Author Archives: Adriana Colindres

Goodbyes…sadness

Written by Rana Tahir ’13 So this is it, we’ve come at the end of the course, and the end of an election cycle. The Election Night party was fun; I ended up getting a balloon with a little light … Continue reading

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The Political Power of Teachers’ Unions

Written by Robyn Wright ’13 Unfortunately, neither Democrats nor Republicans seem to support teachers’ unions. Our final week in Election 2012 focused on education, which was of great interest to me as my mother is teacher and member of the … Continue reading

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The Right to Education

Written by Firas Suqi ’13 This (past) week was our last lecture before the election next Tuesday, and Assistant Professor of Educational Studies Kelton Williams discussed what he would describe as one of the least-debated topics, the role of federalism … Continue reading

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This Week on the Magic Schoolbus…

Written by Rana Tahir ’13 This week, we discussed the behemoth, education policy, with Kelton Williams, Knox assistant professor of educational studies. The central question was: Who gets to decide on the education of millions of students? Professor Williams gave … Continue reading

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Didn’t Catch That? Don’t Worry; It’ll Be Replayed on Every News Channel, Forever…

Written by Rana Tahir ’13 This week, Professor (David) Amor shared his knowledge on the role of the media in elections, what he called “like the role of water in the life of a fish.” Because there are no face-to-face … Continue reading

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Election 2012 and the Media

Written by Robyn Wright ’13 Professor (David) Amor dumbfounded the class this week with the following statement: “Everything we know or think we know about the candidates we know from the media.” Not one member of our class has met … Continue reading

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Media’s Influence in the Election

Written by Firas Suqi ’13 “Asking what the role of media is in the presidential election is like asking what the role of water is for fish.” David Amor (Knox College Instructor of Journalism and Anthropology-Sociology) mentioned this quote when … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu: Scary When History Repeats Itself…

Written by Rana Tahir ’13 Gay marriage. It’s a hot-button issue of civil rights. Am I for it? Yes (always have been).  But the reason why really wasn’t clear to me until this lecture by Professor (Catherine) Denial. Before, for … Continue reading

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The Right to Love

Written by Robyn Wright ’13 Last week in Election 2012, we went back in time and looked at the history of marriage in the United States. In order to fully understand the debate of legalizing gay marriage, we had to … Continue reading

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‘Paperless’ Voting

Written by Jessica Oakley ’15 It is certainly true that our society has changed in innumerable ways since voting started, following the Revolutionary War. Arguably, one of the most important advances we have made is in the field of technology, … Continue reading

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