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Then, the women marched

By: Kiley Roach On January 21, 2017, millions of women marched in cities all across the nation. They drew up signs, they wore pointed, hot pink hats, and they chanted, “This is what democracy looks like.” The first annual march drew national attention for its coverage of a multitude of issues, including reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ … Continue reading

Let’s address the elephant in the room

By: Kiley Roach Throughout the last two weeks, several of our speakers and site visit hosts have reiterated the sentiment that the Republican Party has devolved into the party of Donald Trump. The party is no longer loyal to its Reagan-year roots of fiscal responsibility, moral governing, and open-door trade policies. Instead, the issues that have … Continue reading

And then, democracy fell (Part 2)

In my previous post, I discussed the effects that Trump’s Presidency has had on the local news networks. In particular, I noted that they are a dying industry forced to compete with the ostentatious antics of national news, which the President hand-feeds to large-scale media outlets. But, does it matter that the President’s domination of … Continue reading

Have you seen the Reasonable Republican?

By: Kiley Roach The Republican party is splintered into factions. Party leadership and rank and file members seem to be growing further and further apart in terms of their ideological standings and the arrangement of their priorities. In the past couple of days, we have heard from a number of speakers with heavy stakes in … Continue reading

So, Now What?

By: Kiley Roach I’ve taken a number of classes with our faculty advisor prior to signing up for this travel seminar. Never in my life have I heard a person speak so highly of a class. She and the other faculty advisor that accompany us this week have made some bold claims, lofty promises, and … Continue reading