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Photos: Families Belong Together Protest

| July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Photos: Families Belong Together Protest

Civilians peacefully protest at First Ward Park in Uptown Charlotte on Friday night as part of the nationwide Families Belong Together march. Civilians protest in backlash of ICE and President Trump’s new policies concerning immigrant family separation and child detention camps. Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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Photos: Luke Bryan What Makes You Country Tour

| July 3, 2018 | 0 Comments
Photos: Luke Bryan What Makes You Country Tour

Luke Bryan and opener Jon Pardi perform a leg of their 2018 tour at PNC Music Pavillion on Friday night. Photos by Pooja Pasupula.

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OP-ED: Movements need you more than moments

| April 28, 2015 | 2 Comments
OP-ED: Movements need you more than moments

It’s only the first half of 2015, and already, four people have declared their candidacy for next year’s presidential elections: Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio for the Republican Party. If statistics from the last two presidential elections hold, our generation will vote overwhelmingly in favor of whoever […]

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OP-ED: Midterm elections brought small gains for millennials, but our fight is far from over

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Midterm elections brought small gains for millennials, but our fight is far from over

Whether you have spent the past few weeks hot on the campaign trail or generally disengaged from the political process, election season is inescapably exhausting for everyone. As a grassroots campaigner, much of my fall semester was spent having conversations with the electorate while canvasing neighborhoods, making phone calls and registering individuals to vote. In […]

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OP-ED: Live tweet reactions to Election Day results

| November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Live tweet reactions to Election Day results

My opinion, via Twitter, of why the Democrats were dealt such large blows, despite the general decline of the Republican Party: Hey @TheDemocrats, just saying, you're losing to the party many pundits are saying is BECOMING IRRELEVANT. That's how uninspiring you are. — Casey Aldridge (@CaseyJAldridge) November 5, 2014 People on the issues are passing […]

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OP-ED: Third party candidates’ arguments hold value, even within the two-party system

| October 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Third party candidates’ arguments hold value, even within the two-party system

On Oct. 17, an official U.S. Senate debate, hosted by Free the Vote and cosponsored by UNC Charlotte’s very own Young Americans for Liberty, took place on campus, drawing a sizable crowd, attracting considerable media attention and generating meaningful conversation and honest debate about the issues facing our region, our state and our country. As […]

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Millennials are tired of toeing the party line

| July 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Millennials are tired of toeing the party line

George Washington warned about the dangers of the party system in his presidential farewell speech. With the stubbornness of today’s partisan politics, is it any wonder why the congressional approval rating is at an embarrassingly low 15 percent? But when it comes time to vote, voters overwhelmingly continue to choose the candidates that most rigidly […]

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Highlights from the DNC: The world’s introduction to Charlotte

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Highlights from the DNC: The world’s introduction to Charlotte

From the opening festivities of CarolinaFest to the acceptance speech given by President Barack Obama for the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), the Queen City was launched into the spotlight  for what Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx called “the world’s introduction to Charlotte.” Charlotte played host to several rallies and protests from various concerned communities  from […]

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UNC Charlotte students take advantage of convention opportunities

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte students take advantage of convention opportunities

Almost a year ago those living in Charlotte, N.C. learned that the Democratic National Convention (DNC) would take over their city from Monday, Sept. 3, through Thursday, Sept. 6.  Now UNC Charlotte students are gearing up to volunteer for the convention that has been described by the Democratic Party as, “the most open and accessible […]

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Job market leaves some graduating seniors uncertain

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Job market leaves some graduating seniors uncertain

With graduation swiftly approaching many students are still unsure of what the next step is. The economy is slowly recovering, the job market is looking tough for students and more people than ever are taking out loans to pay their way through college. Luckily for the majority of students there are many options for those […]

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Arizona government exempts athletes from tuition: could UNC Charlotte be next?

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
Arizona government exempts athletes from tuition: could UNC Charlotte be next?

A new bill, HB 2675, is the hot topic in Arizona where it may or may not take effect. This bill requires that everyone in the Arizona State University system to pay an additional $2,000 each year to the school they are attending. There is one exception to this- athletes. This means only football players and other athletes […]

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UNC Charlotte student works for “liberty and freedom” on the Ron Paul campaign

| February 21, 2012 | 7 Comments
UNC Charlotte student works for “liberty and freedom” on the Ron Paul campaign

Although the North Carolina primary will not take place until May 8, UNC Charlotte students like Daniel Rufty are working, not just in the state, but all over the country, to promote their choice candidate’s message. Rufty currently holds the position of co-chairman in the Youth for Ron Paul Charlotte student organization on campus, the […]

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Race for the presidency narrows down

| January 25, 2012 | 1 Comment
Race for the presidency narrows down

The Republican primary race continues to narrow down with the drop out of candidates leaving two men standing ahead of the pack, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.  After Iowa and New Hampshire there was a mutual feeling that Romney would take the lead, but to the surprise of many Gingrich now leads the Republican race. […]

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UNC Charlotte College Republicans, College Democrats and Veteran’s Club come together to honor veterans

| November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte College Republicans, College Democrats and Veteran’s Club come together to honor veterans

In honor of those who have served, are serving and will serve the United States the College Republicans and College Democrats teamed up with the Veteran’s Club for the 3rd annual Veteran’s Day Banquet to thank those in the U.S. Military for their dedication to our country. The event took place in the Harris Alumni […]

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