Democrat Perspective: Everything will be alright

Democrat Perspective: Everything will be alright

As election results across the country continue to be reported, one thing is very clear: Democrats have won the House, and Republicans have expanded their majority in the Senate. Regardless of political affiliation, it is important to keep something in mind: everything will be okay. I’m disappointed, as I’m sure my left-leaning peers are as […]

Mistreatment of the majority

When people across America sit staring at their screens, watching a needle move left or right and dots on a diagram turn red or blue, it becomes easy to wonder if people are voting for the candidates themselves or just for their party. With few notable exceptions, Democrats and Republicans are the only real option […]

Alumnus runs for House

Democratic House of Representatives candidate Sanjay Patel ’95 lost Florida’s 8th Congressional District election to five-term incumbent Republican Representative Bill Posey despite posing a serious challenge, according to TCPalm, a part of the USA Today network. Patel lost the election by over 20 points. Patel’s campaign focused on preserving opportunity within the country by providing […]

Students react to the outcome of midterms

Students discussed the outcomes of the 2018 midterm elections and their interpretations of the California propositions. Peter Sykes ’19, a first-time voter, said that he appreciated being able to directly participate in an election and viewing the effects of his actions. “It was interesting seeing [the outcomes],” Sykes said. “I was able to contribute to […]

Balancing beliefs

As the political climate in our country continues to spiral towards what seems like a never-ending abyss of a two-party controversy, students have naturally become more active in voicing their opinions on popular issues. Witnessing such participation among my peers makes me proud to be a part of this generation. However, as we become more involved […]

Discussing our disagreement

Discussing our disagreement

American society is at a breaking point. In our living rooms, schools and streets, disagreement rears its ugly head, dividing Americans into polarized factions. But it is not disagreement that has created such a deep and seemingly irreparable rift in society. It’s how we use it. Throughout human history, ideological clashes have been the one […]

We Want Change: The Perspectives of Socially Liberal and Fiscally Conservative Students

We Want Change: The Perspectives of Socially Liberal and Fiscally Conservative Students

As the U.S. midterm elections drew closer, Will Berlin ’19 said he was becoming nervous. Despite a number of new candidates rising to prominence, none of them seemed to have moderate tendencies. For Berlin, who identifies as socially libertarian and fiscally conservative, neither political party seemed to align completely with his views. Berlin shares some […]

Teachers address midterms in class

Teachers address midterms in class

During the weeks leading up to the 2018 midterm elections, the history department prepared in-class activities and discussions for students regarding possible outcomes of the race. The late-start block schedule days encouraged some history teachers to implement an election-related activity or assignment in their classes, history teacher Celia Goedde said. “With the block periods landing […]

Blending Intersectionality with Politics

Blending Intersectionality with Politics

A gay man of color, an undocumented immigrant and victim of religious persecution and a single mother making minimum wage are examples of the intersection of social, political and economic identities and beliefs. Intersectionality is “the complex, cumulative manner in which the effects of different forms of discrimination combine, overlap or intersect” according to Merriam-Webster. […]

Voting patterns shift in election, ‘blue ripple’ to affect future policy

In a “blue ripple,” the Democrats took the House of Representatives and many contentious governor races in the midterm elections Nov. 6. Following a two-year period of a Republican-dominated legislature and presidency, this change represents shifts in voting patterns since the 2016 election and is expected to impact policy direction. Through their victory in the […]

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