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The Gubernatorial Lineup: 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats Join the Race

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega The Gubernatorial Lineup: 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats Join the Race

The race for Ohio governor is on, and each party has four candidates to choose from for election in 2018. For convenience, CU has listed each candidate, along with their work experience, key policies, and personal input. Democrats Connie Pillich, Montgomery, 56 Served as an Ohio House representative from 2009 to 2014, representing the 28th […]

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How to Participate in International Women’s Day in Columbus

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega How to Participate in International Women’s Day in Columbus

International Women’s Day is here, an annual reminder of women’s continual struggle and a celebration of their successes in spite of it. It’s a tradition carried forward since 1908. But, even if it can be counted on to show up every year on March 8, IWD’s theme is malleable, often conforming to the current events […]

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Opinion: Progressives Need to Stay Engaged Throughout Trump Administration

Shannon Hardin Shannon Hardin Opinion: Progressives Need to Stay Engaged Throughout Trump Administration

"It would be insincere to say that I’m optimistic about the next four years. I most certainly am not. But nor am I fatalistic."

With only hours until the inauguration, I remain shocked and disoriented by what happened on November 8th. A candidate who broke all the rules of politics — and most of the rules of decency — was elected, attracting more than 46 percent of the national vote. As a Democrat living in a very blue city […]

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Early Voting in Ohio Likely to Surpass 2012 Numbers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Early Voting in Ohio Likely to Surpass 2012 Numbers

If it seems like more people are voting early, it’s because they are. A report released by the Ohio Democratic Party today revealed that as of Monday evening, 1.2 million Ohioans — approximately 10 percent of the state’s total population — have already cast their ballots in this year’s election. That’s up from 1.14 million […]

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Kasich Condemns Trump, Alongside Many Other Prominent Republicans

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kasich Condemns Trump, Alongside Many Other Prominent Republicans

Over the past 24 hours, Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump has come under fire for the unveiling of a 2005 video where he made lewd comments about groping women, followed by a series of Howard Stern radio show interview clips from 1993 to 2010 where Trump made a wide variety of additional lewd comments. Trump […]

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John Rush Wants to Build Cross-Party Relationships at City Hall

Walker Evans Walker Evans John Rush Wants to Build Cross-Party Relationships at City Hall

John Rush is running for Columbus City Council this fall as a Republican candidate. But he says that his views on local politics are not clearly defined by traditional party lines. “I like to think of myself as a Republicrat,” he said during an interview with Columbus Underground earlier this week. “I’m twenty-five percent Republican, twenty-five […]

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Swing Easy: Weed Leads in Ohio

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Swing Easy: Weed Leads in Ohio

It’s been a busy couple of weeks here in Columbus. We had a mayoral primary election that might not be over, plus City Council and Board of Education primaries. Needless to say, we didn’t have a lot of time for 2016. So let’s jump back into it, shall we? Ohio is Mandatory The University of […]

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