Tag Archives: politics

Campus Green Party Seeks New People and Fresh Ideas

A Green party sign. "Absolutely a Green Party" by Marcus Metropolis is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

In the spring of last year, Justin Seis, senior sociology and philosophy major, was inspired to start the College Green Party. Seis is now th president of  the College Green Party. As a group, the College Green Party hopes to be a space for discussion while also working with the community Green Party to support candidates running for office and working ... Read More »

2-1 Vote May Save Wisconsin Elections

Map of Wisconsin District. Photo courtesy of paulsnewsline.blogspot.com

A Wisconsin state court case has climbed its way to the top of the judicial totem pole, facing the United States Supreme Court for a verdict on a questionable drawing of Wisconsin voting district lines. A panel of three federal judges in Wisconsin voted 2-1 in favor of a new district map to be drawn by Nov. 2018. Due to ... Read More »

Campus Is In Clear, EPA in Fear

Nelson Hall is UWSP's office of sustainability. Photo courtesy of Dalen Dahl.

President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled house have moved forward in their effort to ‘terminate’ the Environmental Protection Agency through funding cuts and staff removal. The nomination of Scott Pruitt for head of the EPA  put environmentalists on edge. Pruitt’s name is linked with 14 lawsuits against the agency he now heads. The EPA has impacted the United State’s carbon ... Read More »

Jill Stein Raises Green for a Recount

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Jill Stein, member of the Green Party and recent presidential nominee, is calling for a recount. To question the current election results, Stein has raised over $6.5 million dollars to fund recount elections in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, according to her campaign website. The recounting was kickstarted because Stein thought the elections were swayed by “cyber hacking,” according to Time ... Read More »

Determine Which Candidate Earns Your Vote

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Not sure which candidate’s views align with your own? Want to know how your political stances compare to people across the country? Take the quick quiz on Isidewith.com to see how each presidential candidate matches up with you on important issues like gun control, abortion and the economy. Isidewith.com does not support any political party. The goal of the website ... Read More »

Presidential Candidates Campaigning on Social Media

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As election day approaches, politics permeate every area of American life and media bombards the public more than ever before. Screens across the country are alight with the images and words of the two presidential candidates: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump. While election politics in the past have been focused in newspapers and television newscasts, the ... Read More »

Thousands Arrested in Protests Across the U.S.

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In the last few weeks about 1,400 people have been arrested across the country for protesting various laws which they consider a threat to the democratic nature of America. These protests are part of an organized action across America called “Democracy Spring.” The main focus of which is to openly oppose restrictions on voter rights and Citizens United, which was created ... Read More »

In Wake of Campus Shootings, UWSP Emphasizes Active Shooter Policy

In this Oct. 9, 2015 file, Michael Johnson wears a firearm as he waits outside of Roseburg Municipal Airport for President Barack Obama's arrival in Roseburg, Ore. Voters in a southern Oregon county will weigh in next month on a measure that seeks to prohibit enforcement of gun laws, although it may have only symbolic effect. 

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After a mass shooting at an Umpqua Community College in Oregon led to 10 deaths and other college massacres, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is trying to raise awareness for its active shooter policy. The policy provides students with advice on how to best ensure their own safety in the event of an active shooter. According to Bill Rowe, director ... Read More »

Romney Cannot Stop Lying

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After Tuesday’s primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C., it seems certain that Mitt Romney is going to win the Republican Party nomination for president, and face President Barack Obama in November. This assumption was never seriously challenged by any of the other candidates in the race, despite the media’s weekly obsession with the next person to surge in the ... Read More »