Articles by Hannah Addis


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Democrats Ready to Fight President’s Transgender Military Ban

In July, President Donald Trump posted a series of tweets from his personal Twitter detailing a ban on transgender individuals in the U.S. Military. Those tweets blindsided military leaders, who had not been contacted with directives about the potential ban. General Joseph Dunford stated that the ban would not be implemented immediately, and that current…

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Glenn McConnell responds to Charlottesville Rally and local “flagging” event

Following the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally on Aug. 11-12, College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell sent out two emails to the student body addressing the issue and the College’s future stance. What did the first email say? McConnell condemned the beliefs of neo-Nazi hate groups and white supremacists The College offered condolences to victims…

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Trump rescinds transgender protections

On Feb. 22, President Donald Trump rescinded Obama administration guidelines to protect transgender people and allow them to use the bathroom matching their gender identity nationwide. Obama first enacted these protections in May 2016 after the explosive debate surrounding a North Carolina law forcing transgender students to comply with their birth assigned gender. The Obama…

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Sustainable energy at the College in wake of the QEP

Over the past year, the College of Charleston drafted, submitted and introduced a new Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) centered around sustainability literacy. The QEP’s purpose is to solidify the College’s stance as an accredited institution. Now, in the latter stages of approval but before the program officially starts, the slow introduction into everyday life begins….

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Trump signs executive order to move forward on Dakota Access Pipeline and Keystone XL

On Jan. 24, Donald Trump signed an executive order pushing the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines forward into action, despite the Obama administration’s efforts to block both projects over environmental and economic concerns. President Trump dismissed Obama’s policy and sealed a campaign promise with this executive order, which allows for both projects to be expedited…

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Facebook announces steps to fight fake news

False information has been a reality of the Internet for as long as people have been logging online. With hoaxes like lonelygirl15 and Illuminati conspiracy theories, the web has fooled thousands across the globe. The problem persists to this day, plaguing social media sites with bots and conspiracy theories disguised as news. Facebook, in particular, fell…

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