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Sports, stocks, and students all claim the power of election foresight

After more than a year of election news, the day is almost here. Tomorrow, millions of voters will head to the polls to cast their votes for president. Currently in the polls, Republican Donald Trump is losing vital support while Democrat Hillary Clinton holds a slight lead. The polls are hardly the only deciding factor, […]

S&P 500 trend suggests win for Trump in general election

With only five left days until Election Day, voters eager for early results should take a look at the S&P 500 index. Though the correlation isn’t necessarily an obvious one, the performance of the S&P 500 index has an eerie way of predicting the outcome of presidential elections. And so far, it’s got an 86 […]

Did We Just Catch Fake News Being Made?

On Saturday, an explosion that rocked Baghdad killed at least 10 and injured at least 34 more when a car bomb exploded, the Associated Press published in a news release citing Iraqi officials. Though photos of charred car remains followed the news release by less than 24 hours, there’s speculation that this story may have been […]

Republican leaders urge Donald Trump to leave presidential race

In the aftermath of a leaked video in which Donald Trump bragged about sexual assault, at least 30 prominent Republican leaders have called on the candidate to drop out of the presidential race. Yesterday, the Washington Post released footage from 2005 of Trump speaking crudely about sexually assaulting women. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — […]

The facts behind the first presidential debate

On Sept. 26, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton went head to head with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in the first presidential debate. Both candidates, throughout the night, made claims that carried varying degrees of dishonesty or misinformation. Here are the facts behind some of the biggest claims made that night:   On jobs leaving Michigan […]

Trump releases highly anticipated immigration policy in Phoenix

Amid rumors Donald Trump would soften his stance on immigration, he released his definitive 10-point plan for immigration reform that garnered the praise of conservative voters from around the country. In the initial months of his campaign, Trump quickly gained support from Republican voters for his promises to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants and […]

#YouTubeIsOverParty trending after changes to advertisement policies

On Wednesday, YouTube created an uproar heard across social media after they announced the strict enforcement of their content guidelines for creators and began demonetizing videos that no longer adhere. The controversial measures taken by YouTube to create an advertiser-friendly platform reeks of censorship as many prominent creators share the messages they’ve received from YouTube in […]