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Clinton craves relevance

Clinton craves relevance

Geoffrey Okolo, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

In a recent interview publicizing her Hulu docuseries, Hillary Clinton characterized surging presidential candidate Bernie Sanders as an unlikeable career politician who gets nothing done because no one wants to work with him. When addressing his supporters, Clinton said she felt bad because Bernie sup...

Petty Politics and Our Midterm Election

Petty Politics and Our Midterm Election

Anthony Saldana

November 14, 2018

Popularized once again during the 2016 presidential election, professionalism in politics has become a controversial topic. Currently in the White House, we have a president who's promoted sexual assault with his famous clip saying “grab them by the p*ssy,” a first lady who wore clothing saying ...

The art of being Nasty Women (COMMENTARY)

The art of being Nasty Women (COMMENTARY)

Samantha Ceballos

March 7, 2017

Unfortunately we live in a time of hostility toward minorities. As a Mexican-American woman in a world that attempts to quiet me, I was glad to have witnessed the Nasty Women art exhibit. The history of Nasty Woman is relatively short, starting when then presidential candidate Donald Trump called his oppone...

Nasty Women: art coming out of their ‘wherever’

Nasty Women: art coming out of their ‘wherever’

Raquel E. Alonzo

January 25, 2017

During the third presidential debate on Oct. 19, 2016, Donald Trump said, “such a nasty woman,” while Hillary Clinton used her turn to speak at the podium about social security and taxes. The comment caused an uproar among the American people. Although Trump’s campaign had been filled with rhetoric sim...

Commentary: Third parties are not the problem

Riley Metcalfe

November 16, 2016

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Hillary Clinton failed in her presidency bid, and as is tradition, the Democratic Party's supporters, leadership, and media surrogates are searching for anything and anyone to blame. They've chosen a familiar target: third parties. In 2000, the story goes, Green Party candidate...

Oh, the Humanities! #6

Adriene Goodwin

October 5, 2016

Let’s get right to the point: we, as a society, have a problem with ambitious women. Specifically, we have a problem with praising women who are ambitious in the same manner that we praise ambitious men. The trait takes on very different adjectives depending on gender. Ambitious men are leaders. Ambi...

Oh, the Humanities! #5

Adriene Goodwin

September 27, 2016

Friends, readers, Roadrunners, lend me your ears (eyes?). Something is rotten in the states of America. The 2016 presidential election has been more underwhelming than “Suicide Squad” but, unfortunately, cluttered with as many cartoonish, cringe-worthy players and tiresome representations of wom...

We’ve come a long way, maybe

We’ve come a long way, maybe

Matthew Chandler

September 14, 2016

“I really do have great empathy for what Mrs. Clinton is going through, because the hill that she has to climb on — appearance — it’s just a different hill than men have to climb,” said former Republican representative Michele Bachmann in an interview on the radio show, “Candidate Confid...

Oh, the Humanities! #1

Adriene Goodwin

August 31, 2016

When proto-feminist English writer Mary Wollstonecraft declared, “I am then going to be the first of a new genus,” she certainly could not have foreseen the likes of Harriet Tubman, Phyllis Schlafly, or even Miley Cyrus as the descendants of her work. Most famous for The Vindication of the Ri...

I am #WithHer, but not who you’re thinking

Dylan Verdi

August 31, 2016

I want to be excited at the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman president of the United States. As a woman and as a feminist, I wish I could feel the thrill of shattering the proverbial glass ceiling. But I can’t. Instead, I think of Berta Cáceres, a Honduran human rights and environmental act...

Choosing the ‘lesser evil’ is voting for a lesser democracy

Choosing the ‘lesser evil’ is voting for a lesser democracy

Alex Birnel

March 29, 2016

  The partisan politics of a presidential election year have many people in a state of unsurprising fervor and mania. Mainstream establishment candidates and populist insurgent candidates have emerged on both the right and left ends of the spectrum. But do the number of candidates and their...