The Clarion

Sports have always been political 

Sports have always been political 

Kaleia Lawrence, Opinion Editor

September 30, 2020

People who say there shouldn't be politics mixed with sports are lying to themselves. Politics and sports have been intertwined for a long time.     Throughout history, sports have been used in a political manner. Entire groups of people have been discriminated against in the name of athletics. As early as the 1908 Olympics, entire teams have chosen ...

Political pressure should not influence FDA emergency use authorization decisions 

The Infectious Diseases Society of America revised its COVID-19 treatment guidelines Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, urging hospitals to halt all usage of the drug in treating COVID-19 patients.

Anica Graney , Editor-in-Chief 

September 19, 2020

Recently, President Trump was accused of pressuring FDA officials to issue an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the use of hydroxychloroquine sulfate and chloroquine phosphate to treat COVID-19. Major criticism followed as the two drugs fell under conflicting sides in the scientific community about wheth...

An open letter to Trump supporters

Patrick Kempfer, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2016

Immigrants (that’s how you spell that word, btw) are coming here for the same reasons your great grandparents came (or however long you can trace your family back), and that’s to make more opportunities for their future family members. You know, like how your grandfather worked hard every day to...

International perspectives

Victor Freiremelgizo, a student from Spain who is now studying at Madison College, was one of four international students to visit with The Clarion about their thoughts of the presidential primary election.

Stephanie Riedel, Staff Writer

March 22, 2016

Within the U.S. borders, the election process can seem like a circus – especially with the current presidential primary, which some are arguing shows that the candidates are clueless and the government is completely out of touch. For those growing-up outside the United States, however, all things political...

Do your job, vote!

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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...

Ryan faces tough road as the new speaker

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Morgan Engels, Staff Writer

December 10, 2015

Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan was elected earlier this year as the 54th Speaker of the House. The vote took place nearly a month to the day of Former House Speaker John Boehner’s announcement of his resignation. Boehner, 65, announced his resignation amid growing tension in an already fractured Republican...

Change only happens when you vote

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Elliott Puckette, Copy Editor

December 10, 2015

To start, I just want to say that I love comedians, especially political ones. It is because of political comedians that I became interested in the political process and can today count myself as a reasonably well-informed member of society. The role of rebellious satirist is an important one; we need...

Physics and the Bible

Daniel Herron, Multimedia Editor

November 6, 2013

“You’ll find more wisdom in here than you will in there,” the older gentleman said. He attempted to hand me a pocket-sized New Testament re-done for the latest generation with a flashy green cover and abstract graphics reminiscent of splashed paint. At first I thought they were school administrators...

Unlimited political contributions put price on free speech

Buying free speech

Andrea DeBauche, Opinion Editor

October 23, 2013

On Oct. 8, the Supreme Court heard the arguments for McCutcheon v. Federal Election Committee, concerning the limit an individual can donate to political campaigns. Shaun McCutcheon, a wealthy Alabaman political donor who was then backed by the Republican National Committee, raised the case. The issue...

Secession attempts are a waste of time and money

Michael Patton, Staff Writer

December 3, 2012

Lately the whole idea of secession has been filtered through various media sources after the presidential election. Go for it if you really think that your current state would be much better off on its own. This is mainly just sore–loser syndrome. Recall the presidential election when people said...

App analyzes political ads in presidential campaign

Alanna Keegan, Staff Writer

October 9, 2012

Skewing the truth is nothing new to U.S. politicians, but a brilliant new application is helping everyday Americans discern what’s true, and what’s not, in regards to the many claims in political ads. Super PAC is a free app for iPhone, iTouch and iPad that works a lot like the Shazam app, recognizing...

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