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The Longest Government Shutdown in American History

The Longest Government Shutdown in American History

The United States government has set a new personal record, although this record isn’t exactly one to be proud of. On December 21, 2018 the government shut down due to controversy over the need for border security along the southern border. On January 12, 2019 this shutdown become the longest in U.S. history and there

March for Our Lives: Road to Change

Four months have passed since the deadly massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School occurred. Students and supporters across the country are holding strong to the movement being led by strong willed and determined activists Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg. On June 15th the revolutionary movement changes grounds in further efforts to inform the younger generation

U.S National Guard Sent to Mexico Border

Earlier this month Trump issued an executive order to send U.S National Guard to the Mexican border. Over 250 soldiers have already been sent and Arizona plans on sending over 150 troops over the next couple weeks. There will be approximately 2,000 troops at the border to regulate the intake of Mexican illegal immigrants.  The

Trump To Ban Bump Stocks

“Bump stocks, we are writing that out. I’m writing that out myself, I don’t care if Congress does it or not. I am writing it out myself,” says President, Donald Trump in reference to attempting to get a bill passed to ban bump stocks. Due to recent public outcry of harsher gun control, President, Donald

Malala: The Girl on Fire

Malala Yousafzai is a women’s education activist, from Pakistan, who first made headlines in 2008 when she delivered a speech protesting the Taliban, after they took away women’s rights to education. Two years later she came back into the eye of the media when she was stopped on her ride home from school and shot

History isn’t Just History Anymore

This past week the town of Bradenton as we know it, changed. The Confederate monument has sat next to the Manatee County Historic Courthouse for the past 93 years. The groups leading the protest were the Black Lives Matter Alliance Sarasota Manatee Chapter and Indivisible Bradenton Pro-gressive and Answer Suncoast. The protest started peacefully but

Moving Ahead Together at Valdosta State

After hate graffiti and racial exclusion from Trump rallies, Valdosta State doesn’t have the best track record for inclusivity. Their new “Moving AHEAD Together” seminar may be the first step in changing that. The two day conference hosted by the Florida and Georgia state affiliates of the Association of Higher Education and Disability aims to

Sunday is the Day of Rest, and Monday is the Day for PROTEST

On Monday, August 21st, there is set to be protests about two separate issues in our county. Starting at 11 a.m. on Monday the people behind the Facebook page, “Protest Against Animal Abuse/ Deliver the Shark Petition,” will stage a protest against the Florida Fishermen who allegedly drug a shark behind their boat and allegedly abused

Dylann Roof: Sentenced To Death

On June 17, 2015, self-declared white supremacist Dylann Roof fired 70 rounds at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. Roof admitted to all of the killings, a total of nine lives taken. This act was proven to be a hate crime against African-Americans with intentions to start a race war by Roof himself.