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I have a voice, I want to use it

I have a voice, I want to use it

By Anika Arutla, Coppell High School

November 16, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Change. That is what I think about when I think about voting. It is common misconception that one vote, among millions, is not worth anything - that it is a simple raindrop in the middle of the vast ocean. Millions of those raindrops make up the ocean; similarly, my vote, even though it might not seem s...

Taking Action

Taking Action

By Emma Conway, CFHS

November 14, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

  Politics brings out the good, the bad, and the ugly amongst people. Even though all of us survived the 2016 election, our country became more divided than it ever had before. This election is no different. Yards are filled with political signs and not a single day goes by where a television ...

Midterm election causes mixed emotions

Midterm election causes mixed emotions

By Kate Kealey, Davenport West High School

November 14, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

As the 2018 midterm elections wrapped up on Nov. 6, the Iowa elections went into a late night with Republican Governor Kim Reynolds coming out on top over Democrat opponent Fred Hubbell. With polls closing at nine, part of the night views were told to keep the lights on and drink some coffee because t...

Seniors vote for the first time in midterm elections

Seniors vote for the first time in midterm elections

By Meredith Prince, Wayland High School

November 13, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Most students celebrate their 18th birthday senior year, legally entering adulthood. One of the many privileges that comes with being an adult is the right to vote. With midterm elections happening Nov. 6, 2018, a handful of seniors have already turned 18 and will be able to vote for the first time. “Honestly,...

20-year-old runs for school board

20-year-old runs for school board

By Sophie Ryland, McCallum High School

November 12, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Arriving at his interview with The Shield, Zachary Price burst into Thunderbird Cafe, out of breath, in a crisply-ironed purple shirt and black blazer. The 20-year-old had just come from a lecture, and to all observers he seemed like a normal college student, with his young features and bright enthusiasm,...

Get Out, Vote!

Get Out, Vote!

By DJ McInturff, Herrin High School

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

With attack ads flooding our screens, volunteers knocking on our doors, and annoying signs with random people’s names scattered along nearly every single roadway, it’s definitely election season.  On Tuesday, November 6, voters will head to the polls to cast their ballots in the 2018 midterm ele...

Senior students add to the youth voter surge in the 2018 midterm election

Senior students add to the youth voter surge in the 2018 midterm election

By Maria Newton, Parkway West High School

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

The number of early voters aged 18-29 is up 188 percent from the 2014 midterms. Twenty-two million more voters showed up to the 2018 ballots than the 2014 midterms in the record-breaking turnout; it was the first time the number has ever exceeded 100 million with 49 percent of the voting population pa...

East Palo Alto Leans Left in Midterms

East Palo Alto Leans Left in Midterms

By Emma Chiu, Woodside High School

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

“If I vote this time, is [President Trump] really going to go away?” Renita Bhartu joked as she headed towards the polls. She is one of hundreds of East Palo Alto residents who showed up at the city’s Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) last Tuesday, November 6, to cast a ballot in the midt...

A Time for Change

A Time for Change

By Dean Campbell and Callie Hollis

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

July 12, 2018 was the day Temiika Gipson realized things had changed. Her chances to win the race for Circuit Court Clerk rose dramatically after being endorsed by Memphis daily paper the Commercial Appeal. “I felt the support of the community when I was endorsed by the Commercial Appeal,” Gipson...

Answering the Call

Answering the Call

By Evan Dorian, St. George's Independent School

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

"I wanted to take action.” Matthew Doucette, a 2018 graduate of St. George’s, answered the call to serve his community when he reached out to Mr. Lee Harris’s campaign for mayor of Shelby County. As a young adult in the Memphis community, he was exactly what the campaign was looking for in a “New...

Georgia Governor’s race undecided as Democrats gain in the U.S. House

Georgia Governor’s race undecided as Democrats gain in the U.S. House

By Joe Earles, George Lefkowicz, Dana Richie, Ellie Winer, and Sam Huray

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

The Nation Follow the Southerner's election coverage in the attached interactive map as we take a look at the headlining races across the nation as both parties looked to secure various U.S. House and U.S. Senate positions as well as gubernatorial elections across the country. In the national co...

