Campus Politics

As the politics editor of The State Press during the Spring 2019 semester, I learned that political issues - and how students feel about them - are often the heartbeat of campus life. I even had the chance to report for my own desk several times - some of those stories are featured below.

College Republicans United apologizes for racism amid outcry

The apology comes following press coverage and criticism from a local civil rights activist College Republicans United, a fringe conservative group at ASU, apologized March 25 for some of its members' racist and sexist comments and vowed to condemn any discriminatory behavior in the future. The apology comes after growing outcry and press coverage over statements made by group members in private online chats that were initially uncovered by The State Press and Phoenix New Times.

Trump signs executive order on campus free speech

The order states that colleges could lose federal funding for prohibiting speech on campus President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday aimed at enforcing freedom of speech on college campuses, along with improving transparency and accountability. The order, titled "Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities," would punish colleges for violating its rules by denying them certain types of federal funding.

Arizona Democratic lawmakers join House Democrats in co-sponsoring 'new DREAM Act'

HR 6 would put 'Dreamers' on a pathway to citizenship and make them eligible for federal financial aid Democratic members of Arizona's congressional delegation were among over two hundred House Democrats who co-sponsored legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for thousands of immigrants. "Hundreds of thousands of hard working young people stand to benefit from this important bill," Rep. Greg Stanton, D-Phoenix, said in a press release on Tuesday. "When our Dreamers succeed, ou

ASU students say controversial posters still stir fear among the University's minority communities

The University condemned "hateful rhetoric," but some students say they're still afraid Earlier in February, ASU students reported seeing posters in various locations on ASU’s Tempe and downtown Phoenix campuses that some say were intended to intimidate students of color. While the University was quick to respond with a written statement denouncing the posters and has a team dedicated to handle such incidents, some ASU students of minority communities say they still fear they may be targeted.