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A graphic depicting Nancy Pelosi, Joseph Biden, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Mitch McConnel. Many Americans are weighing the potential benefits and drawbacks of implementing age limits and competency tests for elected government officials. ILLUSTRATED BY MACKENZIE YADDAW/THE STATESMAN

Age limits and competency tests for elected officials are not democratic

Matthew Weir October 22, 2023
Discourse on social media platforms supports the rhetoric that the House of Representatives seems to be safe in the hands of younger politicians. A poll conducted by the Pew Research Center found that “only 3% of respondents said it’s best for a president to be in their 70s or older.”
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President Maurie Mcinnis cutting the ribbon outside of West Side Dinings new mural. MATTHEW WEIR/THE STATESMAN

New mural shines a light on campus diversity

Sky Crabtree September 21, 2023
A new mural showcasing campus diversity was unveiled on the side of West Side Dining on Friday, Sept. 8. 
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