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STAFF EDITORIAL: Tuesday an important precursor for polls

Staff Editorial

March 2, 2020

Illinois’ presidential primary date is still two weeks away (early voting is open, however), but Tuesday’s “Super Tuesday” voting day will tell Illinois voters a lot about what to expect when they go to the polls March 14. Moderates Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg both dropped out of the race ahead of T...

Yeakel elected new speaker for Student Senate

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

Student Senate voted 16-0 in favor of electing Seth Yeakel, a senior math and computer science major, to be the speaker of the senate during its Wednesday meeting. There were no other candidates for the position. Yeakel said he feels that he is ready to start this new chapter in the senate. “It f...

Lahr, Newell reelected as councilmen

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 2, 2019

Charleston City Councilmen Jeffrey Lahr and Tim Newell won the elections to their positions April 2. Lahr received 38.66 percent of the votes (665 votes), and Newell received 34.19 percent of the votes (588 votes). The incumbents were up against Quincy Combs, father of Charleston Mayor Brandon...

Election judges help voters on Election Day

Election judges help voters on Election Day

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

November 6, 2018

As people hit the polls on Tuesday, Linda Kirby sat at the 19th precinct table in the Newman Catholic Center with other election judges and reminisced on how her life had intertwined with voting. The year was 1971; young men were dying in the Vietnam War and Led Zeppelin’s ‘Stairway to Heaven’ h...

Candidate forum held for sheriff, state representative races

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

October 17, 2018

The Charleston and Mattoon Chambers of Commerce held a candidate forum for the Coles County sheriff race and the 110th District State Representative race Tuesday night. Four candidates were invited to speak at the forum, including Greg Voudrie (Democratic candidate for sheriff), Jim Rankin (Republican ...

Letter to the Editor: Register to vote

Karen Clausing

September 3, 2018

It’s easy to register to vote in Coles County. You need to be 18 years old, born in the U.S. or be a naturalized citizen and have two forms of ID: a state issued picture ID card, driver’s license or student ID plus a document or bill with your address. You can register online at o...

Election judges, constituents discuss primary elections

Those who were registered to vote Tuesday night received an

Olivia Swenson-Hultz , News Editor

March 20, 2018

As people gathered to cast their votes in the primary elections, election judges and community members shared their opinions on the candidates, why it is important to participate in the elections and how the voter turnout compared to previous years. “It’s been a good turnout so far, but it’s...

Students raise questions about Trump’s 1st year

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer

November 1, 2017

Whether it was for extra credit or for curiosity, students packed the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to hear a discussion about President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Dennis Malak, a member of the Charleston city council, and Kevin Anderson, a political...

Students can reflect on election at UB panel, discuss past election and analyze Trump’s presidential timeline

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 31, 2017

Students can have their questions about major political issues answered by a panel at “One Year After the Election: The Trump Timeline” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. This panel will be hosted by the University Board’s Ideas and...

We need leaders and we need answers

Staff Editorial

October 23, 2017

It is not yet election season, but there has already been some talk about possible candidates in upcoming races. Shirley Bell, a retired communication studies professor, announced her intention to seek the nomination for state representative of the 110th district at a Trivia Night, according to The...

Student Senate to talk about elections

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 30, 2016

  The Student Senate will discuss the upcoming election of a new Speaker of the Senate at their meeting 7 p.m. today in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Luke Young, student vice president of academic affairs, said JaLisa Smith, currently the chair of...

Student Investment Society share thoughts on stock market

Samantha Barileau, Contributing Writer

November 16, 2016

Even though changes in the stock market during the 2016 presidential election shocked the members of the Student Investment Society, they are still excited to see where it goes under the influence of President-elect Donald Trump. The Student Investment Society is a registered student organization...

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