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Democratic candidates appeal to prospective voters

Kiran Soma, World & Nation Editor

October 11, 2019

The majority of the democratic presidential candidates flocked to Iowa last week in the midst of the Polk County Steak Fry, a people’s forum in Des Moines, as well as a presidential forum on the rights of LGBTQ voters in Cedar Rapids. An unforeseen crowd of 12,000 people showed up to this year’s...

North America sees NAFTA replacement

Ryan Brown, Staff Writer

November 2, 2018

After nearly 25 years as the outline for trade in North America, NAFTA is set to be replaced by the newly negotiated United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA). The result of a campaign promise by President Donald Trump to renegotiate NAFTA, the USMCA was in the works for over a year before its announcement...

Staff Editorial: Your young votes matter

Staff Editorial: Your young votes matter

October 26, 2018

America is in an era of extreme social, political, and economic dysfunction. There is an opioid crisis devastating poor communities, income and wealth inequality is at shockingly high levels while median incomes have stagnated for the past forty years, millions of Americans don’t have the access to...

Salvini Decree hindering immigration

Ayesha Tahirkheli, Staff Writer

October 5, 2018

On Monday, Sept. 24, the Italian government issued a strict decree on immigration, calling for tougher standards in order to qualify for humanitarian protection. The decree, also known as the Salvini Decree, was created by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and approved by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte,...

Germany faces problems in forming a coalition

Angela Merkel is the leader of the Christian Democratic Union. Portrait of Angela Merkel (CDU), Chancellor of Germany. Picture taken in february 17, 2011 in the Congress Center, Hamburg By Christoph Braun (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons.

Lana Hetzel, Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

Germany held federal elections on Sept. 24, and a coalition government has yet to be formed. Germany’s electoral system utilizes a form of proportional representation in which each voter gets two votes, one for a candidate of their choice and the other for a party. Germany’s federal parliament i...

2017 French presidential election: voters choose between Macron, Le Pen in runoff

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Ian Penny, World and Nation Editor

May 5, 2017

Since the establishment of the French Fifth Republic, candidates from the center-left Socialist Party and center-right political parties that preceded The Republicans have won the nation’s top office. After the first round of the 2017 French presidential election, however, neither party is in a position...

District divisions affect election

Maksym Kosachevskyy, Staff Writer

March 25, 2016

In February, a court ruling threw out two racially gerrymandered North Carolina districts. Since then, Republican legislators have made these dragon-shaped and triangle-shaped areas into solid political boundaries similar to state lines in the western United States. In doing so, however, they also...

Community shows support for candidates

Estavio Jones, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

This year’s political race has been like no other. With many different candidates pushing for a number of conflicting ideas, Americans have a lot to choose from, but one thing remains constant: Americans want change, and they want it now. However, based on what I’ve seen and experienced throughout...

Voters feel unheard after recent election in Uganda

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016

A democratic system’s intent is to put a person in power based on the votes of a populace. In theory, it allows everyone’s voice to be heard. But a democracy only works when the establishment plays by the rules, which is why in Uganda, citizens are feeling as if their collective voice is falling...