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Meghan Keenan

Meghan Keenan

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Campus Coordinator

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mkeenan@redalertpolitics.com

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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

Grad students at private colleges win the right to unionize

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Student workers at private colleges and universities across the country can now join labor unions. In a 3-1 decision announced Tuesday, the majority Democratic National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided that Columbia University graduate students who also work as teaching assistants at the school are considered employees under federal labor law and have the right […]

Study: It’s ‘unhealthy’ for young men to be breadwinners

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It’s not just women who are negatively impacted by gender roles. The expectation to “bring home the bacon,” is putting a lot of pressure on young married men. A new study from the University of Connecticut found that young men who took on more financial responsibility in their marriages experienced a decline in their psychological […]

Poor Michael Phelps: Olympians may not be taxed on their medals much longer

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They’re American heroes, but when they get home from Rio, U.S. Olympic medalists will be heavily taxed for their achievements. Olympic medalists receive a cash bonus from the U.S. Olympic Committee: Gold medalists receive $25,000, silver medalists get $15,000, and bronze winners earn $10,000. The prize money is subject to state and federal income taxes, […]

Evil? Koch-funded charities help young Americans find employment

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Those evil Koch brothers are at it again. This time they’re sponsoring training for low-income students to learn marketable job skills. Wait, what? The Koch brothers and Koch Industries have been demonized by the media and the left for years. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is particularly famous for his diatribes against the wealthy conservative activists, […]

“Zero GDP growth” or Pokémon Go? Media study reveals their priorities

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The U.S. saw “close to zero” GDP growth in the second quarter of 2016, but you wouldn’t know much about that if you were following the news. Whether you like it or not, you probably read and heard more news stories about Pokémon last month than you did about the economy. In July, the media “spent […]

Berkeley chancellor builds “escape hatch” to run away from student protesters

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University of California Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks appears to be afraid of his own students. A $9,000 “escape hatch” was just installed outside Dirks’ office in response to a student protest held there last spring, according to the campus newspaper. “It’s a door,” university spokesman Dan Mogulof told The Guardian, refuting the term “escape hatch” as […]

Harvard Republicans refuse to endorse Trump: ‘Threat to the survival of the Republic’

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The nation’s oldest College Republicans chapter won’t be endorsing the Republican presidential nominee for the first time in 128 years. The Harvard Republican Club isn’t just withholding their endorsement; the group posted a detailed and stinging rebuke of Donald Trump, who they say is “a threat to the survival of the Republic.” The club posted […]

Millennial woman stops attempted robbery with her own handgun

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It was lucky that 23-year-old Carol Miracle was carrying a gun on her during a late-night trip to the convenience store, but not so lucky for the man who tried to rob her. Earlier this week, Arizona news outlets reported Miracle shot and killed a would-be robber who held her at gunpoint outside a Circle K […]

Sorry, Bernie Bros: Free college won’t reduce income inequality

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New research delivers a crushing blow to advocates of “free” college: Expanding access to higher education won’t do anything to reduce income inequality. While it’s true that students who graduate from college do tend to earn more money throughout their careers than those who don’t, low-income students don’t get the same earnings boost as students from high-income […]

Report: Millennial vote is down for Democrats, up big for GOP

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2016 will likely be a record-breaking year for youth voter turnout — fueled by an increase in young Republicans voting this year. Now that the primaries are officially over, the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) crunched the numbers and found that more young people (ages 17-29) participated in the […]

Hollywood is with Hillary: Entertainment industry determined to defeat Trump

FILE - Bryan Cranston is among more than 100 celebrities joining a campaign to urge Americans to deny Donald Trump the White House. The campaign is part of MoveOn.org Political Action’s #UnitedAgainstHate campaign. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

There’s no shortage of star power at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week, reminding us once and for all that Hollywood is for Hillary. Between jokes from Elizabeth Banks, a panel with Lena Dunham and American Ferrara, an impassioned speech by Meryl Streep, a performance by Alicia Keys, and a star-studded music video […]

Summer jobs don’t cut it anymore. Students need to work full-time to pay for college

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Believe it or not, it used to be entirely possible to pay for college by working a minimum wage job during the summer months. Unfortunately, today’s college students would need to work full-time hours all year around to even come close. NPR’s Anya Kamenetz illustrated the millennial struggle with some simple math. In the early 1980s, the […]

A “good start”: Ivanka’s speech advances GOP’s discussion of women’s issues

Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, walks to the podium during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ivanka Trump used her speech on Thursday night to appeal to a group of voters her father hasn’t done a very good job reaching out to – young women. Before Donald Trump took the stage to officially accept the Republican nomination for president, his daughter vouched for his commitment to gender equality, equal pay for […]

Why millennials can get behind Trump on NATO stance

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Donald Trump may not be a youth favorite, but on foreign policy he might just be speaking their language. Trump triggered international alarm this week with his comments about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The Republican presidential nominee told the New York Times that he would decide whether the U.S. should defend NATO allies […]

Millions of Amazon Prime shoppers now eligible for student loan discounts

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In addition to the free two-day shipping, Amazon Prime is now offering discounts on student loans. Wells Fargo bank and Amazon announced a partnership on Thursday that will make millions of students eligible for a 0.5% discount on their student loan interest rates by subscribing to Amazon’s “Prime Student” membership. Students will be able to […]

Still alive? Sanders delegates plan “special meeting” before DNC

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It’s not over ’til it’s over, and Bernie Sanders’ political revolution is still alive. Although the theme of next week’s Democratic National Convention is ‘unity,’ thousands of Sanders supporters plan to descend on Philadelphia to protest and Bernie delegates are gearing up for a fight. The Sanders campaign emailed delegates on Wednesday about a “very special meeting with Bernie […]

Hillary’s New #TrumpYourself app: Feel personally victimized by Donald Trump

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#TrumpYourself doesn’t just mean a selfie with a fake toupee anymore. In another attempt to engage young supporters though social media, Clinton’s digital team released a new “Trump Yourself” Facebook application, to make you feel personally victimized by Donald Trump. Using the application, you can filter your Facebook pictures with Trump insults like, “fat pig,” “hater and loser,” and “total […]

RNC Panel: GOP platform “repulsive to a lot of young voters”

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Back in April, more than 60 percent of millennial women said they were “scared” of Donald Trump. Now that he is the official Republican nominee for president, his unfavorable polling numbers remain high with young voters — and the socially conservative GOP platform and his running mate Mike Pence aren’t doing him any favors. “I […]

Caitlyn Jenner in Cleveland: “I won’t give up hope” on the GOP

Caitlyn Jenner, right, speaks at an American Unity Fund brunch at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland on July 20, 2016, on the sidelines of the Republican National Convention. On the dais with Jenner is Margaret Hoover of the American Unity Fund. (AP Photo/Josh Lederman)

“It was easy to come out as trans. It was harder to come out as Republican,” transgender activist Caitlyn Jenner said on Wednesday morning. Jenner spoke at the conservative pro-LGBT American Unity Fund brunch in Cleveland, alongside elected officials and other LGBT activists. The event was meant to showcase conservative support for LGBT issues, though […]

Taxpayer groups: New student loan bailout rule will cost billions

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A newly proposed student loan bailout rule would expand loan forgiveness to those who were “defrauded or deceived by an institution,” but it’s going to cost taxpayers anywhere from $2 billion to $43 billion. 18 national taxpayer organizations — from the Tea Party Patriots to the National Taxpayers Union — are demanding that the Department of Education withdraw the new […]