Month: September 2016

Trump, Clinton Spar at First Debate
Politics

Trump, Clinton Spar at First Debate

The first of three presidential debates between Republican Nominee Donald Trump, and Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton took place this past Monday. It was a heated 90-minute dispute in which the candidates were questioned on the economy, job creation, and securing America. Both candidates took shots at each other throughout the […]

Remembering Arnold Palmer
Campus

Remembering Arnold Palmer

Wake Forest golf legend Arnold Palmer died this past Sunday in his home state of Pennsylvania at age 87. Palmer’s longtime agent said he died of complications from heart problems after being admitted to the hospital later in the week. Arnold Palmer’s legacy is long and memorable. His story spanned […]

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper speaks during a news conference on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Cooper addressed the media in response to the passing of House Bill 2 last week during a legislative special session. (Kevin Martin/North State Journal)
Local

Fact Checking Political Ads Essential to Democracy

This tumultuous election cycle has been characterized by vicious mudslinging and dramatic political advertisements. Living in a swing state, such as North Carolina, means these ads are sending conflicting messages during every commercial break. Recently, a political ad by North Carolina gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper, entitled “Fix This,” focuses on […]

North Korea’s Nuclear Ambition
National

North Korea’s Nuclear Ambition

North Korea recently conducted its fifth nuclear weapons test. This was the second nuclear detonation by North Korea this year alone and the September explosion was more than ten times stronger than North Korea’s first nuclear test. All five known tests are believed to have taken place close to or […]

Trump’s Debate to Lose
Politics

Trump’s Debate to Lose

Allow me to set the stage for you. In a whirlwind of an election cycle, candidates have come and gone, insults have been flung, partisan media outlets continue to pander to one side or the other, and now, as the dust settles, we are left with the two least likeable […]

Will Tim Tebow Strike Out or Hit a Home Run?
Sports

Will Tim Tebow Strike Out or Hit a Home Run?

Over the last decade, few athletes have been as polarizing and as highly scrutinized as the University of Florida football star Tim Tebow. While his behavior on and off the field is certainly commendable, his play has garnered frustration from his supporters and detractors alike.  Tebow’s remarkable career as quarterback […]

Trump vs. Clinton: Free Trade
National

Trump vs. Clinton: Free Trade

So far with the 2016 Presidential Campaign trail, Americans have witnessed the different trade policies both major candidates have presented. On Clinton’s side, she has opposed CAFTA and the TPP but finds that the global economy needs free trade. While Trump argues for a more Protectionist economic approach in saying […]