Author: Ciara Ciez

Life Abroad in Florence
Campus

Life Abroad in Florence

Ciao friends!! Welcome to my first abroad post!! I am missing Wake and WFR (and also fries and my family and Mexican food) but abroad is the most amazing experience of my life so far. I am so incredibly grateful to have this unique experience- I wake up every morning […]

The Economic Costs of a Higher Minimum Wage at Wake
Campus

The Economic Costs of a Higher Minimum Wage at Wake

Student Government is an organization that strives for transparency and representation. Despite best efforts, much of campus is unaware of the happenings of Student Government. Recently, a resolution was passed in Student Government regarding the earnings of various on-campus staff (Pit workers, janitors, etc.). The resolution asserts that a campus-wide […]

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)
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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 […]

Voter ID Protects Integrity of Elections
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Voter ID Protects Integrity of Elections

The North Carolina voter identification controversy has manifested itself in a partisan battle characteristic of this intense election cycle. A recent article in the Old Gold & Black asserts that voting legislation passed in North Carolina has burdened or restricted large numbers of voters. The author appeals to the emotion […]