Richard Nixon is one of the most infamous names in U.S. history. Since the inception of the country, few scandals have ever reached the heights of Watergate. Though never impeached, he only avoided this fate by resigning. This year, Donald Trump seems to be on his way to reaching Nixon’s level of notoriety. Plagued with […]

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On Thursday, a panel of professors held an election chat to talk about the designation of Donald Trump as president-elect of the United States. I jumped at the idea to attend, for I wanted to hear what a panel of professionals thought about a reality star entering the realm of politics. This open-domain chat proved […]

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1. Twitter issues layoffs, shuts down Vine. This inventor of the 140-character post has been struggling to compete with other social media behemoths such as Facebook and Instagram. In its latest move to curb further losses, Twitter announced a 9 percent cut to its global workforce. Twitter pulled a similar move last year when 336 […]

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It’s old news now, but an old recording of the good old Trumpster from 2005 came up last week, featuring some not-so-choice words on how to properly take advantage of celebrity status. It’s obviously an awful thing for anyone to say, let alone a celebrity, let alone a potential national leader. But the aftermath that […]

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Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton Political parties play a huge role in the American voting tradition. Even though, according to a Jan. 12 Gallup poll, Americans have become disenchanted with the two main political parties, the ideologies that shape the parties and those opposing them remain the driving forces of American individual politics. A common […]

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Lily Purqurian, Staff Writer @lilypurq As anti-abortion activists marched through Washington, D.C. on Thursday for the annual March for Life, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a measure limiting federal funding for abortions. And this was the moderate alternative. Late Wednesday night, an anti-abortion bill — banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton Name-calling is a part of communication from the moment we start talking. Inevitably, it pervades politics too. BBC News Magazine writer Jon Kelly recently published an article on this very topic. He poses the question, “Why are lattes associated with liberals?” In his article, he dissects the reasoning behind […]

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