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DC Society: Behind the grandeur of Washington, Poverty still lives

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David Carter

November 8, 2016

A few weeks ago I was given the great opportunity of traveling to our nation's capital. Anyone who knows me could tell you that before this trip I was talking about it non-stop with excitement and anticipation for what was to come. On my way to the city, I saw so many sites. I even passed by Trump...

DC Society: A message from the past

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David Carter

October 18, 2016

A couple of days ago, I was on my Facebook feed watching a live Clinton campaign event in Miami Beach, Florida. It was a typical Clinton stump speech in which she focused on Climate and the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. But to my own surprise, former Vice President Al Gore came to campaign wi...

DC Society Election Diaries: Two podiums, no issues

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David Carter

September 27, 2016

Two nights ago, two candidates were supposed to take the stage to speak to the American people. What we got instead were two separate things. On one hand, we had a prepared candidate who knew the facts. The other came in strong at first, but slowly showed his true colors, with no clear knowledge of th...

DC Society: Pre-game for a political fight night

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David Carter

September 20, 2016

We now have 48 days until the general election. The polls are tightening more than ever with the fiasco of Hillary Clinton's health and Donald Trump supposedly cutting ties to his birther past. But besides the two campaigns making their own mistakes, we are now exactly five days to the first debate...

DC Society: What are they coming home to?

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David Carter

September 20, 2016

Last Wednesday, many Americans witnessed the so-called "Comander-in-Chief" forum hosted by NBC and MSNBC. In that town hall setting, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were asked by veterans and active service members what they would do as President in regard to commanding the United States military. Though...

DC Society: Preserving what makes us special

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David Carter

September 7, 2016

Many of us don't take a second to think about the beauty of our planet. The environment on campus I'm surrounded by is noisy, but its something that I cherish and is something I want to preserve for a very long time. This past week, Gov. Jerry Brown committed himself to sign two new polices passed by...

DC Society: The importance of being a voter

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David Carter

August 27, 2016

We, as the citizens of the United states of America, all serve a purpose in this country. We are given the power to choose our destinies, shape our future and live out our dreams. I, for instance, am living out my dream by writing my own column. I shape my own future by attending college to better my...

D.C. Society: My party made a mistake

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David Carter

May 4, 2016

The primary season is winding down and it seems both parties have a clear nominee. Seven months from Nov. 8, the American people will decide whether they want Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump to be their forty fifth President of the United States of America. Many of us knew that Donald Trump would com...

DC Society: Where does the Sanders campaign go now?

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David Carter

April 27, 2016

Since the beginning of Bernie Sander's campaign, he has addressed the issues that have been hurting the middle class and poor Americans for decades while trying to bring about what his supporters call a "Political Revolution."But despite the power of his message, it is becoming more apparent Bernie Sa...

DC Society: Reflections of politics and your personal movement

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David Carter

April 21, 2016

This past Monday I turned 19 years old. It's nothing special, really, compared to many of you who may be older and thinking to yourself, "Hey, I was 19 once and when I was 19 I did this and that." Being 19 really serves no better purpose. It's one year above 18, so that's two years closer to legally dr...

DC Society: Professors demonstrated America’s right to work

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David Carter

April 13, 2016

Professors planned to strike on April 13 in order to send a message to the California State University system, because they are tired of being paid insufficient and wanted change for the better. They averted the strike by successfully negotiating and subsequently showed the courage unions bring for wo...

Time for a raise in pay

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David Carter

April 6, 2016

A couple years back I took a class on international business while I was in high school. It was an interesting class, I learned a great deal about the international economy and economic policy that affects the United States and its citizens. My professor would show us "Real Time" with Bill Maher, as ...

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