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Op-Ed: What Georgia’s Runoffs Mean for Change

Evan Michaeli, Writer January 19, 2021
This election made clear that if you care about something, standing up for it can make a difference
President-elect Joe Biden and Vice Preisdnet-elect Kamala Harris during a 2019 campaign rally. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Complacency Is Harmful Under Biden Administration

Kolja Westhues, Writer January 8, 2021
People need to hold their elected officials accountable, including President-Elect Joe Biden.
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Op-Ed: I’m a Conservative (There, I Said It)

Karly Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief December 9, 2020
Unfortunately, I have found myself faced with situations where, as a young conservative, I do not feel safe voicing my opinion.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders, two U.S. politicians who are self-proclaimed democratic socialists. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Op-Ed: Democratic Socialism Isn’t Socialism (And That’s Bad)

Kolja Westhues, Writer November 17, 2020
Self-proclaimed socialist politicians in U.S. government are almost never actually socialists.
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Students Respond to Election Results

Edan Zinn, Executive Editor November 13, 2020
As news outlets continue to project electoral votes, conversation is striking up here.
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How does the Electoral College Work?

Evan Michaeli, Writer November 12, 2020
Your questions about the United States Electoral College, answered.
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Q&A: Election Day Aftermath

Grace Papas, Writer November 4, 2020
Students and faculty share thoughts about the Presidential Election.
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GNN: Students Criticize First Presidential Debate

October 6, 2020
Students from both sides of the aisle criticized the event.
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Op-Ed: Is the United States Truly Exceptional?

Kolja Westhues, Writer May 18, 2020
From aiding foreign coups to ineffective healthcare, the country is not all it's cracked up to be.
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Op-Ed: My Concerns with Biden’s Candidacy

Kolja Westhues, Writer March 12, 2020
A few days after Super Tuesday, Joe Biden is leading in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries. As a supporter of Bernie Sanders, I am disappointed in this turn of events, as Sanders seemed to have a significant lead until recently.
Head-to-Head: Student Politics

Head-to-Head: Student Politics

Karly Hamilton and Kolja Westhues March 2, 2020
Two students debate the upcoming Democratic presidential primaries.
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Op-Ed: The Democratic Path to the White House

George Purdy, Writer March 1, 2020
Although the current outlook for Democrats is pretty grim, they still have one promising path to reach the White House.
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