2016 Presidential Election


‘Alt-right’ movement too ill-defined for use

The term “alt-right” came to the forefront during the 2016 election as Hillary Clinton and various media outlets connected the movement to the...


Q&A: Mark McKinnon

Mark McKinnon is a political adviser, television producer and newspaper columnist who has worked in American politics for the last 30 years. He...


Anti-Trump protesters safeguard First Amendment right

The First Amendment is one of our most important rights as Americans. Its protection of our right to protest also safeguards democracy itself,...


Students protest election results at downtown rally

As hundreds marched through the streets of uptown and downtown Dallas on Nov. 9 protesting the election of Donald Trump, electrical engineering senior...


Students reflect on election outcome after watch party

As the night wore on, the smiles faded off the faces of students viewing the election results at a watch party hosted by...


Obama leaves behind improved, changing country

As the presidential election winds down, the country is preparing for the inevitable beginning of a new administration and an uncertain future. But...


Editorial Board: We endorse Hillary Clinton for presidency

Hillary Clinton is the only candidate to vote for in the 2016 presidential election. She is one of the most qualified candidates to...

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SG, SUAAB help 1,200 students register to vote

Student Government and SUAAB registered 1,200 students to vote with the intention of encouraging students to become more politically excited and active. With...


Politicians should be allowed to flip-flop on issues

Donald Trump is a flip-flopper. Hillary Clinton, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson and Ronald Reagan are also all flip-floppers. Flip-flopping is a derogatory term...


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