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Student Government Elections

Student Government Elections

Harry Bates, New Editor

June 10, 2019


Filed under June, News, Showcase

During CAVBlock last Wednesday, student government candidates from all classes spoke to their student bodies in an attempt to sway voters before the election. All positions, excluding Secretary for the class of 2022, are filled with vibrant aspiring public servants ready for the new school year. Starti...

Abortion legislation

Abortion legislation

Harry Bates, News Editor

May 24, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

The Alabama House of Representatives and Senate passed House Bill 314 last Tuesday evening to criminalize all abortions, with an exception if “necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child's mother.” Shortly after the passing vote of 25-6 was finalized, the state’s governor s...

Rod Rosenstein resigns

Rod Rosenstein resigns

Harry Bates, News Editor

May 16, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Last Sunday, May 11, Rod J. Rosenstein officially stepped down from his position as Deputy Attorney General in the Department of Justice. Following his appointment by President Trump and subsequent Senate confirmation in April of 2017, the Republican oversaw a wide variety of federal investigations while...

Joe Biden race entry

Joe Biden race entry

Grace Straka, OpEd Editor

May 8, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

With the list of Democratic candidates for the 2020 Presidential Election growing by the day, it came as no surprise when Joe Biden, the former Vice President of the United States, announced his entry to the race on April 25. Biden is the 20th Democratic candidate and is expected to be the front-run...

The cost of carbonation

The cost of carbonation

Harry Bates, News Editor

April 14, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

With adult and childhood obesity rates continuing to climb in the United States, lawmakers across the country are proposing methods to limit the consumption of soft drinks. From Berkeley, CA to Philadelphia, PA, localized legislative bodies are implementing a sugary drink tax in an effort to curve future heightened national weight e...

Florida (29 Electoral Votes)

Florida (29 Electoral Votes)

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Politicorner

We’ve saved the best for last. The ultimate decider of the 2000 election, the Sunshine State is the most valuable swing state in the sense of electoral votes. Many recall - or at least know about - the disputed Florida vote count in 2000 that gave George W. Bush the election. Bush and Al Gore near...

Pennsylvania (20 Electoral Votes)

Pennsylvania (20 Electoral Votes)

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Politicorner

The fact that Pennsylvania is a swing state is an odd one, since no Republican has carried it since 1988. However, the number of Republican and Democratic voters is close. In the state’s primary, Democrats only received 76,609 more votes than Republicans. General election votes aren’t exactly clos...

Ohio (18 Electoral Votes)

Ohio (18 Electoral Votes)

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Politicorner

The Buckeye State is home to an odd pattern: since 1964, no presidential candidate has won the general election without carrying Ohio. This means whoever carries Ohio will likely win the entire election. But the state could really go either way. Ohio was one of the few states Trump actually lost, los...

Michican (16 Electoral Votes)

Michican (16 Electoral Votes)

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Michigan is similar to Arizona in the sense that it isn’t really considered a swing state. The last time it voted Republican was 1988, when George H.W. Bush defeated Michael Dukakis in a landslide victory. What’s making the blue state possibly turn red? Michigan actually was considered a potential...

North Carolina (15 Electoral Votes)

North Carolina (15 Electoral Votes)

Curtis Newton, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

Like Virginia, North Carolina does not generally vote Democratic. In 2012, it was the only swing state of that election that Mitt Romney won. Right now, polls are constantly going back and forth between Trump and Clinton, and it’s hard to tell who will carry the Tar Heel State. Both won their primari...

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