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Obama might be leaving office, but surely not service

Samantha Durham | Assistant Opinion Editor | @Durham_Sam

October 13, 2016

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As November swiftly approaches, we are all abuzz about who will become the 45th President of the United States; however, it is important to reflect back on those who came before and remember what they accomplished during their...

Kids today and their negligence to vote

Ava Hicks | Staff Writer

October 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Arriving at the polling place on the morning of Nov. 8th, how many young, fresh, eager faces can voters expect to see? In my opinion, not too many. Young voters are historically notorious for neglecting their right to vote. Acc...

How will your vote count?

Michael Martineau | Contributing Writer

October 13, 2016

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Divisiveness, demagoguery and downright stupidity has been on the forefront of American politics for the last 12 months. Regardless of your political leaning, or lack thereof, I think we can all agree that xenophobia, global warm...

Voters may consider third-party option after presidential debates begin

Samantha Durham | Assistant Opinion Editor | @Durham_Sam

October 13, 2016

Filed under Opinion

November is quickly approaching and everyone can feel the heat of this year’s presidential election coming to a head. Everyone is still all over Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for what they have or have not said throughout ...

Why I am voting for a third-party candidate

Seth Rogers | Contributing Writer | @Seth_The_Rogers

October 13, 2016

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In this election cycle, I think it is fair to say that most Americans are largely disappointed in the choices between the two major parties. The history and recent actions of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not what most...

Why I am voting for Hillary Clinton

Helen Rogalski | Managing Editor | @helenrogalski

October 13, 2016

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The 2016 presidential election has been a surprising one. In many ways, I am disappointed in the way it has turned out, as I was a strong Sanders supporter throughout the primaries. When Hillary Clinton became the democratic...

13-year-old girl proposes new emojis to provide representation for Muslim women

Samantha Durham | Assistant Opinion Editor

October 12, 2016

Filed under Opinion

One of the things that many enjoy the most about their smartphones or other devices is the ability to use emojis. While some people are not as interested in them, others (myself included) love to add an emoji here and there t...

Why I am voting for Donald J. Trump

Sean W. Cooper | Contributing Writer| @moviefreakblog

October 11, 2016

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In an election like this year’s, choosing whom to vote for was difficult, but I knew I could cross off one option right off the bat: Hillary Clinton. She struck me as a career politician who saw every American as nothing more than a voter, who seemed to want the presidency solely for herself rather than for our great nation,so I knew from the beginning that she would not have my vote.This left me with two options. One was Donald J. Trump. Alternatively, I could vote for Gary Johnson, who has neglected to address any policies relevant to my concerns. After doing some research and following campaign events and policy propositions, I made my final decision. Trump is the candidate that I most identify with, and voting for him will bring the Republican Party back to the While House while keeping the Clintons out.One aspect of Trump that I admire is his patriotism. Trump has made it clear that America has been good to him, and that he wants nothing more than to be good to America in return, as he has said himself many times.Trump has exhibited this patriotism not just through words but through proposed policies. On Sept. 16, Trump released a series of stated proposals on Google that included his plan to “preserve Medicare for future generations” and to assure “no changes to promised Social Security benefits.” These are common sense proposals that we are not even used to hearing from a Republican candidate. Up until now, the Republican Party has advocated privatizing Social Security and cutting Medicare.Another way Trump has shown that he cares is through his goals to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. These are the people who have fought in battles for our great nation, some of whom have lost limbs doing so or have begun to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, and therefore have limited job opportunities. Our veterans are the people who should mean the most to our great nation, and yet the current administration has treated them like dirt.Trump has vowed that, under his administration, “every veteran has the choice to seek care at a VA or private care, paid for by our government,” and “every veteran will get timely access to top quality medical care.” Meanwhile, Clinton and Johnson have had little to nothing to say on this pressing issue.The policy of Trump’s that I most admire is one that affects not just the retired, the disabled, or the veterans, but every single working man and woman in our great nation. Trump has proposed a plan to “reform the tax code and trade policies to make it easier to hire, invest, build, grow, produce, and manufacture in America.”His tax plan rests on two basic principles of economics. The first one is that spending drives the economy, and that people will spend if they have more money due to tax cuts. The other principle is that cutting taxes on the wealthy will stimulate the economy.If you cut taxes for businesses, large or small, and for the top five to ten percent of Americans, you will find that those at the top will hire employees from the middle and lower classes, stimulating the economy in favor of the common man. Trump’s plan to provide tax relief for all working Americans would be the biggest tax cut since Ronald Reagan's, whose tax cuts led to high employment, low inflation, and overall economic prosperity. Although some might, I will not defend to the death every last action Trump has taken. If I knew the man personally, I would be begging him to stop drawing negative attention to himself. But sometimes — and particularly in this election, where neither candidate is especially likable — we have to separate the man from the artist, so to speak.This year, I am choosing to vote for Donald J. Trump, because he stands for policies that I firmly believe in. He is not the perfect candidate by any means, but in an election year where perfection is something only heaven can have, he comes closer than any other candidate to perfection.Read the extended story at www.theseahawk.org. 

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College campus and individual safety: how can we find a balance?

Samantha Durham | Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Campus safety seems to be a valued issue here at UNC Wilmington. Between the on-campus security guards, blue boxes and one card access points, it is easy to feel safe here. However, national news has the ability to bring attention t...

Trump’s visit to Flint shows his true ‘character’

Samantha Durham | Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Donald Trump really tried to do something nice a few days ago, but it just did not work out in his favor. Trump made an appearance at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Flint, Michigan where Pastor Faith Green Timmons interr...

U.S. Court of Appeals makes dread-ful decree

Ava Hicks | Staff Writer

September 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 15, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared it legal for employers to refuse to hire an individual based solely on the fact that they have dreadlocks.Chastity Jones, an Alabama resident and someone who proudl...

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