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Election escapades: Examining experiences and impacts of the 2020 election

Election escapades: Examining experiences and impacts of the 2020 election

Fareen Dhuka and Laney Chang November 20, 2020
The 2020 election has surmounted both voting records and expectations of many members in the St. John's community. The Review Online put together a special election package featuring stories of students, faculty and alumni in Congress to showcase the tremendous influence politics has on and off campus.
In a marquee election for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a traditionally Republican stronghold until 2018, St. John’s alums Lizzie Fletcher and Wesley Hunt went head-to-head on Nov. 3, with Fletcher winning reelection by over 10,000 votes.

Congressional campaign pits Mavericks Fletcher, Hunt

Ella West, Assignments Editor November 20, 2020

This article was initially published in the Nov. 11, 2020 print issue of the Review. In a marquee election for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a traditionally Republican stronghold until 2018,...

Citing claims of voter fraud, President Trump has yet to concede, leaving many uncertain as to whether the president will willingly leave office in January.

Students reflect on impacts, new precedents of the 2020 election

Ella Piper Claffy and Dawson Chang November 20, 2020

When Mia Basu watched Kamala Harris take the stage in Wilmington before the victory speeches, waves of pride and relief washed over her. Along with many other SJS community members, she had anxiously awaited...

In their third PerSPECtives volume, SPEC encouraged readers to use educational resources to learn about the election and political issues.

SPEC, Unity Council promote safe spaces for political discussion

Mia Hong and Annie Jones November 20, 2020

As news outlets called states and made predictions three days after the polls closed, many students frantically checked electoral votes at every opportunity. “I felt anxious about the results,”...

Freshman Dian Yu (fifth from right) poses with other Best Speaker award winners at the Fall State debate convention.

Austin debate convention encourages public speaking, exposes students to politics

Sara Doyle and Afraaz Malick November 28, 2018
On Nov. 17, five students attended the Fall State debate convention in Austin.
Students gathered in the plaza to discuss the results of the 2018 midterms in a respectful, educational environment.

Post-midterms political discussion encourages respectful conversation

Ashley Yen and Lily McCullough November 18, 2018
On Nov. 7, SPEC and Unity Council hosted a pizza lunch after midterm elections for students to discuss politics in a respectful environment.
Midterm mayhem: The impact of politics at St. John's

Midterm mayhem: The impact of politics at St. John’s

Ryan Chang and Sophia Kontos November 5, 2018
Between classes like Government and various political clubs, politics play an important role at St. John's. With the midterm elections approaching on Nov. 6, explore the ways politics impact the St. John's campus and student life.

Political clubs gather to debate NFL protests

Lily McCullough, Staff Writer October 17, 2017
On Tuesday, Oct 10th, JSA, Unity Council and SPEC discussed and debated NFL players' decision to kneel during the national anthem.
Sophie Gillard attended the Women's March on Austin on Jan. 21.

Why I joined the Women’s March

Sophie Gillard, Staff Writer February 8, 2017
Thousands of protesters joined the Women's March in Washington, D.C. and its many nationwide sister marches on Jan. 21. Sophomore Sophie Gillard discusses why she marched.

Young Republicans take initiative in national politics

Sophie Gillard, Staff Writer November 5, 2016
Republican students have taken action on the national election, volunteering with the likes of Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

Political activists spark progress through Ben Rose campaign

Sophie Gillard, Staff Writer October 25, 2016
While the general election catches attention, students take local action by supporting Ben Rose, a Democratic candidate for state representative.
JSA members pose in front of the Texas Capitol in Austin alongside faculty chaperone Wendall Zartman.

Debates stimulate learning, communication at JSA Fall State

Christian Maines, Staff Writer December 11, 2014
Six SJS students attended the Junior Statesmen of America Fall State conference, where they debated issues such as Super PACs, affirmative action and immigration.
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