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The presidential election heats up

Mallory Waligora, Political Editor March 27, 2024

With 1,639 delegates secured, Donald Trump is now the official nominee of the Republican party for the 2024 United States presidential election. 1,215 delegates were needed to secure the nomination, thus...

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Congress moves forward with bill to ban TikTok

Mallory Waligora, Political Editor March 20, 2024

Congress is continuing its plan of banning TikTok for American users. The extremely popular social media platform may be banned for all Americans due to foreign security concerns. The vote in the House...

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Super Tuesday — The Waterloo of Nikki Haley

Mallory Waligora, Political Editor March 13, 2024

On Tuesday, March 5, voters in 16 states around the country headed to the polls. Commonly referred to as “Super Tuesday,” more than a third of delegates were up for grabs for candidates vying to win...

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The woman behind the president, First Lady Jill Biden

Mallory Waligora, Political Editor February 14, 2024

First Ladies in American history have taken a pivotal role in American politics. Their work normally remains unnoticed, yet these women are an integral part of White House politics.  Jill Biden stands...

The race for the primaries

The race for the primaries

Mallory Waligora, Political Editor January 31, 2024

Michigan’s primary elections are set to take place on Feb. 27, 2024. The race for the president has heated up in recent weeks, with several candidates dropping out or falling out in the polls. The...

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The National Christmas Tree incident as a political metaphor

Mallory Waligora, Political Editor December 13, 2023

On the afternoon of Nov. 28, the National Christmas Tree fell over. The National Park Service has confirmed strong winds caused the accident. The incident sent ripples throughout the White House, marking...

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Ron DeSantis’s boot lift allegations

Mallory Waligora, Political Editor November 22, 2023

Intending to win the GOP presidential primary, Ron DeSantis has a few tricks up his sleeve, or, perhaps, a few extra inches in his boot. DeSantis has been known to wear cowboy boots, but allegations about...

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Republicans officially take control of the U.S. House of Representatives

Arianna Heyman, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2023

After numerous failed attempts at confirming a Republican Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was sworn in as Speaker of the House on Jan. 7. 2023 — and the 118th congress commenced.  The...

Dr. Kenneth Mitton

Dr. Kenneth Mitton’s journey to becoming a U.S. citizen

Autumn Okuszka, Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2022

Dr. Kenneth Mitton, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Oakland University, was preparing for the United States citizenship test before he knew he would ever be taking it. Growing up in Canada,...

President Biden at the 2022 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

2022 Detroit Auto Show: Biden’s visit, absent companies and one giant inflatable duck

Leticia Cezário Santos, Marketing Director September 21, 2022

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is back in Detroit after almost three years. The annual exhibition brings to the public and industry experts new models, market tendencies, new technology...

President Biden has extended the pause on student loan repayment plans.

Student loan repayment plans scheduled to resume May 1

Alexander Gustanski, Senior Reporter January 12, 2022

President Biden extended the pause on student loan repayment plans that were previously set to expire on February 1. This comes as a response to the millions of student debtors still coping with the impacts...

If Biden is serious, hell do more than promise

If Biden is serious, he’ll do more than promise

Jessica Orlando, Reporter March 17, 2021

In President Joe Biden’s first National Address to America last Thursday — he mourned, celebrated and challenged the American people.   During the address, Biden did a fine job congratulating...

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