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[The 5] Elementary schools reopen, new app helps the visually impaired, Justice Department drops suit on Yale and more

[The 5] Elementary schools reopen, new app helps the visually impaired, Justice Department drops suit on Yale and more

Annika Rock, RubicOnline February 9, 2021
The 5 is a weekly digest of local, national and international news.
In order to be impeached, a president must have committed “Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors,” as outlined by the Constitution, although the document does not define what “high crimes and misdemeanors” may entail.

[THEN/NOW] Presidential impeachments

Mimi Huelster, RubicOnline February 1, 2021
In the nearly 250 years that the U.S. has been a country, only three of its presidents have been impeached. Here are their stories.
Winners of the Georgia Senate runoffs Jon Ossoff (left), and Raphael Warnock (right), celebrate their victories together.

Democrats control Senate thanks to Georgia runoff

Thomas Reinhart, RubicOnline January 20, 2021
The Georgia vote for senators was highly contested, with both democratic nominees winning the race, the U.S. Senate is now a 50-50 split.

Heightened security, worry surround Inauguration

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline January 19, 2021
COVID-19 reduced crowds, and post-insurgence security has brought a strong military presence to Washington.
The divide we see between differing opinions and reactions on last Wednesday’s rioting is not a Republican Democrat split but a matter of white supremacy and ignorance.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] Capitol insurrection amplifies white supremacy; every day forward is a day for change

RubicOnline Staff January 13, 2021
What happened at the Capitol goes deeper than party lines and skin color. To make sure that our democracy is never threatened, the events of Wednesday never repeated, it is time to understand history and our shortcomings.
Vice-president elect Kamala Harris receives the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in front of press.

COVID-19 vaccine challenge: injection logistics

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline January 10, 2021
Hick speaks on the uncertainty of getting doses into Minnesotan's arms.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN5) speaks at her re-election campaign kickoff event on Jan 23, 2020.

Omar, others unveil Articles of Impeachment; many call to invoke the 25th Amendment.

Nikolas Liepins, Political Correspondent January 7, 2021
Following the events at the Capitol, Democrat house representatives unveiled articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.
Trump's multiple tweets about a rigged election have been countlessly proved to be false claims. Trump's concession will be, in many ways, a first step.

Time for Trump to concede: for the good of the country, his party, and himself

Elizabeth Trevathan, Director of RubicOnline December 4, 2020
One month since the election and Trump has yet to concede.
As votes continue to be counted, Trump refuses to acknowledge his imminent defeat.

As Trump refuses to concede, Republicans are noncommittal

Lucia Granja, RubicOnline November 16, 2020
After President-elect Joe Biden was projected to win days after the election day, Trump refused to acknowledge his defeat.
In a year that continues to reiterate how easily everything can be taken away from us, I walked into a building that would solidify me as a new fully recognized member of the nation.

I voted for the first time. Here’s what it’s like.

Will Schavee, RubicOnline November 9, 2020
Senior Will Schavee voted for the first time this year. This is his story.
Political discourse dominates the internet. Internet activism and instant party division can be found in every topic covered online.

[STAFF EDITORIAL] It’s not always partisan

RubicOnline Staff September 23, 2020
Activism on the internet blurs the line between social and political issues.
On Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential race. Sen. Warren is pictured at her campaign rally in Oakland, CA, in May 2019.

Warren endorses Biden

Nikolas Liepins, Political Correspondent April 15, 2020

On Wednesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) was the last of former Vice President Joe Biden’s rivals from the campaign trail to endorse his candidacy in the 2020 presidential race, marking her joining...

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