Politics


NEWS 1/17/20 3:57pm

Vaping on the campaign trail

After a slew of vaping-related illnesses led to more stringent federal regulations, some presidential candidates on the campaign trail have been pushed to confront their stances on vaping and e-cigarettes. 


NEWS 1/16/20 8:26am

SGA treasurer, finance board amend treasurer’s manual

Throughout Winter Term, Amanda Yaffa, senior and executive treasurer of Elon University’s Student Government Association, will draft changes to the treasurer’s manual with the finance board. Yaffa said she hopes to see the changes implemented in the spring semester when she said SGA will likely vote on the issue at the first or second business meeting in February.


NEWS 1/15/20 12:57pm

College students react to the Democratic debate

The final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register, was held at Drake University on Jan. 14. Even though most Drake students were unable to attend the debate, candidates and student groups hosted multiple watch parties in and around the campus. 


NEWS 1/13/20 6:06pm

Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg addresses Iowans

Presidential hopeful, Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, spoke to roughly 300 people in attendance about the issues of climate change, economic instability and gun control, among other topics. Many of Buttigieg’s talking points were related to President Donald Trump.


NEWS 1/13/20 11:23am

Cory Booker suspends his presidential campaign

Cory Booker has suspended his campaign for president. The New Jersey senator was struggling to fundraise and gain traction in both state and national polls. Booker’s decision comes after he failed to qualify for the CNN/ Des Moines Register debate on Tuesday. 


NEWS 1/11/20 11:00am

Reminding Iowans and college students of political alternatives

Vote Common Good, an organization promoting liberal activism during the 2020 election cycle will be taking its message across all 50 states and is looking to give a voice to college students. VCG Political Director Rob Ryerse said this is the type of outlet certain students are looking for.