Thursday, November 30, 2023

A Summary of the GOP Presidential Race Thus Far

Former President Donal Trump, as well as eighteen of his allies, were indicted in Georgia on August 14, 2023, as a result of their efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia. The crucial swing state was the site of a fierce battleground during the election, and while the state, and its electoral college votes, were eventually awarded to Joe Biden, the Trump administration made many attempts to find votes in Georgia, perhaps not legally.

Midterms 23’

All you need to know about what's on the ballot this November. Once again this November voters will head to the ballot box to elect their local office holders and government officials. This year's headliners include governor's races in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Louisiana, along with a handful of local legislative elections- highlighted by the Virginia house of delegates and senate, two chambers that are narrowly held by Republicans after flipping in 2021.

UAW Goes on Historic Strike

By Angelina Tang This article was written on Tuesday, 9/19, and does not reflect changes past this date. Updates will be coming soon in upcoming...

Climate Week Unfolds in NYC

By Tulesi Suresh From September 17-24, senior international figures from business, government, civil society representatives, and protesters gathered in NYC for Climate Week. Now in...

The Supreme Court Overrules Affirmative Action

On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court made a landmark decision overruling affirmative action in the case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard. It was declared that considering race in college admissions was unconstitutional and could no longer be done, specifically denying Harvard University and the University of South Carolina’s admissions offices the right to practice it while also setting a nation-wide precedent. This ruling has reversed decades of decisions in favor of it.

What to Know About the Willow Project and its Controversy

The Biden administration approved the Willow Oil Project on March 13, sparking massive controversy over its climate impacts. This is the largest oil extraction project ever proposed in the United States, with an $8 Billion cost by oil giant ConocoPhillips. The drilling will be done on Alaska’s North Shore, which until now was the largest single expanse of untouched land in the United States.

Protesters Assemble at UB Against Transphobic Speaker

On Thursday, March 9th, protesters took to the streets of UB, speaking out against Michael Knowles’s invitation to deliver a speech at Slee Hall that evening.

Harriet Tubman Monument Replaces Columbus Statue

In Washington Park in Newark, New Jersey, a long standing Christopher Columbus memorial was replaced by a monument for Harriet Tubman.

Yet Another Train Derails in Ohio

After last month's trail derailment in East Palestine, another derailment occurred near Springfield, Ohio, both Norfolk Southern trains. 28 out of 212 train cars derailed, including four empty tanker cars. Fortunately, none of which derailed contained any hazardous materials, even though other cars did.

Texas Senator Proposes Bill Preventing Chinese Citizens From Land Ownership

Senate Bill 147, proposed by Texas senator Lois Kolkhorst, attempted to ban citizens from China, Iran, North Korea, and Russia from owning property in the state.

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