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Addressing Voter Ignorance: What Would a Mandatory Civic Literacy Test Look Like?

Olivia O'Donnell, Columnist

March 29, 2018

Filed under Columns

It appears as though no stone has been left unturned in discerning Mr. Trump’s capacity to govern the United States of America as president: time and time again, he has shown himself to be an inept leader who incites his ba...

Election Day Offers Solidarity Amidst a Fractured Country

Olivia O'Donnell, Community Writer

February 12, 2018

Filed under Community

With the rise of Trump came the dismantling of the democratic safeguards and the shattering of established norms. The expectations of a political figure to be poised, trustworthy, and civically aware crumbled, replaced by an ...

The Importance of Politics

Olivia O'Donnell, Columnist

November 6, 2017

Filed under Columns

    “Yale, where do you stand?” the stark white letters brazenly read.      Unlike the various other posters hung one after another on a noticeboard at the university’s campus, this perfervid question dema...

Trump: Pompous Politician or Person of the People

Olivia O'Donnell, News Writer

April 13, 2016

Filed under News

The 2016 U.S. presidential election has been the cause of countless controversies in respect to the infamous businessman, politician, and TV personality, Donald Trump. Trump, notorious for his wild facial expressions and flagrant...

Investigating the Dangers Behind Self-Diagnosis

Olivia O'Donnell and Charlotte Donoho

December 18, 2015

Filed under News

A runny nose, a cough, and congestion are all symptoms of both the common cold and the flu. Although these two illnesses share common symptoms, they require different methods of treatment. When first experiencing symptoms, one...

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