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ASWC Election Forum Centers on Communication, Budget

ASWC Election Forum Centers on Communication, Budget

Christy Carley, News Editor

April 5, 2018

Candidates for ASWC’s Executive Council gathered Wednesday, April 4 at a public forum to announce their platforms and field questions from the Oversight Committee, represented by Jeanette Schwensen ‘18 and audience members. Those present at the forum included candidates for President, Vice Pres...

Democrats Must Change to Succeed

Democrats Must Change to Succeed

Harry Kelso, Columnist

January 25, 2018

The last time we had a national election in 2016, the Whitman campus was in disarray. It is now 2018, and the political world is in disarray about whether or not the Democratic Party will control the House of Representatives and/or the Senate by year’s end. Many believe that Donald Trump’s unprecedented...

ASWC Begins Election Season

Andrew, Schwartz

April 6, 2017

ASWC will hold elections for positions on the executive council beginning April 9 and ending at 8 p.m. on April 10. The council consists of four members: President, Vice President, Finance Chair and Nominations Chair. Candidates are currently in the midst of a ten day campaigning period, ending with...

Reexamine the Electoral College

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist

November 17, 2016

Few would contest that the 2016 presidential election was a shake-up. This presidential race was disquieting not only in its volatility, but also in the manner in which it ended. Nearly every pollster predicted the outcome wrong. Rather than a radical opinion shift in the majority of the electorate,...

Top 8 Reasons People Didn’t Vote This Election Season

Jeffrey Gustaveson, Humor Writer

November 17, 2016

Close to 43 percent of eligible voters did not cast a ballot during last week’s election. Obviously, those 95 million fully-fledged adults must have had good reason to stay home, right? Sure enough, here are the top reasons people didn’t vote: Got really swamped signing online petitions to ...

Nate Silver Seeks Foreign Asylum

Megumi Rierson, Humor Writer

November 17, 2016

Nate Silver, the man who was right about everything until he wasn’t, is reportedly seeking foreign asylum after angry mobs of Subaru Foresters arrived at his house to protest the rigged election results of the past week. Silver, the young pollster who predicted a 70 percent chance of a Clinton preside...

Accepting the Election

Alya Bohr, Columnist

November 12, 2016

Some things cannot be made sense of. Or, if there is any sense to be made, it is fractured, messy and incomplete. That’s how this post-election period feels. Yes, perhaps it’s true that the results shouldn’t have been shocking, that we should have known this deep pain and unrest existed in our...

Missed opportunities for American Libertarians

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist

October 5, 2016

Much of the public discourse in this election suggests that Republicans have suffered the most in this election cycle. Their reputation as the “responsible” party has been vandalized both domestically and internationally will likely damage Republican election rates for years to come. But the GOP ...

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor

September 8, 2016

If you walked by the Walla Walla County Republican Headquarters in the red brick building on Second Avenue last week, you would not have found a soul there. Travel about a mile south though, and you would have found, amid the smell of fried dough and the mechanical whirs and jerks of a dozen carnival r...

The Candidate Latinos Want

Jose Coronado, Columnist

October 22, 2015

According to Pew Research, 11 percent of the national eligible voters are Latinos. As elections come close, candidates will inevitably try to lure in Latino voters with promises. Bernie Sanders has promised immigration reform that would legalize 11 million illegal immigrants. Other candidates like Dona...

Woman for President

Hillary Smith

January 28, 2014

Turn on the news or peruse online and there is a very good chance you'll see something about Hillary Clinton's possible-and inevitable, to some-bid for the presidency in 2016. In 2008, Clinton-a U.S. senator at the time-ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, but because...

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