Teachers and first time voters reflect on the importance of voting

Teachers and first time voters reflect on the importance of voting

November 9, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

This story was originally published on Knight Errant on November 7, 2018.

“Teachers vs. Students”: What Does Voting in Today’s America Look Like?

“Teachers vs. Students”: What Does Voting in Today’s America Look Like?

By Cherise Kim, Cambridge High School

November 8, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

From 1776 to 2018, elections in America have certainly undergone immense changes. However, a few key elements have remained unchanged since the Founding Fathers first donned their powdered wigs. Mudslinging, extreme appeals to emotion and divisive rhetoric have always been as much a staple of Ame...

Coalition of young voters

Coalition of young voters

By Zak Keel, Davenport West High School

November 8, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Polls will open up today, Nov. 6, for the 2018 midterm elections as Americans across the nation will partake in state and local races that will soon influence the second half of President Donald Trump’s four-year term. There are 435 seats in the U.S. House that are up for re-election, 35 Senate seat...

Inside a Conversation with Peggy Flanagan

Inside a Conversation with Peggy Flanagan

By Mia Rheineck, Benilde-St. Margaret's School

November 8, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

DFL Lieutenant Governor nominee Peggy Flanagan did not have a typical entrance into politics. She started her work in politics by volunteering and eventually running for Minneapolis School Board. She focuses on politics of inclusion and authenticity.  On November 6, Flanagan has the possibility to become t...

Trump’s visit to Sioux Falls proves beneficial for all parties

Trump’s visit to Sioux Falls proves beneficial for all parties

By Genna Sheriff, Lincoln High School

November 8, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

When news hit Sioux Falls that President Donald Trump was coming to town, people on both sides of the political spectrum were not afraid to share their reactions. Some were ecstatic and longed for an invite to the event, while others were less than thrilled. Despite the different beliefs, just the mer...

PBS NewsHour Features Student Story on What Drives Young Voters in Virginia

PBS NewsHour Features Student Story on What Drives Young Voters in Virginia

By Morgan Fischer, Alison Pataky, and Karen Ramos

November 8, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Morgan Fischer, Alison Pataky, and Karen Ramos examined what young voters in Virginia care about and what will drive them to the polls on November 6th in interviews with both candidates and young supporters. They attended campaign stops for both Senator Tim Kaine and Republican Corey Stewart. For...

Students take charge in Student-Sponsored Candidate Forum

Students take charge in Student-Sponsored Candidate Forum

By Carly Anderson, Parkway West High School

November 7, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

With nearly three months of planning behind them, students involved in organizing and executing the Parkway Student-Sponsored Candidate forum have put together a meeting for Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the Parkway Central High School theatre. “This is a student-sponsored forum, so we want the focus to be...

Trump Rallies Houstonians

Trump Rallies Houstonians

By Tim Cohrs, Klein Oak High School

November 7, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Despite his continued controversy, President Donald J. Trump visited the Toyota Center in downtown Houston to voice his support for the Texas Republican senatorial candidate Ted Cruz on Oct. 22. People came from all over the community, state and nation for this rally to back both politicians. Many peop...

Will SCCC students vote in midterms?

Will SCCC students vote in midterms?

By Michelle Mattich, Seward County Community College

November 7, 2018


Filed under College Reporting, Midterm Elections

Young voters are not expected to cast their ballots en masse in the November midterm elections. Seward County Community College voters seem to be no different than the predictions. More than 30 percent of students surveyed on campus said they did not intend to vote on Nov. 6. The reasons for not vo...

Electing Gillum benefits all Floridians

Electing Gillum benefits all Floridians

By Isabella Ank, H.B. Plant High School

November 6, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Midterm elections are right around the corner, and soon Florida will have a new governor. Among the two candidates competing for this position, mayor Andrew Gillum of Tallahassee is most qualified for the role.   Recently, I attended the Women for Gillum rally which took place Oct. 22 at Waterworks Park. I had done some research...

