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Athletic Perspective on the Election

BY LUIS LOPEZ University of Maine athletes are trusted to juggle their mandatory team activities and their academics. With that in mind, another event looming in their heads is their responsibility in the 2016 presidential election. The student-athlete population might not agree with what candidate to vote for, or how to answer each referendum question, […]

Party Unattended by the Main Show

BY TESSIE MOODY and STEPHEN REID BANGOR — As of 12am on election night, 56 people stayed gathered together at Dysart’s on Broadway to celebrate the campaign party of Representative Republican Bruce Poliquin, and his race against Democrat Emily Cain to see who will be the next Representative of Maine’s Second Congressional District. But two and a […]

First Hot Takes Event is a Success

BY STEPHEN REID BANGOR — The Bangor Daily News hosted its first “Hot Takes” political event at Blaze, Tuesday, Nov. 8,  free for anybody to register and learn more about the 2016 election in a civil social way from panelists with political backgrounds. Since it was the debut of the event, the goal was “to […]

The Experience of a First Time Voter

BY AMANDA SALISBURY Nov. 8, 2016. It’s Election Day in the United States, and Americans from coast to coast are lining up to vote for the next President of the United States of America. Will it be Hillary Clinton or Donald J. Trump? While the answer to that question is to be determined, first time […]

Town of Orono Voting on Umaine Campus

BY MADDY JACKSON Beginning at 7 am on Tuesday, residents of Orono began submitting their votes for the 2016 election. For the first time Orono polls were held at the University of Maine New Balance Field House. In previous years, polling locations for Orono residents have been split between the University of Maine Memorial Union and […]

The Myth of Down Ballot Voting

BY HAILEY BRYANT    BANGOR — There has been no shortage of coverage on the presidential candidates, particularly in Maine’s second congressional district where tensions have run high and political ads have run rampant. While this can lead to increased knowledge of candidates for high-ranking positions, it can also blind voters to the issues and, […]


BY OLIVIA SHIPSEY On Wednesday, October 19th, during the third and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump, a new political hashtag took the internet by storm. Amid the many interruptions, crass remarks, and short tempers, one declaration pushed viewers to respond.   “We need to put more money into the Social […]