Mandatory Voting: Our Responsibilities as Citizens

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer The U.S. Constitution outlines the rights of its citizens, but it also outlines their duties and responsibilities. One of them is to participate in the democratic process; however, according to the Washington Post, in 2014 the U.S. saw its lowest voter turnout rate since 1942. If instead the U.S. had a system of mandatory voting, then

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Debate to Vaccinate Escalates

JOSEPH NEY-JUN Staff Writer The recent measles outbreak in the United States has once again sparked the debate over whether or not vaccinations should be mandatory. The debate itself stems from misinformation on the benefits of vaccines. According to Huffington Post, vaccines are likened to safety belts: they are mandatory to protect lives, not to take away personal freedoms. Vaccinations

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