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Cruz, Kasich struggle to remain relevant in race

Ted Cruz Illustration

Jacob Gretzlock, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

The drama of the NCAA Basketball Tournament has nothing on the Republican race for presidential candidate. In fact, the race for the Republican Party nominee has been so theatrical that it has caused a major riff in the party and may lead to a contested convention when the convention takes place...

Billionaire playing the Trump card in primary

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Caroline Faust, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

Donald Trump is a well-known billionaire, famous for his real estate business, but recently, even more famous for his outrageous statements and controversial stances. He is a bottomless source of media sound bites. Whatever he is doing is working – at least with many republican voters. But the...

Lifelong politician leads in Dem. delegate count

Hillary Clinton Illustration

Shannon Connor, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

Before her campaign was official, Hillary Clinton was the first clear candidate for the 2016 presidential election. Having already run unsuccessfully in 2008, many people viewed her as the one who would carry the torch of the Democratic Party from Barack Obama after his two terms in office. Clinton...

Voting 101: What you need to know this year

Gil Bliss, a volunteer from the League of Women Voters, helps a student register to vote at the Truax Campus.

Amanda Rogers, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

What are your plans for April 5? Hopefully, you will be heading to the polls to cast a vote for the Presidential Preference Primary election. Going to the polls can be a stressful time especially when it is your first time voting. Being prepared can help prevent a headache on Election Day. Here...

Power of the youth vote is key

Jacob Ringelstetter, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

Young people comprise a huge portion of the eligible voting population, yet the number of young people who show up to the polls on election day has dwindled since the voting age was lowered from 21 to 18 by President Nixon in 1971. As the population grows, the youngest of voters will continue to...

Three contested elections for Dane County Board

Tiffany Pearson, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

When Dane County voters go to the polls on April 5, they will find the big races -- presidential primary and Wisconsin Supreme Court – but for the majority of races, voters will be asked to determine local races including municipal and school districts and several races centered on supervisors for...

Supreme Court race not without controversy

Renee Hake, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

Somewhat overshadowed by all of the presidential election shenanigans, until recently, was the Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Justice Rebecca Bradley, and State Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg. Bradley was appointed to the state’s highest court by Gov. Scott Walker on Oct. 9 seeks to...

Wisconsin’s voter ID law aims to suppress certain people’s rights

Voter ID image

John Everman, Staff Writer

March 23, 2016

Voter ID laws are now in effect across our state. This means that people in Wisconsin hoping to participate in this year’s presidential election will face a new obstacle at the polling stations. All who hope to cast a ballot in a local or national election must bring a valid Wisconsin ID, military...

Do your job, vote!

Vote illustration

Kimberly Michal, Staff Writer

January 19, 2016

President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address is a song of hope, compassion, and a message to motivate our nation that has become so besides itself, so increasingly drowned in fear that two-thirds of us don’t do our job as citizens. We don’t vote on a regular basis. The president...

Amanda Love elected Madison College senate president

Tannen Todd, Staff Writer

May 12, 2015

A total of 12 newly elected Student Senators will soon be inducted for the 2015-16 school year. With terms beginning in the summer, new senators and executive members are already being introduced to the organization, and, with the assistance of returning senators, the team will have plenty of experience...

U.S. Supreme Court halts voter ID law

Joe Ballard, News Editor

October 16, 2014

Voting 6-3, the Supreme Court halted the implementation of the Voter ID law for the upcoming election on Thursday Oct, 29. The Voter ID law that required all voters to provide government issued identification in order to cast their ballot has been put on hold. The chaos and last minute scrambling...

Sanders an independent candidate

Tannen Todd, Staff Writer

October 16, 2014

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced recently that he is considering running for President in 2016.  To this I say, “run Bernie, please!” This country has been without a leader that is for the people for far too long, and the unrest is starting to show. In an interview with Chuck Todd on Meet...

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