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University of Miami student voters play special role in this election
Columnists, Election 2016, Opinion, Vantage Point

University of Miami student voters play special role in this election

Throughout this election we’ve heard cries of “the election is rigged,” “one vote doesn’t matter,” and “why even go through the trouble of voting.” Many people eligible to vote are sympathetic to those arguments and don’t buy the “sentimental” democratic idea that “every votes counts.” However, if you are a University of Miami student reading…

North Carolina bill shows hurdles still remain for LGBT movement
Opinion, Vantage Point

North Carolina bill shows hurdles still remain for LGBT movement

In March, North Carolina’s legislature passed a law prohibiting transgender individuals from using bathrooms that align with their gender identity  and actively prohibiting local governments from making further nondiscrimination protections for LGBT people. The law, known as House Bill 2 (HB2), actually prohibits governments from protecting their constituents. This bill is a human rights disaster….

Politicians shouldn’t underestimate youth vote
Opinion, Vantage Point

Politicians shouldn’t underestimate youth vote

As I pointed out in my last column, although Bernie Sanders had much more momentum heading into the Iowa caucuses than initially anticipated, he was still an underdog, with FiveThirtyEight giving Sanders a 27 percent chance of winning. Coming out so much stronger than predicted in a virtual tie with Hillary Clinton, his stump speech on…

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