Story Behind the Story: David Fahrenthold and the 2016 Election

In the third episode of The Story Behind the Story podcast, Katie Main is joined by Washington Post reporter and recent Pulitzer Prize winner David Fahrenthold. Fahrenthold spent more than two years covering the 2016 presidential election, specifically investigating Donald Trump’s charitable donations. Fahrenthold’s findings received significant attention and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. […]

Twittersphere Responds to Election

By Laura Duclos Last night’s Donald Trump victory in the presidential election came as a surprise to many Americans. Although people were spread throughout election watch parties, their homes, bars and public areas, such as town squares or parks, everyone was able to come together via social media to express support for the candidate they voted for […]

Non-Voters Assail 2016 Campaign Negativity

By Kaylyn Smith The 2016 election brought tensions and doubts like no other, leading many to abstain from voting. Of eight people interviewed at a watch party in Lubbock, only two had cast votes in the 2016 presidential election. Brian Grannan, Texas Tech University student, is one of those who said he couldn’t vote for either candidate […]

Party-Goers React to Trump’s Unexpected Win

By Breann Robinson At around 1:35 a.m. on Nov. 9, Donald Trump became the president-elect of the United States. People around the world were shocked to see the results of the election. So were members of Texas Tech’s Kappa Alpha Theta chapter, who had gathered for an election night party. Haley Britzky hosted the event, bringing her friends […]

The Refugee Question

By Everett Corder As the U.S. gears up for the 2016 presidential election, every international issue is discussed and debated at length by candidates and political analysts throughout the country. Recently, one of those big issues has been whether or not candidates would allow people from Syria fleeing the terrorism in the Middle East to enter the […]

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