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Opinion—What the breach of the capitol means for polarization

Akasha Khalsa January 21, 2021

At the time of the breach of the United States Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, I was working my summer and winter job as a caregiver for the elderly. My client, who has been alive in this country for nearly...

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ASNMU election results screening canceled

Katarina Rothhorn November 2, 2020

Even though ASNMU’s Election Results Screening event has been canceled due to rising COVID-19 cases on campus, students are still encouraged to watch the election results on Tuesday evening. The event...

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Quick look at U.S. Senate Michigan candidates

Peter Smedley October 30, 2020

WHERE TO VOTE– Students can go to the satellite clerk office in the Northern center, office 1205, Monday-Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Voting online is now closed. The...

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Michigan House candidates address student concerns

Peter Smedley October 26, 2020

WHERE TO VOTE– Students can go to the satellite clerk office in the Northern center, office 1205, Monday-Thursday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To register to vote online for...

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Opinion—How intolerance is pushing me to vote Trump

DeForest Dalbec October 22, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, former Opinion Editor Riley Garland wrote a piece about why he switched his support this election from Donald Trump to Jo Jorgensen, the Libertarian Party candidate. Here’s how...

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Opinion—The danger of casting doubt on an election

Justin Van't Hof October 5, 2020

As the presidential election is approaching its end, questions about what election night might look like have puzzled many. COVID-19 has made the need for mail-in voting options essential and many states...

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Editorial—Are young people responsible for taking political action?

Akasha Khalsa September 24, 2020

As the time for political action approaches, namely going to the polls or filling out a mail-in or online ballot, many young people, especially students may feel conflicted about their role in our democracy....

Approaching 2020: The tale of two dems

Approaching 2020: The tale of two dems

Gregorios Mihalopoulos March 12, 2020

I have discovered that to find unbiased reporting on the state of American politics, I’m better off searching in foreign news publications. I consider myself someone who has become increasingly disillusioned...

Consider the ignorance behind voting in 2020

Consider the ignorance behind voting in 2020

DeForest Dalbec January 23, 2020

Socrates, “I know that I know nothing.” Confucius, “When you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it; this is knowledge.” It’s a lesson taught throughout history and around the...

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