The Ballot Questions Explained

The Ballot Questions Explained

By Emily Burke, Holbrook Middle High School

November 6, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

The three Massachusetts Ballot Questions for 2018 are causing some controversy as they involve many serious issues that affect a wide spectrum of citizens. The questions have a variety of topics such as nursing in hospitals, the rights of citizens and corporations, and the discrimination of transgend...

School Board candidates speak at SDA

School Board candidates speak at SDA

By Aiden Fullwood, San Dieguito Academy

November 6, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

During a forum last Thursday, SDUHSD school board candidates Amy Flicker, Melisse Mossy, and Rhea Stewart agreed on the necessity to emphasize proper sexual education among students, ensure school safety, and solve district budget issues. The event was hosted by San Dieguito Academy’s school newspaper,...

Senate Candidate Beto O’Rourke Talks Politics with CPHS News

Senate Candidate Beto O’Rourke Talks Politics with CPHS News

By Deana Trautz, Cedar Park High School

November 2, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections, Showcase

As it hit halftime, former senior and executive producer of the Wolfcast, Jessica Mick, looked up from the sidelines to see a score of 7-27 at last year’s mid-October game against Georgetown. The team was off to a rough start, and the crowd, along with Mick’s camera crew showed it. Suddenly she got ...

Democrats Hope to Pass New Policies After the Midterms

Democrats Hope to Pass New Policies After the Midterms

By Liam Lee, Woodside High School

November 1, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Congressional Democrats hope to retake Congress in the 2018 midterms, aiming to strengthen voting rights, pass gun legislation, end family separation, and protect Mueller’s investigation. According to many pollsters and election prediction databases, Democrats are likely to win control of the House...

A one-on-one take with Democrats top five candidates

A one-on-one take with Democrats top five candidates

By Jessica May, Carly Kramer, Alan Vargas, and Hannah Lee

October 30, 2018


Filed under College Reporting, Midterm Elections

On the evening of Aug. 9, five Democratic candidates came together at Jacksonville University to talk about policies and what makes them unique in order to poll as the majority candidate in the upcoming primary election. Kristian Thomas, a broadcast journalism senior at Florida A&M University, w...

Midterm elections 2018: Who’s running and how is EHS responding?

Midterm elections 2018: Who’s running and how is EHS responding?

By Leo Hickey, Edina High School

October 30, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

Two years ago, with the 2016 presidential election fast approaching, all talk was of politics. Students expressed their political opinions freely, and debate about presidential politics was common. However, with the 2018 midterms fast approaching, the political atmosphere lacks the debates that 2016 ele...

Former Congresswoman Discusses Civic Engagement, Importance of Informed Citizenry

Former Congresswoman Discusses Civic Engagement, Importance of Informed Citizenry

By Elenna Mach, Rockville High School

October 26, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

It’s not every day that students have the opportunity to meet a person who has the power to determine whether products in the U.S. are safe for consumers. Students had this opportunity when former New York congresswoman and current chairwoman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) came...

Q&A with Stacey Abrams, gubernatorial candidate

Q&A with Stacey Abrams, gubernatorial candidate

By Charlotte Spears, Henry. W. Grady High School

October 26, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

The Southerner posed several questions to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on her plans as Georgia governor to address issues relevant to Grady students. The candidate addressed the need to keep schools safe, the importance of protecting the environment and her plans for improving publ...

Democrats Seek to Flip CA-39

Democrats Seek to Flip CA-39

By Amanda Chung, Yorba Linda High School

October 24, 2018


Filed under Midterm Elections

The midterm election is nearing, and since Representative Ed Royce is not seeking reelection, California District 39, the district Yorba Linda is in, is electing a new member into office on November 6, 2018. Gil Cisneros is the democratic nominee, and his team has answered a few questions to give more in...

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