Meghan Keenan

Meghan Keenan


Campus Coordinator


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She is a health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys being active, exploring new places and teaching herself how to cook.

Meghan Keenan is the Campus Coordinator at Red Alert Politics. She is originally from the great state of Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2013, with a degree in journalism. Previously, she worked in public relations, and she is also a former Red Alert intern.

Articles From Meghan

YAF at Mizzou: Ben Shapiro lambasts protestors, ‘microaggresses spoiled children’ [video]

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The Mizzou College Republicans hosted outspoken conservative author and political commentator Ben Shapiro on Thursday to debunk what he referred to as the many myths of white privilege and microaggressions on campus. Before arriving at Mizzou, Shapiro said he looked forward to microaggressing “spoiled children” through this debate, and he wasn’t joking. One of the first things […]

Rand Paul to Students: “Bulls***! They are collecting your phone records”

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Senator Rand Paul shows he is a different kind of candidate in the 2016 field when he speaks on college campuses — the main issues he is campaigning on are less government surveillance, ending the “war on drugs,” and favoring personal liberty over national security. He has a niche set of issues and has failed to […]

New poll: GOP has massive lead against Hillary among young voters

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a campaign event at Mountain View Community College, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

It’s been safe to say that young voters aren’t too excited about a possible President Hillary Clinton, but just how poorly is she faring with millennials? A new Quinnipac University poll of Colorado voters found that the younger demographic would vote for any candidate other than Hillary. The 18- to 34-year-old age group would choose Ben […]

CRNC: Carly Fiorina leading among millennial voters

Carly Fiorina speaks during Republican presidential debate at Milwaukee Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Carly Fiorina was declared the winner of the most recent Republican presidential debate among millennial voters surveyed by the College Republican National Committee. According to an analysis of 18- to 29-year-old voters by the CRNC and G2 Analytics, almost 81 percent said they were “more likely” to vote for Fiorina during the fourth GOP debate. After standout […]

FNC’s Jesse Watters invades Mizzou’s ‘safe space’

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Fox News’ Jesse Watters breached the “no media safe zone” established by protestors at the University of Missouri to interview students about the movement and the list of demands released by the activist group Concerned Student 1950. One of the demands called for the removal of Tim Wolfe as UM system president, which was met when Wolfe resigned early […]

Obama Economy: More young women living with parents than ever recorded


The amount of young adult women living at home with their parents is now higher than ever previously recorded. A Pew Research Center report released Wednesday found that 36.4 percent of young women ages 18- to 34-years-old are living with their parents or relatives. The report, studying U.S. Census Bureau data, noted that the last time […]

‘Literal speech police’: Mizzou students decry code banning ‘unwelcome verbal conduct’

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The quest for equal rights on the University of Missouri campus is juxtaposed with stifling restrictions of free speech. This week, online threats and rumors of violence led the University of Missouri to increase campus security. The university police instructed students to report all “hateful and/or hurtful speech,” and an email sent to campus on Tuesday […]

Marco Rubio has standout debate performance, tops youth issue mentions

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Sen. Marco Rubio has once again emerged as a debate winner according to the consensus of many news outlets, pundits, and focus groups. Rubio specifically stood out in the latest Republican presidential debate for addressing issues that most of the candidates haven’t so far: Higher education reform and student loans. “Our higher education system is […]

BREAKING: Mizzou students arm themselves with tasers, pepper spray to protect “safe place”

Members of the black student protest group, Concerned Student 1950, raise their arms while addressing a crowd following the announcement University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe would resign Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Wolfe resigned Monday with the football team and others on campus in open revolt over his handling of racial tensions at the school. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The latest development in the situation at the University of Missouri involves a group of students who have gathered on campus armed with “non-lethal weapons” such as tasers and pepper spray and intend to protect a “safe place.” Young America’s Foundation obtained the following private message that was sent this morning from University of Missouri students […]

Ted Cruz has embarrassing Rick Perry ‘oops’ moment during GOP debate

Ted Cruz speaks during a Republican presidential debate at Milwaukee Theatre, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Sen. Ted Cruz channeled another Texas politician and presidential hopeful in an “oops” moment during Tuesday night’s GOP debate. During the Fox Business Republican presidential debate, Cruz said he would eliminate five government agencies, but he can’t remember the fifth one. Sound familiar? During a 2011 debate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry infamously forgot the third […]

