• News,  This Week's Paper

    Young Voters: Who went to the polls, and who didn’t

    November 6th, 2018 – Midterm elections were underway all around the nation. Social media campaigns were issued to prompt voting, celebrities endorsed candidates and anyone and everyone was begging people to vote. The question, however, remains: did young people actually vote?   It is still too early to definitively tell the number of people who voted. Demographics like voter turnout are hard to precisely determine, but predictions and current data show positive outcomes. According to The New York Times, in an article published November 9th, there was an overall 138.8 million person increase in turnout. This was the first time that voter turnout for a midterm election topped 100 million;…

  • News,  This Week's Paper

    A Split Congress: Democrats Take the House and Republicans Hold Down the Senate

    The Nov. 6th, 2018 midterm elections have passed and the results are in. The “blue wave” that Democrats hoped would roll in to Capitol Hill did come to pass, but it did not have as much as an impact on the results as they would have liked.   Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, gaining 36 more seats and putting them at a 231 seat majority as compared to the 198 seats held by Republicans. The Republicans maintained the Senate by gaining one seat, putting them at a 51 seat majority against the 47 seats held by Democrats.   However, seven seats in the House of Representatives, two…

  • Self-Empowerment

    Tackling midterms season at QC

    Midterms week. Those two words are daunting enough, as they most likely evoke flashbacks of studying endlessly night after night. There’s no avoiding the anxious feeling of sitting in a lecture hall, waiting for the proctor to deliver the exam one has been dreading. However, one tends to forget that the original purpose of an examination is to ensure that one has retained the info necessary to proceed onwards in the course (or so it is said). Ultimately, there are a variety of things that can be discussed. It’s a given that as you go through life, you eventually gain experience in a variety of things. Senior students are the…

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    Learning to cope with midterm stress

    Midterms week is a time no college student particularly likes experiencing. Students may study for five, six or even seven exams over one to two weeks, viewed as impossible. Students do the best they can on the tests, while reducing the stress from midterms. reduce the stress  their mind off exams and doing the best they can to prove how hard they have worked. Deborah McCoy, a senior, said midterms are a reflection of what students were taught in their classes, which may result in anxiety if they cannot recall. “Midterms are stressful because they are a reflection of a student’s knowledge,” McCoy said. “Students are faced with showing all…