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Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

Issues: The Midterms and why they matter

Charlotte Heinrich and Thomas Birmingham

October 27, 2018


Filed under Politics

“This is the most important election in history.” According to Lucas Ravenscraft, AP United States Government and Politics teacher, this is one of those phrases that tends to get thrown around a lot, yet is hardly ever true. Why? Because according to Ravenscraft, to say that one election is more important than all the others diminishes the value of elections as a whole. Because every election is important, he said. On Nov...

Greed behind the gun

Greed behind the gun

Maddie Hawes, features writer

December 3, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics

My initial reaction to the statement was shock. Had there really been a school shooting near my old home? I heard later that night that the victimized school was an elementary school in Townville, S.C., about 20 minutes from where I used to live. No one I knew was affected, but the sickening feeling...

The underdogs

The underdogs

Abby Carpenter, news-features editor

November 6, 2016


Filed under News

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are deemed the most unpopular presidential candidates in history according to pbs.org, but voters still have two other options. These other options are Gary Johnson, Libertarian and Jill Stein, Green Party. According to the national polls, Johnson is currently drawing a...

Jan. 14 Republican Debate

Jan. 14 Republican Debate

Max Shulklapper, copy editor

January 14, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Fox Business hosted the first Republican debate of 2016 at 9 p.m., with each candidate jockeying for last-minute support in face of the upcoming party primaries. Notably missing from the debate was Sen. Rand Paul, who boycotted the night’s events after being excluded from the main debate, complaining t...

Republican debate recap

Republican debate recap

Max Shulklapper, copy editor

October 28, 2015


Filed under News

Last night, leading Republican candidates squared off in Boulder, CO for their third debate. Interestingly, it seemed to be a contest between the candidates and the moderators as much as between the candidates themselves, with a number of questions clearly being aimed at provoking the debaters and c...

Democratic Party debate recap

Democratic Party debate recap

Max Shulklapper, copy editor

October 14, 2015


Filed under News

CNN hosted the first Democratic Party presidential debate on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 18, pitting five leading candidates against one another in a bid to gain popular support in light of the looming 2016 election. Hillary Clinton, currently the leading Democratic candidate in the polls, touted her polit...

Some people just want to see the world Bern

Some people just want to see the world Bern

Robson Ali, opinions writer

October 5, 2015


Filed under The Parsnip

KIRKWOOD, MO- You want to know what I love? America. And it kills me to see this great country in danger of becoming a godless Bolshevik playground. With his ludicrous ideas such as “universal health care” and “pay equality for women,” Bernie Sanders is practically turning us into communist S...

TKC Podcast: Politics

Daniel Stobbe, Max Shulklapper, and David Reynolds

September 3, 2015


Filed under Podcasts

Max Shulklapper, Ashton Cowie, David Reynolds and Daniel Stobbe discuss today's political topics such as border control, taxation and the 2016 presidential candidates. Controls: w/s - up/down  ...

Stop the slander

Stop the slander

Julia Wunning-Zimmer, opinions writer

November 12, 2014


Filed under Opinions

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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