Author: William Crounse

Student Senate Passes New Bill

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There is currently a debate about how best to reduce student stress. While there are many different approaches, the Student Senate revealed their own this morning. The Student Senate passed S.S.B 11.1, a bill regarding the current testing policies. Much like…

2017: A Year in Review

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This year was characterized by many high profile news stories, varying greatly in content and impact. Unusual among years between presidential and midterm elections, it was defined by politics, both those actually in Washington and the various movements for change. There…

Voices in the Atrium: First Snow

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Saturday was this year’s first snow. It came unusually late this year, but several inches of snow accumulated, which is a little unusual this early in the year. Although many people are enthusiastic for the winter, we suspected that others may be…

Senate Tax Reform

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Politics-related news seems to have slowed down over the past few weeks. However, the Senate Republican’s tax plan could directly affect all Americans. Although the bill is not finished, it has already become incredibly controversial. Many Americans oppose it, while some conservative-leaning economists…

Weekly Trump Update: Attacks on the Press

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President Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, recently forbade several major news outlets from a regular news “gaggle,” or minor press briefing. Organizations banned included the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico, CNN, and several other organizations. These organizations have published many reports that…

Trump’s Ban on Refugees and Immigrants

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On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that will suspend immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries for the next three months, the acceptance of all refugees into the United States for the next 120 days, and the suspension…

Congress Attempts to Limit Ethics Panel

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When the 115th U.S. Congress met on January 3, the Republicans in the House of Representatives held a meeting in which they decided to greatly limit the power of the nonpartisan congressional ethics panel. 119 voted for and 74 against the proposal,…

The Electoral College’s Big Day

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The electoral college meets today, Monday, December 19; their votes will be counted by both houses of Congress on January 6. Based off the November 9 election, Donald Trump should receive 306 electoral votes and Hillary Clinton should receive 232;…

Trump’s Taiwan Call

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On Friday, President-Elect Donald Trump received a call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen. This was very controversial because of the complicated relationship between the Taiwanese government, the Republic of China, and the mainland government, the People’s Republic of China. Both the…