by Hannah Phipps | Sep 21, 2018 11:46am
Posted to: Opinion | Millennial Voices
I’m lying in my queen-sized bed in my college house on the Gold Coast of Connecticut at the end of a long day of class, clubs and socializing with my peers. Browsing through my phone and checking all of the usual social media suspects, I feel my stomach grumble.
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by Kevin Lu | Feb 5, 2018 6:29am
Posted to: Equality | Opinion | Education Opinion | Millennial Voices | Youth Journalism
Last summer, the governor of Rhode Island signed RI S0439, titled “All Students Count Act”, into law. However, the title of the act is woefully misleading. By “all students”, this bill actually aims solely to subdivide the already diminutive three percent “Asian” student body into a plethora of new categories determined by “ethnic divisions.”
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by Molly Halper | Aug 1, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Election 2016 | RNC 2016 | Opinion | Millennial Voices | Youth Journalism
I was told a thousand times when I found out I was going to the Republican National Convention that I would be witnessing history, but I never realized just how it sweeps you off your feet.
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by Thurston Powers | Dec 23, 2015 2:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | Millennial Voices | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes
Recent news reports confirm what many have suspected for some time — young people are leaving Connecticut.
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by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | Nov 12, 2015 11:30am
Posted to: Election 2015 | Opinion | Millennial Voices
by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | Oct 13, 2015 2:30pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Opinion | Millennial Voices | White House
Imagine the unimaginable — the president and vice president are both dead, gunned down by unknown assassins. Do you know who the president is?
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by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | Sep 19, 2015 2:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Election 2016 | Opinion | Millennial Voices | White House
This week’s Republican presidential debates supplied plenty of evidence that the GOP candidates are still pandering to the extreme right-wing factions in their party. For women and people of color, for students and seniors, for middle class Americans of all stripes, the 15 Republican candidates offered little reason to be enthusiastic.
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by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | Aug 28, 2015 9:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election Policy | Opinion | Millennial Voices | White House
Why is our political system so shortsighted? On so many issues, from global warming to fiscal responsibility, our government seems focused on short-term benefits, while it ignores long-term consequences. Our infrastructure is falling apart, our schools are underfunded, and all the while special interests make out like bandits. Why?
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by Kiernan Majerus-Collins | Aug 18, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2015 | Opinion | Millennial Voices | Bristol | West Hartford
Democrats in Bristol were jubilant on the night of Nov. 6, 2001. On a ticket led by then-Mayor Frank Nicastro, the Democrats had won a clean sweep of the local races.
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