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America’s political landscape is pushing persons to either extremism or burnout, 2022.

Caring about politics is hard, but doable – and worth it

Cecil Witherspoon, Sports Editor May 20, 2022

It’s hard to care about politics sometimes – okay, a lot of the time. It’s much easier to look at how divided the political landscape in America is today, and simply turn away with a grimace. The...

Historically, the United States has maintained a two-party system with only a few notable third parties. Photo courtesy of Tara Winstead/Pexels.

Third parties are scams, but there are ways they can work

Joseph Nelson, Entertainment Editor April 22, 2022

With Elon Musk entering the news again, trying to buy out Twitter, many have begun talking about the enigma that Elon Musk is: an anti-SJW, capitalist, atheist tech bro, who doesn’t conform to either...

Despite projections, Texas remains red

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor November 4, 2020

With the Associated Press calling all major elections in Texas, it appears the Republican Party has maintained its grip on the Lone Star State, despite closer races than in past years. With 98% of the...

U.S. Senate Candidates for Texas

U.S. Senate seat representing Texas up for grabs

Stephanie Robledo, News Editor October 23, 2020

On November 3rd, Texans will not only be voting for the next president of the United States but also for the next Texas representative for the U.S. Senate. This year’s candidates are incumbent John Cornyn,...

Goose vs Squirrel

Coverage of the MSU animal debates

October 23, 2020

Sikes Lake on Monday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. saw a fierce presidential debate that featured squawking, constant interruption and absolute chaos between two figures deemed by political experts to be "unfit to...

Vote in the Nov. 6 congressional election

Herbert McCullough, Columnist October 16, 2018

November 4, 2014 was the first time I had voted in an election. It was the 2014 Congressional Election and 2014 Texas Gubernatorial Election. Walking to the voting booths, I felt like a legit boss. I even...

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Intramural Fields at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore

Hillary Clinton first female on major party ticket

Kelsey Purcell November 9, 2016

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...

Charles Kabangu, nursing senior, watches the student debate on Nov 2. Photo by Izziel Latour

First student debate provides silver-lining for students

Dylan Hall November 8, 2016

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...

Marco Torres, history senior at the Midwestern State student debate in Dillard College of Business building. Nov 2nd. Photo by Izziel Latour

Student debaters talk political stereotypes

Brendan Wynne November 8, 2016

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,...

About 70 people attended the student debate Nov. 2 with Marco Torres and Manny Hoffmann discussing election issues.

Republicans and Democrats battle at podium

Chris Norrie November 8, 2016

Two students, one representing the Republican ideals, and one representing the Democratic ideals, faced off in a crash of hot topics about the nation’s political issues in Dillard 101. The debate had...

Conner Wolf, mass communication junior

Closed-minded voters vilify variety

conner wolf March 14, 2016

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...

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