What are we actually learning from public education?

November 22, 2015 10:35 pm

by Jared Johnson, Meghan Stanley, and Caleb Vatral What started as a desire for knowledge among the common man has turned into a rigid system that forces information down the throats of students whose creativity is strangled by teachers who have no say in the curriculum they teach, or the […]

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Decriminalization, legalization, and the marijuana debate

10:28 pm

by Becky Hay, Noah Prickett, and Michael Williams Since the 1930s, when the possession and sale of marijuana was made illegal in the United States, there has been an endless debate between those who wish for marijuana to remain illegal, and those who wish for it to be fully legalized.  […]

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Millennials and Politics: Meet millennial-friendly Elizabeth and Rand

February 26, 2015 10:00 am
Millennials and Politics: Meet millennial-friendly Elizabeth and Rand

This series on millennials has examined the difficult question of why young people have become disengaged from the American political system, their political ideology, and finally a path by which the Republican party can better align itself with that ideology. The final piece centers on the competitive bidding process that […]

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Millenials and Politics: Not ideologically confused, just dissatisfied with options

February 12, 2015 10:00 am

Last week, I wrote about how young people have become increasingly disillusioned with American politics, and I finished by asking a difficult question: what can be done about this issue? This week, I will be exploring that question even more with an article about the millennial political mind. What do young […]

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Millenials and Politics: How do we eliminate our apathy?

February 6, 2015 10:00 am

To say that young people have little faith in politics would be a gross understatement. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center found that 34% of non-voters are under the age of 30, while only 10% of likely voters are under the age of 30. Joshua Miller at The […]

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CHRIS ESTEP: Is excessive money in campaigns “cheapening” democracy?

October 12, 2014 7:54 pm

“It’s getting to the point where, in politics, money is the most important thing.” John Snow, a former state senator in North Carolina, said those words to New Yorker writer Jane Meyer for an October 2011 story titled “State for Sale.” Unfortunately, the excessive influence of money in politics is […]

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