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Let’s Get Political, Political

Let’s Get Political, Political

Mia Steadman, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2020

We can poke fun at Boomers all we want, but they are beating us where it counts: at the polls. Gone are the days of changing the channel when politics come up or excusing yourself from the dinner table when things got political. As college students, brand new to adulthood, it's time for us to pay...

Is it Worth it to Vote in A Predominantly Blue or Red State?

Is it Worth it to Vote in A Predominantly Blue or Red State?

Matt Verrilli, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

Is it important for people in a red state like Arkansas or a blue state like Connecticut to vote for their party? In short, yes. It is possible to change the political climate of a state, though that only happens if everyone votes and the change could take decades, but it is possible. The most...

Youth Political Participation at an All-Time Low

Youth Political Participation at an All-Time Low

Amanda M. Castro, Contributing Writer

October 26, 2019

Political participation and voter turnout among young people are at an all-time low. According to civicyouth.org, the national voter turnout in the United States 2016 presidential election was 46%. Similarly, students at the University of New Haven had a voting turnout of 15.4%. My investigation found th...

West Haven Mayoral Candidates Debate

West Haven Mayoral Candidates Debate

Earl Alexander Givan, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2019

The University of New Haven hosted the West Haven democratic mayoral debate between two of the three candidates, Mayor Nancy Rossi and former mayor Ed O’Brien.  The third candidate, Debbie Collins, declined the university’s offer to attend. The debate was six days before the primary election o...

Why I Believe and Support the Electoral College

Why I Believe and Support the Electoral College

Teresa Hoeckh, Guest Writer

April 2, 2019

You hear it often: politicians, young and old, are looking to undo our Founding Fathers design to protect minority interests, direct power to the states, and stabilize our two-party system. Just a few years ago, talk of the Electoral College’s fairness was of interest to virtually no one, and a move...

Should Celebrities Weigh In On Politics?

Should Celebrities Weigh In On Politics?

Angela Tricarico, Contributing Writer

November 28, 2018

It’s nearly impossible to be apolitical today, and that goes for celebrities in particular. Since the election of Donald Trump in 2016, celebrities have become more outspoken about their political beliefs, and more often they are anti-Trump. Whether it’s through tweets, public demonstrations (like app...

Protecting Our Diverse Democracy

Protecting Our Diverse Democracy

Sommers Smith, Staff Writer

November 14, 2018

Our so-called-president Trump, is at it again, proving his blind reign to be an enforcement of destroying diversity in this country, as he tries to violate the constitution’s birthright clause, which states all persons born or naturalized in the U.S are guaranteed citizenship and equal law protection. This ...

Taylor Swift Breaks Political Silence

Taylor Swift Breaks Political Silence

Karina Krul, Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

Taylor Swift has been in the spotlight for more than 12 years now, but she has never spoken publicly about her political beliefs. She has, however, spoken about sexual assault. In 2017, she was on the cover of Time Magazine for being a silence breaker because of a sexual assault court case. In 2013, she was groped by DJ David Mueller, who grabbed the singer’s bu...

The Fight for Equal Pay Continues

The Fight for Equal Pay Continues

Rebecca Tatera, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2018

Listen up, ladies! If you are a senior about to work a new job after college, or you’re still in college and getting ready for your first internship, watch out for the gender wage gap. In honor of Equal Pay Day on April 10, multiple women across the United States worked to draw attention to the gender ...

Trump has No Right to Build the Wall

Trump has No Right to Build the Wall

Rebecca Tatera, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2018

Part of Donald Trump’s plan when he was elected as president was building a wall that separates the United States from Mexico. Now, until construction is finished, President Trump said, “we’re going to be guarding our border with the military...“That’s a big step. We really haven’t done ...

The Complexity of Illegality: The Unseen Sides of Immigration

Patricia Oprea

April 6, 2016

With this upcoming election, more people than ever are beginning or expanding an interest in politics. This was supported at the University of New Haven by a student-filled Alumni Lounge on Mar. 29. Here, guest speakers Ana Maria Rivera-Forastieri and Alok Bhatt addressed undocumented immigration and...

The Politics and Future of Climate Change, Immigration, Technology and Wealth

Patricia Oprea

February 17, 2016

“We live in the most prosperous times,” assures Hans Brattskar, aside from what the news is showing.  There is a revolution in life expectancy; people are living longer and healthier lives than in any other past epoch. Hans Brattskar’s own people also top the life-expectancy list; he is from...

Religion in Politics

Dayna Lindo

February 17, 2016

I’ve been getting more involved in local community activism, and it’s made me extremely happy. I recently attended a public hearing in Bridgeport to support speakers against a gas plant proposal to replace a recently shut down coal factory. The week before that, I attended an NAACP meeting. The discussion...

The Political Buzz around Country Music

Ashley Winward

April 8, 2015

In the past couple weeks, news of Texas senator Ted Cruz’ run as a candidate for the Republican nomination has stirred up controversy but not on the front you think it might: the musical kind. Recently in an interview with CBS News, senator Cruz said that while he grew up listening to rock, it was after the 9/11 attacks that he began listening to ...

Students Get Inside Look at Political Process

The Charger Bulletin

November 14, 2012

UNH  Today In Cristal Reyes’s mind, her history classes and what is taking place in politics are inextricably linked. “Being interested in politics is second nature to me,” she said. “You can’t understand important parts of history without understanding politics.” With a presidential...

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