Alejandro Figueroa Santiago is a news writer for The New Political and a junior studying journalism with interests in politics and environmental issues. Although a Puerto Rican native, Alejandro lives in Columbus and has spent his summer as an intern for 2Rogues Media, a small podcast production company.
If he isn’t rewatching episodes of The Office on Netflix, you’ll find him taking care of his bonsai tree, daydreaming about his next big hiking adventure, or looking for a good bargain at the local thrift store.
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Athens' locals and students came together to take part in the global #ClimateStrike , organized by @OHIOsustainable & @OHIOUSSC [thread]
@OHIOsustainable @OHIOUSSC @OUSierra @TheNewPolitical The Athens #climatestrike is just one of many across the world today, but I was struck by how Athensized it was; the vibrancy and uniqueness of the community really shined. @TheNewPolitical will be out soon with my full report on the climate strikes!
This week on the podcast we discussed the impending closure of a bookstore, a recent meeting wherein faculty members slammed President Duane Nellis for taking a substantial pay bonus amid a university budget crisis, and last week’s Democratic debate.
The Ohio Democratic Party announced last week that CNN and The New York Times will host the fourth Democratic debate in October at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb located north of Columbus.
Opinion writer Matthew Geiger, a freshman studying economics, explains why Ohio’s death penalty is archaic, inhumane and needs to be abolished.
The Ohio University Police Department will be moving to a new location near the Kennedy Art Museum at The Ridges due to a lack of parking spaces at its current location.
The dean of the College of Fine Arts presented to Student Senate on Wednesday night about the lack of renovations to the college’s buildings.
President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee trained Ohio University students Wednesday evening to organize and register voters prior to the 2020 presidential election.
Two major counties in Ohio are at the forefront of the latest battle against the opioid epidemic, following a large opioid manufacturer’s agreement to pay each $24 million.
Graduate Student Senate voted Tuesday evening to reaffirm its position as an autonomous and independent legislative body from Student Senate.