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Gender Important to ISU Student at DNC

An ISU student at the Democratic National Convention is now committed to Hillary Clinton, after first supporting Bernie Sanders. Speaking during GLT's Sound Ideas, Haley Kosick (KOH-sick) said gender does matter in this election. "For years and years women have been shutdown, saying like, 'oh they don't have what it takes to be in politics and to rule the country.' That's not the case," said Kosick Kosick said the U.S. is among the last major developed countries to have a woman President....
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Gender Important to ISU Student at DNC

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Erik Rankin

An ISU student at the Democratic National Convention is now committed to Hillary Clinton, after first supporting Bernie Sanders. Speaking during GLT's Sound Ideas, Haley Kosick (KOH-sick) said gender does matter in this election.

"For years and years women have been shutdown, saying like, 'oh they don't have what it takes to be in politics and to rule the country.' That's not the case," said Kosick

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference. The rigorous test is only in its fifth year, but nearly 600 people have passed it already. Industry experts say the exam is necessary because of the evolving standards in the growing American cheese business.

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