How third parties are appealing to millennials

By Lauren Hennessee, Studio M staff //  According to the Pew Research Center, millennials are anticipated to become the largest generation in the electorate by next year. And not only is the millennial generation outgrowing previous ones, millennials are also challenging traditional political thought. Ezekiel Hall, a 20-year-old sophomore at Middle Tennessee State University, is…

For some college conservatives, speaking out isn’t easy

By JR Smith, Studio M staff //  Sometimes, MTSU student April Carroll feels like it’s difficult to say what she believes — not just in front of fellow classmates, but in front of professors too. “In college campuses around the nation, it’s extremely hard to be an open conservative,” said Carroll, who’s also the chair…

Nashvillians speak out about decision to rescind DACA

By Connor Burnard, Studio M staff // Diego Sebastian Amaro, a 19-year-old Venezuelan immigrant, considers Nashville to be his hometown. He grew up in Goodlettsville and graduated from Hume-Fogg Academic High School, one of the highest-rated public high schools in the state. However, Amaro, now an engineering student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga,…

Student government associations, advocacy groups speak out against Tennessee campus-carry bill

Amanda Freuler, Studio M staff Earlier this year, Tennessee House Rep. Andy Holt (R-Dresden) and Sen. Mike Bell (R-Riceville) proposed a bill that would allow full-time employees of Tennessee state colleges and universities to carry guns on campuses with a valid permit. Since then, the bill has received protest from state university student governments, as well as criticism from proponents…

Millennial voters: They’re involved, they’re independent … and they’re anti-Trump

By Sarah Grace Taylor, Studio M staff As millennials have become more involved in politics, they’ve also become disenchanted with bipartisanship and the 2016 presidential candidates— specifically, Donald Trump.  One of the more prominent millennial-supported Internet campaigns is IDK Not Trump Tho, the brainchild of 33-year-old comedian Dave Ross. @davetotheross my feed from non-comedians is filled with pics of your…

Clinton vs. Sanders: Which candidate do millennial women want?

By Sara Snoddy, Studio M staff As we head into Super Tuesday, numbers seem to support Hillary Clinton’s status as the Democratic presidential nominee. A divide, however, has persisted between millennial Democrats and older generations, with polls and reports repeatedly suggesting Clinton is having a hard time winning over the younger group. So, despite Clinton’s power, why have so many young millennial women been…