The Charger Bulletin

Letter to the Editor: State of the Union

The Charger Bulletin

February 27, 2013

By Cliff Vosberg Contributing Writer Every year, the new president of the United States of America delivers a speech. The State of the Union, to be exact. This speech outlines what this president plans on doing in their upcoming term. Our fantastic President Barack Hussein Obama just delivered...

Are the States Going to Secede?

The Charger Bulletin

November 28, 2012

Letter to the Editor By Ross Weiner Are states planning to leave the Union? There been talk of this since the re-election of President Barack Obama because there been a petition circulation on asking for all 50 states to secede from the United States. Technically, in the United St...

Election Night 2012

Liana Teixeira

November 14, 2012

The NAACP brought students of all political ideologies together for a night of election coverage. Dozens of students crowded inside the Bartels dining hall on election night, anxiously watching CNN’s coverage of the 2012 presidential election results. The fierce campaigning finally came to an ...

No Winners in Politics

Amy Reidy

November 7, 2012

The final debate, in terms of its main topic, lacked the focus and finesse of the earlier debates. Many topics, besides the ones that were meant to be brought up (foreign policy), were brought up quite frequently by both Mitt Romney and President Barak Obama. It seemed as though the candidates had very...

Obama Enlisting A-List to Act as Surrogates

The Associated Press

November 7, 2012

CINCINNATI (AP) — President Barack Obama is counting on former President Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen, top surrogates for his campaign, to carry his message. But he also has enlisted an army of A-list performers and public figures -- from Lady Gaga to Billie Jean King, from Jay-Z to Crosby, Stills...

The Optics of Winning: Musings about the Second Presidential Debate

Simone Quartey

October 24, 2012

Ah, yes. “There you go, again,” as Ronald Reagan once said. We have arrived at the storied and much mythologized second presidential debate of the 2012 election season. It would be nice to think that presidential debates are a forum of mature and honest discussion about the issues of the day....

President Obama: Beer Connoisseur

Ana Abraham

September 12, 2012

First Lady Michelle Obama tends to the first-ever beehive on the White House’s South Lawn, and White House chef Sam Kass recently released where some of the honey is going. President Obama is a novice beer maker, and honey is the secret ingredient in his brews. In a blog post titled “Ale to the Chief,...

“Invisible Obama” Has My Vote

Liana Teixeira

September 5, 2012

The Republican National Convention came to a close last Thursday night, but if anyone watching the event remembers one thing from the convention, it won’t be Mitt Romney’s speech accepting the nomination for president, but rather the long and somewhat unconventional ramblings of Clint Eastwood. When...

Jay Z Mimics Rocky at Philly Made In America Fest

The Associated Press

September 5, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jay-Z’s entrance said it all: He bounced up and down on top of the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, mimicking Rocky before he took the stage in front of nearly 50,000. His song “Made In America” played in the background. Jay-Z, like Rocky Balboa, has a rags-to-rich...

Congress Passes Student Loans, Highway Jobs Bill

The Associated Press

August 29, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress emphatically approved legislation Friday preserving jobs on transportation projects from coast to coast and avoiding interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students, giving lawmakers campaign-season bragging rights on what may be their biggest economic...

College Presidents Wary of Obama Cost-Control Plan

Elizabeth Field

February 8, 2012

In the State of the Union, President Barrack Obama announced a college and university cost-control plan that was widely popular amongst parents and students. However, college presidents are less enthused over the plan to force colleges to lower tuition or risk losing some federal funding. ...

Barrack Obama to Hang Out In Chat Rooms, Provides For Uninteresting Story

Cullen Mclane

February 1, 2012

The man, the myth, the legend: Barack Hussein Obama! From socialized medicine to allegations of being born in Kenya, Barry is always up to some wacky hi-jinx. His latest stunt is hanging out in some internet chat rooms.  Hmmm… Compared to the socialized medicine, the Kenya birth allegations, killing B...

Obama Gets Laughs at Kennedy Center Honors

The Associated Press

December 7, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama in lauding the actors, musicians and others receiving Kennedy Center Honors Sunday night, also was looking for advice. "Everybody likes him," Obama said of Yo-Yo Ma, one of the several artists honored. "You’ve got to give me some tips." Obama noted that the ce...

A guide to Obama’s student loan plan

Brandon T. Bisceglia

October 28, 2011

  By KIMBERLY HEFLING AP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Recognizing that college students and recent graduates are facing rising tuition prices and burdensome student loan debt, President Barack Obama announced a plan that seeks to lessen the burden of paying back student loans....

Iraq War Finally Winding Down

Cullen Mclane

October 26, 2011

As anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock (and most people who have) should probably know, in 2003, a variety of wacky circumstances prompted America to invade Iraq. This began a war with Iraq, cleverly titled "The Iraq War." Whether this was justified or not has been the subject of much debate f...

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