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As Primaries Close, Moderates Consolidate Power as Progressives Stay Divided

Naja Crockett, Managing Features Editor

March 11, 2020

The 2020 Democratic Primary has concluded to be between two major candidates vying for the party’s nomination. Sen. Bernie Sanders and former-Vice President Joe Biden Jr. are the remaining major candidates aiming to beat President Donald Trump in the general election. With these two remaining, De...

Grammys Congratulate Progressive Sound for Some but not Others

Naja Crockett, Managing Features Editor

February 5, 2020

At the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, Billie Eilish won Album, Record and Song of the Year on top of winning Best New Artist, and she’s just 18 years old. This historic accomplishment is the first in nearly four decades, and she is the first ever woman to do so. This is a huge win for the teenage sta...

Diversity in the Democratic Presidential Election

Diversity in the Democratic Presidential Election

Naja Crockett and Naja Crockett

January 22, 2020

The 2020 presidential election has been on people’s minds since the last election four years ago. The Democratic hopefuls began as the most diverse group in history in terms of race and gender, yet by the Jan. 14 debate, it was an all-white stage. Though this could be for many reasons, it is importan...

Stop Discrediting Bernie Sanders’ Minority Supporters

Naja Crockett, Managing Features Editor

November 20, 2019

Ever since the 2016 Democratic primary election cycle that mainly involved Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, there has been an unsettling narrative perpetrated by Sanders’ political adversaries within the Democratic Party. This narrative generalized Sanders’ supporters and characterized many ...

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