Staying politically engaged over winter break

Staying politically engaged over winter break

A dire trap to be aware of this coming winter break is that, while away from the stress of college life, one might make the horrible mistake of thinking that the world is a good place. Thankfully, a cure for...
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Be thankful if you avoided politics this Thanksgiving

Be thankful if you avoided politics this Thanksgiving

Talking politics with your family at Thanksgiving is not fun. The chances that either participant in the conversation has a real revelation about the issue at hand is simply astronomical. The only thing worse than arguing with your uncle about...
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NCSA elections experience complications

NCSA elections experience complications

This was a milestone election for the New College Student Alliance (NCSA). The election on Tuesday, Nov. 13 was the first election that took place entirely online, as all future NCSA elections will be. However, all but one of the...
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Sarasota school police department deals with monetary issues and resignations

Sarasota school police department deals with monetary issues and resignations

The most important thing to a parent is the safety of their child. That is what makes it so hard for them to send their children off to school everyday, away from where they themselves can protect them. To give...
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Bolton brands Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua the “Troika of Tyranny”

Bolton brands Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua the “Troika of Tyranny”

At Miami Dade College, National Security Advisor John Bolton denounced the authoritarian regimes of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua to a crowd that roared with its support. The Nov. 1 speech, held at Freedom Tower, was a clear enunciation of the...
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Ethiopia appoints first female president

Ethiopia appoints first female president

In what many see as a step toward gender equality, Ethiopia’s Parliament appointed Sahle-Work Zewde as its first female president on Oct. 25. With unanimous approval, Zewde, who served in a variety of high-level diplomatic roles for three decades, was...
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Brazilian presidency takes a sharp right turn

Brazilian presidency takes a sharp right turn

For the last 15 years, Brazil has been ruled by the left-wing Worker’s Party (PT) but on Oct. 28, their reign came to an end. Brazilians, in the aftermath of a political crisis and in the midst of a deep...
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Passions are sparked at final gubernatorial debate

Passions are sparked at final gubernatorial debate

In less than a week’s time, either Andrew Gillum, Democratic Mayor of Tallahassee, or Ron DeSantis, Republican former congressman, will be the Governor-elect of Florida. Both men have given no quarter to the other in this tooth-and-nail race, and the...
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The FL midterms could be decided by the youth

The FL midterms could be decided by the youth

Traditional political wisdom has labeled midterms as gerontocratic. The elderly, even during primary cycles, are far more likely than the average young adult to vote. During the past midterm elections, from 1998 to 2014, age group participation rates were rela...
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Sunshine State gubernatorial race heats up

Sunshine State gubernatorial race heats up

Politics in 2018 is not for the faint of heart. Gubernatorial candidates Republican Ron DeSantis and Democrat Andrew Gillum have been conducting their campaigns with no quarter. The war cries of the candidates’ factions have grown in fervor to the...
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