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Diverse Congress indicates necessary change

Diverse Congress indicates necessary change

Sophie Casey '20

January 9, 2019

Representation is implied in the House of Representatives, though the title now bears more accuracy. According to MSNBC, the 116th Congress is the most diverse in the United State’s history––a feat which is long overdue. Diversity on the congressional level benefits both the political system a...

Little progress seen as government shutdown enters its third week

Kaya Leitner '19

January 7, 2019

  Top ranking government officials met Friday Jan. 4 in an attempt to find a solution for the government shutdown that is dragging into its third week due to the dispute over President Trump’s demand for $5 billion for a southern border wall. “Trump has put himself in a tough position,...

Government shutdown begins as parties fail to compromise on budget

Government shutdown begins as parties fail to compromise on budget

January 21, 2018

By Ian Bernstein '18 The government was forced to shut down early Saturday morning after senators failed to agree on a short-term spending bill to keep the government funded. Only 50 senators voted in favor of the bill, according to The New York Times. The spending measure failed to earn the ...

Obamacare crucial to the care of this country

Obamacare crucial to the  care of this country

January 15, 2018

By Alex Massoud '20 Obamacare: The very word, even if spoken in just a whisper, can spark a heated debate among lifelong friends. In Trump’s White House, perhaps the most controversial issue is Obamacare, more formally known as the Affordable Care Act. Republicans currently in the House of Representatives...

Five injured after Congressional shooting in Virginia

Five injured after Congressional shooting in Virginia

June 15, 2017

By Kit Epstein On the morning of Wednesday, June 14, a shooting occurred at a baseball field during a team practice in Alexandria, Virginia, injuring five people, including Steve Scalise, the Republican majority whip in Congress. According to CNN, Representative Scalise was practicing for a Co...

Pre-congress retreat raises questions about Trump’s executive orders

Pre-congress retreat raises questions about Trump’s executive orders

March 7, 2017

Anna Rhoads '19 and Kayla Sirlin '19 The GOP headed to a pre-congress retreat in Philadelphia on Jan. 25. The retreat lasted three days with the agenda of deciding what the party wants to accomplish and examining the executive orders Trump has been making. On Thursday the 26 at the retreat, Trump...

Public school students condemn Education Secretary confirmation

Molly Mahoney '18, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017

By Molly Mahoney '18 Betsy DeVos was confirmed as Education Secretary Feb. 7 when 50 senators voted in favor of her confirmation and 50 opposed it, forcing Vice President Mike Pence to cast his vote as a tiebreaker. Despite party alliances, Republican senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski...

President Obama stands his ground in 2015 State of the Union address

President Obama stands his ground in 2015 State of the Union address

Talia Hendel, Web Sports Editor

January 27, 2015

As the granddaughter of a former democratic Senator, blue is definitely in my blood. However, I found myself questioning several of President Barack Obama’s proposals while watching his State of the Union address. As for the content, while he was very convincing and I agree with many of his proposals,...

Nothing done after Newtown, two years later

Nothing done after Newtown, two years later

Sophia Hampton, News Editor

December 15, 2014

Two years have passed since the Sandy Hook shooting. Two years have passed since I was sitting in Journalism class and suddenly we weren’t learning about AP Style. Suddenly we were watching the news as they tried to explain why 26 people were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. 20 of those...

Students underwhelmed by State of the Union address

Students underwhelmed by State of the Union address

Brandon Rakowski, Staff Writer

January 30, 2014

Last night, Jan. 28, President Obama addressed the nation with a State of the Union address that pushed for new legislation, including raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10, working with states to provide high quality public preschool education, reforming immigration and committing to American di...

Close up the shutdown

Close up the shutdown

Cadence Neenan, News Editor

October 1, 2013

To preface this article, I have to admit a fun-fact about me that could slant my bias on this subject: I’m a pretty hardcore liberal. A blue-state, feminist-ranting, been-compared-to-Hillary-Clinton-and-loved-it liberal. Continuing on. Last night, after a terrifyingly unsuccessful staring contest be...

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