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Obama’s final speech instills ideas of change

By Clarissa Hinshaw | January 18, 2017

DeKALB — With President Barack Obama’s term coming to an end, students and faculty interested in leadership and activism are paying attention to his final words.Obama delivered his farewell address at 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at McCormick Place in Chicago....

Washington state presidential elector Levi Guerra, center, announces that shes asking members of the Electoral College to pick a Republican consensus candidate rather than Donald Trump during a news conference in front of the Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave., Wednesday in Olympia, Wash.

Students call for reform of Electoral College

By Lindsey Salvatelli | December 5, 2016

Washington state presidential elector Levi Guerra, center, announces that she's asking members of the Electoral College to pick a Republican "consensus candidate" rather than Donald Trump during a news conference in front of the Legislative Building, 416 Sid Snyder Ave., Wednesday in Olympia, Wash.

Opinion: Election leads younger generation to distrust

By Brooklynn Harper | November 14, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has claimed all along that this election is rigged, and in a way, he’s right. Though I wouldn’t call our system rigged, I do agree that Americans don’t have as much of a say as we tend to think we do, which leads to...

InFocus: What is your reaction to the presidential election results?

By Perspective Staff | November 10, 2016

Kristen ArmsColumnistIf this election has taught the American people anything, it’s that expectations do not always equal reality. Senator Bernie Sanders seemed to have a large presence in the primaries but was uprooted by Secretary Hillary Clinton....

High School students from Salt Lake City who are afraid, upset and discouraged due to last nights election results held a sit-in at the Utah Capitol to show solidarity for their immigrant and LGBTQ peers Wednesday in Salt Lake City. A day after Donald Trump’s election as president, the divisions he exposed only showed signs of widening as many thousands of protesters flooded streets across the country to condemn him.

Opinion: Trump’s victory brings confusion

By Nick Bosshart | November 10, 2016

High School students from Salt Lake City who are afraid, upset and discouraged due to last night's election results held a sit-in at the Utah Capitol to show solidarity for their immigrant and LGBTQ peers Wednesday in Salt Lake City. A day after Donald Trump’s election as president, the divisions he exposed only showed signs of widening as many thousands of protesters flooded streets across the country to condemn him.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in Eau Claire, Wis. 

Campus respond’s to Trump’s victory

By Julia Martinez, Sam Malone, and Madison Kacer | November 10, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump beat out Secretary Hillary Clinton with polls showing 279 electoral votes to her 228 electoral votes, according to the New York Times. Students reacted across campus to Trump’s victory following Election...

Even after trailing in the projected polls on Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump was able to win more than the necessary 270 electoral votes by flipping swing states. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Texas, originally projected to be “blue” states, were key wins in his victory to become president over Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Trump flips swing states for win

By Nicole Scott | November 10, 2016

Even after trailing in the projected polls on Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump was able to win more than the necessary 270 electoral votes by flipping swing states. Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Texas, originally projected to be “blue” states, were key wins in his victory to become president over Secretary Hillary Clinton.

Clinton concedes to Trump, reminds supporters to fight for rights

Clinton concedes to Trump, reminds supporters to fight for rights

By Associated Press | November 9, 2016

Former President Bill Clinton embraces his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as Democratic vice presidential candidate, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., applauds in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, where she conceded her defeat to Republican Donald Trump after the hard-fought presidential election. 

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer as they watch election returns during an election night rally Tuesday in New York.

Election: Northern Star post-election guide

By Northern Star staff | November 8, 2016

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump cheer as they watch election returns during an election night rally Tuesday in New York.

Election: Trump needs more than Florida to win

By Northern Star staff | November 8, 2016

Political Science Professor Matthew Streb thinks Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton doesn't need to worry if she doesn't get Florida's electoral votes."Everyone is focused on Florida, and Florida's great; Florida's important, but Hillary...

Election: Millennials matter

Election: Millennials matter

By Northern Star staff | November 7, 2016

"I'm a democrat, so I plan to vote for Hillary Clinton because Donald Trump is not president material," said Brenda Herrera, junior psychology and family and child studies major. "He's very ignorant with all the issues he talks about, but Hillary has experience with her husband being president, and although [she] has had a rocky reputation, [she] still has more political experience than Trump."