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French election: How does it affect the U.S.?

French election: How does it affect the U.S.?

Samia Douedari and Hannah Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

May 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, News, Politics, Politics, Top Stories

The presidential election in France consisted of two rounds this year, since no candidate won the first round on Apr. 23, 2017. Emmanuel Macron won the second round on May 7 over Marine Le Pen. Since France is the third-largest U.S. trading partner, their elections play a role in U.S. foreign ...

A high schoolers guide to the primary

A high schoolers guide to the primary

Caroline Kealy

March 14, 2016


Filed under News, Politics, Top Stories

On March 15, residents of Illinois will be given the chance to vote in what many are calling one of the most important elections in years. However, even in the presence of what some may call a blight of constant political talk, many are still left confused about who is really best to vote for. With a...

Confused on the upcoming election?

Confused on the upcoming election?

Mackenzie Murtaugh and Michael Claussen, Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under News, Politics, Top Stories

Nov. 3 is the national election day for state offices such as some gubernatorial and state legislation in a few states, as well as a multitude of citizen initiatives, mayoral races, and other local offices in the United States. This is an off-year for the much debated and controversial presidential ...

Victor Casini wins school board elections

Victor Casini wins school board elections

Katherine Kiang, Writer

April 22, 2013


Filed under News, Politics, Top Stories

District 86 held school board elections, and Victor Casini, a parent who spearheaded the controversy with R-rated movies being shown in South’s Film as Literature class, was elected as a board member. Casini ran on a platform of fiscal responsibility and increased attention to curriculum. Students, however, have mixed feelings about this election. Some students like junior Annie Cappetta believe that C...

The election: why it was so close and what we expect in the post-election period

The election: why it was so close and what we expect in the post-election period

Vinay Basti, Writer

November 11, 2012


Filed under Columns, Politics, Top Stories

Election night was incredible. Not just because Nielsen reported that over 66.8 million people tuned in to see the results of our nation’s 2012 Election, but also, because we saw a dramatic conclusion to what was arguably the most energetic and hard-fought election season of our teenage lifetimes. Why...

What do you know?

October 29, 2012


Filed under Politics, Students, Video

1) Can you name any of the supreme court justices? Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen G. Breyen, Samuel Alito, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Antonin Scalia, John D Roberts, Anthony Kennedy, or Ruth Bader Ginsburg 2) What state is President Obama from? Illinois 3) Where was the first capital of the...

Presidential debate breakdown

Presidential debate breakdown

Vinay Basti, Writer

October 9, 2012


Filed under Columns, Politics

I was very excited when I heard that the first of three presidential debates would take place this past week. Finally, a chance to hear the candidates themselves discuss their visions for America’s future. What an interesting debate it was. Clearly, Governor Mitt Romney seemed to dominate. I was...

Thoughts on tax reform

Thoughts on tax reform

Vinay Basti, Writer

September 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Politics

This past Friday, Governor Mitt Romney released his 2011 tax returns to the public. Also revealed were his average tax rates for the past 20 years. But why did Romney disclose this information? He did it in response to Democrats, like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who have pressured...

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