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First lady drops in on Chicago as Hurricane Sandy nears East Coast

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

October 28, 2012


Filed under Blogs, Daily Decision

First lady Michelle Obama is spending the night in Chicago as she gears up for a  campaign tour through Iowa on Monday, the White House announced this morning. The first lady was originally scheduled to fly directly to Iowa City on Monday. Her new itinerary has her leaving the East Coast what could...

Firing Squad: Let’s open our ballots to third parties

Tanner Maxwell, Design Editor

October 25, 2012


Filed under Contributors, Daily Decision, Opinion

The 2012 election brings me my first opportunity to vote in a presidential election, but it seems my minority opinion will be unheard before I even get a chance to mark my ballot. Voting in my first election brings me great amounts of joy. For the first time, I'm able to fulfill my civic duty and...

Obama votes early in Chicago

Obama votes early in Chicago

Patrick Svitek, Online Managing Editor

October 25, 2012


Filed under Blogs, Daily Decision

President Barack Obama took a brief break from a 48-hour campaign blitz Thursday to cast an early ballot in Chicago, making him the first sitting president to vote before Election Day. Shortly after 4 p.m., Obama tapped his political picks on a touch-screen voting machine at the Martin Luther King...

Watters: Gun control simply not issue this election

Arabella Watters, Assistant Forum Editor

October 24, 2012


Filed under Columns, Daily Decision, Opinion

The American people seem to have an inability to embrace modernity. Particularly glaring is our inaction with regards to strict gun control legislation. The three presidential debates have come and gone and still nothing substantial on gun control has been proposed. This should be a bigger issue than...

Early voting option attracts few Northwestern students

Sophia Bollag, Reporter

October 24, 2012


Filed under Campus, Daily Decision, Student Groups

Although early voting in Illinois began Monday, few Northwestern students say they plan to take advantage of it. Early voting in Illinois will continue through Nov. 3. Of the 1,003 students who registered to vote through NU Votes, a Center for Civic Engagement initiative, more than 60 percent registered t...