Posts tagged "politics"

Election 2012: The Chicago College Student Perspective

Election 2012: The Chicago College Student Perspective
On November 6, 2012 Barack Obama was re-elected as the president of the United States. For college students in Chicago, this re-election wasn’t just national news—it was happening within a 30 minutes train ride from most campuses. The focus of most students was on voting, finishing class to watch the results and, for some, watching... Read more »

Happy Election Day #ChiUVote

Happy Election Day #ChiUVote
Whether you are Republican, Democrat, Green, Independent or something in between, politics will rule your agenda today. And we want to hear what you think. Tell us your thoughts on the voting process, the candidates, the issues, the ballots, the headlines, the tweets and whatever other political thoughts are running through your mind. So let... Read more »

Politics 101

Hi everyone! I’m Isabella Walker, a senior and Political Science/International Studies/Journalism student at Loyola University Chicago. I’m really excited to be joining the team at ChiU as a political writer, particularly focusing on the upcoming election. As any good politician would, I figured I should give just a bit of background about myself (no need... Read more »
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NATO For The Foreign Policy Novice

NATO For The Foreign Policy Novice
(Photo: Flickr/isafmedia) It is going to screw up your commute, interfere with weekend plans in the Loop and be covered 24-hours a day by the media. It will also potentially determine the future course of foreign policy for 28 countries. NATO is landing in Chicago this weekend, officially running from Sunday, May 20- Monday, May... Read more »

KONY 2012: The Video, The Background, The Critics

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I have posted about Kony 2012 twice before: once pointing out the posters that have adorned my Loyola University campus since last fall, and once as a news story people should consider following this year. On March 5, the culmination of guerrilla advertising efforts went viral with the 30 minute feature film on the Kony... Read more »

Kony 2012: Teaser Video And Poster Sightings

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Earlier this school year I noticed the Kony 2012:The Hague red and black posters hanging all around Loyola’s campus.  At first I thought it was a covert advertising campaign, a band capitalizing on the fear in Joseph Kony’s name and the inevitable trial for his atrocities.  However, when I  looked into it I found nothing... Read more »
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Mayoral Debate @Dusable Museum Cancelled!

Due to the weather, the mayoral debate at Dusable has been cancelled! Stay home and stay warm!

Chicago Mayoral Debate Tomorrow @ Dusable Museum

Lynda Lopez First Year, University of Chicago I know there is a blizzard looming on everyone’s minds, but everyone should consider attending the mayoral debate tomorrow at the Dusable Museum from 6:00-7:30pm. Sponsored by the Chicago Defender, the debate will feature ALL 6 candidates. Yes, even Rahm Emmanuel will be there. Seating is on a... Read more »

Scene It: Which Candidate Does Your Neighbor Support?

Lynda Lopez First Year, University of Chicago In an election as contested as the upcoming mayoral one, it is interesting to witness the influence of each candidate around Chicagoland. Wanting to know more about the candidates’ presence in neighborhoods across the city, I enlisted my unofficial photographer (A.K.A. my sister) to drive around Chicago and... Read more »
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The 2010 Election and Social Media

Did you earn your “I Voted” Badge from Foursquare on Tuesday? Over 50,000 people checked into a polling booth with the #ivoted hashtag to earn the prestigious badge. Think that’s a lot? Over 12 million people clicked the “I Voted” button on Facebook for the 2010 elections. According to Mashable, that is twice the amount... Read more »