th president of the United States. Donald Trump was elected to the office of the President of the United States, even though he did not win the popular vote. The county is divided in its reaction to the results of the election. While some people find Trump’s victory a triumph and a promise for positive change, others are apprehensive about what his term may look like and what actual changes he will bring about.

A few weeks ago I interviewed Thomas Edsall, the New York Times Weekly Opinion Columnist, about what how a Trump presidency can affect us all. The interview took place before the election, but the quotes are still in context and reflect Mr. Edsall’s opinions on Donald Trump.
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