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PODCAST: Inauguration Wrap-up

PODCAST: Inauguration Wrap-up

Ahmed Ahmed, Kamiran Hinton, and Jackson Bogan February 2, 2021
Jackson and Ahmed discuss the inauguration and their expectations for a Biden presidency
It’s do-or-die time for the American economy: Will Biden learn from Obama’s mistakes, and go bold? Or make the same ones, and be overly-cautious? Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore,  Art Credit: Ahmed Ahmed

How Joe Biden should learn from Obama’s mistakes

Ahmed Ahmed January 21, 2021

Over the course of the 2020 election, President Joe Biden made strides to remind people of his association with former President Barack Obama. Biden’s connection with Obama was a major asset in a primary...

After several attempts by incumbent President Donald Trump to overturn election results, he rallied supporters into interrupting the election confirmation hearing. However, the protest turned into a riot as protestors broke into and vandalized the building. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Second Impeachment: Is another snap at Trump necessary?

Rhamil Taguba January 20, 2021
A discussion about government influence, the raid on the Capitol, and the future of politics.
As the sky fills with bright colors from the new year’s firework celebration, people romanticized 2021. Eager to see the world match their fantasy, idealists are starting off the new year in a less than merry way. 
 Art Credit: Kayla Thomas

New Year, Old Problems

Kayla Thomas January 14, 2021
It’s difficult to see the bright side when people are surrounded by the same issues - unemployment, eviction notices, stressful online learning, and limited social engagement.
After a brutal storming of the Capitol, the nation is more divided than ever. Art Credit: Monserrat Mendieta

Editorial: The Capitol Hill rioters are anti-Americans

Southwest Shadow January 12, 2021
The disorganization, disrespect, and remnants of a divided country left by the insurrection.
On January 6th, the U.S Capitol was invaded by an angry mass of Trump supporters while Congress was verifying Biden’s victory. Photo Credit: Samuel Schroth

Breaking: Trump incites insurrection at Capitol

Ahmed Ahmed and Monserrat Mendieta January 8, 2021
Capitol Hill invaded, fatalities confirmed, call for removal and more.
PODCAST: 2020 Election Wrap-Up

PODCAST: 2020 Election Wrap-Up

Ahmed Ahmed, Kamiran Hinton, Jackson Bogan, and Rhamil Taguba December 10, 2020
With the election wrapping up, our four hosts describe what they saw.
PODCAST: Trusting Political Media

PODCAST: Trusting Political Media

Ahmed Ahmed, Kamiran Hinton, Jackson Bogan, and Rhamil Taguba November 24, 2020
The four of us discuss the role that the media plays in politics and distributing truthful information.
With his victory in Pennsylvania, Joe Biden has been elected the 46th President of the US. The Southwest Shadow has called the races in North Carolina and Alaska for President Trump, and Georgia and Nevada for President-elect Biden.Photo Credit: Gage Skidman

BREAKING: Joe Biden elected 46th president, on track for second largest popular vote margin in 24 years

Ahmed Ahmed November 7, 2020
After a chaotic presidential race, Biden comes out victorious.
INFOGRAPHIC: The Future of Generation Z Voting

INFOGRAPHIC: The Future of Generation Z Voting

Tishie Nyitray November 3, 2020
This is the first year Generation Z will be voting. How will their vote make an impact?
Updates on the election. Photo Credit: Element5 Digital


Ahmed Ahmed November 3, 2020
Will weakened Hispanic support sink Biden in Florida? Can Trump hang on to the Midwestern Rustbelt states he won four years ago? Who will win the race for Congress? Follow our OFFICIAL live blog to find out!
Analysis: Election 2020 Endorsements: Who deserves to win?

Analysis: Election 2020 Endorsements: Who deserves to win?

Ahmed Ahmed and Rhamil Taguba October 26, 2020
Ahmed and Rhamil give their election endorsements for the 2020 election.