Post Tagged with: "election"

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Reconsidering the reasons behind Trump’s victory

I wanted to wait for a few days before in long form regarding the election. I know emotions have been running high and that this is a very difficult time for many of my friends. I have seen the pain, fear, anger and sadness that has come to the forefront following the nation’s decision on Tuesday. I realize that a […]

by Mike T. Wincek· · 0 comments · Opinion
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The electoral college: The cause of a tragedy

Donald Trump’s election is, as The New Yorker put it, a national tragedy. What was the cause of this tragedy? Political commentators have said that the liberal democratic establishment—pollsters, the media, the DNC—underestimated America’s population of resentful, non-college educated individuals, as well as the turnout Trump could entice from this group. Further, pollsters may have underestimated the amount of middle […]

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Opinion
Reflections on a tough election

Reflections on a tough election

In what has been a tumultuous and unexpected week, I, along with many other students on this campus, have experienced a wide range of emotions. What was forecasted as a probable win for equality, humanity, social progress, and justice turned out to be a crushing blow in favor of a candidate whose entire presidential campaign championed sexual assault, misogyny, and […]

by Anonymous· · 0 comments · Opinion
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Hindsight: What to make of Trump’s rise

Throughout the election cycle, political pundits have searched far and wide for reasons that might explain the popularity of Donald Trump. They analyze it sociologically, citing the anxieties of many of his supporters left behind in the globalized age. They point to the historical precedent of anti-immigrant sentiment, from the Know-Nothing Party to the Immigration Restriction League. They write of […]

by Catherine Dunn· · 0 comments · Opinion, Side Feature
In embracing partisanship, WikiLeaks loses its integrity

In embracing partisanship, WikiLeaks loses its integrity

WikiLeaks was focused on accomplishing just a single goal—informing citizens through government transparency. In 2016, however, it is clear that WikiLeaks has lost sight of its original goal. How so? In the United States presidential election, WikiLeaks has worked with the Kremlin and President Putin to instigate a coordinated attack on the very foundation of the United States’ democratic institutions: […]

by James Burnett· · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Three’s a party

Three’s a party

If you’re a freethinking individual who may be drawn to a candidate without a D or an R in front of their name this year, then you’ll likely have heard the common naysayers who try to guilt you into voting against your interests to further their own political agendas. To you I say: don’t let them. If you really want […]

by Ryan Hara· · 0 comments · Opinion
SGA Treasurer Candidate: Eric Kim ’17

SGA Treasurer Candidate: Eric Kim ’17

Hey Colby, my name is Eric and I am running to be your next SGA Treasurer. In my tenure as treasurer, I hope to achieve what I call the COLBY platform. C – Creating a more efficient system of dialogue and expression. As many of you have felt in the past couple of years, we need to develop a more […]

by Adelaide Bullock· · 0 comments · News
SGA Treasurer Candidate: Chandler Smith’18

SGA Treasurer Candidate: Chandler Smith’18

As Treasurer, my goal is first and foremost is to be a representation of the student body. In order to improve the system that we already have in place, I strive to ensure an effective use of the SGA budget. I plan to make the process more efficient while simultaneously implementing a sense of accountability that holds ourselves to the […]

by Adelaide Bullock· · 0 comments · News
Class of 2019 SGA Presidential Candidates: Kyndhal Stewart & Nizar Kaddouri

Class of 2019 SGA Presidential Candidates: Kyndhal Stewart & Nizar Kaddouri

Dear Members of the Class of 2019, We are Kyndhal and Nizar, two freshmen respectively from Texas and Morocco, and we want you to elect us as your Class Presidents for the year 2016-2017. Our platform works toward one main goal: making Sophomore year as great as it can be. To achieve this we plan to focus on four axes: […]

by Adelaide Bullock· · 0 comments · News
Class of 2018 SGA Presidential Candidates: Liz Paulino, Jake Lester and Maddie Partridge

Class of 2018 SGA Presidential Candidates: Liz Paulino, Jake Lester and Maddie Partridge

This is Liz Paulino, Jake Lester and Maddie Partridge and we’re excited to run for Junior Class Presidents!’ Liz is an involved member of SGA as class president and she’s really passionate about her work as the First Generation to College Fellow. She founded the Colby Bates Bowdoin Alliance and is one of the Vice Presidents for the Women Of […]

by Adelaide Bullock· · 0 comments · News