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Communicating with representatives is among the most important parts of political action

Bryanna Shinall, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Politics, Top Stories

While some Americans are happy with the results of the most recent election cycle, others are concerned about the future of the country and the welfare of its people. And even for those whose preferred candidates won, they...

Town hall on Trump’s immigration ban

Cole Moriarty, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Politics, Top Stories

Last week, a town hall meeting was held in the Sangamon Auditorium lobby to discuss the implications of Trump’s “Muslim ban.” The panel was made up of Assistant Professor of Legal Studies Anette Sikka, a lawyer specializing...

The anti-democracy

Erik Thulien, Columnist

January 25, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns, Politics

Donald Trump won the presidential election. When all the votes were tallied and the final electoral votes were verified, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States. Since Election Day, there has...

President Trump’s troubled transition into the Oval Office

Sean Blackwell, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, Politics

With his victory over Hillary Clinton, the task of governing fell upon the shoulders of now-President Donald J. Trump, who, according to most political observers, seems to have had a less-than-stellar transition into power thus...

The Electoral College: Outdated or unchanging?

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, Politics, Top Stories

A UIS professor of political communication, Michael Cheney, believes that eliminating the Electoral College is “not likely,” despite a growing opposition to the current standard and the unprecedented levels of aggression across...

A time for love

Erik Thulien, Columnist

November 30, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns, Politics

These are divisive times in America. The election of Donald Trump has brought elation to many and fear to many others. But I don’t need to comment on the election; there is nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said....

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