Election 2016

  • How to be a Consumer of News in a Post-Truth World
    2:24 PM

    We live in a post-truth world that is becoming eerily similar to George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” in which 2 + 2 can equal 5. We have come so far from the truth that we believe any nonsense that politicians, the internet, or social media tell us. We have become sponges: we do not think; we

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  • Why the 2016 Election Fails to Excite Young People
    9:27 AM

    The 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has done perhaps the worst job of exciting young citizens than any other in modern history. Often pegged — by both major parties — as a choice for the lesser of two evils, this election, to be held Tuesday, Nov. 8, has managed to frustrate 70 percent

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  • A Day as a Donald Trump Supporter
    10:27 AM

    Have you ever wondered how it would feel to walk through the halls of Niles West, facing your teachers, peers, and friends while openly supporting Donald Trump? Well, that’s exactly what I did. Before I tell you the horrors of my day, I want to make clear: No, I don’t actually support Donald Trump. I looked

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  • Second Presidential Debate Analysis
    6:38 PM

    Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off in the second presidential debate of the 2016 general election on Sunday, Oct. 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. This debate, moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC and Anderson Cooper of CNN, was organized like a town-hall meeting, which is a departure from previous debate

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  • Niles West’s Response to the First Presidential Debate
    9:18 AM

    As the first presidential debate has come to an end, many members of the Niles West community have started to formulate opinions on both of the candidates. While some students and faculty try not to delve too much into politics in their daily routines, others are well aware of the importance of this race for the

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  • Takeaways from the First Presidential Debate
    10:38 AM

    Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York played host to presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday, Sept. 26 for the live-broadcast of the first presidential debate of the season. Moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, the debate encompassed policy issues, as well as a plethora of personal comments and accusations from each

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  • Politics: What You Missed This Summer
    8:14 AM

    This summer has been a busy one for politicians, both domestically and internationally. The Republican and Democratic National Conventions were both held and nominees for the general election were announced, while Britain made a potentially-catastrophic decision about its tenure with the European Union. For July 18 through 21, Cleveland was home to the Republican National

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