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2020 Election Outcome Reaction

2020 Election Outcome Reaction

Yongyin Angel Huang, Staff Writer November 15, 2020

A week after election day has passed, the nation has become divided as more and more states have finished their counts and been called. As the election results have officially come out last week of the...

The 2020 election is already set up to be an timely process, as mail-in votes slowly flow in and candidates grapple for control of the White House and Senate.

Election Exasperation

Donovan Nichols, Co-Editor In Chief November 5, 2020

We monitor our Twitter feeds with an unflinching gaze, desperate for another set of ballots to be reported. Our search histories are checkered with election coverage; the New York Times’ Election Needles...

U.S. must follow example of ancient Athens, cherish democracy

U.S. must follow example of ancient Athens, cherish democracy

Samuel Teas, Features Editor May 15, 2017

479 years before the birth of Christ, the people of Athens had a choice to make. There were two options: liberty, with the possibility of death; or safety, but under the rule of a stranger: the Persian...

Juniors, seniors travel to Washington D.C.

Kayley Pham, Staff Writer December 23, 2016

January 16, students will be heading to Washington D.C. for the annual Close Up trip. This trip coincides this year with the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump. Close-up is a non-profit organization...

Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Arizona. His victory could mean serious changes in both parties, and even the rise of a third party.

Donald Trump’s triumph, the death of the modern two-party system, and more

Samuel Teas, Features Editor December 8, 2016

On Wednesday, Nov. 9th, I awoke hoping for a miracle. I didn’t get one. Election results summed up everything that the election had been about: upsets, fear, and the unexpected. Most polls were...

Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson speaks at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland. Johnson's party is socially liberal and fiscally conservative, and  is the third largest political party in the U.S.

Libertarian, Green Parties fight for 2016 election

Samuel Teas, Features Editor August 5, 2016

In an election where both major candidates see their unfavorability ratings at an all time high, a few political underdogs wonder if they might have a chance. Two major third parties, the Libertarian...

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event. She will be tested by Bernie Sanders supporters, who vow to fight for the Vermont Senator's nomination.

Trump, Clinton, face obstacles in upcoming national conventions

Samuel Teas, Features Editor July 4, 2016

From white supremacists to FBI indictments, both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions will have to deal with unprecedented challenges this year electing their party nominee. Presumptive...

The most recent mass shooting in the U.S. saw 50 dead and 53 injured after a gunman used an assault rifle to storm Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. In 2016, there have already been 136 mass shootings.

America can’t keep fighting gun violence with more guns

Samuel Teas, Features Editor June 13, 2016

After the largest mass shooting in U.S. history took place Sunday in a gay nightclub in Florida, America experienced the same shock seen after countless incidents of the same type in recent years; Aurora,...

Minimum wage students talk money

Snovia Moiz, Voice Editor April 11, 2014

To gain a student perspective in the growing debate on minimum wage, The County Line sought out working students for their view on the issue. Junior Ariel Alexander works as a barista at Starbucks,...

Personal Shutdowns

Molly Wade, Co-Editor in Chief October 17, 2013

‘Murica 2013: Solutions we can count on?

Trevor Nichols, News Editor January 9, 2013

Last week, Congress managed to avert going over the “fiscal cliff.” The compromise bill evokes memories of recent eleventh hour family Christmas shopping, in that it was a last ditch effort, not very...

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Bipartisanship

November 12, 2012

If ever a man should have been rewarded for his insights and foresight, George Washington should have been after warning the youthful Union of the dangers of the bipartisan political system, including...

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