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Podcast 11: Decision Day



Hello, and welcome to the 11th Collegiate News Podcast. Here’s what’s in the news this week.

After a long year and a half, it’s finally election day. People all over the United States are headed to the polls today, and in hours we will know who our next president will be.

Several political figures were rallying in Grand Rapids yesterday, in an attempt to gather last minute voters in a now battleground state. Michigan voters are potentially the deciders of who will win the next spot in the Oval Office.

Early Tuesday morning Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of enthusiastic supporters at the DeVos Place, downtown Grand Rapids. The candidate showed up after 12 a.m. to a crowd of around 5,500 people, who he told to vote today. Trump spoke on jobs, the U.S. border, and Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton.

Earlier in the day Clinton was at Grand Valley State University, speaking to a full fieldhouse on Trump, jobs, and the economy. Clinton told the crowd that this election is between division and unity, and it’s important that they go vote.

Also in Michigan Monday was Trump’s running mate Mike Pence, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump, President Barack Obama and Donald Trump, Jr.

Polls are open in Michigan today until 8 p.m.

Two Collegiate cartoonists are encouraging people to vote today with our political cartoons online. Check them out at thecollegiatelive.com.

The Collegiate is covering the election all night and through tomorrow. The staff is working on a 24-hour documentary project showing Grand Rapids before and after the presidential election.

In other news, a new math placement course and policy is slated to take effect next semester at Grand Rapids Community College. Future students and students who plan on taking a math class will be required to take the ALEKS PPL assessment before enrolling in a course. Students can take the assessment up to four times for free. A new preparatory math course, Mathematical Literacy (MA 099), will be a starter class for students taking Mathematics for Liberal Arts (MA 124).

The men’s basketball team defeated Cornerstone’s JV team 93-86, their first win of the season. The game was fast paced from start to finish. GRCC brought defensive energy and pressure forcing Cornerstone to have 21 turnovers. Cornerstone finished the game with 64 rebounds compared to GRCC’s 45 rebounds.

You can read full stories of campus news, features and sports coverage 24/7 at thecollegiatelive.com. You can always send us story tips via social media or email us at collegiate@grcc.edu. Students and staff are also welcome to contribute letters to the editor.

Be sure to check us out, and follow us on social media. Stay tuned for next week’s news update.

For The Collegiate at GRCC, I’m Kayla Tucker. Have a good week.

The music in this podcast is titled “energy” by bensound.com

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