Posts tagged "protests"
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....
DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education

DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education

On Feb. 7, the Senate confirmed billionaire Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education in a 51-50 vote. The night before the confirmation featured Senate Democrats taking the floor to denounce DeVos and attempt to dissuade Republican Senators in a lengthy session. Protests outside the Senate also took place as a demonstration of public disapproval. The Senate...
Freshman voice: Women's March? More like human's march.

Freshman voice: Women’s March? More like human’s march.

“Only equal is enough. Only equal is ever equal,” speaks a sign lifted high above a crowd full of pink hats. For some, it was a breath of fresh air. The sight of a large group of people coming together as one to march for something so simple, equality, was a true light at the...
#notmypresident sweeps country in weekend of protests

#notmypresident sweeps country in weekend of protests

Early Wednesday morning, many people became anxious as they saw the televised map of America slowly taken over by red, one swing state after another flipping for Trump. Students chewed their nails and downed their drinks. So many voters, we would later find out, cast a ballot for the candidate they believed to be the “lesser of two...
The Starbucks closure no "tall" occurence

The Starbucks closure no “tall” occurence

On Monday October 17, all Starbucks locations in Charleston and around the world were closed. On that same day, Starbucks had a video chat meeting with all of its employees to discuss a very pertinent issue regarding drink sizes. Starbucks closed worldwide because of a customer complaint in Los Angeles stating that the barista wouldn’t...
Students opposed to Board of Trustees stage campus wide walk out

Students opposed to Board of Trustees stage campus wide walk out

On March 28, students protested for the third time this week in opposition to the Board of Trustees’ decision to make Glenn McConnell the next president of the College of Charleston. Protesters walked out of class at 1:15 p.m. to convene in the Cistern, chanting, “Hey hey! Ho ho! Glenn McConnell has got go!” and...
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