With the third — and thankfully last — presidential debate behind us, we are sure to be gifted with more hilarious “Saturday Night Live” parodies of the current circus that has become our 2016 election. While SNL’s humor has always been hit-or-miss, its political lampooning is always on point. Here are some of SNL’s best […]

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While meeting with youth British leaders Saturday in London, President Barack Obama provided unexpected commentary on the Black Lives Matter movement. “Black Lives Matter … has been really effective in bringing attention to problems,” Obama said. That effectiveness, however, stops there. The hashtag #BlackLivesMatter took social media sites by storm, dominating newsfeeds and spreading the […]

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LGBTQ rights activists rejoice. The U.S. President Barack Obama administration finally took a stance against LGBT conversion therapy on Wednesday. Though no therapy-banning legislation is slated to follow, it’s monumental that the president even commented on an LGBT issue other than same-sex marriage. This is proof that petitions can actually work. The White House’s statement is […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton In an interview last year, President Obama expressed that he was proud of his protection of the “Dreamers”—those people who illegally immigrated to the United States as children. However, he posited that he would not be able to continue saving them and the expanding group of immigrants from deportation. […]

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By Lily Purqurian, Staff Writer @lilypurq Senior advisors to the president aren’t often mistaken to be the president. Nor are they often accused of micromanaging the White House’s affairs or clutching onto authority via incorrigibility and favoritism. But Valerie Jarrett is an exception. Jarrett has endured spates of attacks on her legitimacy since the forthcoming of a […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekah_paxton In America, we pride ourselves on having wide access to global media and information, because in the pursuit of happiness we are free to gather information and knowledge for ourselves at our own risk. This may be in danger of change. There are pretty widely known reports of nations like […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekah_paxton On Monday, politics and culture periodical The Week released a video highlighting how men and women running for election this past Tuesday attempted to distance themselves ideologically from the President. Surprisingly, these criticisms of Obama come from a variety of candidates on both sides of the aisle and in […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton No matter how progressive it may seem, the United States still battles with racist tendencies. We often say or think that we are past all of the dark times of civil rights violations, but they remain today in more intrinsic, undermining ways. In 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in […]

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By Bekah Paxton, Staff Writer @bekahpaxton Memorizing dates and long, less-than-memorable names is important for a history exam. There’s also this test called LIFE, and if we are going to be functioning members of society, we need to know what’s going on in it. This column is here to do “political science” — to break down the […]

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By Shannon Watts, Staff Writer @shannon_watts11  Trigger warning: general mentions of rape and sexual assault. While lazily scrolling through my various social media feeds on Friday, I had to do a double take when Jon Hamm’s face appeared on a post by the White House Instagram. The executive branch and the star of “Mad Men” […]

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