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Importance of voting, now more than ever

By: HOPE FOWLER Staff Writer hfowlerg@iu.edu As multiple imperative elections in our area and country arise, it is more important than ever for individuals to participate in their social responsibility of voting. Voting isn’t only a civic duty, but it’s an opportunity to voice your opinion. Voters get the chance to tell the democracy what

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Meet the South Bend candidates up for election Nov. 5

By: TAYLOR HILL Staff Writer tarehill@iu.edu On Monday, Sept. 30 in the Humphrey’s room of the St. Joseph County Public Library (SJCPL), residents of South Bend gathered to meet the candidates for Mayor, Common Council, and the representatives for each district. This event was made possible by a combined effort from IU South Bend’s American

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Michigan votes to legalize recreational marijuana

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu On Election Day, Michigan voters passed Proposal 1 to legalize recreational marijuana use with 56% of voters voted yes on the proposal. 4.3 million Michigan residents turned out to vote this year. Under the new law, Michigan residents 21 years and older will be allowed to keep up to

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Guest Columnist Stephen Salisbury suggests considering the past when voting in the future

By: STEPHEN SALISBURY Guest Columnist Hello, readers, and welcome back! I hope you had a great winter break and are excited about the new semester. For those of you first-year students, formerly known as freshmen, I hope you were able to gain a little confidence after successfully completing your first semester and are able to

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