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Past versus present: SB4 analysis

Past versus present: SB4 analysis

Hevar Barzenji, Staff Writer | April 15, 2024
An ensuing battle between Texas and the federal government has reached another stage with the onset of the state’s Senate Bill 4. Under SB4, Texas authorities at the state and local levels would be allowed to stop, detain and arrest migrants or those who are suspected of crossing U.S. borders illegally. Under normal circumstances, these would all be the duties of federal law enforcement and courts. However, due to record numbers of immigrants crossing the southern border illegally and what the Texas...
Joe Lieberman was a leading Democrat in the U.S. senate until his split with the party in 2006.

America says goodbye to Joe Lieberman

Hevar Barzenji, Staff Writer | April 14, 2024
Joe Lieberman, one of the biggest major independent politicians, died March 27 at age 82 from injuries sustained from a fall in his Bronx home. Lieberman served as U.S. senator from Connecticut for six terms spanning 1989-2013. He was also a nominee for vice president when he ran alongside Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election. Lieberman was a supporter of the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. He also supported a strong relationship with Israel, free trade economics...
Who will win the race for SGA leadership in 2024?

Who will win the race for SGA leadership in 2024?

Angel Marcial, Staff Writer | April 3, 2024
Student leadership roles in Richland SGA are being vacated as the 2023-2024 academic year comes to an end. With current leadership moving on to the next stages in their academic careers, nearly all seats will be contested by new individuals. The Richland Campus Student Government Association officer positions, including secretary, treasurer, historian, vice president and president, and several senator seats, are open to any and all students at Dallas College. The intent to run deadline has passed, and...
Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson in 2022.

City Manager Broadnax resigns, deputy takes over

Malak Elkady, Editor-at-Large | March 27, 2024
Dallas City Manager T.C. Broadnax announced his resignation citing unresolved tensions with Mayor Eric Johnson and certain members of the city council. His departure is a significant transition in Dallas’ local governance, leaving the city without its top executive. In his statement, Broadnax expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve Dallas and highlighted his accomplishments during his tenure: “I am proud of what I have accomplished and am grateful for the support I received during my...
Voices from some of the teenage victims of gun violence are being used to lobby US lawmakers thanks to AI technology.

Dead kids robocall US lawmakers

Hevar Barzenji, Staff Writer | March 24, 2024
They may have been killed, but they will not be silenced. Families of kids and young adults who were slain by gun violence in incidents ranging from suicide to school shootings are using AI to recreate the voices of their loved ones and mailing them to politicians in the form of robocalls. Recently, they created a website that allows anyone with internet access to mail an audio recording of a loved ones’ artificially recreated voice to a politician of their choosing. Their goal is to get politicians to ban the...
Refugees of Rafah in Gaza try to confort each other after a series of bombings by Israel.

A question of safety

Hevar Barzenji, Staff Writer | March 21, 2024
Israel’s planned assault on the city of Rafah in southern Gaza will happen despite warnings from President Joe Biden and other U.S. officials. When that assault will happen is unknown. Currently talks are underway for another cease-fire and the release of more hostages. If a deal is not reached by March 10, the first day of the Muslim holy month known as Ramadan, the assault will take place very soon. If a deal is reached by the start of Ramadan, then the assault will be postponed for several weeks. A...
Trump files appeal after immunity is rejected

Trump files appeal after immunity is rejected

Malak Elkady, Editor-at-Large | March 3, 2024
Former President Donald Trump is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily halt his federal criminal prosecution for allegedly conspiring to obstruct the electoral certification three years ago. Trump’s legal team filed the request on Feb. 6, stating they are preparing a formal appeal to the high court to take the case. They are seeking to indefinitely postpone the trial scheduled at a federal courthouse in Washington, D.C. The central issue revolves around whether Trump should be...
Richland hosts congressional election forum

Richland hosts congressional election forum

Angel Marcial, Staff Writer | February 22, 2024
Slogans such as Christopher Panayiotou’s “I am the working-class candidate,” Justin Moore’s “I’ll be the fighter that you need” and Kevin Felder’s “Experience makes the difference” are a few examples of what audiences took in on Feb. 9 when Dallas College Richland campus hosted the 32nd Congressional District forum through Lulac, Ecolatino and Richland’s Student Government Association. Seven candidates running in the Democratic primary for the U.S. House Texas District 32 March 5 appeared...
President Joe Biden and Taylor Swift. Could the Swift Effect be just what it takes to save Bidens floundering candidacy?

The Swift Effect

Aislyn Smith, Editor-in-Chief | February 18, 2024
Singer and songwriter Taylor Swift has been popular for years, both for her music and her journey, attracting fans and business alike. Recently, she has become popular for an entirely different reason, which fans are calling the Swift Effect. Essentially, Swift’s association with brands and people has greatly impacted how they are perceived by the public and, even more importantly, how popular they are. This has resulted in huge monetary and political gains, all simply because she showed support in...
Democrats host RAD debate at Richland

Democrats host RAD debate at Richland

Aislyn Smith, Editor-in-Chief | February 7, 2024
Richardson Area Democrats, or RAD, was hosted on the Richland campus Jan. 27 for a series of congressional debates featuring four candidates: two for the Texas Senate and two for the Texas House of Representatives. The candidates included incumbent Sen. Nathan Johnson and Rep. Victoria Neave Criado, running for Senate District 16, and Francine Ly and Sam Eppler for Congressional District 24, respectively. The debates took place in the Fannin Performance Hall, and all four candidates had...
Chris Christie, left, Nikki Haley, Ron DeSantis, and Vivek Ramaswamy debate during the third GOP primary debate on Nov. 8, 2023. Only Haley and Donald Trump remain candidates.

Presidential elections: Every vote matters

Key West, Staff Writer | February 6, 2024
This year there are major elections happening in Texas. Everyone may already know that we have our U.S. presidential election this year. But did you know we have U.S. Senator Ted Cruz on the ballot this year as well? Representatives in the U.S. and Texas House of Representatives are on the ballot, as well as district judges, and city council members and others. The last day to register for the March 5 Texas primary elections is Feb. 5. The primary elections will determine who will make it to the general...
The debates will be held in Fannin Performance Hall.

Congressional candidates to debate at Richland

Malak Elkady, Editor-at-Large | January 27, 2024
In a collaboration that promises to ignite political passion, Richardson Area Democrats (RAD), has partnered with the Student Government Association of Dallas College, Richland Campus, to present not one but two Democratic congressional debates on Jan. 27 at Fannin Performance Hall. Organizers are expecting an afternoon of political engagement and spirited discussions. The first debate, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., will showcase the Senate District 16 debate. The stage is set for an intense exchange...
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