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OPINION: Kamala Harris could only behave one way during the debate

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)

Hannah Horowitz, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2020

Compared to the hysterics that we witnessed at the first presidential debate, the vice-presidential debate was much more professional, filled with passive-aggressive statements and non-answered questions. Senator Harris only had one option for behavior that would not sink the Biden campaign’s current poll numbers, and it is solely based on her sex. 

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 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)

Hannah McDonnell, Contributing Writer

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)

Ambar Delgado, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2020

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

NextGen NC offers insight into President Trump’s visits to NC

President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters during a Thursday rally in Freeland, Michigan. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

Aurora Xiong, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

President Donald Trump’s recent visit to N.C. has sparked some discussions behind his intentions. With the 2020 presidential elections quickly approaching, Trump seems to be treading up new ideas on how to better his campaign strategies and win a swing stats such as N.C.   Progressive political organizatio...

NextGen NC is here to inform young voters

NextGen N.C. is a progressive organization that focuses on registering young people to vote and turning them out to the polls in November.

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor

August 29, 2020

With the 2020 general election only two months away, organizations like NextGen North Carolina (an offshoot of national organization NextGen America) are helping to inform and guide young voters about the election and why they should vote.

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: 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.

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

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 emotions, frustrations, and prejudices of their constituents and harness those feelings to accomplish t...

Joe Biden names Kamala Harris as VP running mate

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduces Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign rally at Renaissance High School on March 9, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/TNS)

Caitlyn Dark, News Editor

August 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Several months after confirming he would choose a female running mate, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named California senator and former fellow presidential candidate Kamala Harris as his running mate.

OPINION: For Joe Biden, it is three distinct paths

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks about economic recovery during a campaign event at Colonial Early Education Program at the Colwyck Center on July 21, 2020 in New Castle, Delaware. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/TNS)

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

July 25, 2020

There is no doubt that both parties know this may as well be the most consequential election of our lifetimes, especially if you will be voting against the incumbent this November. When Joe Biden kicked off his third presidential run back in May of 2019, he called for a restoration of the nation's soul. At the time, it was perceived as a well-meaning, if antiquated no...

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?

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

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 heard it years ago. Many outlets have deemed LaCasse a credible source on this matter, and because of this story making the rounds, the Republican party has had a field d...

These are not radical ideas: Sanders’ democratic socialism vs. the democratic establishment

Democratic presidential hopefuls former US vice president Joe Biden (left) and Senator Bernie Sanders point fingers at each other as they take part in the 11th Democratic Party 2020 presidential debate in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15, 2020.

Marshall Brown, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2020

As the world grapples with an unprecedented health and economic crisis, the Democratic Primary marches on. It remains a race between former Vice President, Joe Biden, and the self-described democratic socialist senator, Bernie Sanders. The former has earned endorsements from nearly every past-primary...

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