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President Trump’s tax returns released

President Trump’s tax returns released

On Mar. 14, President Trump released his 2005 tax returns after months of refusal. Trump claimed that he could not release information on his returns because they were under a routine federal audit, however many thought that Trump’s reluctance to release his returns stemmed from his 1995 tax returns declaring a $916 million loss, an...
Where was President McConnell during the Ta-Nehisi Coates lecture?

Where was President McConnell during the Ta-Nehisi Coates lecture?

Last evening, Ta-Nehisi Coates spoke to a sold-out crowd in TD Arena about the criticality of race in America’s history and identity as a nation. Coates, one of America’s foremost intellectuals, has written several critically-acclaimed books about the Black experience in the United States. His essays for The Atlantic magazine, such as “My President Was...
Trumpcare spells higher premiums for most Americans

Trumpcare spells higher premiums for most Americans

On March 6, President Trump and Congressional Republicans released the American Health Care Act to replace Obamacare, which was soon deemed, fittingly enough, “Trumpcare.” The House did not have the votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act – instead, they are using a “budget reconciliation to change spending and tax aspects of the ACA,” as...
Attention to prevention

Attention to prevention

Photos and design by Jaquan Leonard. Some women pop a tiny pill every day. Others go through a five minute procedure in a doctor’s office. Still more wear a patch, a ring, a diaphragm, or get a shot or implant. Each of these technologies aims to sidestep one of the most basic elements of human...
LGBTQ: Misinformation and Misintpretation

LGBTQ: Misinformation and Misintpretation

The acronym of sexual identities continues to grow, but our understanding frequently lags far behind. Sexual orientation and gender identity are often conflated in popular representations. But those five short letters encompass a vast diversity of experiences, and the people who lived them are ready to speak. Sexual identities have never been constant. Since ancient...
Activist Bree Newsome speaks at The College

Activist Bree Newsome speaks at The College

On Wednesday Feb. 22, activist Bree Newsome spoke at the College of Charleston’s Sottile Theatre. Bree, a North Carolina native, gained national fame in 2015 when she was arrested for removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State House. The main point of Newsome’s lecture was to ask her audience if they were “woke,” or...
NASA discovers seven new planets, three within habitable zone

NASA discovers seven new planets, three within habitable zone

39 light years away inside the Aquarius constellation, at least seven planets orbit an ultra-cool dwarf star star 12 times less massive than our sun. Only slightly larger than Jupiter, the star was discovered by the Spitzer telescope and the TRAPPIST observatory. According to Rebecca Brinch, a sophomore double major in physics and astrophysics, scientists...
Trump rescinds transgender protections

Trump rescinds transgender protections

On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump rescinded Obama administration guidelines to protect transgender people and allow them to use the bathroom matching their gender identity nationwide. Obama first enacted these protections in May 2016 after the explosive debate surrounding a North Carolina law forcing transgender students to comply with their birth assigned gender. The Obama...
What's your position? Spirituality and sexuality

What’s your position? Spirituality and sexuality

Religion and sexuality– two topics that may not seem like they mesh very smoothly. However, at the College many religious organizations find ways to embrace those whose sexual differences may otherwise feel unwelcome. Every religious organization on campus, about 15, were contacted in hopes of talking to them about their stance on sexuality and same-sex...
CYR Takes Buku, Part Two: Don Crescendo's Top 10

CYR Takes Buku, Part Two: Don Crescendo’s Top 10

The Buku Music + Arts Project combines the best in hip hop, indie rock, and electronic music in an environment that feels as if it could be right out of the next hip apocalypse movie. Imagine raving out next to some of the biggest Mardi Gras floats which seem to come back to life with...
Congress overrules policy preventing mentally ill from purchasing firearms

Congress overrules policy preventing mentally ill from purchasing firearms

On Feb. 15, the Senate voted to repeal a rule passed by the Obama administration which intended to prevent those suffering from mental illness from purchasing firearms. The policy was created as a response to the mass shooting in Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, when Adam Lanza, a man suffering from mental...
Hundreds protest President Trump's Boeing visit

Hundreds protest President Trump’s Boeing visit

On Feb. 17, President Trump visited one of Boeing’s newest facilities in North Charleston where the company unveiled a new version of the 787 Dreamliner. The president congratulated Boeing employees, calling the new airplane “beautiful,” and even stating how much he loves South Carolina. President Trump stressed the importance of manufacturing products in the U.S....
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