The Victory of Donald Trump – by Jacob Brahm

On the day before the election well-respected, non-partisan website fivethirtyeight gave Trump a less than 30% chance of winning. Defying all expectations, logic, and political norms, he won somehow. The question is: Where do we go from here? Trump ran on a platform of national populism. What does that mean? Dictionary.com defines populism as “various,…

MMHS is Feeling the Bern! – by Jacob Hurley

Political apathy is the thing tearing this country apart. As more and more young people fail to vote, the result is that a large percentage of the population remains unrepresented. The people that do vote end up choosing our leaders in the Congress, Presidency, and State, but if all the people that didn’t went out…

Report on a Mayoral Town Hall Meeting – by Jacob Brahm

Recently there was a mayoral town hall meeting at Hillside Middle School. Both Alderman Joyce Craig and Mayor Ted Gatsas were present. The differences between the candidates were obvious from the start, with Gatsas walking around to the people already seated, talking with them, and introducing himself. On the other hand, Alderman Craig was seated…