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The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

Taliah Carmona, class of 24
My Breakthrough: Life as a Hard of Hearing Student
Taliah Carmona, Guest Writer • December 5, 2023

As the end of my senior year approaches, I’ve reflected on my last four years, which have been nothing but remarkable. I found myself finally...

Jones at a game versus SUNY Fredonia
From First Baskets to Lasting Legacies: My Journey to Le Moyne's Historic D1 Debut
Darrick Jones, Guest Writer • December 5, 2023

The Ted Grant Court at Le Moyne College has become my new proving ground, where the squeak of sneakers and the roar of the crowd serve as the...

A full commuter parking lot on campus, Lot C and CC
Alleviating the Parking Headache at Le Moyne
Corinne Becker, News & Features Editor • December 5, 2023

To say parking is a pain at Le Moyne is an understatement; between closed lots, tickets on windshields, and unauthorized vehicles taking up spots,...

Social Media and Self-Esteem: How to Manage Social Media Use
Mai Al Janabi, Staff Writer • December 1, 2023

Social media usage is often linked to self-esteem issues and mental health concerns, but given the advent of social networking sites, avoiding...

The Launch of the New Gender, Women, and Sexuality Center
Danny Mondelli, Assistant Editor in Chief • December 1, 2023

On October 18th, Le Moyne unveiled its new Gender, Women, and Sexuality Center in Reilly Hall. The event was organized by Dr. Farha Ternikar,...

College Hacks: Election Information

If you haven’t heard by now, there’s a presidential election underway! One that will soon decide whether the United States will keep the current leader of the world I mean country or if he is kicked out and replaced with someone else. You, as educated (at least some of you) youth of ‘Merica are the ones who help to decide the future of our country.

“But Marc,” you say. “I don’t feel right about voting on something I know nothing about. I’ve missed all the debates and I’ve been ignoring my friends when they argue about them.” Well, that’s what I’m here for, dear reader, to inform you of how to inform yourself about our presidential candidates. I’m going to try my best not to put any of my own political opinions in this article. I mean, what is this, the Opinion section?

Most obviously, you can hit up either of the candidates’ campaign sites. Both sites ( and feature a “Meet the…” section where you can find information on the personal lives and backgrounds of the candidates and their running mates. They also feature a list of their respective candidate’s views and strategies. These sites essentially provide one with quick access to the candidates’ core ideas (Obama’s site even allows one to compare the President’s views side-by-side those of Romney).

What if you’re looking for something a little less biased or less obviously spun by PR professionals faster than my head when a girl confesses to me? Good luck, and let me know when you find it! However, Diffen ( has a nice chart that lists both candidate’s key points with longer explanations beneath. It’s not perfect, but it’s probably the most objective source that you’ll find on the web.

If you’re okay with sorting through all the political talk (or perhaps you even enjoy it), then pop over to YouTube. All of the debates are on the site and you shouldn’t have a difficult time finding their campaign commercials. Just remember that anything they say is put out by them will be extremely biased for themselves, so make sure you’re checking everything against what they claim, and whatever objective column you can find.

Finally, and this may prove to be more detrimental than good, but ask your friends. I know, you’re never supposed to bring up politics, sex or religion in public conversation, but screw the rules, I have money. I mean, just set some rules/guidelines about how you want the conversation to go. If you’re asking for Obama’s views on education, don’t let your friend go off on Romney’s Mormonism.

In the end, it’s up to each of you to decide which is better for the country: will we have a “Mormon-in-Chief,” as Cheers & Jeers put it last week, or will our current president stay on top of the Capitol Hill?



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