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Did political scientists fail us?

Did political scientists fail us?

John Coakley, Writer
March 22
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

While nearly everyone and their Facebook friends failed to predict a Trump victory, many political scientists accurately predicted this shocking outcome. The problem is that they widely rejected their own findings.

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A protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

A protest against Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Kyle Olsen, Contributor
February 24
Filed under Features, Opinion, Profiles, Showcase, Study Abroad, Travel

"Police guarded a single lane of traffic to support the hundreds who marched through the downtown metropolitan chanting and holding signs comparing his government practice to fascism."

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Trump and the conservative narrative

Trump and the conservative narrative

Jack Danberg, Contributor
February 23
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

President Donald Trump has appointed the least effective, most detrimental and glaringly inept cabinet in recent history.

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The political revolution continues

The political revolution continues

Carson McGrath, Writer
February 23
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

We now have a president who tweets as his form of communication to the public. How is this not an episode of Black Mirror yet?

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What is the future of the Democratic Party?

What is the future of the Democratic Party?

John Coakley, Contributor
February 21
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Whether it’s Sanders or someone else, the Democratic Party needs a new hope.

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The ugly side of the songs we love

The ugly side of the songs we love

Fitzgerald Pucci, Contributor
February 21
Filed under Music, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Wrapping up ugly lyrics in sweet and repeated layers of sound makes for catchy hooks people learn to sing before understanding.

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Why H-1B visas are important

Why H-1B visas are important

Olivia Laramie, Writer
February 17
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

" H-1B visas provide a better livelihood for our fellow human beings. Who cares if they are not from our country? The pursuit of happiness is not reserved only for Americans."

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Thoughts on President Trump’s agenda

Thoughts on President Trump’s agenda

Jack Danberg, Contributor
February 9
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

"From restricting the government’s immigration policy to renewing its support for the Keystone Pipeline, Americans have taken their resistance to his policies from Facebook to the streets."

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The Women’s March on Washington is a call for unity

The Women’s March on Washington is a call for unity

Emilia Billett, Contributor
January 31
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Showcase, Voices

There can be a space where individuals of all races can see a crowd of peers chanting, “Black lives matter,” where individuals of all sexual orientations can see political friends with signs reading, “Love is love is love,” where all privileged people can see all of the pain and resilience of those that are oppressed.

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Millennial’s beef with Donald Trump

Millennial’s beef with Donald Trump

Amy Russes, Writer
November 28
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Voices

Go on, keep whining about how much millennials whine.

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