Rubio: We need higher ed reform, more vocational training

Rubio: We need higher ed reform, more vocational training

During the Fox Business Republican primary debate, front-running candidates Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Marco Rubio all agreed that they would not raise the minimum wage if elected president. “Every time we raise the minimum wage, the number of jobless people increases — particularly in the black community,” Carson said. Sen. Marco Rubio said raising the minimum wage […]

Youth organizations optimistic about tonight’s debate

A camera operator runs a test Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, in preparation of for Tuesday's Republican debate in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Just two weeks after the highly criticized CNBC debate, Fox Business Network is prepared to host the fourth Republican presidential primary debate, featuring the top eight candidates. After the disappointing performance at the last debate, College Republican National Committee spokesperson Carolina Hurley said she expects the candidates to focus on the important issues tonight — especially those […]

Awkward: Carly Fiorina’s showdown with the hosts of “The View”

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A highly-publicized back-and-forth between Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and the ladies of ABC’s “The View,” resulted in a showdown between the candidate and the hosts on Friday morning. Earlier this week Fiorina challenged the women to a face-off. Not only did they discuss the hosts’ previous comments that Fiorina’s face looked “demented” and should be a […]

CU students: Disappointed by GOP debate

University of Colorado freshman Hunter Thompson is interviewed by a reporter in the "Free Speech Zone" outside of the GOP Presidential debate on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at the Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, Colo. (Jeremy Papasso/Daily Camera via AP)

Now that the third Republican presidential debate is in the books, Red Alert Politics talked to University of Colorado students to find out what they thought of the performance and whether any progress has been made to narrow down the large field of candidates. Students from the CU College Republicans and College Democrats both expressed […]

It’s Personal: Marco Rubio’s plan to address student loan debt

In this Oct. 19, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio speaks during a campaign rally at the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Sen. Marco Rubio stands out in the Republican field of presidential contenders for his plan to reform the higher education system and address the mountain of student loan debt facing so many millennials. Rubio recently re-introduced the Investing in Student Success Act — a bill he originally brought before the Senate last year, which would reform […]

John Kasich’s student debt solution: Public service

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave a surprising answer Wednesday when asked how he would address the student debt crisis, which he called a “moral issue.” “I think we can seriously look at an idea of where you can do public service, and begin to pay off some of that debt through the public service that you do,” Kasich said during […]

Kasich says Trump and Carson’s tax plans are ‘fantasy’

John Kasich, left, and Donald Trump, second from right, argue across fellow candidates during the CNBC Republican presidential debate at the University of Colorado, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Donald Trump and Ben Carson compared tax plans at the CNBC GOP debate, but Ohio Gov. John Kasich wouldn’t stand for either one. Kasich blasted both of the two frontrunner’s tax plan as “fantasy,” in particular, he took issue with Carson’s plan to adopt a 10 percent flat tax rate. “I’m the only person on this stage […]

“Free speech zone” at GOP debate? CU students react to limited access

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Students at the University of Colorado Boulder are gearing up to host the third Republican presidential debate on their campus today. This is the first presidential primary debate to be held at a university thus far in the 2016 campaign season and the event is expected to cause some controversy on campus. There is an established […]

Hillary’s young fans at rally: She ‘won’t excite a crowd,’ but is ‘electable’

Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton smiles as she arrives for a campaign rally, Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, in Alexandria, Va.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

  Young Hillary Clinton supporters mostly stick to the status quo when asked why they support her candidacy: She is the most electable, the most qualified, has executive experience, and implementable policy goals. “I see Hillary as someone who’s not going to excite a crowd, but she can get things done,” said one student who attended […]

Jeb Bush pitches immigration, education ideas to young voters

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, left, speaks with Daniel Garza, executive director for The LIBRE Initiative, during the LIBRE Initiative's policy forum series at the College of Southern Nevada in North Las Vegas, Nev., Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP) LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush differentiated himself from other candidates in the GOP field on issues of immigration and education reform at a campaign stop at the College of Southern Nevada on Wednesday. Students had mixed reactions on the former Florida governor’s appearance. Local ABC affiliate KNTV reported that many students on campus were unaware […]