There is little glamour to the governorship of a state — at least here in the Midwest. Many people see the position of governor as someone who appears on TV every once in a while to unveil grandiose plans that never seem to happen, or as someone who provides leadership only in times of trouble, such as during natural disasters. Gubernatorial races don’t receive the same amount of attention that national elections do even from populations that are likely to vote, let alone from young people. This attitude could not be more misguided.
Hundreds of miles from Madison, in the nation’s capital, a small group of rich white men is once again threatening our most basic human rights.
It seems like every day I turn on the news, I don’t like what I see. I read headlines and get angry and worried about what is happening in my country; yet I turn away, I keep scrolling, I think ‘there’s nothing that I can do’ and instead watch cute puppy videos to cool my rage.
To hinder a student’s academic endeavors for one’s own political disposition, allowing personal politics to infringe on a student’s academic life, is simply absurd.
Over the summer, dozens of news outlets rallied their editorial boards and published coordinated statements decrying President Trump’s hostile rhetoric toward news media, specifically his declaration that journalists are “enemies of the people.” Arguing that a free press is a cornerstone in a functioning democracy, these organizations pointed out the dangers of living in a society where the government works in darkness and no systems exist to disclose its work. Trump is not the first leader to be frustrated with coverage of their presidency, and he will not be the last.
Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing opening statement consisted of fun-filled memories and heartfelt thank-you’s. He expressed how much he loves his family, adding light-hearted anecdotes about his wife and kids. He was trying to relate to you. Maybe he succeeded.
Let’s just admit it. We’ve all done it. Scrolling through Twitter, and there’s a new tweet from the president of the United States.
The general hysteria at the end of high school is profoundly unique. College decisions, prom season, and graduation all come in rapid succession, only to be followed by a summer filled with excitement and slight anxiety.
Though the event that prompted McAdams v. Marquette occurred in 2014, the Wisconsin Supreme Court case it led to last week has the making of a typical story in 2018: ideological charge, selective interpretation of the facts, and peculiar characters. The case pits Dr. John McAdams, a former associate professor of political science, against Marquette University.
Madison students, community members march to ask: ‘Am I next?” On March 24, thousands of Madison-area students and community members surrounded the Capitol to make a statement: “Not one more.” The crowd, which was a part of the international March For Our Lives, had gathered to demand that lawmakers address the epidemic of gun violence — which plagues communities nationwide on a daily basis. “When I am in class and the door is left open, I sit in fear,” one student activist told the crowd. Yet lawmakers have done nothing to address the issue.
How many times have you overheard a conversation that went like this: Student 1: I wrote five pages of my paper last night; I didn’t get home from the library until after midnight. Student 2, smugly smiling: Oh yeah?
Last week, Paul Ryan announced he would not seek reelection in the 1st Congressional District of Wisconsin, ending a 20-year career as the representative for the southeastern part of the state and a three-year stint as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Good riddance.
For communities of color, Last April, students of color unanimously passed a resolution in their shared governance body to demand a divestment from companies engaged in human rights abuses through PRIVATE PRISONS, ARMS MANUFACTURERS, BORDER WALLS, AND FOSSIL FUELS. People of color suffer at the hands of oppressive government policies and racist ideologies.