By Mikayla Billin

Every four years the most powerful nation in the world elects a new leader.  Tonight the United States will take part in arguably the most controversial election in history, and before polls close and results start flying in, here is a rundown of everything you need to know.
Who Can Be the 45th President of the United States?

raeesa By Raeesa Khan

When Donald Trump announced he would be running for President, hardly anyone believed he had a realistic chance of becoming the Republican nominee let alone entering the White House. At first glance his egomaniacal persona, reality TV star status, and extraordinary receding hairline made him all but unequipped for the job. 

13139159_1326253150723972_7117253424411026207_n Izabela Pawlic

Although the concept of free education may be as foreign to some of us, as the countries where free education systems actually exists (and there are many) – it is important to talk about it and the possibilities that we as young people have to influence how education in this country operates. So what do we mean when we refer to free education?

13612203_10206155636603188_4130233331516496311_n  Gavin Davies

Human rights are often seen as a noble yet unrealistic goal as time and again they are not upheld in times of repression or conflict, just when they are needed most. In order to deal with this, there has been a consistent trend of forcing the spread of democracy, since democratic peace theory suggests that democratic countries do not go to war and are more free and open.

14523303_10209303430817189_8787678059998973059_n Laura Serra

Recent developments in world politics have led to the resurgence of popularity and influence for nationalistic parties. What is problematic about this trend is the rhetoric used by leaders and supporters of these parties, a rhetoric that at best resembles that being used during the interwar period, and at worst invokes similar political actions.

12195877_10205276510217831_6945065231375297840_n Kelli Jones

Last week, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson took to the despatch box to condemn violent atrocities taking place in Syria, stating that purposely attacking a hospital constituted war crimes, questioning the whereabouts of the Stop the war Coalition, and suggesting Russian actions in the area should be investigated and protested against.