The Trouble with the Electoral College

In a fair democracy everyone’s vote should count equally, but the method that the United States uses to elect its president, called the electoral college, violates this principle by making sure that some people’s votes are more equal than others. The Electoral College is, essentially, the 538 votes that determine who wins the presidency. If…

Experience Washington State University

NESTLED IN THE ROLLING HILLS AND WHEAT FIELDS OF SOUTHEASTERN WASHINGTON, IN AN AREA KNOWN AS “THE PALOUSE”, IS A UNIVERSITY WHO’S RICH HISTORY AND CULTURE HAS BEEN CRAFTED OVER 125 YEARS OF SERVICE. WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY. ONE OF AMERICA’S PREMIERE LAND GRANT EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. THIS IS PULLMAN WASHINGTON, HOME TO WSU’S LARGEST CAMPUS. A…

How the Electoral College Works

Ah, Election Day, when Americans everywhere cast their ballot for the next President of the United States. Except, not really – Americans don’t directly vote for president. So, what’s happening on election day then? It’s a bit complicated because of something called the Electoral College. To keep things simple for now, think of the Electoral…

Opening the Doors of Higher Education

STEPHANIE STEVENSON: Hello everyone. My name is Stephanie Stevenson. I’m currently a junior at the University of Maryland College Park With a concentration in American studies and social justice. I am a first generation college student from Baltimore, Maryland, and I truly understand the importance of higher education. My family taught me that I should…