Topics: College Republicans

College Republicans is a politically conservative student organization. Members of the group work to help get Republican candidates get elected to public office at all levels of government. They also promote conservative ideology and help facilitate political debate and discussion across campus. The College Republicans seek to educate college students the public about conservative politics and principles. 

The group frequently brings conservative speakers to campus. Previous speakers include former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, columnist and author Ann Coulter, former republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and economist Walter Williams.

This group organizes events which commemorate events in American history such as planting American flags on campus to honor those who died on Sept. 11.

Republicans take the back seat... in voter registration

 The number of voters registered as unaffiliated has surpassed the number of voters registered as Republican— making unaffiliated voters the second largest voting group in the state by about 1,000 voters.

Cooper vetoes face General Assembly override ... again


Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed 11 bills this year – but none of those vetoes have succeeded yet.

UNC-W professor Mike Adams talks campus free speech and the codes that regulate it


UNC-Wilmington criminology professor Mike Adams argued that speech codes on college campuses don't do what some students think they do.

UNC's campus reacts to a Trump presidency


An American-born Muslim female UNC student walks down Franklin Street and hears shouts of “Go Trump, you lost.” An American-born Hispanic male UNC student is scared of having to drop out of college because his parents may be deported.

College Republicans and Young Democrats debated state and national policies


In a debate Wednesday night, the College Republicans and Young Democrats agreed on several issues, including reforming immigration policy, increasing transparency in the police department regarding body camera footage and acknowledging mental health reform as a part of gun control.

Carolina Economics Club to inform students on economic election issues

Carolina Economics Club’s speaker series, running from Oct. 5 through Nov. 7, aims to educate students on the economic platforms relating to the 2016 presidential election.

Students for Burr mobilize across North Carolina

Sen. Richard Burr’s re-election campaign launched a leadership team of nine student representatives across North Carolina campuses to promote Burr’s re-election in November.

Conservative writer Ben Shapiro speaks, students walk out


On Wednesday night, Ben Shapiro told a crowd of 450 people that white privilege doesn’t exist. 

Gov. Chris Christie suspends campaign after New Hampshire showing

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie officially dropped out of the 2016 presidential race, making the announcement on his Facebook page on Wednesday afternoon.

Duke students call for open dialogue on campus

Eight miles down Tobacco Road, a group of students hope to diversify campus dialogue about societal injustices — joining similar movements at schools like Princeton University. 

Two months before event, College Republicans see backlash

The UNC College Republicans are hosting Ben Shapiro, a conservative columnist and author, who will speak about the liberal ideology with regard to race and victimization in March. 

Silent Sam, Carolina Hall debated on First Amendment Day


Free speech on campus can strike the wrong chord with some audiences, but it is protected nonetheless.

UNC student political groups organize in preparation for 2016 election

As the country prepares for the presidential primaries in 2016, political groups on campus are organizing in an effort to increase the amount of voters who reach the polls.

The results of the 2012 election showed low youth turnout because of disenchantment and increased obstacles to vote.

Opinion: Students should reject war hawks’ disastrous ideas

In 1970, President Richard Nixon abruptly invaded Cambodia. Tommy Bello, a senior at UNC at the time, was so disgusted by this act that he decided to plan a protest at UNC.

Students say they feel unsafe on campus, taking to using #NotSafeUNC on Twitter

After David Horowitz’s controversial visit to campus, many students took to Twitter to share their experiences feeling unsafe on campus, using the hashtag #NotSafeUNC.

Kay Hagan targeted for flip-flop on Ebola

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan issued a statement on Friday calling for a travel ban on West African countries affected by Ebola and a larger coordinated effort to deal with the ongoing outbreak — and the N.C. Republican Party is accusing her of flip-flopping on the issue.

Former US Treasurer Bay Buchanan critiques feminism


Former U.S. Treasurer Bay Buchanan, who served in President Ronald Reagan’s administration, spoke to students Tuesday about what she called the failures of modern feminism and the need for strong leadership in America today.

College Republicans, Young Democrats argue politics at forum


UNC’s two major political student groups sparred in a debate on Monday, defending the respective positions of U.S. Senate candidates Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.

Political groups plan for fall campaigns

UNC’s on-campus political organizations are jumping into the fray as the fall’s midterm campaigns get underway.

College Republicans to protest Obama

When President Barack Obama takes the stage at N.C. State University today, he will be greeted by a cheering audience.