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I refuse to let Trump take away my rights

I refuse to let Trump take away my rights

As a Mexican-American and an activist for social equity and equality, I paid close attention to what the Republican candidates had to say regarding the undocumented community and their immigration plans. Coming from a mostly undocumented community I am aware that most...

Opinion: Donald Trump — the Kim Kardashian of politics

What is a ‘Brokered Convention’?

With Tuesday's news of Mr. Donald Trump’s resounding win in Florida, we're starting to fear that Mr. Trump could be the Republican nominee. He’s leading in delegates, with 254 more than Senator Ted Cruz. With the Republican system, each state has a given number of...

Opinion: Liberals are hypocrites

Opinion: Liberals are hypocrites

The climate of my high school is intensely liberal, and anti-conservative sentiments are the popular normal. Ironically, liberals as a group claim a “higher moral ground” by being accepting and open, but in truth are more discriminatory than they appear. Liberals that...

How it all began: Donald Trump’s first primary

How it all began: Donald Trump’s first primary

As Donald Trump continues his crusade towards the Republican National Convention—winning Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Rhode Island on April 26—it's worth looking at where it all started in Iowa. Trump made an appearance on Jan. 26, at the...

Creating a literal [deck] [of] woman card[s]

Creating a literal [deck] [of] woman card[s]

West High alumni Zach and Zebby Wahls are no strangers to the media spotlight. Zach first appeared in the media when he spoke in front of the Iowa House Judiciary Committee against the proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in Iowa. A video of this...

Trump takes on Cedar Rapids

Trump takes on Cedar Rapids

The Double Tree Hilton in downtown Cedar Rapids, IA was filled to the brim on Thursday as over 5,000 people crowded the room for a Donald Trump rally. A series of high-profile politicians kicked off the event, including Iowa Governor Terry Branstad. “Help is on the...

Covering Trump—as a 16-year-old mixed-race girl

Covering Trump—as a 16-year-old mixed-race girl

“It’s so great to see a young minority woman here!” an older white woman said to me with exuberance at my second Trump rally. As I interviewed 5-year-old girls hiding behind their parents’ legs and men with Confederate flags branded on their arms, I found myself...