Canadian general election presents deep political divide

William Paul Ellis | Staff Writer Despite losing the popular vote, Justin Trudeau has been elected as the Prime Minister of Canada for a second term. The Canadian General Election, which took place Oct. 21, was held to elect a prime minister and members of the Canadian Parliament. According to the National Post, this is only the second time in Canada’s history that a party has been tasked with leading the government without winning the popular vote. The Liberal Party, led by Trudeau, won 157 of the 338 seats available in Parliament. While this was the highest number of seats … Continue reading Canadian general election presents deep political divide

An update on the largest college admissions scandal in history

Simone Quary | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User Lloyd Klein It is no doubt that the importance of obtaining a college education has risen this millennium. For a considerable amount of youth, it has been ingrained into their mindset that a college degree allows for career and financial prosperity, and most importantly, freedom from generational curses. As a result, students throughout the world strive to stand out from the rest of college applicants with a plethora of academic and extracurricular achievements listed on their college applications. But what about the students who appear to have the educational and economic advantages when … Continue reading An update on the largest college admissions scandal in history

Chilean protest is the newest in a series of Latin American uprisings

Gabrielle Chenault | Local and World Editor Throughout the continents and various countries, a revolution no matter how big or small has occurred. A revolution is the citizens’ way of fixing their country. The form of government they have in place has either discriminated against a group or the leader is simply not fit for office. Revolutions such as the American Revolution influenced others around the world to do the same. In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the amount of revolutions in Latin America, and these growing revolutions could influence our country in a big way. Two Latin … Continue reading Chilean protest is the newest in a series of Latin American uprisings

President Trump’s request to keep tax returns secret is dismissed

Sara Avery | Staff Writer President Donald Trump might have to hand over his personal and corporate tax returns for the state of New York after a federal judge blocked his request to keep them hidden.  United States District Judge Victor Marrero dismissed the lawsuit, saying that President Trump’s claims of immunity from criminal investigations oppose the constitution. According to CBS News, the decision could result in the president releasing eight years’ worth of tax returns to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., who is investigating allegations of hush money being paid to women who have claimed to have … Continue reading President Trump’s request to keep tax returns secret is dismissed

Is Bernie Sanders’ campaign run potentially over?

Justin Norris | Staff Writer Photo Credit: Flickr User Bruce Detorres Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is having to adjust his efforts on the 2020 campaign trail after a recently suffered heart attack.  According to CNN, Sanders admitted that he will change “the nature of the campaign a bit [to] make sure I have the strength to do what needs to be done.”  Sanders, 78, suffered the heart attack three days before his campaign released the information. He defended the decision to delay the disclosure, telling NBC that he “think[s] that’s a media thing.” He added that the campaign was … Continue reading Is Bernie Sanders’ campaign run potentially over?

Prince Harry set to bring legal action against British tabloids

William Paul Ellis | Staff Writer British royal family officials have announced that Prince Harry has filed a lawsuit against two popular British tabloids over the alleged hacking of his personal voicemails.  According to Time Magazine, Buckingham Palace confirmed on Oct. 5 that Prince Harry would be suing The Sun and the Daily Mirror, two of Britain’s most widely read tabloid magazines.  The Prince alleges that both media companies have hacked into his voicemails and other personal data numerous times over the past several years in order to fuel salacious stories about the royal family.  According to The Guardian, a … Continue reading Prince Harry set to bring legal action against British tabloids

Rep. Scott visits HU, discusses higher ed costs

Gabrielle Chenault | Local and World Editor Gabrielle Chenault “To be frank, we students just need help.” Hayden Cochran, a junior from Virginia State University, is one of the many students in the United States who faces financial issues when it comes to college.  At a roundtable discussion hosted by Congressman Bobby Scott and Hampton University, with the theme of the Higher Education Act, many repre- sentatives from colleges across Virginia were present. Students and adminis- trators from schools such as Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, Virgin- ia State University, Paul D. Camp Community College, Thomas Nelson … Continue reading Rep. Scott visits HU, discusses higher ed costs