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Partial government shutdown brings financial aid uncertainty

Partial government shutdown brings financial aid uncertainty

Ashley Smith and Bryce Shreve

January 21, 2019

Since midnight on December 22, 2018, the United States federal government has been partially shut down. President Donald Trump won bigly by drawing it out to be the longest shutdown in our nation's history. Around 800,000 federal employees have been furloughed or working without pay, according to...

Is there value in your vote?

Is there value in your vote?

McKenna Curry and Tessa Arnold

November 5, 2018

Though college campuses are typically an epicenter for political debates and current issues, young adults tend to have the lowest voter turnout – especially during midterm elections. In 2016, voter turnout among Americans ages 18-29 was 46.1 percent – that’s 14.5 percent less than average, according...

Getting to know your local candidates

Getting to know  your local candidates

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

The day is finally here: Tuesday, Nov. 6, Election Day. At each polling place in Kentuckiana, hundreds and thousands of citizens will wait in line. After signing in, walking up to the booth and looking down at the ballot, you might wonder: “Wait, who are these people?” To educate voters when they ...

Let me cast my ballot

Let me cast my ballot

Shannon Greer, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2018

In every American politics class, it seems one particular question always comes up – is voting a right or a privilege? The answer, of course, is that it’s a right. The 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “The right of citizens of the United States, who are 18 years of age or older...

Your Kentuckiana Polling Guide

Your Kentuckiana Polling Guide

Brittany Bullard, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2018

Finding out where you’re supposed to vote varies from state to state, but you have to know where to go in order to participate in the process. But don’t worry; finding your polling place is simple. Polling locations are typically held in buildings such as schools, community centers or churches. Ther...

Campaigning from the Classroom

Campaigning from the Classroom

Stephen Simmons, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2018

College students voted more in 2016 than in 2012, according to a study by Tufts University’s Tisch College. Voting is one way to support a political candidate, but some students are taking a more direct approach by volunteering their time to local campaigns. Kimberly Wrigley Senior criminal ...