Ben Peters is a co-news editor of The New Political and a senior studying journalism at Ohio University. He previously served as editor of TNP’s elections and opinion sections. Ben is a Cleveland native who’s worked in Washington D.C. for Roll Call, a publication that covers the United States Congress. He’s also interned at Cleveland.com, where he primarily covered police, crime and courts in Northeast Ohio.
In his spare time, you can catch Ben chillin’ on his front porch, rifling through vinyl record stores, replaying Dark Souls or Bloodborne for the 10th time, listening to podcasts and consuming political news.
He can be found on Twitter and Instagram @BenPeters2 or reached via email [email protected]
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A representative from the U.S. Census Bureau spoke to Student Senate about the need for better student representation in the upcoming census at the body’s meeting Wednesday night.
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Graduate Student Senate’s executive board elections have been delayed at least two weeks amid confusion among members of the body concerning the application process required to run.
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Daniel Kilgore, a 27-year-old Democrat, is running to unseat incumbent Republican Rep. Steve Stivers for Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. If elected, Kilgore would become the first openly gay member of Ohio’s congressional delegation.
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