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The latest in reproductive legislation

The latest in reproductive legislation

(Photo courtesy of Lanozione) “Gavel on table infront of American Flag” Sabine LaurentdeCannon Connector Contributor  Two years have passed since Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health overturned the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, putting reproductive health back in the hands of the states. The Roe v. Wade decision provided constitutional protection to abortions performed before

The Department of Education faces possible abolishment

(Photo courtesy of Community College Daily) “U.S. Department of Education building.” Steven O’Hara Connector Editor In the wake of recent political tensions in the United States, Republican leaders and Republican presidential candidates have brought up a familiar proposition: the abolishment of the Department of Education. This has been especially pervasive in current political ideology as

Who is Mike Johnson? A Look at the New Speaker of the House 

(Photo courtesy of World Today News). “Jim Jordan being sworn in as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.” Michael Makiej  Connector Staff After several failed votes over the last month for different Speakers of the House, including Representatives Steve Scalese, Jim Jordan and Tom Emmer (among several other candidates), the fourth and final speaker

House of Representatives Vote to Oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy

(Photo courtesy of ABC7NY). “Kevin McCarthy at a lecturn.” Eric Schultz Connector Staff On October 3, the United States House of Representatives experienced a historic first: its speaker was removed from office. Representatives voted 216-210 to vacate Speaker Kevin McCarthy from his office, with eight Republicans joining all 208 present Democrats. McCarthy had served only

The United States faces possible government shutdown

(Photo courtesy of New Santa Ana) “United States Capital Building in Washington, DC.” Eric Schultz Connector Contributor As has happened several times in the past, the United States federal government is close to a government shutdown. This shutdown is set to happen on September 30 if the yearly federal budget cannot be passed, which sets

Hunger Free Campus Initiative address food access

(Photo Courtesy of Action Network) “A banner advertising the Hunger Free campus initiative in Massachusetts.” Troy Lafond Connector Editor On Monday, February 20, the Boston Intercollegiate Government (BIG) sent a letter to Governor Maura Healey, urging her to promote the implementation of the Fair Share Amendment. One of the crucial elements of the Fair Share

National midterm election results: Red wave loses strength before reaching shore

(Photo courtesy of FiveThirtyEight) A proverbial red wave attempting to make a splash at the Capitol Building. Jose Zamora Connector Editor In a history-defying moment, the 2022 Midterm Elections turned out to be a massive victory for Democrats. Pundits have predicted that Republicans would sweep across the nation on November 8th, dominating the rest of