Student government debate focuses on candidates’ ideals

The first of two Student Government Association election debates introduced the candidates to the student body on Feb. 21. Once the floor was opened to questions, the candidates responded to issues that directly interest students. The first debate focused on the stances and positions they will … [Read more...]

Trump squeaks by in tight election

It was a historical night on Nov 8, as Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. However, some students were not too pleased with outcome.Students and professors sat in Legacy's multipurpose room watching and waiting as CNN  stayed up-to-date with electoral votes. For hours, the race was … [Read more...]

Student debaters talk political stereotypes

Even though the race to the White House has come to an end, the issues faced by both parties aren’t going away anytime soon. Manny Hoffmann, political science junior, and Marco Torres, history senior, the two students who took the Republican and Democratic stances at the student debate, have their … [Read more...]

Race relations impacting minorities votes in the fall election

Forty-five percent of African American and Hispanic college students believe race relations is the biggest problem facing the nation.Kelechi Ejekam, education technology senior, said, “The system is broken. It’s not just the upcoming election it’s the whole country. Hillary Clinton tried to win the … [Read more...]

Third parties and the “wasted” vote

American voters have a dilemma. In a democratic system, a candidate requires the support of many voters to win, making it practical to vote for more popular candidates an individual doesn't support.Tyler Brooks, clinical laboratory science freshman, said she is voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton … [Read more...]

Students don’t think national security is an important issue

Russian spies, Mexican drug smugglers, and domestic criminals are national security issues America faces today. However, students believe that national security is one of the least important issues facing America today. Survey results indicate that for students, the important issues included: race … [Read more...]

Clinton, Trump effectively tied; students split

According to a poll released by ABC News and The Washington Post on Nov. 1 Donald Trump, Republican nominee for president, is now leading Hillary Clinton, Democratic nominee for president, with a 46-45 lead among likely voters. Even though Trump’s lead is within the 3 percent margin of error of the … [Read more...]

Students cram together for final debate

As the third and final debate raged on, students packed together in the Sunwatcher Clubhouse to see the two presidential candidates' performance. Students crowded around the television, taking all of the seats and forcing some students to stand.“It went better than the first debates went in my … [Read more...]

Students giggle and gasp at watch party as candidates bicker and answer questions

More than 75 faculty and students sat quietly — with a few various giggles and deep breaths — in Sunwatcher Clubhouse watching the third and final presidential debate on Oct. 19.From the minute the two candidates hit the national limelight this past summer, there has been a lot of discussion about … [Read more...]

Closed-minded voters vilify variety

With the presidential election less than eight months away, it is hard to have a conversation with someone without it eventually shifting towards politics. This is a topic I enjoy hearing about, but often dread actually discussing. Younger voters are especially vocal about their opinions in … [Read more...]