Election

Electoral college debate needs to move forward
By Michael Taszarek `18 THE ROUNDUP It is time to move on.   The election is over. However, not everyone has accepted this notion, including a small number of members of the Electoral College. The self-proclaimed “Hamilton Electors” are a group of electors that wish to deny Donald J. Trump the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. This group is basing their stance on original intentions of the…
Amidst election fallout, support needed for Trump
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | President Donald Trump greets Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Dr. Ben Carson. By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP It’s odd to think that the United States of America elected Donald J. Trump as its 45th president.       From someone who openly supported Hillary Clinton (and wrote a column supporting her in this newspaper), I started not knowing how to feel about the results…
Electoral college debate needs to move forward
By Michael Taszarek `18 THE ROUNDUP It is time to move on.   The election is over. However, not everyone has accepted this notion, including a small number of members of the Electoral College. The self-proclaimed “Hamilton Electors” are a group of electors that wish to deny Donald J. Trump the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. This group is basing their stance on original intentions of the…
Trump’s election will impact the future of the Supreme Court
By Hunter Franklin ’19 The Roundup  The grueling election cycle is finally over and President Donald Trump will make an impactful decision on who will fill the empty Supreme Court Justice seat. The first order of business for the next president will be to fill a vacant seat for the U.S. Supreme Court created by the death of 79 year old conservative Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. President Barack Obama, nominated…
Government teachers encourage opinions while maintaining unbiased classroom
By Tyler Conrad ’17 THE ROUNDUP With the presidential election in full swing, government teachers say maintaining an unbiased classroom while promoting student activism can prove challenging, especially with an election as unique as this one. “I think it’s definitely difficult to walk the line of creating an environment where students don’t think they have to feel pressured to represent certain beliefs and they feel comfortable to represent their own…
Energy independence prominent in each candidates’ platform
Teachers Talk Politics: Energy Ms. Patty Mazier SPECIAL TO THE ROUNDUP A few weeks from now several upperclassmen will have the opportunity to participate in the selection of the next president of the United States. Not only should you vote, but you should know what you are voting for. In the 2008 presidential election, only 49 percent of the voters between the ages of 18-24 even turned out to vote,…
Foreign policy differences more style than substance
Teachers Talk Politics: Foreign Policy By Dr. Sam Ewing SPECIAL TO THE ROUNDUP As the saying goes, “Events are the politician’s worst enemy.” Plan as you might, events have a way of frustrating even the best laid plans. Last month, President Barack Obama was reminded of this maxim as riots spread across the Islamic world and threw a wild card into the presidential race. Until now both sides have been…