Manhattan Caucus: What to Know About the Primary Elections 

By Maria Thomas, Senior Writer Primary elections have begun nationwide, with the earliest race being on March 1 in Texas. The majority of primaries will take place in June and August. The final primary elections are on September 13 and involve multiple states. Primary elections are used to establish which individuals will be on the general election ballot in November, and involve candidates pertaining to … Continue reading Manhattan Caucus: What to Know About the Primary Elections 

Manhattan Caucus: Here’s What a Biden Presidency Means for Higher Education

by, Katie Heneghan, Web Editor As President-elect Joe Biden’s return to the White House is approaching quickly, the question of what changes college students, administrators, and institutions of higher education expect is being raised. Biden is a supporter of free college education, student loan debt relief, as well as the return to a new normal amid the pandemic.  Biden carried overwhelming support from college students … Continue reading Manhattan Caucus: Here’s What a Biden Presidency Means for Higher Education

Manhattan Caucus: The Results Are In, Finally

by, Sophia Sakellariou, Senior Writer Joe Biden was declared the 46th President of the United States on Saturday, Nov. 7, after taking the lead in the battleground state Pennsylvania. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made history as not only the first woman to be elected to the office, but the first woman of color to be elected vice president, and Steve Kornacki can finally go to … Continue reading Manhattan Caucus: The Results Are In, Finally

Manhattan Caucus: What to Know in the Final Stretch of the Countdown to Election Day

by, Sophia Sakellariou, Senior Writer One week, seven days, and less than 168 hours left until Election Day. Here’s what you should know before the big day. In-Person Voting If you intend to cast your ballot in person it is important to have a game plan. Find the nearest polling place in the district in which you are registered by inputting your information into the … Continue reading Manhattan Caucus: What to Know in the Final Stretch of the Countdown to Election Day

Manhattan Caucus: Modern Media vs The Debate Stage

by, Sophia Sakellariou, Senior Writer Presidential debates serve as a platform for candidates to speak directly to the public on where they stand on key issues. Based on the candidates’ performances in the first debate on Sept. 29, and the out of the ordinary town halls that replaced what should have been the second debate on Oct. 15, there has been much discussion on just … Continue reading Manhattan Caucus: Modern Media vs The Debate Stage

Manhattan Caucus: Gearing Up to Vote

by Sophia Sakellariou, Senior Writer Welcome to Manhattan Caucus, a biweekly column that provides the Manhattan College community with election news and information as we gear up for the 2020 Presidential Election. To kick off this semester, we’ve started with the basics: voting.   Voting is one of the greatest ways to be politically active and perform your civic duty as an American citizen. However, it is not … Continue reading Manhattan Caucus: Gearing Up to Vote

And Then There Were Three Super Tuesday Wipes Out Half of Remaining Dem. Field

by Rose Brennan & Megan Dreher, Senior Writers  Even before the biggest night of the 2020 presidential primary season took place, some major shake-ups occurred on the moderate wing of the Democratic party. On March 1, former mayor Pete Buttigieg announced he was suspending his campaign after a lackluster performance in the South Carolina primaries. Though he won a narrow victory in Iowa and placed a … Continue reading And Then There Were Three Super Tuesday Wipes Out Half of Remaining Dem. Field

Caucuses v. Primaries: What’s the Difference?

by Rose Brennan & Megan Dreher, Senior Writers The 2020 presidential primary season is just starting to kick off, and primaries and caucuses are the names of the game. Two early events, the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary, are considered pivotal in the primary race and in determining the eventual presidential nominee.  But just what are these pre-election contests? While the overall pre-nominee period is … Continue reading Caucuses v. Primaries: What’s the Difference?

In Unprecedented Move, New York Times Endorses Two Candidates for President

by Rose Brennan & Megan Dreher, Senior Writers For the first time in history, the New York Times formally endorsed two Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election on Jan. 19.  And, also for the first time in history, both of the selected candidates were women. Among the still-crowded field of 12 candidates for the Democratic nomination, two candidates in particular caught the eye of the … Continue reading In Unprecedented Move, New York Times Endorses Two Candidates for President