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Not Just a Zip Code

Contrary to popular belief, kindergarten through 12th grade education has seen improvement under Republican leadership in the North Carolina General Assembly and former Governor Pat McCrory. Today, students have more options for education than before, and that is thanks to a cap being lifted which determined the number of charter […]

United with the NC GOP
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United with the NC GOP

Free speech is under assault. The United States faces threats to the first amendment, and even this year’s president election has been characterized by the waging war on political correctness. Moreover, the definition of free speech has even been under examination by our university’s administration along with other college campuses across […]

Trump Revisits Swing State North Carolina
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Trump Revisits Swing State North Carolina

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump rallied supporters in Charlotte on Friday, October 14th in an attempt to stage a comeback in North Carolina. According to the most recent Real Clear Politics average, he trails Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by three points. Despite recent sexual assault allegations and unrest within the […]

Meet Dan Forest
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Meet Dan Forest

When the 1984 Blue Bird Wanderlodge campaign bus rolls through small town North Carolina, people can’t help but to stare and honk their horns. Dan Forest, the Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of the state of North Carolina, has become a political novelty by running a grassroots campaign that he […]

Shooting and Protests Disrupt Charlotte
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Shooting and Protests Disrupt Charlotte

For nearly two weeks now, Charlotte has been engulfed in protests and violence, led by members of the Black Lives Matter movement, since the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on September 20th. Around 4:00 p.m, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department sent four officers to serve a warrant at The Village at […]

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 […]

North Carolina’s Action on College Costs
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North Carolina’s Action on College Costs

The North Carolina State Government is taking action to combat the rapidly increasing cost of attending college. Through various Appropriations Acts and the state’s new bond, North Carolina is working to help students obtain a higher education. The budget passed by the state assembly, and signed by Governor McCrory, caps […]