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The 2020 general election sees high voter turnout on both a state and national level.

Voter turnout soars in 2020 general election

Jillian Cook, News Editor November 11, 2020

The historical significance of the 2020 general election stretches in multiple directions, one avenue being the high rate of voter turnout. Voters rushed to the polls and drop-off locations, fulfilling...

2020 Presidential Election Live Results

Lauryn Pietrzak, Broadcast/Video Editor November 3, 2020

The 2020 Presidential Election is this evening and the results from the polls throughout the country are gradually coming in. As ballots are being counted, the winner of the electoral college votes from...

Voting allows for citizens to get their voices heard, so vote!

New Voters Prepare for Upcoming Election

Jillian Cook, News Editor October 9, 2020

With less than three weeks until Nov. 3, both interest and tension are heightening around election day. Inundated with information and reminders, new voters face sorting out their research and beliefs...

Overview of the map, showing a graph of Super Tuesday data.

Super Tuesday Results Across the Nation

Sam Capece , News Editor March 10, 2020

Super Tuesday is a strong indicator of the two candidates that will be selected for the primaries. This year many states took part in holding elections on Super Tuesday including Minnesota, California...

Amy Klobuchar and Jim Newberger General Election

2018 Midterms: What You Need to Know

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief November 8, 2018

Cari Spencer Editor in Chief Americans woke up on Nov. 7 to historical results from the midterm elections. Roughly 114 million votes were cast, an impressive increase from the 81 million cast in 2014,...

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar ranks first on list of all 100 senators with bills signed into law in the current congress, according to data from GovTrak.

“The Future Is Female”: Women In Politics

Cari Spencer, Editor in Chief November 6, 2018

Cari Spencer Editor in Chief It was January of 2017 when women in pink “pussy” hats marched across Washington, demanding their rights ensured and their indignation at Donald Trump’s election...

Civic Engagement Among Teenagers

Rae Malik, Copy Editor November 5, 2018

Rae Malik Copy Editor Civic Engagement is doing service for the community that help develop a set of skills. Civic engagement can be both political and non-political. Oftentimes civic engagement is...

President-Elect Donald Trump in New Hampshire.

President-Elect Trump Plans First 100 Days

Hannah Rippberger, Staff Reporter December 6, 2016

On Nov. 8 Donald Trump won the forty-fifth Presidency of the United States. Whether people like him or not, wanting our new president to fail is like wanting a pilot to crash a plane we are all on. According...

What is Absentee and Early Voting?

Hannah Rippberger, Online Team November 8, 2016

As you probably know, the election is coming up.  It seems as if every commercial break has a line up of political advertisements.  If you are 18 you more than likely have been told it is your civic...

Orono Election Results

Orono Election Results

November 26, 2012

With the past election behind us, the city of Orono/Long Lake had very diverse results compared to the rest of the state and even the country. This movie compares the results of Long Lake/Orono voters...

The election yielded a close popular vote. Graphic/ Maddie Mayhew

Students react to election, look to the future

November 20, 2012

President Barack Obama was elected on Nov. 6 for a second term as President of the United States. Obama received 51 percent of the popular vote and 332 electoral votes. However, in the days leading...

Students debate welfare reform laws

October 16, 2012

The controversial topic of welfare has become more prevalent throughout the nation in light of the 2012 presidential election. Over 15 million Americans rely on welfare money from the government annually....

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