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A map of the US scaled according to how many electoral votes each state receives. Courtesy of NPR
A map of the US scaled according to how many electoral votes each state receives.

Deciding the presidency based on 538 people

In the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by almost 3 million but had 70 less Electoral College votes than Donald Trump, resulting in her loss. She had more of the publicís support but less of the 538 electors who had the final word. By the law, she isnít our President, but she should be.

Everyone is at the Houseparty

It seems like every teenager has Houseparty now. No, not the classic loud music, red solo cup and popcorn on the floor kind of house party. We mean the app; Houseparty.

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The safety pin campaign comes to America

In the wake of Trump's election, many have expressed a need for solidarity and tolerance. Wearing a safety pin is supposed to signify being an ally and a safe person who will stand up against oppression and protect those being publicly harassed.

Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West: Kan ye not?

It's no secret that Taylor Swift and Kanye West do not get along. Their latest twitter showdown attracted the attention of many while West's wife, Kim Kardashian, watched it all erupt from the side.

The Juno mission to Jupiter comes with a cost

The Juno mission comes with an immense price tag, about $1.1 billion. This includes the $581 million it took to build the spacecraft and $342 million for continuous operation.

Obama signs Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015

Microbeads are primarily used for exfoliating and cleansing rough skin, or even as an acne treatment. However, the disadvantages of the beads trump their advantages.

Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB) Eric Guerci

Eric Guerci, a junior at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, represents 154,000 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students as the 38th SMOB.
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