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President Trump Proposes Cuts to the Education Budget

President Trump Proposes Cuts to the Education Budget

Brandon Schnurr

April 28, 2019

With each passing year, the fiscal budget for the federal government, or the amount of money the government plans to spend in a year, is adjusted by the president of the United States in order to better balance and distribute the funds of the federal government. While the president creates the budget,...

Hoadley Wins the 60th Congressional District of Kalamazoo

Hoadley Wins the 60th Congressional District of Kalamazoo

Joshua McKissic

January 22, 2019

Kalamazoo County, the intersection of hope between Chicago, the Windy City, and Detroit, the Motor City, is home to the House of Representatives 60th Congressional District. On November 6th, the nation-wide midterm elections were held. For the 60th Congressional District, these elections determined ...

Many New Faces in Midterm Election, Still Doesn’t Represent the Millennials

Many New Faces in Midterm Election, Still Doesn’t Represent the Millennials

Brandi-Rose Phiri

December 20, 2018

The United States just had a midterm election on November 6th, and many monumental milestones were reached. Thirty new women are coming into Congress including the fist lesbian, muslim and Native-American women. The Democrats took over the house, and in our own state of Michigan, marijuana was made lega...

Students Write to Representatives Calling for Change in Gun Control Legislation

Students Write to Representatives Calling for Change in Gun Control Legislation

Grace Marshall

March 22, 2018

If you had stepped into Sarah Leineke’s classroom, located in the B-wing of Loy Norrix on Friday, March 2, you would have seen somewhere around 15 students sitting with laptops, paper and pens, writing letters to their Michigan representatives. The students were writing to express their discontent wi...

The Anatomy of a Congressional Campaign

The Anatomy of a Congressional Campaign

Nora Hilgart-Griff

December 8, 2016

I’ve spent the last few months as an intern for the Paul Clements for Congress campaign. Paul was the Democrat running in southwest Michigan against our current representative Fred Upton, on a platform endorsed by Bernie Sanders and the nonprofit organization OurRevolution. I learned a lot about m...

Closed for Business: The 5 W’s of a Government Shutdown

Ben Dunham

October 4, 2013

If you have paid any attention to the news lately, you’ve probably figured out that, like any other time of the year, something is going wrong in Washington, D.C. Depending on where you figured this out, the blame could be placed on Democrats, Republicans, the President, or any combination of the three...

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