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What Could You Do With More Than $20 Million?

February 14, 2016 at 9:17 am 0 comments

By: Megan Jones There is no denying that this is an extremely large sum of money. Many University of Florida students do not realize $20,038,152 is the budget for our Student Government – and this money comes directly from the students. Included in the tuition and fees every UF studentRead More

Iowa Caucus & NH Primary: What They Are & Why They Matter

Iowa Caucus & NH Primary: What They Are & Why They Matter

February 12, 2016 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

Iowa and New Hampshire are like the salad of a meal. We know it’s there, but don’t pay much attention to it. Much like our feelings towards salad, most people don’t have particularly strong feelings towards these states, one way or another. That is, of course, unless it is electionRead More

The Importance of Modern Marketing in American Presidential Elections

The Importance of Modern Marketing in American Presidential Elections

February 2, 2016 at 10:28 am 0 comments

By: Steven Hollis “Yes we can, yes we can!” Sound familiar? To those who have followed American presidential politics since 2007, the year that then-presidential candidate Barack Obama stormed onto the national scene and ended up winning back-to-back elections, these spirited chants are those that were heard at his 2008Read More

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham shakes hands with supporters after announcing his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Central, South Carolina June 1, 2015.   REUTERS/Christopher Aluka Berry

Lindsey Graham, What Might Have Been: The Candidate Who Deserves a Second Look

December 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

By: Del Carter                               Senator and former Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham has gone largely unnoticed in presidential primary politics. You wouldn’t notice that he was polling near zero percent by listening to him though: his spiritsRead More

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Why the Fight for Equality Isn’t Over

December 18, 2015 at 2:34 pm 0 comments

By: Rachel Reh This year was an incredible year for equality in Florida, however, there is still much work to do. Equality Florida, one of the largest civil rights organizations in the state, is fighting to provide workplace discrimination protections, promote transgender inclusion initiatives- and combat intolerance in Tallahassee nextRead More

No Worries Suspected Terrorists, We’ll Still Sell You Guns

No Worries Suspected Terrorists, We’ll Still Sell You Guns

December 15, 2015 at 7:44 am 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry If convicted felons, domestic abusers and those with a history of mental health issues aren’t allowed to buy guns, then certainly those on the no-fly list and terror watch list can’t buy them either, right? Wrong. In the years following the assassination of President John F. KennedyRead More

Democrat John Edwards Wins Louisiana Governor’s Race

Democrat John Edwards Wins Louisiana Governor’s Race

December 1, 2015 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry The state of Louisiana didn’t always use to be so red; at least when it comes to governors. Since the year 1900, there have only been three Republican governors who all served after 1979 (not including Buddy Roemer who switched parties from Democrat to Republican during hisRead More

Menstruation Matters: Giving Girls Their Days Back

Menstruation Matters: Giving Girls Their Days Back

October 30, 2015 at 7:56 pm 0 comments

By: Rachel Reh All around the world, primarily in underdeveloped countries, girls are forced to stay home and miss school while they are menstruating.  Celeste Mergens wants to give girls those missed days back. Mergens, the executive director and founder of Days for Girls, spoke at Bob Graham Center onRead More

Wage a War on Poverty, Not the Poor

Wage a War on Poverty, Not the Poor

October 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry Just over 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war” on poverty during his State of the Union address. With the hope of ushering in a new era of government programs that would lift people out of poverty and prevent it in the future, hisRead More

Heritage or Hate?

Heritage or Hate?

October 19, 2015 at 10:57 pm 0 comments

By: Ramsey Touchberry One hundred and fifty years after the civil war, the Confederate flag still flies high all across America- especially in the Deep South. Following in the wake of the tragic mass shooting of nine Charleston, South Carolina church members during a Bible study in June, the debate over theRead More