Hillary’s Fault

These past two presidential debates have been interesting to say the least. For the most part many would agree to at least some extent that Hillary has been winning the debates, but I would hesitate to even call what has been happening over the past three weeks...
United In The Wake Of The Election

United In The Wake Of The Election

Just like America, I’m torn. This election has ruined friendships, strained families, and created an overwhelmingly tense campus presence. But now it’s over and we have a victor. Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. Just let that sink in. Now...
Election Eve Predictions

Election Eve Predictions

There are two things that I know for sure will happen on election day. First there is a 99.9% chance that I am on the edge of my seat all day checking the polls every 5 minutes. Second I will be feeling a constant nervous anticipation throughout the entire day. To...

Love for Politics isn’t an Addiction

With the election RIGHT around the corner, and I mean right around the corner in 5 days, I am ready for it to be over. But in the past few weeks as this political climate just gets more and more clouded within the media realm there are phrases/rhetoric I have heard...
C U L T U R E

C U L T U R E

Cultural Change By: Zachary Bynum What is cultural change? How do we measure it? How do we quantify it? These are the big questions I want answered in my lifetime, but being a pragmatist makes me settle for something more practical- definable even. You see, this...
When did politics become reality TV?

When did politics become reality TV?

What can be said about this election that has not already been said? It is morally exhausting, painstakingly frustrating, and quite honestly I was ready for it to be over about two months ago. The deplorable comments of Trump have escalated to a point where his...
Why Can’t We All Be Friends?!

Why Can’t We All Be Friends?!

This election hasn’t been great, in my opinion, for the spirit of democracy and bipartisanship that the United States is all about. This election has been a constant catfight fueling partisanship and disrespect at a national level. The phrase, “actions speak louder...
Takeaways from the final debate

Takeaways from the final debate

After the third and final debate, it has become clear to me that Hillary Clinton is the more qualified, more professional, and more capable presidential nominee. Where Clinton demonstrated her deep understanding of values, politics, and the law, Trump demonstrated a...
Sincerely, a concerned, young voter

Sincerely, a concerned, young voter

I must say I am so excited to be writing to you. I love Wake the Vote and in my short time with this organization, it has already proven to be the greatest opportunity I could have as an undergraduate student. Melissa Harris-Perry is a godsend and who I want to be...
Taken By Surprise

Taken By Surprise

  The 2016 Presidential Election has been anything but ordinary. Before this rodeo started, a vast number of political experts expected a basic and boring general election face-off between two establishment politicians with familiar names, Hillary Clinton and Jeb...
T-Minus 15 Days until ELECTION DAY!

T-Minus 15 Days until ELECTION DAY!

What an election season, am I right? The most disturbing thing about this current election cycle is not even just how polarized the country is, but the fact that instead of talking about pertinent issues such as healthcare, climate change, jobs and immigration, we are...
Stronger Together

Stronger Together

I am so angry. I have been for months. When I hear how Mr. Trump speaks about women or Mexicans or black people and realize that he is saying what so many people have in their hearts. When I hear or experience everyday racism or sexism. When I imagine a world like the...
Go Vote

Go Vote

Guess what? I voted today! Over the last few weeks I have tried to envision what is going to go through my head when I show up to the polls to vote. Friday, October 21st was marked on my calendar as the day that I was probably going to be able to early vote. I figured...
Clinton’s Birtherism

Clinton’s Birtherism

When Chelsea Clinton came to campus in September I had the opportunity to ask her whether or not she feared that her mother’s historic election as the first female president might face a campaign of delegitimization similar to that of the birtherism that followed...
The Modern Republican

The Modern Republican

I’m a millennial. I’m a woman. I’m a Republican – a modern Republican. In this election, it’s difficult to be a modern Republican with Donald Trump and his support base as the current face of the party. The Republican party that is being presented to Americans...

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