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Political Focus: Immigrants’ concerns with the Trump presidency

Melissa Deatsch, Political Columnist

November 29, 2016

Immigration reform was at the forefront of Donald Trump's presidential campaign.  We heard many radical ideas come from Trump, and now we wait to see which of those will actually be implemented. The immigration reform President-elect...

Political Focus: The state of the Supreme Court

Melissa Deatsch, Political Columnist

November 1, 2016

In light of Justice Clarence Thomas’ remarks at the Heritage Foundation last week, Political Focus will take a look at the effect this election will have on the U.S. Supreme Court. Thomas stated that Washington is “bro...

Political Focus: K-12 education reform

Melissa Deatsch, Political Columnist

October 18, 2016

We’ve spent the past two weeks of Political Focus examining the candidates’ positions on higher education. However, we can’t move past the debate on education until we have also examined K-12 education reform. Both candidates...

Political Focus: Clinton’s tuition proposal

Melissa Deatsch, Political Columnist

October 4, 2016

Many topics were covered in last week’s first presidential debate. However, one of the most popular topics in young voters was relatively absent: the cost of higher education. No questions were asked regarding the estimated $1.3 t...

Political Focus: ISIS

Melissa Deatsch, Political Columnist

September 27, 2016

As promised in the Political Focus on the aftermath of Sept. 11, this edition of Political Focus will take a look at the biggest terror threat the United States faces today: ISIS. Sept. 19 saw three attacks on American soi...

Political Focus: Gun violence

Melissa Deatsch, Political Columnist

September 20, 2016

The statistics surrounding gun violence are staggering. The total number of incidents involving guns in the U.S. so far this year has reached 40,321. Total number of deaths due to gun violence in the U.S. so far this year: 10,3...

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