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Erasing the Centre Bubble: Towards a More Empathetic Campus

BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER This article is a member of a series focused on Diversity at Centre College. On September 5, many Americans moved throughout their day, unaffected by the events unfolding at the White House, as Jeff Sessions announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. However, for…

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Repeal and Replace: The Third Time Is Not the Charm

BY KATHLEEN MURPHY – STAFF WRITER Another attempt at repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act fell short last Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew the vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill after several senators refused to vote for it. Senators Rand Paul, John McCain and Susan Collins announced they would not vote for…

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Solidarity, Post-Charlottesville

BY STEWART COARD – STAFF WRITER In recent years, Centre has taken measures to ensure a more inclusive and diverse campus, open to individuals from various backgrounds. However, our campus must contend with the difficult reality of existing in a part of the country that frequently fails to accept deviations from the norm. Although Centre…

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Presidential Tweets: Donald Trump’s Controversial GIF

BY AILIYAH ALIM – STAFF WRITER It is no secret that the Trump Administration has been controversial. Throughout his eight months in office, Trump has faced public criticism for his undisclosed and suspect ties to Russia, aggressive immigration policies, mocking American citizens with disabilities, and his apparent desire for escalation with North Korea. Though not…

“Fake News” Does not belong on Our Campus

BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – OPINIONS EDITOR Last week a banner was hung in Cowan proclaiming a meeting for a “dialogue on Pro-life.” Yet, as was quickly ascertained, a dialogue was not the only intention of this meeting. The moderator was Brenna Lewis, a member of the non-profit organization Students for Life of America, whose mission…

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The Big Apple: Free Education in New York

BY OLIVIA MURRELL – STAFF WRITER  The state of New York recently created The Excelsior Scholarship, which will offer free tuition at two and four- year colleges. Only full-time students within the State University of New York system would be covered, however, this does encompass 64 campuses and over 1 million students. Students that come…

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High Hopes or Hopelessness: Trump and el-Sisi’s Budding Relationship

BY KATHLEEN MURPHY – STAFF WRITER After twin suicide bombings on Coptic Churches on the important Christian holy day of Palm Sunday in Egypt, American president, Donald Trump, called Egyptian president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to express his condolences. While such exchanges among world leaders after tragedies are usually common, the sentiments expressed went beyond polite…

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Massacre in Mosul Underscores Trump’s ISIS Strategy

BY KATHLEEN MURPHY – STAFF WRITER As Iraqi civilians in Mosul find themselves trapped on the ground between retreating ISIS forces and American-backed coalition forces seeking to regain the city, U.S. coalition strikes threaten them from above. On March 17, an airstrike, if confirmed by the ongoing investigation, may have resulted in the highest death…

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Passion Politics: A New Hope for the Democratic Party?

  BY RACHAEL BLANDAU – OPINIONS EDITOR  Deep down in the 6th Congressional District of Georgia, a special election is taking place that could determine the trajectory of the Democratic Party heading into the 2018 midterms. A lone face stands as the picture of a new, younger Democratic Party. At only thirty years old, this protégée…

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