America is unfairly a two-party system

By: Sophie Hurlock ~Guest Writer~ For a country that values freedom and the ability to choose, America has failed its voters when it comes to political choices. Americans only have two options: a Democratic or a Republican candidate. Yes, there may be other parties such as the Libertarian and Green parties that also offer up candidates, but no third party candidate has ever won a presidency. The closest a third party had ever gotten to being elected was in 1912 when former president Teddy Roosevelt left the Republican party to run as a member of the Bull Moose party, winning … Continue reading America is unfairly a two-party system

Dear millennials: Don’t vote! An alternative view on civic responsibility

By: Nick Bergeman ~Staff Writer~ Dear students, I, for one, welcome our middle- aged overlords. Thankfully, most of us will not vote in the upcoming election. Statistics get thrown around about how young people do not vote. Usually, estimates indicate that about 50 percent will vote in presidential elections and less than 25 percent in mid-term elections. I say we can go even lower. I hope we do. Those of you who are still voting, obviously, have not been listening to what older generations have been telling us for years: Our viewpoint is irrelevant. Nothing we think, hope or believe … Continue reading Dear millennials: Don’t vote! An alternative view on civic responsibility