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R-MC students attend Model U.N.

R-MC students attend Model U.N.

Politics and Opinions November 26, 2014 at 12:31 am 0 comments

R-MC’s Model United Nations passed several resolutions at the National Model UN (NMUN) in Washington, D.C. Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. R-MC Model UN represented the Islamic Republic of Iran. The ten students divided into five sections each composed of two people. These sections, or committees, handled the issues ofRead More

Confusion over Turkey’s role in ISIS conflict

Confusion over Turkey’s role in ISIS conflict

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 30, 2014 at 10:27 pm 0 comments

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces are set to march through Turkey in order to aid Syrian Kurdish fighters in embattled Kobani, Syria, which is near the Syrian-Turkish border. Several conflicting reports have made their way out of Turkey as to the details surrounding the reinforcement. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saidRead More

Warner and Gillespie go on the offensive

Warner and Gillespie go on the offensive

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 19, 2014 at 3:04 am 0 comments

Virginia Senate candidates are intensifying attack ads as Mark Warner’s lead narrows. Incumbent and Democrat Warner is polling ahead of Republican candidate Ed Gillespie by nine points, according to Quinnipiac University. An earlier poll from the Watson Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University found the former governor aheadRead More

Campus groups gearing up for November election

Politics, Politics and Opinions October 19, 2014 at 3:01 am 0 comments

In the midst of election season, R-MC’s Young Democrats and Young Republicans plan to come together for an ice cream social set for Oct. 6. During the event, both organizations will get the chance to mingle and get to know fellow politically active students who happen to be from theirRead More

Citizens United amendment rejected

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 28, 2014 at 5:23 pm 0 comments

On Sept. 11, the Senate vetoed a con­stitutional amendment that would reverse the 2010 Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United vs. the Federal Election Commission. This ruling held that money spent by private corporations and individuals on election advertisements fall under the First Amendment right to free speech. This meansRead More

McDonnells convicted

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 11, 2014 at 11:19 pm 0 comments

Former Governor and First Lady of Virginia Bob and Maureen McDonnell were convicted Thursday of multiple counts of fraud, bribery and corruption in connection with Star Scientific CEO Jonnie R. Williams, Sr. Williams is set to vacate his position in December. McDonnell was convicted of 12 of the 14 chargesRead More

Status of Israel travel course in jeopardy

Status of Israel travel course in jeopardy

Politics, Politics and Opinions September 11, 2014 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

On Sept. 15, R-MC professors Dr. Don Polaski and Dr. Shoshanna Shechter-Shaffin are set to meet with the Provost’s Office and Office of International Education to decide the fate of RELS 246 and 247. The J-term class, Jewish/Christian Identity Today, would take students to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Bethlehem and otherRead More

Putin honors 300+ pro-Russian journalists

Putin honors 300+ pro-Russian journalists

Politics, Politics and Opinions August 18, 2014 at 9:53 pm 0 comments

On April 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin honored over 300 TV, print and radio journalists for “objective coverage” of the Ukraine crisis, Kyiv Post and Reuters reported. Their true objectivity is thrown into question by the sheer amount of propaganda abounding in Russian media, and by the fact that theRead More

Uninsured rate drops to lowest since 2008

Uninsured rate drops to lowest since 2008

Politics, Politics and Opinions August 18, 2014 at 9:49 pm 0 comments

A Gallup poll reported the population of uninsured Americans has dropped to 13.4 percent, the lowest since 2008. Gallup and the Obama administration credit the Affordable Care Act. More than eight million have signed up for insurance through Obamacare online exchanges, NBC News reported. “The uninsured rate peaked at 18Read More

Is E. Warren considering a run for president?

Is E. Warren considering a run for president?

Politics, Politics and Opinions May 30, 2014 at 2:19 am 0 comments

Is Warren’s book tour a campaign trial run? Elizabeth Warren has told ABC News, the Huffington Post and countless other news sources that she does not plan to run for president. This has not stopped experts from trying to guess how her campaign could go if she changed her tune.Read More