Congress

Freshman Morris fights for medical rights
  Photo Courtesy of Fox 10 – Screenshot of the video of Diego Morris’ speech on the Fox 10 Youtube channel. By Reece M. Krantz ’16 THE ROUNDUP Diego Morris ’19 had his life turned upside down in 2012, when he was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. Morris thought he was just sore from sports and other activities, but it was worse than thought. “When I was…
Farm Bill unduly pares down nutrition programs, provides other benefits
By Cameron M. Bray ’16 THE ROUNDUP Congress passed the first farm bill in 1933, known as the Agriculture Adjustment Act, as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal. The Act granted farmers subsidies for leaving certain parts of their land fallow and for killing excess livestock. The Act’s purpose was to reduce crop surplus, and thus raise the low prices on crops that were threatening the agrarian lifestyle of farmers…
Costly comedy cast shadow over issues in Congress

By Brian D. Brannon ’11
THE ROUNDUP

The doors of Congress opened Sept. 24 to Stephen Colbert, a major comedian on Comedy Central.

Colbert testified on the current situation of migrant farmers, and how our economy can’t survive without them.

“I don’t want a tomato picked by a Mexican. I want it picked by an American. And sliced by a Guatemalan, and served by a Venezuelan, in a spa, where a Chilean gives me a Brazilian wax. ” Joked Colbert as he pointed out how integrated migrant workers are in our society.