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After the election, political divisions remain at Robinson and in the country

After the election, political divisions remain at Robinson and in the country

Paul Jennewein, Staff Writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Across the Globe, Around the School, Perspectives, Showcase

On Nov. 8, the American people elected heavy underdog Donald Trump to the presidency, making the nation and this school as divided as ever before. This decision leaves a great task in the hands of the president-elect and the American people to heal these political divides. However, the hard-fought and...

“What If?” question comes to Theory of Knowledge classroom

“What If?” question comes to Theory of Knowledge classroom

Kaitlyn Corwin, In Depth Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Across the Globe, Around the School, News, Showcase

In Larry Hollis' Theory of Knowledge class, students are learning about history as an area of knowledge. To aid in this curriculum, Hollis turned to a very relevant discussion of history in the making: this year's Presidential Election. I had the unique opportunity of speaking to two first time voters the...

Vice-Presidential debate sets stage for defense of views, presidential candidates

Vice-Presidential debate sets stage for defense of views, presidential candidates

Paul Jennewein, Staff Writer
October 4, 2016
Filed under Across the Globe, Breaking News, News, Showcase

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, Senator Tim Kaine and Governor Mike Pence will square off in the first and only Vice-Presidential debate of the 2016 campaign. With a little over a month left until election day, the two campaigns will try to prove that the candidate on their ticket eclipses those of their opponent. Mike...

18? Here’s how to register to vote in the upcoming election

18? Here’s how to register to vote in the upcoming election

Isabel Hanewicz, RHStoday Editor-in-Chief
September 27, 2016
Filed under Across the Globe, Around the School, Breaking News, News, Showcase

Sept. 27 is National Voter Registration Day, and with November's heavily-publicized election around the corner, now is a great time to register to vote. Students who turn 18 by Nov. 8 are eligible to vote in this year's election. First-time voters like students must register to vote by Oct. 11 in order...

2016 Presidential Debate Preview

2016 Presidential Debate Preview

Isabel Giovannetti, RHStoday Editor-in-Chief
September 23, 2016
Filed under Across the Globe, In Depth

Ever since the Kennedy-Nixon election in 1960, debates have been a critical part of presidential campaigns. They give the American public a chance to see the candidates face off and defend their policy ideas. Consequently, they also play an important role in deciding the outcome of the election. Many historians argue that the first televised debate won Kennedy the Oval Offic...

Something to Think About: The Value of Symbolism

Something to Think About: The Value of Symbolism

Isabel Giovannetti, RHStoday Editor-in-Chief
April 20, 2016
Filed under Across the Globe, Blogs

There are a lot of big issues facing the country today- equal rights, student debt, immigration, campaign reform, the environment, the list goes on. Unfortunately, very little headway is being made with regards to most of these problems. Rarely do we see good news being reported on TV about a bipartisan...

Something to Think About: Top Five Issues of 2016

Something to Think About: Top Five Issues of 2016

Isabel Giovannetti, RHStoday Editor-in-Chief
April 14, 2016
Filed under Across the Globe, Blogs

Throughout the 2016 campaigns, it has been difficult to differentiate empty arguments from policy discussion. But in a year when so many important changes are bound to occur, it's essential that voters are informed about the issues. Here are some the issues that I think will play the biggest role on...

Something to Think About: The Person vs. the Policies

Something to Think About: The Person vs. the Policies

Isabel Giovannetti, RHStoday Editor-in-Chief
April 6, 2016
Filed under Across the Globe, Blogs

There are a lot of things that one might look for in a politician. Economic sensibility, effective foreign policy, meaningful social stances. But policy failure is not the reason why Alabama governor Robert Bentley is currently facing the possibility of impeachment charges. No, the Governor had...

Something to Think About: The Role of Political Journalism

Something to Think About: The Role of Political Journalism

Isabel Giovannetti, RHStoday Editor-in-Chief
March 30, 2016
Filed under Across the Globe, Blogs

Equal opportunity, universal suffrage, freedom of thought. These are all basic tenets that we associate with a democratic society. There is one more, however, that makes the rest possible: a free press. America's journalists have played a fundamental role in politics since before the Progressive Era....

Something to Think About: How Great is America?

Something to Think About: How Great is America?

Isabel Giovannetti, RHStoday Editor-in-Chief
March 23, 2016
Filed under Across the Globe, Blogs

Ever since World War II, Americans have held the idea that our country serves as a beacon of hope for the rest of the world. We are the symbol for democracy, freedom of expression, equality. And that is true to a certain extent. I am proud to live in a democratic society where political satire is legal...

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