Politics and Opinions

On the campaign trail: February

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 8:56 pm 0 comments

As the election year finally begins, new developments on the campaign trail have dominated the news cycle. In previous issues of The Yellow Jacket, we spotlighted several candidates and gave our readers more in-depth information about their campaigns. Now, The Yellow Jacket is going to focus on the new andRead More

Justice Antonin Scalia dies at age 79

Politics, Politics and Opinions March 22, 2016 at 8:55 pm 0 comments

In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death on February 13, 2016, President Obama solemnly observed, “He will no doubt be remembered as one of the most consequential judges and thinkers to serve on the Supreme Court. Justice Scalia dedicated his life to the cornerstone of our democracy:Read More

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline

Politics, Politics and Opinions January 2, 2016 at 11:46 pm 0 comments

On November 6, President Obama rejected the controversial crude oil pipeline that would stretch from Alberta, Canada to Steele City, Nebraska. The final decision came after years of public outreach, activism, and consultation. The Department of State advised the President that the pipeline proposal “would not serve the national interestsRead More

Donald Trump hosts Saturday Night Live

Politics, Politics and Opinions January 2, 2016 at 11:45 pm 0 comments

George Pataki, a candidate for the Republican nomination who is currently averaging only about 1% in the polls, responded to Donald Trump’s recent appearance on Saturday Night Live by submitting an equal air time request to NBC on Friday, November 13. Pataki’s letter to NBC, on the basis of FCCRead More

OpEd: “A prejudice against prejudice”

OpEd: “A prejudice against prejudice”

Opinions, Politics and Opinions January 2, 2016 at 11:44 pm 0 comments

Since our country gained independence, it has been considered a melting pot. A country founded by immigrants, built off of rebellion, and one that inherited a culture of hard work. In a time now when the world is more globally connected than it has ever been, it is ironic thatRead More

Innocents killed in terror attacks on Paris

Innocents killed in terror attacks on Paris

Politics, Politics and Opinions January 2, 2016 at 11:43 pm 0 comments

Paris, France was attacked in multiple locations on Friday, November 13, killing at least 129 and injuring 300 more, in what is now being reported as terrorist attacks from the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, or ISIL. The series of attacks were coordinated, and consisted of mass shootings, suicideRead More

Meet the Candidate: Rand Paul (R)

Meet the Candidate: Rand Paul (R)

Politics, Politics and Opinions January 2, 2016 at 5:14 am 0 comments

One of the most memorable moments for Rand Paul in the second Republican Debate at the Reagan Library would unfortunately have to be Donald Trump’s rather flagrant criticism of his physical appearance. Trump’s remarks carelessly emerged not long after he made a similar jab at Carly Fiorina, saying, “Look atRead More

Tensions rise between Palestine and Israel

Tensions rise between Palestine and Israel

Politics, Politics and Opinions January 2, 2016 at 5:12 am 0 comments

There has been continuous violence between Palestinians and Israelis in recent weeks as dozens have been killed and hundreds have been injured. The re-emergence of tension between the two started last month when Palestinians accused the Israeli government of preventing them from practicing their religion at the Al-Aqsa com-pound, Islam’sRead More

OpEd: “My Body, My Rights”

OpEd: “My Body, My Rights”

Opinions, Politics and Opinions January 2, 2016 at 5:11 am 0 comments

Recently at Randolph-Macon, students started a chapter of the prominent human rights organization Amnesty International. This organization works to raise awareness about human rights campaigns and violations all over the world. The chapter here at R-MC will work in tandem with Amnesty International officials to select campaigns and issues thatRead More

Clinton testifies to Benghazi committee

Clinton testifies to Benghazi committee

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2015 at 8:21 pm 0 comments

The  past  few  weeks  have  been  very eventful  for  the  Democratic  Party.  Vice President  Joe  Biden  put  to  rest  rumors  of a  presidential  run,  party  hopefuls  Lincoln Chafee and Paul Webb dropped out of the race, and the Party had their first debate. The  debate  brought  to  the  forefront PartyRead More