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The Electoral College Should Stay

The Electoral College Should Stay

June 11, 2019

By Emma Borden The Electoral College, a key part of presidential elections, is a topic frequently debated, especially after controversial elections. However, it is an important part of U.S. history, and should not be eradicated. The Electoral College was created as a compromise meant to satisfy th...

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 ...

Go Vote – It’s No Joke

Go Vote – It’s No Joke

January 15, 2019

By Jeanie Gould-McElhone When Loy Norrix senior Will Keller turned 18 in October, he was pumped up to vote in the 2018 midterm election. He found himself urging on all the candidates as he filled out the ballot. “It was awesome.” Keller said, “Especially since the Democratic party took back the ...

Children Need to be Taught the Importance of Voting

Children Need to be Taught the Importance of Voting

Lilly MacInnis

November 20, 2018

  An epidemic is sweeping our country. With every passing year fewer people go out to the polls and vote. This disease wipes more and more voters away until only a select few control our government. The path that history writes is held in the hands of presidential and midterm elections, yet onl...

Students Rush to the Polls in the Mock Elections

Students Rush to the Polls in the Mock Elections

Gavin Rutherford

November 5, 2018

With the rise in political tension these past few years, there has been a lot of pressure on young people to get out and vote in every election they can. The League of Women voters is coming to high schools to help educate more young people on just what voting entails. On Tuesday, October 23, the Leag...

Voting Isn’t a Joke- Americans Take their Voting Rights for Granted

Voting Isn’t a Joke- Americans Take their Voting Rights for Granted

Frankie Stevens

December 9, 2016

For decades minorities have fought for the right to vote in America. Thousands of people have been killed and arrested fighting for the right for all citizens no matter the race, gender, or social status to be able to voice their opinions in the elections by voting. Despite the hard work and sacrifices...

Students Experience Democracy Through a Mock Election

Students Experience Democracy Through a Mock Election

larsojohnson

October 30, 2014

With less than a month to go before election day, political commercials, yard signs, mail and billboards have infiltrated every corner of the nation. Even Loy Norrix has gotten caught up in the mania, having held a mock election on October 21st. Mock elections are replicas of real elections, right down to...

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