Cameras off, please

By Claire Crittendon & Ruth Kehinde – Co-Editor-in-Chief & Digital Editor 

Illustration by Robby Rowe

Living in what seems to be a never-ending pandemic, getting an education revolves around the aspects of using technology, namely, Zoom. While some professors only request students to turn their cameras on, others don’t hesitate to mark blank screens as absent. Turning cameras on should be an option rather than a requirement. College students are able to weigh the pros and cons and should be trusted to decide on their own. 

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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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