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Joe Biden elected as 46th president of United States

46th President-elect Joe Biden addressing the nation on Nov 6 ahead of his win.
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.  

OPINION: We must prepare for the next pandemic now

Doctor holding mask and stethoscope during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Ashkan Forouzani
October 22, 2020
The US is facing its worst health crisis in more than 100 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted unprecedented economic and social disruption this year, with no end in sight. Eight million Americans have fallen ill with the virus, and 220,000 of them did not make it. This means the US has the highest numbers of any nation. And yet cases are still soaring; in fact, they are on track to hit a third peak. Scientists are warning that this peak may be the largest of them all, especially as winter weather will force huge swaths of the country indoors and several holidays loom.

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)
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 and Biden face off in first presidential debate

Trump supporters watch the first presidential debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 29, 2020 in Old Forge, near Scranton, Pennsylvania. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)
October 2, 2020
Moderated by Chris Wallace in Cleveland, OH, the first presidential debate was held between former Vice President Joe Biden and current President Donald Trump where they discussed a number of relevant issues happening in the nation.

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)
September 24, 2020
Below you will find an introductory guide to the platforms of Donald J. Trump and Joe Biden. 

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)
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. 

OPINION: Dealing with the rise of political demagogues 

Political perspectives is a column that focuses on providing different opinions on important political issues from UNCW students.
August 18, 2020

If the past two presidential primaries have proven anything of substance, it is that demagogues are as pervasive as ever in our electoral politics. Demagogues being political figures who play off the...

Trump signs executive order to ban social media app TikTok

A photo of the TikTok app on a smart phone screen
August 11, 2020
President Donald Trump issued an executive order Aug. 6 banning two Chinese apps, including TikTok, starting Sept. 20.

OPINION: A dirty rock and a skeevy hard place. How do you vote between allegedly immoral people?

OPINION: A dirty rock and a skeevy hard place. How do you vote between allegedly immoral people?
May 2, 2020

In March, former Joe Biden-staffer Tara Reade accused the presidential candidate of sexually assaulting her back in 1993. Reade’s former neighbor, Lynda LaCasse, has corroborated this story, saying she...

US Senate acquits Trump in impeachment trial

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks about his Senate impeachment trial in the East Room at the White House in Washington on February 6, 2020. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
February 7, 2020

WASHINGTON — The US Senate voted Wednesday evening to dismiss the charges of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the third president in American history to face formal impeachment. In the...

US House of Representatives vote to impeach Trump

Supporters who want President Donald Trump impeached rally downtown in West Palm Beach, Florida on December 17, 2019. [GREG LOVETT / palmbeachpost.com]
December 20, 2019

The Democrat-led House of Representatives voted Wednesday to begin the impeachment of President Trump. The chief of state is accused of soliciting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky to rig the 2020...

Women’s History Month 2019: How far we have come, and how far we have to go

Photo credit: Paras Griffin from TNS
March 8, 2019
Women’s History Month correlates with International Women’s Day on March 8 and this year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. The theme encourages people to seek and eliminate gender bias and inequality while celebrating women’s achievements.
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