Tag: Obama

Op-Ed: Presidents and Protests

| April 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: Presidents and Protests

Ever since the announcement that Donald Trump was going to be the 45 President of the United States of America, tempers have flared and chaos has ensued. Numerous protests and marches have formed across the country, from the Women’s March to the “Not My President” protests. Although this reaction is intense and horrific, it is not […]

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Op-Ed: One Thing Leads to Another

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Op-Ed: One Thing Leads to Another

I am not here to gloat, nor do I have time to say “I told ya so”. Nothing positive can be gained by suggesting the tables have turned after eight years of being in your shoes. I only wish to highlight a simple inquiry for my liberal friends to ponder over: how embarrassing must it […]

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Top five excuses to not vote, and why they aren’t valid

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Top five excuses to not vote, and why they aren’t valid

Although politics can be complicated, we should not let that deter us from our civic responsibility of voting. As college students we have the potential to have a huge impact on our government, if only we could stop tweeting long enough to take advantage of the opportunities in front of us and vote. I myself […]

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Nation’s leading presidential historian explains what to look for in a presidential candidate

| October 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Nation’s leading presidential historian explains what to look for in a presidential candidate

With the presidential election almost a month away, many are beginning to ask in-depth questions to the candidates President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney. Michael Beschloss, a presidential historian and the official presidential commentator for MSNBC, came to speak on campus Thursday, Sept. 27, about the upcoming election. The question and answer session […]

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DNC delegates inspire female equality at 2012 Women’s Caucus

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
DNC delegates inspire female equality at 2012 Women’s Caucus

It’s 9 a.m. on a sunny Thursday morning and the doors to a large room in the Charlotte Convention Center are opening. Dozens of excited women, a diverse crowd of many ages and colors, pour through the double doors, carrying signs that say “We make it possible” and sporting patriotic apparel of all kinds. “Four […]

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Highlights from the DNC: The world’s introduction to Charlotte

| September 10, 2012 | 0 Comments
Highlights from the DNC: The world’s introduction to Charlotte

From the opening festivities of CarolinaFest to the acceptance speech given by President Barack Obama for the 2012 Democratic National Convention (DNC), the Queen City was launched into the spotlight  for what Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx called “the world’s introduction to Charlotte.” Charlotte played host to several rallies and protests from various concerned communities  from […]

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The First Lady speaks about family, responsibility and making college affordable

| September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
The First Lady speaks about family, responsibility and making college affordable

Stepping onto the stage to Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” the First Lady, Michelle Obama, gave an enthusiastic family-themed speech on Tuesday night at the Time Warner Cable Arena for the Democratic Nation Convention (DNC). Prefacing her speech was a brief compilation of her rhetoric and a history of her role in the Obama campaign […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama assures Charlotte that Obama will make college more affordable

| September 4, 2012 | 0 Comments
First Lady Michelle Obama assures Charlotte that Obama will make college more affordable

Michelle Obama dialed in on Tuesday afternoon to speak with thousands of American college students for a college press phone conference. Lionel Chapman, Virginia college student and President of the Political Science and Pre-Law clubs at his university, gave opening remarks. “Ive been working with the campaign on my campus to register voters and educate […]

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Democratic National Convention CEO: we want to celebrate students getting involved

| August 31, 2012 | 1 Comment
Democratic National Convention CEO: we want to celebrate students getting involved

The morning of August 31, Democratic National Convention Center (DNC) officials unveiled the state-of-the-art convention podium stage at the Charlotte Bobcats home- Time Warner Cable Arena. The speakers at the podium unveiling were Democratic National Convention Committee CEO Stephen Kerrigan, Chief Operating Officer Theo LeCompte and Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx. Also present were 9 students […]

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UNC Charlotte students take advantage of convention opportunities

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte students take advantage of convention opportunities

Almost a year ago those living in Charlotte, N.C. learned that the Democratic National Convention (DNC) would take over their city from Monday, Sept. 3, through Thursday, Sept. 6.  Now UNC Charlotte students are gearing up to volunteer for the convention that has been described by the Democratic Party as, “the most open and accessible […]

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Job market leaves some graduating seniors uncertain

| May 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Job market leaves some graduating seniors uncertain

With graduation swiftly approaching many students are still unsure of what the next step is. The economy is slowly recovering, the job market is looking tough for students and more people than ever are taking out loans to pay their way through college. Luckily for the majority of students there are many options for those […]

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Kaplan university advisors become money hungry

| April 19, 2012 | 2 Comments
Kaplan university advisors become money hungry

You know you’re a college student when you have a bone to pick with administration. You can’t get an appointment with your advisor quickly enough. Or maybe you can’t get financial aid to give you a straight answer about how much funding you’ll get next year and you find out that you‘re short of credits […]

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Assistant Professor Receives Grant for HIV Intervention

| April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Assistant Professor Receives Grant for HIV Intervention

On World AIDS Day in December 2011, U.S. President Barack Obama gave a speech concerning AIDS and HIV treatment plans. “There are communities in this country being devastated still by this HIV disease. When new infections among young, black, gay men increase by nearly 50 percent in three years, we need to do more to […]

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Ron Paul doesn’t please all students

| March 29, 2012 | 42 Comments
Ron Paul doesn’t please all students

Ron Paul. People either love him or hate him and it seems as if young people are his biggest demographic. The reason that many people give me for supporting Ron Paul is because he is the most different from the other candidates. Just because people are jaded by President Obama and the other presidential candidates […]

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