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Voters talk about how safe and private they really are

Alexandria Riley, Taking Back The Web

November 10

Filed under Contributors, Election Coverage

Voters’ concerns about online privacy and security did not affect their choice at the polls, but it was on their minds. Here are some responses to questions about digital privacy and security: Karan Bundrick, 36, special...

The Affordable Care Act: Helpful but not perfect

Bianca McNair, Pay Up or Die

November 9

Filed under Contributors, Election Coverage

“Clinton has stated that she will keep ACA and improve and reform it, so I feel her plan will be beneficial,” said Emily Smith, a 21-year-old student at the University of South Carolina Aiken. I interviewed Smith at a polling...

Sometimes voices are louder than gun shots

Alexa Leopold, Stop Repeating Weapons

November 9

Filed under Contributors, Election Coverage

Education is the first step to decreasing gun deaths in the United States, said voters at Hyatt Park Elementary School in Columbia, South Carolina. On Election Day, I asked voters’ opinions on mass shootings occurring in...

Voters choose access to health over Wealth

Abbie Collier, The Cost of Being Healthy

November 9

Filed under Contributors, Election Coverage

Voters at Hyatt Elementary School seemed to believe “if the United Kingdom can have “free” healthcare, then so should Americans." On Election Day, I interviewed voters in Richland County, Columbia, South Carolina. Four...

Voters discuss college debt

Channon Watkins, THE GENERATIONAL DELAY

November 9

Filed under Contributors, Election Coverage

Voters at Radiant Life Church and Hyatt Park Elementary School were aware of students’ concerns about college debt, but college debt was not an issue that influenced their candidate choices. Walker White, a 28-year-old network...

Then & Now: You’re Still Not Protected!

Alexandria Riley, Taking Back The Web

November 7

Filed under Contributors

What is older than the World Wide Web and supposed to protect your every move? The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1968. This act was passed by congress to protect your electronic information as you are generating...

Just Graduated; Cue the Violins

Channon Watkins, THE GENERATIONAL DELAY

November 7

Filed under Contributors

I believe that everyone has the right to receive a debt-free higher education. Graduation should be a happy day, not the day you’re stressing over your student loans. My friend Ava, 23, graduated from the University of...

Civilian Safety

Alexa Leopold

October 18

Filed under Contributors

Semi-automatic and automatic weapons are intended for use on the military battlefield, not our churches, schools and shopping centers. Since 1986 when the United States banned the sale of military machine guns to civilians,...

It pays to be American

Abbie Collier, The Cost of Being Healthy

October 18

Filed under Contributors

You need a heart bypass; it costs a shocking $75,000. You’re an American. In the Netherlands, people only have to pay $15,742. These numbers comes from The Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation promoting a high-performi...

The Hacking Continues; who’s next?

Alexa Vega, HACK AWAY THE HACKERS

October 18

Filed under Contributors

Nobody is safe; You may have been hacked; the CIA has been hacked, the Democratic National Committee has been hacked; celebrities have been hacked. “The U.S. government has formally accused Russia of hacking the Democratic...

Highly educated, but working at Walmart?

Channon Watkins, THE GENERATIONAL DELAY

October 16

Filed under Contributors

Four years of college results in 20 years of debt; don’t pay it, and you’re unemployable. In 2013, of nearly 40 million college graduates who borrowed, about 7 million defaulted on their student loans. Once you default,...

Pay bills? Buy a house? Choose

Abbie Collier, The Cost of Being Healthy

October 11

Filed under Contributors

Those of us who are 20-24 and single will spend 25 percent of our income on health care each year. That’s right: a quarter of what we make. The average annual health care premium for a single person in 2015 cost $6,251, according...

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