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Asylum-seekers who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally wait to be processed in Mission, Texas.
OPINION: Who is really behind the border crisis? (Hint: it is not Biden or Trump)
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • April 8, 2021
It is true that since Biden took office, the number of apprehensions of migrants entering the U.S. from the southern border surged after he promised in his campaign to enact more liberal immigration policies. It is also true that Trump’s directives were extremely controversial and sometimes in violation of human rights, which Biden harped on during his campaign. 
President Trump and his allies were livid when Twitter exercised its commercial prerogative and banned him.
OPINION: The end of Trump’s ‘fireside chats’
Anthony Culler, Contributing Writer • March 24, 2021
FDR, a Democrat, faced an adversarial force in the dominant press of the day—newspapers—the majority of which were conservative. This is in stark contrast to today’s press which most will agree is more left-leaning than the right-leaning newspapers of the 1930s. And while FDR had major resistance from the newspapers, he found solace in his radio broadcasts. You could consider it, in today’s terms, his very own social media venue. If you compare the use of Twitter by Trump during his presidency, you will see a similarity in FDR's use of radio.
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the national economy in the State Dining Room at the White House on Feb. 5, 2021. The president’s first speech to Congress is generally an opportunity to lay out long-term policy themes as well as shorter-term legislative goals.
OPINION: Why politician's promises are not always kept, and why they make them anyway
Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor • March 2, 2021

Candidates make many promises before and during their time in office, and presidential candidates are certainly no exception. President Biden...

International newspaper & magazine, TIME magazine.
OPINION: Do we have freedom of speech in media?
Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor • February 23, 2021

Two of the most prominent facets of our government and our very existence are the Bill of Rights and First Amendment. Bandied about as the fabric...

U.S. President Donald Trump removes his mask upon return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 5, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Trump spent three days hospitalized for coronavirus.
OPINION: Despite acquittal, Trump win in 2024 unlikely
Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer • February 23, 2021

Former President Donald Trump must be held accountable for his actions. From spreading disinformation to grieving supporters following his re-election...

Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff, right, and Raphael Warnock of Georgia wave to supporters during a rally on November 15, 2020, in Marietta, Georgia.
OPINION: We need youth in the government
Nicolas Ziccardi, Assistant Opinion Editor • February 18, 2021

At a judiciary committee hearing in 2018, Senate President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch, the oldest member of the senate at the time, questioned Facebook...

Jeff Jackson at a rally.

Photo provided by Jeff Jackson
Jeff Jackson announces run for U.S. Senate
Nicolas Ziccardi, Staff Writer • January 31, 2021

On Jan. 26, Jeff Jackson, four-term North Carolina State Senator, announced he would be running for U.S. Senate to replace outgoing Senator Richard...

President Joe Biden signs an executive order after speaking during an event on his administration
Biden signs 17+ executive orders in his first week in office
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 27, 2021

It has been one week since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the 46th President and Vice-President of the U.S. Both got an early start...

NC officials respond to Trump insurrection
NC officials respond to Trump insurrection
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 19, 2021

It has been almost two weeks since the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol took place and since then many elected officials have come forward condemning...

The North Carolina State Capitol Building in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Dreamstime/TNS)
How NC Capitol is prepping for the presidential inauguration
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 18, 2021

With the nation’s capital preparing for the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20, increased security and safety measures have already been...

Members of the National Guard take a rest in the Rotunda of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 13, 2021, ahead of an expected House vote impeaching US President Donald Trump. The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives on Wednesday opened debate on a historic second impeachment of President Donald Trump over his supporters
House votes to impeach Trump for the second time
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 13, 2021

On Jan. 13, a week after the insurrection at the Capitol, the House of Representatives met to vote on whether to impeach President Donald Trump....

U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) attend a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on October 22, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Democratic committee members boycotted the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting.
NC Senator Thom Tillis co-sponsors bill making streaming pirated content a felony
Veronica Wernicke, News Editor • January 2, 2021
Following its approval in the House and Senate, President Donald Trump signed the second coronavirus (COVID-19) relief package into law on Dec. 27. In addition to providing COVID-19 relief to Americans, many other bills were written within the document. One includes making streaming pirated content a felony.
46th President-elect Joe Biden addressing the nation on Nov 6 ahead of his win.
Joe Biden elected as 46th president of United States
Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer • November 9, 2020
After an unprecedented election week and a swarm of conflict and inevitable lawsuits, Former Vice-President Joe Biden has secured enough electoral votes to become the President-Elect and the eventual 46 President of the United States.  
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and U.S. President Donald Trump, shown in a reflection, participate in the final presidential debate at Belmont University on October 22, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the last debate between the two candidates before the election on November 3. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/TNS)
Biden and Trump face off in final debate
Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer • October 26, 2020
The final presidential debate of the 2020 election took place on Oct. 23, just twelve days before the election. The second debate, in what was supposed to be a series of three, was held at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. 
What is the Electoral College?
What is the Electoral College?
Cierra Noffke, Culture Editor • October 22, 2020
Each state has a certain number of “electors”, people who ultimately vote the president in, which is based on how many Representatives and Senators that state has in Congress.  In total, there are 538 electors; the first candidate to reach 270 votes wins the election. In all of United States History, only five presidents won the Electoral College while losing the popular vote.

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