Election Coverage

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For the love of god…vote!

Unless you have been living in North Korea, your grandmother’s basement or somewhere similarly isolated, you are probably sick to death of hearing about the presidential election. So we are going to give you one more article! No, seriously. This election warrants a closer look from CisternYard News, and not just because our reporters have…

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The scandal that would not die

Scandal is nothing new this election season. Republican Nominee Donald Trump crowds the news with a fresh controversy every week, and Democratic Nominee Hillary Clinton’s private server emails haunted her from week one. Right on time, Clinton’s email usage emerged into the limelight once more. Over the past few weeks, Wikileaks released over 50,000 new sets of…

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In-fighting tears apart the GOP

  The phrase “October surprise” came about during the 1972 presidential election. The term describes a shocking maneuver made by one party to discredit the other, late in the campaign. Sex scandals, secret deals and the like usually deliberately take place in October, because they have a greater influence over voters’ ultimate decisions. In other words, October…

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Sanders, Cruz Triumph in Last Week’s Primaries

Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and Republican candidate Ted Cruz emerged victorious from the Wisconsin primaries last Tuesday, blocking Hillary Clinton and  Donald Trump from gaining key delegates. The victory is vital for Cruz in his battle to shrink Trump’s lead. Cruz and Kasich continue to battle it out amid increasing rumors of a brokered convention in July, which would…

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Off to the races!

From magazine rankings to movies, most portrayals of Charleston seek to capture the city’s secluded gardens, flavorful cuisine and charming architecture. But what happens when the gracious, old soul of the South collides with the muddy fury of modern politics? Quite a lot actually. Dr. Amanda Ruth-McSwain spearheads the College’s Bully Pulpit Series, a program…

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Neo-Nazi Group Tramples Memorials in Brussels

On Sunday, a group of self-proclaimed fascists stampeded a memorial for the victims of the Brussels attacks. The far-right group invaded Place de la Bourse, deliberately marching on the tributes left to commemorate the dead and injured, while chanting “On est chez nous,” a nationalist saying meaning “This is our home.” The protesters were seen giving the…

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