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Deadline to Register to Vote Approaches: Ohio Offers Several Voting Methods

The deadline to register to vote in Ohio for the 2020 election is Oct. 5.
September 29, 2020

With the Oct. 5 deadline to register to vote in Ohio approaching, there has been a large increase in efforts to get people registered. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, only 46.1 percent of eligible...

PC: ‘Politically Correct’ or ‘People Caring’?

December 5, 2016

In today’s day and age, it seems that certain groups, specifically those associated with the political right, are quick to demonize individuals and organizations for being “PC,” or politically correct....

Post-election despair, eh? Move to Canada

In Canada, your milk will come in a plastic bag.
November 29, 2016

While many are unhappy with the outcome of the election, some may be truly considering what they said about moving to our happy neighbour up north, Canada. Once a harmless joke, it’s now something you...

A look inside a march against Trump

Demonstrators hold signs as they march down W. Market Street during the protest in Highland Square on Tuesday night.
November 16, 2016

On Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m., an estimated 1,100 peaceful marchers walked down the sidewalks of W. Market Street to vocalize their opposition to President-elect Donald Trump, the policies he has proposed,...

Give Trump a chance

November 16, 2016

I accepted the fact that Donald Trump won. I never liked Trump. I didn’t like the way he talked about women and disregarded them. Then again, I didn’t think Hillary was much better. I kept my thoughts...

Trump encouraging second votes

November 7, 2016

It’s no secret that Donald Trump is concerned with the possibility of voter fraud in a system he thinks is rigged against him. To keep the Democrats from underhandedly winning the election, Trump is...

Akron group wants to change election coverage

April 27, 2016

With $174,990 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute is collaborating with the Jefferson Center and the Akron Beacon Journal to help newsrooms...

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election

Bodenschatz, Galehouse win USG presidential election
President Scarborough answers questions at same senate meeting
April 11, 2016

Megan Bodenschatz has won the the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Student Government presidential election, USG announced at its weekly senate meeting last Thursday, April 7. Bodenschatz and her vice president...

Renowned journalists talk presidential election

P.J. O'Rourke (left), John Greene (middle), and Carl Bernstein (right) talk politics, news and candidates at E.J. Thomas Hall last Thursday.
April 4, 2016

Through witty humor and political commentary, famed journalists Carl Bernstein and P.J. O’Rourke joined forces last Thursday to address political issues facing America today. The best-selling authors...

Sanders should have your vote

March 9, 2016

No other presidential candidate has done more to inspire millennials than the oldest presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders. Sander’s proposal for free public college education and his...

EXL Launch Week day one: introductions, millennials

John Zogby, David Cohen, James Holland, and Cyndra Miller participate in the panel
March 2, 2016

“The notion that you have to pick between what you love and paying the bills is absurd,” said Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline and founding director of The University of Akron’s new EXL Center. A...

All it takes is a vote

All it takes is a vote
March 2, 2016

Election season is easily one of the most turbulent occasions that America experiences. Rarely are people as divisive, and adults as petty as when their favored candidate squares off against the opposing...

Text, Talk, Vote Akron!

Text, Talk, Vote Akron!
October 28, 2015

As traditional avenues for political engagement diminish, new means are required to get younger generations to participate in local civics. Around 50 University of Akron students gathered on Oct. 27...

USG election results: Swift and Angeletti

April 1, 2015

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) elections have concluded with the appointment of Taylor Swift as president and Ricky Angeletti as his vice president. Swift, a junior political science major...

Early voting evens the playing field

September 18, 2012

Written by: Kara Hemphill Early voting in Ohio, which has been a major topic of discussion recently, was restored when a judge ruled in favor of it last Friday. In August, Ohioans were unsure whether...

Political student organizations get ready for the upcoming elections

September 18, 2012

Written by: Morgan LaVallee In case you’ve forgotten, it’s election season. And with the elections comes a poisonous amount of propaganda and lies from both parties. But political rhetoric aside,...

Romney struggling to win home state

February 27, 2012

By: Matthew Balsinger Mitt Romney’s campaign has taken on a desperate tactic: distance and defame. In Michigan, Romney’s Super PAC, Restore Our Future, is flooding the airwaves with negative campaign...

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