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Marywood Mock Election 2008 Results

April 1, 2008

As part of its extensive election coverage, The Wood Word has conducted a "mock election" via Survey Monkey, where we asked readers for their thoughts and preferences about the election. Here are the results: How interested are...

Meet the Candidates

March 1, 2008

Compiled by Kevin Zwick Staff Writer Unsure of where the candidates stand on certain issues? Here is The Wood Word's Voter's Guide to help you make an informed decision! Senator Barack Obama [D- Illinois]: Barack Obama was born in Hawaii ...

Why Do Conservatives Hate John McCain?

March 1, 2008

By Kevin Zwick Staff Writer Senator John McCain [R-Arizona] is the frontrunner on the road to becoming the Republican candidate for president. So why do conservatives despise him? Throughout this campaign season, McCain was label...

Why Stick it Out?

March 1, 2008

Image by Getty Images via Daylife By Kevin Zwick Staff Writer Mike Huckabee and Ron Paul are still running in the race for Republican presidential nomination, but why? Huckabee is unable to acquire enough delegates to get the nomination from the Republican Party and Ron Paul has not been ...

Why Obama Ba-Rocks

March 1, 2008

By Amanda Toth Outlook Editor February 10, 2007 was the date on which I decided for whom I'd be voting in the 2008 presidential primary. It was the day that I watched a live feed of Illinois Senator Barack Obama announce his c...

Castro Steps Down

March 1, 2008

By Kevin Zwick Staff Writer At about 3 A.M. on February 19th, CNN International announced that Fidel Castro had resigned as President and Commander-In-Chief of the Republic of Cuba. He will delegate the power to his brother Raul Castro, who has been acting as President since Fidel underwent surgery in 2006 ...

Hillary Tries to Rewrite the Rulebook

February 1, 2008

Image by Nrbelex via Flickr By Kevin Zwick Staff Writer The Democratic Florida Primary was held on January 29th 2008, despite the Democratic National Committee’s sanctions against the primary, which suspended the Florida delega...

Edwards Bows Out, Gracefully

February 1, 2008

Image via Wikipedia By Kevin Zwick Staff Writer The day after the Florida Primary, Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards gave up his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination at the same place where it started, New Orleans’ 9th Ward. With the devastated city ...

Students Think Obama "Ba-rocks"

February 1, 2008

By Amanda Toth Outlook Editor While students are a demographic historically notorious for not participating in elections, Barack Obama has begun to change that. Obama, a frontrunner for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, is not only galvanizing the youth polit...

Rudy, We Hardly Knew Ye

February 1, 2008

Image by NewsHour via Flickr By Kevin Zwick Staff Writer On January 29, 2008, Senator John McCain(R-Arizona) won the Republican Florida Primary, propelling him to front of the Republican Presidential race, while Rudy Giuliani...

Who's the Animal Now?

February 1, 2008

Image by Beverly & Pack via Flickr By Marie Fitzsimmons Staff Writer One leading story for 2007 was the investigation of Michael Vick. It was revealed that the quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons football team was running a d...