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Unpresidented

BY KATHLEEN MURPHY — STAFF WRITER Throughout his terms as president, many called Barack Obama a “social media president” with his young, tech-savvy campaign and White House staff. So in the social media era, what does this make Donald Trump? The obvious answer is the Twitter president. Throughout the election, he was known for his tweets–for…

The United States and “Neocolonialism”

BY ZAMIRAH HUSSAIN — STAFF WRITER Colonialism is defined as “the quality or state of being colonial; control by one power over a dependent area or people.” While this definition can easily be argued, it does provide a base for the much larger social concept of colonization. The European colonial period often referred to as the…

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Perez Elected DNC Chair, and the Future of the Democratic Party

BY DEVIN BAKER — STAFF WRITER Tom Perez, the former labor secretary for President Obama, was elected as the newest Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman for the Democratic Party. Perez replaces interim chair Donna Brazile after a long, four-month race and an interesting final day of voting. Given the hotly contested battle between Hillary Clinton and…

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Nominating DeVos: Choosing Stagnation over Education

BY LANEY TAYLOR — STAFF WRITER If you rely on financial aid to attend Centre, the confirmation of Betsy Devos should trouble you. If you are a survivor of sexual assault, Betsy DeVos should worry you. If you are a student in America, Betsy DeVos should terrify you. Betsy DeVos’ confirmation will go down in…

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Casualties of the Bowling Green Massacre

BY COLLEEN COYLE – STAFF WRITER Kellyanne Conway has a knack for performing interview gymnastics, twisting away from direct answers, spinning around tough questions, and sometimes improvising when she considers it necessary. Simply watch a video of Ms. Conway on any major cable news network and you can’t help but admire her verbal agility, as…

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Have You Heard About the Emails?

BY JAKE MCGUIRK – STAFF WRITER As if the country had not had a big enough dose of reality television from the meteoric ascendance of Donald Trump, the FBI further fueled Hillary Clinton’s email “scandal” days before the election. Yet the news did not reach the public directly from Director James Comey, but rather via…

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