By TESS OSMER
While growing up, we were always told that at dinner parties and social events, there are three topics one should never mention: politics, religion and money. These days, however, it has become popular to crusade for our opinions in regards to all three.
By GRACE WINFIELD
Before reading my morning briefing last Wednesday, I glanced at the front page of the New York Times, and was not surprised to see that four of the five headlines were political. With the media’s ever-growing political obsession, it seems as though nothing in American politics is getting resolved, or will be. As my mind was flooded with thoughts of FBI investigations, gridlock, and scandal-galore, I really questioned our political system.
By THEODOSIUS ZOTOS
Moderation is the key to everything. Having a conscious filter regarding your words and their implications is important, especially for educators. Professors have the academic freedom to voice their beliefs in class, including political ideologies, but at the same time these expressed opinions should be self-monitored and used only to enhance classroom learning.
By THE BLUE & GRAY PRESS STAFF
Anyone who tuned into the Oscars Award show, or any award show for that matter, isn’t prompted to think ‘politics.’ Usually people are trying to escape the oversaturation of political rhetoric when they turn on the TV to watch an award show but that ideal has not been the case as of late.
By REBEKAH DEBELL
The Presidential race is down to Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson and Donald Trump. One of these candidates will inevitably take office in January after the election in November. But first we are bombarded with television ads, news articles and, of course, the debates. However, these debates are not just between the presidential candidates, they are right here on the UMW campus as well.
By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH
Endorsement from Carson may come at sacrifice to trust from supporters Former presidential candidate Ben Carson announced that he would be endorsing current candidate Donald Trump on Friday, March 11, a decision I believe has cost Carson the trust he established with his voters by supporting a candidate who, so far, has seemed to share little in common with Carson’s own moral beliefs.
By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH
What has characterized both parties during the 2016 presidential election, according to Virginia Sen. Bryce Reeves, is anger. The lack of positive perspective, what America is and what could be, is missing.
By KATHLEEN LARKIN
Many people believe that all women involved in politics have the same political goals and ambitions. However, there are two women who prove this to be untrue with their polar opposite policy agendas. Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina take on the modern political agenda with plans for change.
By EMILY HOLLINGSWORTH
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a day-long trip to Virginia on Monday, first appearing at Liberty University to speak at the school’s convocation, then at a rally in Manassas that evening to speak to approximately 2,000 people, 51 of which were University of Mary Washington students.
By ASHLEY CHUNG
Since President Obama’s 2008 campaign team effectively proved that the use of social media during the campaign process yields positive results, a new precedence for garnering votes has been set.
By KATIE REDMILES
During Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama presented his idea to help alleviate the burden of student debt.
Obama’s plan revolves around providing two years of community college tuition to those who earn it. …
By MONA OSMER
“Education is the basis of law and order.” This is a quote that first appeared in the 1962 film, “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence,” and it has taken 53 years to sink in.
President Barack Obama’s …
By KATHARINE SPENCER
Due to new voting ID laws enacted in Virginia on July 1, voters across the Commonwealth will now have to present photo identification if they want to see the inside of a voting booth.
New information slowly emerges regarding Boston bombing
The bombings in the Boston, Mass. marathon that occurred on Monday, April 15 have resulted in three deaths and over 170 wounded as of Wednesday, April 17.
Officials suspect the explosives were amateur …
By MAX REINHARDT
Let me ask you a question: do you remember the 1990s? Many American 20-somethings become overwhelmed with a warm, fuzzy nostalgia whenever they pick up a Goosebumps novel or stumble upon a 90s Nickelodeon re-run.
By AUDREY SONNTAG
Medicare and Medicaid, which provide America’s elderly and poor with health care, are going to be drastically reduced if Republicans have anything to say about it. Led by Paul Ryan (R-WI), Republicans have recently pushed a budget …
The era of partisan politics is over! Or so we thought. After President Obama was elected, the skies over Washington were supposed to clear up; the fog of partisanship would be rolled back; the congressmen on Capitol Hill would gather …
For the first time in my four years of election eligibility, I voted for a candidate who didn’t win. Naturally, I’m disappointed. But I have a feeling that even if Democrat Creigh Deeds had been elected over Republican Bob McDonnell …
As of this week, swine flu is a national emergency, a move by President Obama that’s more of a formality than anything else, despite the dire-sounding name. Officially, the declaration gives Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelious the …
By Mason Rayner Guest Columnist
How can we fix health care? That’s the debate that has been raging in the halls of Congress and across the country since early in the summer. Almost everyone agrees the current system is a …
BY ANNA HALBROOKS-FULKS Guest Columnist
With only a few weeks to go, elections have begun to gain the attention of more and more Virginians. The main focus is the showdown between Creigh Deeds and Bob McDonnell, but it is important that …
By James Martin
Four years ago, Bob McDonnell was a delegate from Virginia Beach and was known for one thing: a radical social agenda. In fact, out of the hundreds of bills introduced by McDonnell in his time …
BY BREEANNA SVEUM Viewpoints Editor
In recent months (though it seems more like years), the debate about health care has exploded. Whether or not the US should implement a single-payer system like Canada’s has gone from an ideologue’s dream (or …
Since Roman Polanski’s arrest in Zurich on Sunday, people have come out in force to defend a man who raped a 13-year-old girl.
We’ll say that again: people have come out to defend a man who raped a 13-year-old girl.
I am tired of hearing the word “socialism” tossed around negatively in the debate about health care reform.
After reading many definitions, I’ve reached the conclusion that any system of society where goods and services are controlled by …
Apologizing is one of the first things we learn to do as children. When we mess up, we’re told to say we’re sorry and do what we can to rectify the situation.
In recent months, politicians and celebrities alike have …