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Senior Farewell: Elizabeth Wagner

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2012

As graduation nears and I look back at my four years of decisions, I can say with certainty that I have enjoyed every minute of my brief time with The Current. I had always considered joining The Current’s staff, but for three and a half years I kept telling myself “next semester.” If... (more...)

Election brief: Obama and Romney

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2012

The Obama Campaign officially took off this past week as President Barack Obama visited Ohio and Virginia. He focused much of his speech around the economy and declared the 2012 election a “make or break moment for the middle class” according the BBC’s report. At the event in Ohio 14,000... (more...)

News in brief

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2012

International News Putin’s Inauguration accompanied by mass anti-Putin demonstrations Anti-Putin Demonstrations occurred on Sunday against the inauguration of Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Organizers of the protest say 20,000 people attended the rally, while police released the number of 8,000.... (more...)

Kenosha spotlight: the critical eye at Kenosha’s coffee shops

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
May 1, 2012

As college students, the coffee shop is a centerpiece of our daily lives. It can provide not only a much-needed jolt of caffeine, but also an ideal location for everything from displaying your artwork to getting homework done. However, it is essential to first know what coffee shop is good... (more...)

Election Brief: Who is Supporting Who in the 2012 Presidential Race?

Elizabeth Wagner , Staff Reporter
May 1, 2012

During the past week, Newt Gingrich dropped out of the presidential race, raising the extreme likelihood of Mitt Romney getting the Republican nomination even further, though it will not be officially decided until the Republican National Convention in August. However, Gingrich dropping out... (more...)

News in brief

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
May 1, 2012

World UN Secretary General visits Burma The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon visits Burma during the week of April 29th for three days. His visit is one of many politically important visitors in order to convince Western states to lift sanctions put on Burma after the armed conflicts of 2011... (more...)

Election update: Romney as Republican candidate

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2012

Elizabeth Wagner Staff Reporter   Within the past few weeks, much has happened in the realm of the race for the United States Presidency. First and foremost, candidate Rick Santorum dropped out of the race on April 10. Though Santorum had been falling in the polls for weeks prior, the... (more...)

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Last events of year capture Campbell spirit

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2012

As the school year comes to a close, the air of conclusion and retrospection is greater this year due to the retirement of our own President F. Gregory Campbell and thus the ending of an era here at Carthage College. Over the past two weeks a number of events have featured President Campbell,... (more...)

News in brief

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2012

UN Increases Involvement in Syria The UN voted to send 300 more individuals to monitor the crisis in Syria as well as supply another $1.8 million worth of aid. The UN has been paralyzed to take military action or reprimand the Syrian government due to Russia (and to an extent China) having... (more...)

Successful artist cities features Carthage graduate’s work

Elizabeth Wagner , Staff Reporter
April 3, 2012

“What do you plan to do after college?” That is perhaps the most daunting question for any college student. For those of us with majors in more creative or less career-oriented majors, such as the arts, great ideas or English, the question carries that much more weight. I am sure there... (more...)

Election update: Division among Republicans could lead to a win for Obama

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
April 3, 2012

Elizabeth Wagner Staff Reporter   Over the past few weeks, Republican candidate Mitt Romney has expanded his lead over Rick Santorum. According to recent Gallop polls, Romney is now receiving 42 percent of overall support, while Santorum is receiving 27 percent, a much larger gap than... (more...)

News in brief

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
March 13, 2012

UN has peace talks with Syria: Kofi Annan, a seasoned political negotiator and the UN-Arab League peace representative met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to discuss calling for a ceasefire between Assad’s militia the Free Syrian Army. It is estimated that 7,500 people have died due... (more...)

Election Brief: Super Tuesday shows the disunity of Republican Party

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
March 13, 2012

On March 6th, 2012, Super Tuesday occurred for the Republicans. Super Tuesday is the day when the highest number of states holds their primary. takes place. Generally, they allow for a clear view of who will win the party’s nomination.  During this election cycle’s Super Tuesday, Mitt... (more...)

A Carthaginian story

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2012

On Tuesday, March 2, Carthage College had the immense honor of hosting Nathan Tarcov as a guest speaker for the college’s Hannibal lecture series. Tarcov spoke on Niccolo Machiavelli and the American Founders, showing parallels between Machiavelli’s philosophies on constitutions and law... (more...)

Election update: Romney takes the lead in primaries

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2012

During the past week, Mitt Romney pulled ahead in the Republican presidential primary.  The shift was largely due to Tuesday’s Michigan primary which resulted in a win for Romney. This occurred despite the fact that many major news sources were projecting a win for Rick Santorum. Romney... (more...)

News in brief

Elizabeth Wagner, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2012

World Accusations of fraud surround Putin’s victory “Glory to Russia!” cries Vladimir Putin. He won the presidential election in Russia this week receiving 60 percent of the vote, while his closest contender Gennady Zyuganov received only 17 percent. The other three candidates were in... (more...)