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Cassandra Crandell Politics Contributor

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THE MOST INFLUENTIAL FIRST LADIES OF THE UNITED STATES

WHO ARE THEY? WHAT DID THEY DO? When most people think about the roles of the government, they think of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the President, but one role that people often overlook is that of the First Lady in the White House. First Ladies are not...

IS MARRIAGE STILL NECESSARY?

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS AND DOWNFALLS? It’s a common sentiment in society that marriage is something that will complete you, and if you choose to not get married or if you get a divorce, it will leave you feeling lonely. Marriage means sharing one’s life with another person, living together,...

BIDEN’S FIRST 50 EXECUTIVE ORDERS

WHAT ARE THEY AND WHAT DO THEY MEAN? Since his inauguration on January 20th, 2021, Joe Biden has signed off on an extensive list of executive orders. Most of these orders have been to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic, but a very large portion of executive orders signed by Biden have...

THE 2021 EQUALITY ACT

WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY? On the 25th of February 2021, the Equality Act was passed in the House of Representatives. In order for the act to go into effect, it needs to be passed in the Senate. This piece of legislation was passed in...

HOW VOTING IMPACTS WOMEN’S RIGHTS ISSUES

THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY IS FAR FROM OVER Even after the passing of the 19th amendment that granted white women the right to vote, women’s rights continue to be targeted by not only men in government, but simply men who vote against women's equality. The bill was passed over 70...

RIOTS ON CAPITOL HILL

VIOLENCE ENSUED AND DEMOCRACY AT STAKE The chaos that erupted on Capitol Hill on January 6th, 2021 will go down in United States history as the most radical attempt to stop the certification of a president-elect. The violence, riots, and breaking-and-entering of the capitol building took place while lawmakers had just...