by Caroline McCarthy, Staff Writer Faced with intense political turbulence, Manhattan businesses boarded windows in preparation for the 2020 presidential election results. What was predicted to be a day of rioting and destruction was instead a city-wide celebration when the Biden-Harris campaign was announced as the President and Vice President-Elect. Some Manhattan College students were among the thousands of other New Yorkers who flocked to popular … Continue reading New York City Prepares for Riots; Instead Hosts a Rave
by Sophia Sakellariou and Kyla Guilfoil, Senior Writer & Staff Writer On election night of 2016, ballots were counted and Hillary Clinton was leading the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes. When the Electoral College votes came in and she lost, people wondered: “what happened?” “The idea of a national vote is an illusion, we don’t have a national election, we have 50 individual state … Continue reading Manhattan Caucus: Understanding the Electoral College
by Sophia Sakellariou & Kyla Guilfoil, Senior Writer & Staff Writer Social justice, climate change, and healthcare policy are a few issues that have always been at the forefront of candidates’ agendas. However, this year these issues have taken on greater significance as 2020 has proven to be tumultuous in all three areas. With a global pandemic, raging wildfires on the West Coast, and an economy comparable to … Continue reading Manhattan Caucus: What Issues Will Matter Most in This Election?
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