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Beto O’Rourke makes last-minute stop in Wichita Falls

Beto O’Rourke makes last-minute stop in Wichita Falls

Tommy Chhe and Chloe Phillips

October 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

About 350 people, including about 100 students, attended a rally at Kiwanis Park in Wichita Falls Oct. 29 for Beto O'Rourke, democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas. O'Rourke travelled to cities like Wichita Falls because he did not want any cities left out. O'Rourke also said he experienced ...

Listen to both sides of the issue

Nick Lanier, Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

With both Texas senate candidates coming to Wichita Falls this week, students have a fantastic opportunity to hear the ideas and values of both candidates in the lead up to election night Nov. 6. Beto O'Rourke held a rally in Kiwanis Park Oct. 29 at 6:15p.m., with the Democratic candidate hopeful to ups...

Vote in the Nov. 6 congressional election

Herbert McCullough, Columnist

October 16, 2018


Filed under Guest Column, Op-Ed

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 remembered finishing my ballot, feeling like a child that got a new toy from Toys "R" Us. Voting...

Cruz, O’Rourke race still too close to call

Cruz, O’Rourke race still too close to call

Tommy Chhe, Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The scene was Southern Methodist University on Sept. 21. Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Beto O'Rourke (D-TX) promoted their positions on a platform while giving an opposing statements toward one another. The scenes of the debate show other states' interest in this Texas election. Cruz is running for re-election...

Student government debate focuses on candidates’ ideals

Student government debate focuses on candidates’ ideals

Cortney Wood

February 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

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 ...

Trump squeaks by in tight election

Trump squeaks by in tight election

Jeromy Stacy

November 9, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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 considered too close to call, but Trump was slightly ahead.At 10:35 p.m., CN...

Student debaters talk political stereotypes

Student debaters talk political stereotypes

Brendan Wynne

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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 own...

Race relations impacting minorities votes in the fall election

Race relations impacting minorities votes in the fall election

Alyssa Mitchell

November 8, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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 w...

Third parties and the “wasted” vote

Third parties and the “wasted” vote

Caleb Sneath

November 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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 come...

Students don’t think national security is an important issue

Students don’t think national security is an important issue

Rodrigo Mireles

November 7, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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 relations, morals/ethics, ...

Clinton, Trump effectively tied; students split

Dewey Cooper

November 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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 ...

Students cram together for final debate

Students cram together for final debate

Caleb Sneath

October 27, 2016


Filed under Campus, News

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 opinion...

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