Tag: Obama


Written by Baylen Whitfield. Media by Baylen Whitfield. Do you know that you’re almost never not being watched? Are you aware that your location is...

Stumped by Trump

Written by Carrie Baker. Media by Kayla Morton. The bid for the presidential nomination is certainly in full swing as the 2016 primaries and caucuses...

FCC and Net Neutrality

  Written by Andrea Martin. Media by Matt Miller The FCC will be pressing for stronger Internet regulations, and even went as far to say that...

5 Reasons I Thank God for Potatoes

Written by Paige Farnworth | Media by Thomas Hajny After reflecting on my Thanksgiving break , I have been deeply thinking about what I’m thankful for. I...

Obama’s Plan After Midterm Election Downfall

Written by Andrea Martin, Media by Jack Wang After the disastrous midterm elections for the Democratic Party, President Barack Obama outlined his agenda, and addressed...

Obama’s $6.2 Billion Ebola Plan

Written by: Andrea Martin. Media by: Charley Phillips. President Barack Obama has requested $6.2 billion from Congress to fight Ebola that is spreading quickly through...

The First Lady: Thoughts from a 20-Something ‘Knucklehead’

With Jimmy Fallon as the new host of “The Tonight Show”, Fallon fanatics have spent their evenings watching every episode. People such as Lady Gaga, Jerry Seinfeld, Will Smith, and Olympic gold medalist, Jamie Anderson, have made appearances on the show since the opening night, which took place on February 17, 2014. Fallon has wooed his audience with his infamous “Thank You” notes as well as his Hashtag clips.

Kenya Mall Attack

“The operation is now over,” Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a televised address on Tuesday, September 24. The operation was a response to an attack a few days earlier on the Westgate centre shopping mall in Nairobi by Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab. "We have ashamed and defeated our attackers."

Government Shutdown?

Picture this—it’s a nice Sunday night. You’re playing a game of Monopoly with your brother. You’ve played the game together many times before and you often manage to keep it civil. Sometime he wins and sometimes you win. That’s just part of the game. Today, however, things are a bit peculiar. Your brother wants to alter the current rules of how the game is played, and he won’t take no for an answer. With neither side willing to concede, there is but one option—a Monopoly shutdown.

Personal Data Stores and NSA Developments

Imagine everything you’ve ever sent to anyone: your phone calls, texts, emails. Think about the places that you have been with your cell phone. Those were meant to be personal and private. That’s how you probably want them to stay. But recent events have made Americans question how confidential this kind of communication really is. Much of this suspicion is due to the work of the National Security Agency (NSA). The NSA’s mission is, “Defending our nation. Securing the future.” But the NSA is beginning to see a lot of negative reactions to their continuing activities. Many people see these activities as offenses of the fourth amendment rather than ways to enhance security. But to others, it makes them feel a lot less secure.