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Meet the candidate: Barbara Phifer

Barbara Phifer, Democratic candidate for district 90, filed for office Feb. 25.

Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief

March 19, 2020

Barbara Phifer, political newcomer and life-long Methodist pastor, entered the race for the Missouri House of Representatives Feb. 25.  After graduating from Cornell College in Iowa and St. Paul School of Theology, Phifer became a pioneer, ordained as one of the first female Methodist pastors in Mi...

Biden talks unity and defeating Trump in St. Louis rally

2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks to the crowd of spectators waving campaign signs.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

March 8, 2020

Vibrant blue signs reading “Missouri for Biden” dominated the former Vice President’s campaign rally at Kiener Plaza held Saturday, March 7.  Presidential candidate Joe Biden addressed the crowd in front of the Old Courthouse around 12:30 p.m.  He took the stage after introductions by a n...

Fast facts of the 2020 election

Read up on the current standings of the 2020 presidential election.

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

December 13, 2019

Although it is only December, campaigning for the 2020 presidential election began almost a year ago. With 15 Democrats, three Republicans and a constant stream of election coverage, it can be confusing to know where to look for what information. Below, everything is condensed to the basic facts, so don’t ...

It’s time to stump the Trump

It's time to stump the Trump

Alexa Kannenberg, web managing editor

March 10, 2016

Dear anyone planning to vote for Donald Trump in the Missouri open primary on March 15, Let me start off by saying that I tend to lean right on most economic issues and some social issues, but by no means would I refer to myself as a "right-wingin', bitter-clingin', proud clinger of our guns, our God, and ...

Jeb!! Bush reenters race, doubles exclamation points in slogan

Jeb!! Bush reenters race, doubles exclamation points in slogan

MIchael Teasdale, sports writer

February 25, 2016

  Jeb Bush dropped out of the Republican race Saturday night after a dismal 7.8 percent of the South Carolina primary vote, above only New Hampshire one-trick-pony John Kasich, and the first confirmed real-life zombie, Ben Carson. The former Florida governor has failed to garner the support o...

Donald Trump: racist, misogynist, bully extraordinaire

Donald Trump: racist, misogynist, bully extraordinaire

Trevor Cleveland, entertainment editor

December 7, 2015

Take away the misogyny, racism and overall ignorance of billionaire Donald Trump, and you have a man who’s putting a spark back into politics. It’s amazing someone like him can gain 32 percent in the Republican polls, and not a single member from the Republican party can stop him despite their best...

Stop the slander

Stop the slander

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, opinions writer

November 12, 2014

It finds people in their cars. It creeps onto billboards, benches and buses. It seeks out people in their mailboxes and their homes. It stalks people nearly everywhere during the months of October and November. ‘It’ is political slandering, and it has been happening in the U.S. since at least Andrew...

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