Archive | November, 2012

Advisor’s Note: Hard Work on a Tight Deadline

November 29, 2012

Comments Off on Advisor’s Note: Hard Work on a Tight Deadline

This past Tuesday marked the first presidential election since The Independent and the journalism courses that house it were established three years ago. From the sunny day last August that I began planning for fall courses, it seemed clear that this historic moment would provide journalism students with a new kind of opportunity—partly to look […]

Full article: Advisor’s Note: Hard Work on a Tight Deadline

Four More Years: A Decisive Win

November 29, 2012

Comments Off on Four More Years: A Decisive Win

by Peter Aiello   The votes have been cast, the ballots have been counted and America has spoken. President Obama is heading back to the White House with a renewed lease on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as well as a reaffirmed sense of determination in what the country wants from the commander in chief. How did […]

Full article: Four More Years: A Decisive Win

Suppress the Vote 2012

November 29, 2012

Comments Off on Suppress the Vote 2012

by Lisa Dupree   During the 2012 Election season the supposedly rampant cases of “voter fraud” were used as an argument to increase voter restrictions that could possibly propagate voter suppression.  The American Civil Liberties Union describes voter suppression as laws and tactics that “collectively lead to significant burdens for eligible voters trying to exercise […]

Full article: Suppress the Vote 2012

Senate Races and Ballot Initiatives

November 29, 2012

Comments Off on Senate Races and Ballot Initiatives

by Becky Nash and Ben Lachman   This past week, most attention has focused the election of the new president of the United States.  However, there were close races in a number of Senate seats, and earlier this year it seemed possible that the Republican Party might make major gains, or even take control of […]

Full article: Senate Races and Ballot Initiatives

Election Day at Landmark

November 29, 2012

Comments Off on Election Day at Landmark

by Rankin Dam   The Election Day of 2012: a day of great importance to the students of Landmark College. For months, debates and discussions about the primary candidates have plagued the campus. On the dreaded day, there were three locations on campus that hosted a viewing for the event.   Davis lounge was a […]

Full article: Election Day at Landmark

Obama Wins Landmark Landslide in Mock Ballot

November 29, 2012

Comments Off on Obama Wins Landmark Landslide in Mock Ballot

by William Stokes   Although Obama’s victory nationwide was tight, he took Landmark’s mock election in a landslide, winning 75 percent of the vote compared to Romney’s 17 percent among the more than 300 students, faculty, and staff who participated in the ballot. And while the entire campus is looking through the results for how […]

Full article: Obama Wins Landmark Landslide in Mock Ballot