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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...

Who we’re voting for

March 31, 2016

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held a first-rate debate yesterday in which the characters, opinions and platforms of its presidential and vice presidential candidates were well illumined. Both...

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...

The all-white Oscar ballot

February 24, 2016

African-American actors and actresses have been snubbed year after year when it comes to the Oscars. This year was no different, when an all-white ballot was announced for the second year in a row. Actors...

Pot falls short, Horrigan wins mayoral election

A day after the Nov 3. ballot, the unofficial results are in
November 4, 2015

A day after the Nov 3. ballot, the unofficial results are in After a long and expensive path to the ballot, a legal battle over ambiguous wording, and a slew of commercials, ResponsibleOhio’s ballot...

OSU student trustees gain vote that UA’s still lack

Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 14, 2015.
November 2, 2015

For years, student trustees of Ohio universities have not had the privilege to vote on their respective Boards of Trustees. Then on June 30, 2015, the Ohio General Assembly approved that The Ohio State...

The issue with Issue 3

October 28, 2015

Marijuana prohibition will not last, but the monopoly that issue 3 creates certainly will. Call it a monopoly, oligopoly, or cartel— the principal problem with issue 3 is that it puts 10 wealthy investors...

Pro-marijuana group visits UA

The Green Rush Bus group is traveling Ohio to advocate and inform people about legalizing marijuana.
September 16, 2015

Inevitable and taboo—two words that encapsulate the marijuana reform movement across the United States. Inevitable because there is already a great deal of positive traction towards reform but taboo...

UA Pride Day gets students involved

Vote for Zippy At UA Pride Day in the Student Union.
August 28, 2014

On Aug. 28 the Student Union was full of school pride in honor of UA Pride Day. A day for the students to get a chance to look at what amenities UA has to offer. The event focused on getting students...

Voting Rights Act affects people years later

November 8, 2012

Written by: Emily Barry The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, states that “No voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure...

Presidential debates important, not enough to sway some students

November 8, 2012

Written by: Victoria Barrientos Many students looked to presidential debates to cast an informed vote in the first election in which they were eligible to vote. Whether the debates actually swayed their...

Lies, money and the media

November 8, 2012

Written by: Matthew Balsinger As this election cycle comes to a close (finally), there are three unprecedented problems with politics and public discourse that I see coming to a head. These problems are...

Girl About Campus: Oh, Republican dads

November 8, 2012

Written by: Helen Dauka Three roommates. Three best friends. Three non-confrontational people. I am talking about the same three people here, FYI. My roommates and I are pretty tight. Minus the fact that...

Undecided voters running out of time

November 6, 2012

Written by: Julie Kline Many student voters are still undecided going into Tuesday’s presidential election. “Both men have good ideas, but neither candidate fits my specific needs,” said senior...

Cost of education important to students and candidates

November 6, 2012

Written by: Joe Zazo Some University of Akron students feel that education plays an important role in the upcoming presidential election, while others are not so sure what either candidate has to offer. According...

First-time voters feeling the heat

November 6, 2012

Written by: Rosheeda Bryant With just hours left before the close 2012 presidential election, first-time voters at The University of Akron are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and excited. “I am feeling...

Campaign ads help some, annoy others

November 6, 2012

Written by: Alicia Seitz As the polls begin to open and voting starts, student voters are looking for more actual information than just campaign ads. Student voters hear campaign ads every time they...

Exercise your right

November 6, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff I always felt like I was too cool to vote. I was above the discussions and the arguments that come along with a presidential campaign. How is anyone supposed to choose a leader...

Why choose Obama

November 6, 2012

Written by: Jessica Johnson As I look at my absentee ballot for this election, I wonder, “Which presidential candidate really is going to send this country forward and make the progress that I want...

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...

I rebel, therefore we exist

September 6, 2012

Written by: Abigail Chaff I have become astounded by the rampant apathy of the vast majority of students on this campus. You know apathy, right? Or haven’t you ever cared enough to look it up? Well,...

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