Category Archives: POLITICS

Bobcats React to 2016 Election Results

Tonight’s winner of the 2016 election had some horrified and some ecstatic. One thing is for sure, this has been an election like no other.

With baited breath, Bobcats on and off campus have stayed awake to see the winner and here it is….. Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the U.S.

trump_wins_optionSource: Wikimedia Commons 

Here’s what students had to say about this historic moment and where they stood before and after the votes were counted.

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Trump Saves America

Society Staff Writer | Ben Vizy | bv531614@ohio.edu

Source: Gage Skidmore via Flickr
Donald Trump is doing surprisingly well in polls and primary voting, despite party objections. Source: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

It is often difficult for an alcoholic to directly admit his or her problem. The alcoholic may justify a drink at a celebration or to ease a headache, while still not admitting addiction. These mindsets are unlikely to end the alcoholic’s habit. It won’t disappear through ignorance. The logical first step to stopping the problem is confronting it head-on. Sometimes that takes the help and support of others. Sometimes that means an intervention. Sometimes we need a Donald Trump.

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Activism is More than Just Money

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Sydney Dawes | sd983213@ohio.edu

It’s well known that Demi Lovato recently subtweeted Taylor Swift remaining silent about Ke$ha’s fight to get out of her contract with her producer, Dr. Luke, whom she accused of rape and verbal abuse. After Swift donated $250,000 to Ke$ha, Lovato was still unsatisfied: “Take something to Capitol Hill or actually speak out about something and then I’ll be impressed,” she tweeted.

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Getting into Formation: The Politics of Beyonce

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Sydney Dawes | sd983213@ohio.edu

Flood water. New Orleans. ‘Bama. Baroque parlors. The Black South. Wig shops. Creole. Basketball. Mardi Gras. Cornbread and collard greens.

Illuminati mess.

Everybody is buzzing about Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video, as well as her performance at the Super Bowl, for its references to the Black Lives Matter movement and her many nods to Black history.

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Why the Starbucks Controversy and “War on Christmas” is Absurd

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Haadiza Ogwude | ho299413@ohio.edu

Starbucks' 2015 holiday cups
Starbucks’ 2015 holiday cups. Source: Starbucks

Starbucks has come under fire recently for its lack of Christmas-themed images on its annual holiday cups. Instead of Starbucks’ usual red and green cups adorned with various images that represent Christmas and the holiday season, this year there were only red cups with the coffee company’s logo. Many Christians were enraged by the lack of Christmas representation on the cups, claiming that this was “an attack on Christmas” and part of the “war on Christianity.”

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Senate Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

Culture Staff Writer | Kenyetta Whitfield | @ken_whitty

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Anti-abortion protests demand the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Source: American Life League via Flickr

On October 21, the Ohio Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 214 with a 23-10 vote along partisan lines with a Republican majority. According to SB 214, the purpose of the bill is to require, “the Department of Health to ensure that state funds and certain federal funds are not used either to perform or promote nontherapeutic abortions, or to contract or affiliate with any entity that performs or promotes nontherapeutic abortions.” So what exactly does this mean? Planned Parenthood is being defunded in the state of Ohio.

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Court Ruling Brings New Legislature on Company Provided Birth Control

Sydney Dawes | sd983213@ohio.edu | @sydneydawes_95

Birth control insurance coverage may change in the months to come because of the decision in March for Life et al. v. Burwell et al. Source: Beatrice Murch via Flickr
Birth control insurance coverage may change in the months to come because of the decision in March for Life et al. v. Burwell et al. Source: Beatrice Murch via Flickr

Move over, Griswold v. Connecticut! Make way, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The legal world of contraception is changing yet again. As stated in Law360’s post earlier this September, U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon came to a decision in March for Life et al. v. Burwell et al.

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Social Media Censorship: What’s the deal?

Lifestyle Writer | Abigail Thomas | at767613@ohio.edu

 In honor of Earth Day last week, it’s only fair that we talk about one of Mother Nature’s “greatest” gifts to women—periods. Whether or not you’re a fan of the monthly event, you’re most likely a fan of freedom of speech. So, how are periods and freedom of speech related, you ask? Continue reading Social Media Censorship: What’s the deal?

LGBT Equality Looks Hopeful With President Obama’s Statement

Leslie Termuhlen | Society Writer | lt342713@ohio.edu

President Obama called for an end to conversion therapies for members of the LGBT community last week after gaining over 121,000 signatures on a petition. Leelah Alcorn inspired the petition, which has gained vast amounts of momentum since January. Alcorn was a transgender 17 year old from Cincinnati, Ohio, who had been forced to undergo conversion therapy after coming out to her parents. Continue reading LGBT Equality Looks Hopeful With President Obama’s Statement