Signs of Defiance: March Against the Muslim Ban

By Robert Cocanougher / Editor-in-Chief Haley Greco / Contributing Photographer Yesterday afternoon I took part in the March Against the Muslim Ban, hosted by FSU Students for Justice in Palestine. A multitude of student and community organizations helped organize and sponsor the event, including Women’s March Tallahassee, Students Organize for Syria at FSU, FSU Students…

Washington’s “Consensus” On Climate Change

By MATTHEW DI FEDE / Contributing Writer That tweet was fabricated on January 1, 2014. The next three years went on to be the hottest years on record with 24 months breaking global temperature records. 16 of those were consecutive. The last time Earth was cooler than the 20th century average was 1976. With the…

Tallahassee Women’s March

By KRISTIN ROMAN / Contributing Writer On this past Saturday, January 21, 2017, an estimated 10,000 people showed up to Railroad Square Art Park near downtown Tallahassee to participate in the Women’s March. The mass of people walked down Wahnish Way chanting phrases, such as “this is what democracy looks like” and “my body my…

“Not My President” Rally in Tallahassee

By ROBERT COCANOUGHER / Editor-in-Chief Last night there was an anti-trump rally at the Capitol Building. Protesters carried signs with various messages. There were the usual Love Trumps Hate signs, as well as a depiction of Trump as humpty dumpty, one implying an alliance between Trump and Putin, and various messages promoting the LGBT and…

Why Hillary Clinton Should and Should Not Be President

By ROBERT COCANOUGHER / Editor-in-Chief Let’s get something out of the way right off the bat: my views tend to lean liberal. And I say lean because I am not so polarized that I am incapable of respecting a reasonable Republican. I agree immensely more with Hillary Clinton than I do Trump, and while I…

An Open Letter To Donald Trump

To my Dearest Pawn Mr. Drumpf, I hear you’ve been in the news lately and I just wanted to say, so what? Big deal. You really are a lump of orange flesh who takes up too much time and space, you know it, I know it, everybody knows it. They’re just too polite for some…

Superbowl 2016: the Great Debate

By ALEX AMENTA / Assistant News Editor The first debate between the two presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump was being referred to by news outlets across the country as “The Super bowl” of presidential debates. This comparison to an entertaining spectacle and not a classic professional debate became more true as the debate…

Politics at the Oscars

Ah, the Oscars. A night for beautiful designer dresses, sparkling champagne, a hilarious yet insightful host, trophies for the people and films that were deemed the best of the year and… political stances? When the prestigious award show aired on Feb. 28, no acceptance speech or comedic punchline’s political nuances went over the audience’s head.…

Do Noles Know What They Want?

With the presidential primaries in our midst presidential campaigners and supporters are wondering “What is the next step?” This question among others was discussed by Florida State students and community members who want Bernie Sanders this past Saturday evening at the Moore Auditorium. It is crunch time for the Democratic candidate and his followers. The…