politics

November 30, 2017 - 12:12pm
Syracuse University's student Republican and Democrat organizations duked it out over four debate questions on Wednesday night. Topics covered included gun regulations, immigration, health care and Planned Parenthood funding.

Syracuse University’s premier political groups, the SU College Democrats and The College Republicans at Syracuse University faced off in a debate Wednesday night in a packed Maxwell Auditorium.

October 29, 2017 - 10:42am
In her farewell address at the end of her last term as the mayor of Syracuse, Stephanie Miner addressed some of the city's most sensitive issues.

Politicians can have a reputation for being indirect, but Syracuse’s Mayor Stephanie Miner combatted that at her farewell address on Friday in Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

March 22, 2017 - 9:10am
Donald Trump’s presidency has prompted a new challenge for professors: how do they address politics in the classroom?

Albrecht Diem can get his Syracuse University students to talk about the early Middle Ages and ancient Greek mythology. But when he brings up President Donald Trump and the new administration, they do not say much.

October 4, 2016 - 12:20pm
As the vice presidential candidates square off tonight in their only debate, many are hopeful for a substantial policy discussion.

Following last week's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Syracuse students are awaiting tonight’s vice presidential showdown.

Advertising senior Daniel Denning was discouraged by the lack of policy discussion last week, and hopes for a more substantive conversation between vice presidential nominees Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana and Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia.

December 15, 2014 - 2:01pm
After Congress broke the record with over 100 female representatives, women state that there is still much needed improvement.

After a record number of women were voted into Congress this year, publications and news stations were quick to note the historic moment.

Women Make History in Midterm Elections - SheWired

100 Women in Congress? So What - Politico 

December 12, 2014 - 8:29pm
Another year is drawing to a close, and another season of TV is coming to an end. Here is a list of TV shows that should be binged-watched immediately.

As another year winds down, it’s time to reflect. What New Year’s resolutions did we stick to? How did we better ourselves? What amazing memories did we make?

But most importantly, what television came into our lives and made a difference?

A few new shows solidified their standings in my heart and made it to my list of the most binge-worthy TV of 2014.

True Detective

December 10, 2014 - 11:04am
Local activist Kevin Bott has run for mayor in Syracuse, but his real political power comes from his electric performances in the D.R.E.A.M. Freedom Revival, a musical theater group.

The first time Reverend Ebenezer Abernathy invited his audience to testify, a man stood up and declared he was an undocumented immigrant.

November 5, 2014 - 5:42pm
While many young adults are ambivalent about voting, those at the polls discuss the impact and importance of Election Day.

Polling centers opened at 6 a.m. and closed at 9 p.m. to give voters plenty of time to cast their ballot. For Syracuse University and SUNY-ESF students the polling center at E.S. Bird Library was a great convenience.

"I always vote. I think it’s important to voice our opinions," said Liz Droge-Young, a PhD student studying biology.

February 26, 2014 - 12:27am
The talk show host discussed America's meritocratic system and how it has led to elitism in his University Lectures Series speech.

At the beginning of his lecture Tuesday night, political journalist Chris Hayes asked the audience to participate in a thought experiment. He asked everyone to create an alternate universe consisting of sociopaths with no moral conscience.

“If you have a sense of superiority, that the laws don't apply to you, and combine it with a sense of precariousness, you would get something potent. You would get subjects that would be willing to do anything,” Hayes said. “This accurately describes the characteristics among groups that lead to dominance and success in America.”

November 7, 2012 - 9:54am
Forbes CEO Steve Forbes criticizes Obama’s financial policies at a campus lecture on the eve of election night.

Have you ever found yourself sitting in an uncomfortable airplane seat vying for a bit of elbow room or trapped on an awkward date and trying to get out?