Recently, an organization came to my attention called Independent Women’s Forum (IWF). According to their website, IWF is committed to “limited government, economic liberty and personal responsibility–done by educating about and advocating for policies that are as principled as possible, while as pragmatic as necessary to actually achieve directionally-right changes that will benefit Americans.” What […]
The Legalization of Buying Power
Allowing the Citizen United campaign strategy to be applied has created an open door for changing the platform of the participants who are running. The campaign changed the financial rules that potential candidates have to follow, allowing them to have outside financial support.
The Normalization of Mass Shootings
Mass murder or “mass shooting”, is a problem that has been recurring in America loosely tied to issues such as gun control and mental illness. This isn’t an article about gun control, gun accessibility, xenophobia, or mental illness. This is an article about how America has allowed itself to become desensitized and apathetic to the issue of mass shootings.
MOCC hosts Post-Election Media Breakdown Panel
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – On Wednesday, November 16th, Monmouth University’s MOCC, or Monmouth Oral Communication Center, held a Post-Election Media Breakdown in Wilson Auditorium. The event featured four panelists that were familiar with media, journalism, and news reporting. The panelists included Hollis R. Towns, who was the moderator, as well as Aaron Katersky, Ben […]
MU Students Hold "Love-Fest Protest" in Response to Trump Win
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – On Friday, November 11, Monmouth University students organized a “Love-Fest Protest” for members of the community to come together and support spreading love around campus. The purpose of the protest was to give people associated with the University an opportunity to show love for people who were negatively affected by the nomination of Donald Trump as President of the United […]
Voters on the Fence Snag the Spotlight During Second Presidential Debate
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. – On October 9th, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton took the stage yet again for the second debate of the 2016 presidential race. Registered voters from the St. Louis area who have yet to commit to either candidate were randomly chosen by Gallup to attend the event and ask questions. Debate moderators Anderson Cooper […]
Is Your Voice Really Being Heard?
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–The 2016 election has seen vast increases in voter turnout, especially among youth voters. But with superdelegates dominating the scene, are young voices like ours truly being heard? The issue of superdelegates trumping out the votes of the people is not a new one. When Jimmy Carter won the Democratic nomination in 1976, he […]
Media Bias in the National Election
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–What began with 23 presidential hopefuls has dwindled down to the final five: Bernie Sanders, Hilary Clinton, John Kasich, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump. Regardless of your political affiliation or candidate preference, there is no denying that Trump and Clinton seem to make up the majority of the news coverage. Of course, […]
NJ to Possibly Lower Drinking Age
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–It’s one of the classic debates among Americans regarding alcohol. What should the drinking age be? Currently in New Jersey, the drinking age remains at 21 years old, but a lawmaker from Morris County wants to see that change. In an interview with NJ Advance Media, Republican assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll said, “If […]
Debunking The Iowa Caucuses
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.–Unless you live in one of the few remaining states where caucus voting is used, you probably aren’t too familiar with the system. It’s a pretty archaic method, where voters gather in public buildings and essentially either raise their hands or stand in groups to cast a vote for their candidate of […]