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Mock Convention Political Chair John Harashinski, '20, explains the contested convention on February 14, 2020. Photo by Lilah Kimble.

Letter to the editor: A letter from the Mock Convention Political Chair

John Harashinski April 13, 2020
After Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race, John Harashinski, '20, explains the difficulty of the 2020 primary election
Mock Convention 2020 announces its nomination of Sen. Bernie Sanders as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Saturday, Feb. 15. Photo by Lilah Kimble.

Mock Convention’s predicted nominee suspends bid for president

Elizabeth Bell April 13, 2020
Mock Convention is projected to make a seventh incorrect prediction
Mock Convention 2020 announces its nomination of Sen. Bernie Sanders as the Democratic Party's presidential candidate, Saturday, Feb. 15. Photo by Lilah Kimble.

When Mock Convention nominated Bernie Sanders, his campaign said he couldn’t answer the call

Emma Derr March 5, 2020
Mock Convention representatives say a campaign spokesman asked about the political views of the audience
Cameron Kasky spoke during Session Three of Mock Convention. Photo by Lilah Kimble.

Cameron Kasky embodies our generation

Virginia Laurie February 18, 2020

“I didn’t like the kid,” one of my peers said recently. He was referring to Cameron Kasky, co-founder of March for Our Lives and the #NeverAgain gun control movement, college student and one of...

Opinion: Bernie Sanders, the magic socialist

Tyler Palicia February 16, 2020
Tyler Palicia, '23, agrees with Mock Convention 2020's prediction

Why We Love Mock Con

Tanajia Moye-Green February 16, 2020

For students, professors and alumni alike, their love for Mock Convention stems from how meaningfully and extravagantly it portrays Washington and Lee University’s dedication to student self-governance. Mock...

The 2018 Democratic nominee for Florida governor addressed the importance of restoring voting rights for felons. Photo by Lilah Kimble.

Andrew Gillum encourages young people to get involved in politics

Elizabeth Bell and Tori Johnsson February 16, 2020
"You all are what is right with America," Gillum told students in the audience
Luke Basham, Democratic party analyst, stands at the podium to introduce the roll call.

Bernie Sanders wins Mock Con’s Democratic nomination after contested convention

Grace Mamon, Laura Calhoun, Jin Ni, and Vivek Kumar February 15, 2020

Washington and Lee University Mock Convention predicted Senator Bernie Sanders will be the Democratic nominee for the 2020 presidential election, after a projected contested convention for the first time...

Photo by Lilah Kimble

Cameron Kasky talks mental health, gun violence and activism

Tanajia Moye-Green and Elizabeth Bell February 15, 2020

“I do not think that gun control is number one on the list of things to look for in this election cycle,” said Cameron Kasky in his speech during session 3 of Mock Convention. “I think that gun violence...

Trevor Noah discusses the political divide in America

Trevor Noah discusses the political divide in America

Avalon Pernell February 15, 2020
The keynote speaker touched on serious topics while keeping the audience laughing with Trump and Obama impressions
Donna Brazile urges students to make a 'wise choice'

Donna Brazile urges students to make a ‘wise choice’

Brianna Hatch February 15, 2020
Brazile’s energetic speech called on students to use their power to vote Trump out of office
Patti Solis Doyle address Mock Convention.

Patti Solis Doyle talks immigration, Hispanic voters in 2020 election

Jin Ni and Laura Calhoun February 14, 2020

Patti Solis Doyle, a nationally recognized political organizer and campaign strategist, spoke against Donald Trump’s treatment of immigrants and stressed the importance of Hispanic voters in the 2020...

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