Margret Good, new contender for Congress
Sofia Lombardi and Maragret Good stand together for a picture.

Margret Good, new contender for Congress

Photo courtesy of Kay MathersSofia Lombardi and Margret Good stand together for a picture. In Florida’s 16th Congressional District, the Republican party has held the congressional seat for more than a decade. Congressman Vern Buchanan has represented District 16 since 2007, and although several Democrats…

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Doctors for Camp Closure protest immigration policies
This local DC physican was heavily involved in advocating for pro-immigration policies.

Doctors for Camp Closure protest immigration policies

On Saturday, Oct. 19, Doctors for Camp Closure (D4CC) held a rally in the U.S. Navy Memorial Plaza, mere blocks from the White House. This rally turned out nearly a hundred physicians, students, reporters and local activists, all ready to challenge the actions of the…

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Staying politically engaged over winter break
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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 optimism does exist: pay attention…

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Be thankful if you avoided politics this Thanksgiving
photo courtesy of Dianne Rosete According to a 2017 poll conducted by NPR, 86 percent of people have a negative view of talking about politics at 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 Trump is being forced to…

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Democrats take back control of the House, while Republicans retain control of the Senate
Cassie Manz/Catalyst New College Research, Instruction and Data Services Librarian Winn Wasson created interactive Lego replicas of the United States House of Representatives, Senate and the Florida Legislature for display at the Election Night Watch Party in Hamilton "Ham" Center. As the results rolled in, Wasson placed a color-coordinating Lego, blue for Democrat and red for Republican, in each chamber for each seat won.

Democrats take back control of the House, while Republicans retain control of the Senate

In a historic election night, the Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010, while Republicans retained control of the Senate and expanded their majority. With races still to be called in Arizona and Florida, their pre-election majority of…

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Sunshine State gubernatorial race heats up
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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 point where DeSantis and Gillum…

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The Activist Newsletter (9/12-9/16)
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The Activist Newsletter (9/12-9/16)

Throughout this week (9/19–9/26), activists have the opportunity to participate in phone banking, community meetings, political gatherings and a candidate meet and greet! Read on if you want to get involved regarding local and national politics, community building and education.   Wed., Sept. 19, Reproductive…

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