Historic German election ends, country waits for a coalition to form

Center-left party narrowly defeats the two-decade reign of conservatives By Tyler Clifton, Staff Writer Last week signaled a changing of the guard in German policies, with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) emerging victorious in the first election when the incumbent chancellor was not in the running.  Chancellor Angela Merkel announced she would not be running for reelection several months prior to the Sept. 26 election that has been one of the tightest races in the country’s history.  The SPD emerged on top with 25.7% of the vote, marking the first time the center-left group won an election since Merkel’s rise … Continue reading Historic German election ends, country waits for a coalition to form

Gavin Newsom remains governor

By Tyler Clifton, Staff Writer The recall election for Gov. Gavin Newsom (D – Calif.) concluded last week, allowing the incumbent governor to serve out the year and a half remaining in his term. This was the second election of its kind in California’s history, the first happening in 2003 when the then-sitting governor, Gray Davis, was replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Newsom was announced as the winner last Tuesday evening when approximately 70% of the votes had been counted. At that time, there were 5.8 million (63.9%) votes in favor of keeping the governor, compared to the 3.3 million (36.1%) … Continue reading Gavin Newsom remains governor

AFJ elected to SGA Execs

By: Andrew Koch ~Editor-in-Chief~ After another two-week campaigning season of thumping speakers on the Yard and brightly-colored T-shirts, students have elected a new trio of Student Government Association (SGA) executive officers. Sophomore Andrew Redd and juniors Fare Olagbaju and Josh DeVincenzo will be sworn in as the SGA President, Legislative Vice President and Administrative Vice President, respectively. The winning ticket, known in the campaign as AFJ, campaigned on improving diversity representation on campus and creating a more welcoming campus environment for students who currently don’t feel included. “Our driving force was our supporters. We couldn’t have done it without them,” … Continue reading AFJ elected to SGA Execs