Hillary Clinton first female on major party ticket

It first happened in 1872, but not without controversy, when Victoria Woodhull became the first female to run for president of the United States. It took almost another 140 years for a female to reach the top of a major party presidential ticket and to become the first female at the top of a major … [Read more...]

International view: America overlooks choice

From the Caribbean Islands to Sri Lanka. From India to Zimbabwe. International students at Midwestern represent 54 countries, and many come from countries with different backgrounds but the common opinion that they share is that we should be happy that we have choice, even if we do not like the … [Read more...]

First student debate provides silver-lining for students

It wasn't CNN's fourth presidential nominee epic showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, nor did it garner more than 500 students on campus to watch in awe . It didn't even fill the compact Dillard 101 classroom to capacity. However, Wednesday's student debate between Democratic … [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...]

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...]