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German Chancellor steps down from politics after 16 years in power

German Chancellor steps down from politics after 16 years in power

 Angela Merkel is stepping away from the political life after 16 years of serving as Germany’s Chancellor (Courtesy of Forbes) Victoria Eluszkiewicz Connector Editor Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel has made the decision to step down after 16 years of governing Germany as the country’s first female chancellor. She is remembered for governing the country throughout

Op-ed: A student’s thoughts from their first time watching a presidential debate

(Brian Snyder/Reuters) President Trump and Vice President Biden on stage at the first of the 2020 presidential debates on Sept. 29, 2020 David Rosario  Connector Contributor  When I saw the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, I was in disbelief. America is in an outrageous state. Wildfires, racial injustice and an

Op-ed: An analysis of the 2020 Presidential Candidates’ Policies Regarding Criminal Justice

(Photo by Tingey Injury Law Firm on Unsplash) Incarcerations of Blacks and Hispanics in this country are 38% and 21% of the prison population even though there are 13% and 17% of the population of the United States. Emmanuel Idehen-Ovabor Connector Staff With approximately 22 days left until the election, both 2020 presidential candidates are

Local group seeks to find a solution to sewage overflows in Merrimack River

(Brigid Archibald / The Connector) the MRWC has held the conference, focusing on the potential threats to the river and the people who depend on it. This year speakers focused on topics like PFAs, Combined Sewage Overflows, and Green Architecture.   Brigid Archibald Connector Editor  Many students say they have heard stories about how people used

Democratic Party should keep its moderates on the bench in 2020

According to RealClearPolitics, only four candidates in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary have broken 15 percent support nationally. (Photo courtesy of Sean Rayford, Paras Griffin, Joe Raedle / Getty Images) Troy Lafond Connector Editor There are currently 17 major candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential primary nomination, including former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Kamala Harris

Small changes make a big difference, but we need visionary action to halt climate change

Thousands took to the streets of Boston last week for the Youth Action Climate Strike. Many skipped school and took the day off from work to march against government inaction with regard to climate change. (Photo Courtesy of Robin Lubbock, WBUR) Katlyn Santo Connector Contributor Climate change is one of the gravest challenges facing our

Students respond to stopgap end to government shutdown

President Trump makes announcement from White House Rose Garden Andrew J Sciascia Connector Editor Following 35 days of uncertainty and bitterness, Washington DC was released from the grips of the longest government shutdown in United States history. The news broke Friday afternoon when President Donald Trump made a surprise announcement from the White House Rose

Degou, Madigan elected SGA president, vice president; Reed re-elected trustee

President-elect Lisa Degou and Vice President-elect Brian Madigan won the election by a close margin. (Courtesy of Facebook) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor “I thought it was a hard-fought election, between two terrific candidates. I knew whichever ticket took over, they were going to lead the student experience to be more positive. It’s the closest election

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