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Voters line up to cast their ballots early Oct. 25 at the Crash Fire Rescue in Ithaca.

Americans rally, protest and cast their votes

By The Ithacan Staff November 5, 2020

Rallies, protests and early-voting lines highlighted the weeks leading up to the 2020 general election. With voters able to send in their absentee ballots weeks ago and increased early voting in some states,...

National Recap: Texas Supreme Court denies petition to throw out 127,00 votes

National Recap: Texas Supreme Court denies petition to throw out 127,00 votes

By John Turner November 3, 2020
The Texas Supreme Court denied a petition by a group of Republicans seeking to invalidate approximately 127,000 drive-thru votes.
 Ithaca College junior Erin McCarthy writes about the importance of voting and how people should not be discouraged from mail-in voting.

Commentary: Discouraging mail-in voting is voter suppression

By Erin McCarthy October 21, 2020
At the end of the day, on Nov. 3, the greatest way to have rebelled against Trump’s suppressive tactics is to have voted in this election.
Junior Elijah Nishiura, vice president of campus affairs, and Junior Senate Chair Abigail Murtha look on as Elijah Earl, research analyst in the Office of Analytics and Institutional Research, presented data.

IC students have less diverse political opinions than prior years

By Sam Haut, Senior Writer February 12, 2020
Data collected from the National Survey of Student Engagement suggests Ithaca College students have become more insular when discussing politics.
Junior Daniela Rivero writes that understanding the role the U.S. has played in Latin America is paramount to gaining a deeper understanding of U.S. politics.

Commentary: U.S. presence in Latin America is undemocratic

By Daniela Rivero December 4, 2019
Understanding the role the U.S. has played in Latin America has laid the groundwork for a deeper analysis of the U.S. politics.
Editorial: Youth voting participation crucial for democracy

Editorial: Youth voting participation crucial for democracy

October 3, 2019
It is easier than ever for young people to educate themselves on upcoming elections — they just have to push themselves to do so.
From left, junior Farwa Shakeel, newly elected president of SGC for the 2019–20 academic year, sits with freshman Abby Murtha, incoming SGC Senate Chair for the 2019–20 academic year, at the SGC meeting.

SGC elects senate chair for 2019–20 academic year

By Alexis Manore, Staff Writer April 30, 2019
Freshman Abigail Murtha was unanimously elected by the SGC senate as senate chair with a vote of 5–0.
We Need To Talk: Young voter turnout

‘We Need To Talk’: Young voter turnout

October 14, 2018

On this week's episode, Sophia Adamucci and Connor Lange sit down to discuss young voter turnout and why it's important. Listen to our podcasts on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and Google Play!

Stop obsessing over 2020

Stop obsessing over 2020

By Evan Popp April 4, 2018
Too much contemporary reporting focuses on horse race coverage — who’s winning and who’s losing on a given day or week.
Separation of Church and State

Separation of Church and State

By Isabella Grullón Paz January 25, 2018
What is actually at stake is whether or not the people of Colombia will break the traditional model of conservatism imposed by the country’s massive cultural ties to religion.
National Recap: Jones defeats Moore in Senate race

National Recap: Jones defeats Moore in Senate race

By Meaghan McElroy, Opinion Editor December 13, 2017
Jones beat his opponent, Roy Moore, Republican former Alabama chief justice,  49.9 percent to 48.4 percent with nearly 1.7 percent of the population writing in a candidate.
Carlie McClinsey, president of the Student Governance Council, writes that the glorification of busyness among college students can result in the deterioration of their mental health.

IC On-Board elected to Student Governance Council for 2017–18 year

April 22, 2017
IC On-Board has been elected as the Student Governance Council board for the 2017–18 academic year.
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