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Clemson professors protest Trump executive order with fast

Clemson professors protest Trump executive order with fast

From Feb. 5 to Feb. 12, two Clemson professors began a Fast Against Silence, in protest of President Trump’s executive order preventing immigrants and refugees from 7 predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States. Dr. Chenjerai Kumanyika and Dr. Todd May began the fast on Sunday, Feb. 5 on the steps of Sikes Hall,...
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...
Senator Elizabeth Warren silenced in Senate

Senator Elizabeth Warren silenced in Senate

On Feb. 7, Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren was silenced by Senate Republicans as she criticized Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for attorney general. In her speech, Warren read a letter written by Coretta Scott King in 1986, implying that Sen. Sessions was guilty of racial bias. When Warren began to quote the letter, the Republican senators...
Trump cabinet pick Betsy DeVos raises concerns

Trump cabinet pick Betsy DeVos raises concerns

The past several weeks have been a whirlwind of transition as the Trump administration solidifies its hold on the White House. Among several new decisions, Donald Trump’s cabinet picks have sparked widespread public debate. Betsy DeVos, Trump’s choice for Secretary of Education met with a great degree of outcry as many viewed her as unfit...
Inauguration of President Trump provokes protests and controversy

Inauguration of President Trump provokes protests and controversy

On Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America, commencing the peaceful transition of power from the Obama administration to his own. Trump’s inaugural address opened with  an attempt at unity while discussing the new agenda of America – to rebuild the divided nation, declaring “We the...
The potential presidential cabinet

The potential presidential cabinet

Although president-elect Donald Trump’s political experience is hardly extensive, there’s no denying that his unorthodox approach has brought him success. In January he will be sworn in as the oldest president ever, and the second born in New York City. And while his policies have caused an uproar, perhaps his most controversial action yet has been his executive Cabinet...
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