By Kyla Guilfoil, Editor-in-Chief We’ve made it: Election Day 2022. This Tuesday, every seat in the House of Representatives and 35 of 100 Senate seats are up for grabs, plus, 36 states are electing a governor. With razor-thin margins in several key races this election, a few states are likely to make-or-break the Democratic and Republican agendas for the next few years. Here’s a breakdown … Continue reading Manhattan Caucus: What are Election Day’s Top Races?
By Kyla Guilfoil, Editor-in-Chief Midterm elections are on their way, but most Manhattan College students won’t be in the zip code they registered to vote in when Election Day comes. So, how can they vote? There are a couple different ways a student can vote, even if they can’t go to their voting district on Nov. 8. For one, students can apply for an absentee … Continue reading Manhattan Caucus: How Do I Vote From College?
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 Anna Woods & Kelly Kennedy, Production Editor & Asst. News/Features Editor Sofía Ramirez Rivas Sophomore Exercise Science major. I am from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. If you are comfortable with sharing, who are you voting for? If I could vote, I would vote for Biden. The reason I cannot vote for the President of the U.S. is because I live in Puerto Rico. Even though I … Continue reading Voices on the Quad: Thoughts on the Presidential Debate
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
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
by Gillian Puma, Senior Writer While celebrities have made political statements through award shows and music, there isn’t as much discussion about the celebrities who do work in politics and show their political beliefs through their artwork. The Government and Politics Club held an event on Feb. 12th featuring actor and political figure, Kal Penn. Penn presented an episode of his NBC comedy Sunnyside, which centers … Continue reading Kal Penn and Jamaal Bowman Discuss Politics and Entertainment