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Young, hungry and registered to vote

Pilar Valdes, Art Director

November 5, 2018


Filed under Special Section

When I was younger, I would fake sick every election day so that my mom would have to take me with her when she voted. Since I was young, the people at the polling place let me go into the voting booth with her, and if I was really lucky, she would sometimes let me push the buttons. I love voting,...

Young, dumb and un-woke

Greg Smith, Opinions/Managing editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Guest Columns, Opinion, Special Section

Politicians, voters, and pundits seem to be constantly concerned with the “youth vote.” To me, this really makes no sense. While the number of young people may be statistically important in deciding an election, ideas and opinions that are only informed by social media hashtags and buzzwords are...

Midterm election

Lars Lonnroth, Managing Editor of Breaking News and Multimedia Content

November 1, 2018


Filed under Special Section

Across the country on Nov. 6, voters will head to the polls to determine the makeup of both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. While most don’t take as much interest in the midterm elections, many analysts see this year’s election as a critical indication of how voters perceive the performance...

Close House Races for Midterms

Olivia Janik, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Pulse, Special Section

To win a majority democrats need to win a net of 23 republican seats Toss up races according to Inside Elections, Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball: California 10, 25, 39, 45, 48 Iowa 3 Illinois 12 Kansas 2 Kentucky 6 Maine 2 Michigan 8 Minnesota 1, 8 ...

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Sydney Hansen, News co-editors

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Special Section

Highly controversial yet politically experienced, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton made history by becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party.   As a former NY Senator and U.S. Secretary of State, as well as First Lady to former president Bill Clinton,...

Donald J. Trump

Donald J. Trump

Danny Kilrea, Copy editior

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Special Section

The 2016 election may be considered one of the most peculiar elections in American history. It became especially unusual when Donald J. Trump announced his candidacy for President.  It was unexpected that a reality TV show star and a beauty pageant owner would end up being the Republican party nominee. ...

Mark Kirk Campaign

Brandt Siegfried, Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Special Section

On Nov. 2, 2010, Republican Mark Kirk was declared the winner of President Barack Obama’s former Senate seat. Kirk narrowly defeated Illinois treasurer Alexi Giannoulias 48 percent to 46 percent in a Republican wave year, joining five other freshmen Republicans in the Senate. This November, Kirk fac...

Tammy Duckworth campaign

Tammy Duckworth campaign

Sheirdan Spiess, Pulse co-editors

October 27, 2016


Filed under oct 27, Special Section

Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth is an Iraq War Veteran and former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs. She has been a U.S. Representative of the 8th Congressional District of Illinois since 2013. Before that, she was a director for Illinois Veterans Affairs Department. During her time in the Iraq War sh...

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