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Meet the candidates: Jenna Wadsworth

Jenna Wadsworth is the democratic candidate running for NC Commissioner of Agriculture.

Gia Lash, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2020

Jenna Wadsworth is the Democratic candidate running for the North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture. She grew up on a farm in Johnston County, N.C., and attended the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, as well as North Carolina State University.  Since 2010, she has served on the Wake County Soil and Wa...

Biden and Trump face off in final debate

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)

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. 

New Hanover voter guide 2020: District and county offices

American election mail envelopes

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

this guide is intended to give you a better glimpse not only at who you are voting for, but what they are running for. 

New Hanover voter guide 2020: State offices

American election mail envelope with face mask

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

Not only do local candidates have the greatest control over the facets of life that reach their citizens, but they are also more closely linked and beholden to their constituents.

New Hanover Voter Guide 2020: Federal offices

American election mail envelope with pen

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2020

Once again, America has reached that hallowed event voters hold both sacred in their hearts and yet seem to dread all the same. One roadblock many Americans face when picking their candidates are not only deciding who to pick but deciphering what position they are running for in the first place. Positions that may read as trivial or, frankly, boring, have potentially the greatest effect on citizens.

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.

Roy Cooper and Dan Forest face off in election debate

Democratic N.C. Governor Roy Cooper and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest.

Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer

October 18, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic took center stage during the 2020 NC governor debate. Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest faced off this past Wednesday, just one night before the dueling but separate Presidential Town Hall events.  The debate stage marked by the pandemic included sever...

Commission on Presidential Debates cancels second presidential debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates cancelled the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. (JIM WATSON,SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2020

In an unprecedented move, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) canceled a presidential debate amid fallout from President Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis.

Trump or Biden: Where Do You Stand?

In this photo combination: President Donald Trump, left, speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House; and Democratic presidential candidate, and former Vice President, Joe Biden speaks about the unrest across the country from Philadelphia City Hall. (From left:Alex Wong/Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images/TNS) (Editors note: this is two combined, cropped photos from Getty Images)

Ambar Delgado, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2020

Below you will find an introductory guide to the platforms of Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden. 

OPINION: There’s a clear candidate to achieve peace with North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. president Donald Trump.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

Unfortunately, U.S. President Donald Trump has failed to execute a strong peacemaking plan. While he held summits, for instance, they were more or less intended to show off to the world rather than actually committing to easing tensions. U.S. Democratic nominee Joe Biden, on the other hand, appears to be much more prepared to make real progress on this significant issue.

OPINION: Kamala Harris was a clear pick for Biden’s VP

Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) take the stage to deliver remarks at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Delaware, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The pair will be regularly tested for coronavirus as campaigning intensifies in the weeks before the election. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

Sarah Levinson, Contributing Writer

August 29, 2020

We are eight months into 2020 and we have seen a global pandemic, continuing riots and protests related to Black Lives Matter (BLM) and a president relentlessly failing his constituents. Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s announcement of his running mate, Kamala Harris, was the glimmer of hope Democrats needed in a year that has brought nothing but cha...

OPINION: Trump’s inaction on the USPS crisis should concern everyone

Postal workers hold signs as U.S. Rep. Val Demings speaks at a post office at Kirkman Road in Orlando on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

August 26, 2020

Over the past few decades, technology has evolved at an unprecedented pace, and many tasks that used to only be possible via mail, such as sending a letter to a loved one or paying bills, can now be completed quickly online. The Internet also helps protect the environment by saving all that paper. Add the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic into the picture, and suddenly we are sitting behind computer screens more than ever before. 

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