The importance of the Electoral College

By Caroline St. Croix1851 Contributor

“Presidential Election Process.” ​USAGov,​ www.usa.gov/electon

With the 2020 election coming up on November 3, the electoral college will be used to directly elect our future president of the United States. ​The Electoral College is an important aspect of American democracy and needs to be preserved. According to ​USA.gov, ​the candidate who gets the most popular votes wins the electoral votes for that state. Therefore, the candidate receives that number of electors in the Electoral College. Many people argue that the system is no longer needed but I believe that the Electoral College keeps our Presidential system in line.

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SAT’s Hinder Upward Mobility of Students in Low Income and Racially Ethnic Families

By Karissa M. Gaughan1851 Contributor

Drawing by Karissa M. Gaughan

Standardized testing shouldn’t dictate a student’s eligibility or acceptance into college or university. The preconceived notion that test scores predict the potential success of future students has been a disservice to the young minds in our educational system. 

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DON’T Vote. No, Seriously. Don’t

By Felipe Bida – 1851 Contributor

Drawing by Felipe Bida

I know my request will fall on deaf ears and this is somewhat of a lost cause. As of this writing, the United States is a week away from what many are calling the most important Presidential election of our lifetimes. I’m not saying those people are wrong, but they did also say that about the last one. By now, even those most disinterested in politics have had to endure someone insisting they need to exercise their civic duty and vote. According to NPR, 66 million early votes have already been cast, which is almost half of the total votes cast 4 years ago. And, full disclosure, I myself have already voted. So, why would I be encouraging other people not to vote?

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The Decision: Tom Brady

By Josh Wolmer1851 Staff

Tom Brady’s decision to leave the Patriots was a bad decision for him, but great for the Patriots. The picture that remained in the head of fans was him throwing a pick- 6 on his last throw of the season. Heading into free agency, fans were excited. During a Superbowl Hulu commercial, Brady appeared and said, “I’m not going anywhere.” Fans were excited to see him come back. Infree agency, he decided to sign a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Do your part, wear a mask

By Ruth KehindeDigital Editor

Illustration by Robby Rowe

Ever since COVID-19 hit, the number of cases continue to rise everyday in the United States. One of the ways to keep yourself and others safe is to wear a mask. A mask should be worn in public areas or when surrounded by people. Wearing a mask is a potent tool that should be mandatory, it can restrict the spread of the virus that has already infected more than 6 million Americans.

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After Shuttle Hours

This video is an extension of the opinions piece story of, “The T on the shuttle.” The Chronicle’s editors came together to portray the experience that a Lasell University student may have while walking back on campus after the hours of the shuttle service. This experience was depicted through two scenarios from two students, showing the route they feel most safe to go toward. Dive into the “After Shuttle Hours” video to learn more.

This video was made by Opinion Editor Casey DiBari, Features Editor Claire Crittendon, Sports Editor Adam Hallenbeck, Digital Editors Ruth Kehinde & Emily Long & Illustrator Robby Rowe

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