Tag: Obama

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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Is Obamacare a violation of the First Amendment

| March 22, 2012 | 1 Comment
Is Obamacare a violation of the First Amendment

With the upcoming election, the government and it’s policies are a very controversial and popular topic these days. Whether or not you support Obama, his current proposal of making birth control free may seem like a good idea but what many people don’t realize is that it goes against the very constitution this country was […]

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Kony 2012: ‘Invisible Children’ video goes viral, stirs controversy

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments
Kony 2012: ‘Invisible Children’ video goes viral, stirs controversy

The Invisible Children  By Anna Leatherman   This 30-minute long documentary was released Monday, March 5, 2012 and went viral almost immediately. The resistance group described in the doc is known as the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and is headed by a man named Joseph Kony. According to the 2006 documentary that ignited the movement, […]

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Racy play hits NoDa

| February 22, 2012 | 0 Comments
Racy play hits NoDa

There comes a point in David Mamet’s play, “Race,” in which a black female attorney tells her white male associate, “This isn’t about sex, it’s about race.” To this the man responds, “What’s the difference?” Charles LaBorde, director for Carolina Actors Studio Theatre (CAST), will bring this play to Charlotte on Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 2012, […]

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UNC Charlotte student works for “liberty and freedom” on the Ron Paul campaign

| February 21, 2012 | 7 Comments
UNC Charlotte student works for “liberty and freedom” on the Ron Paul campaign

Although the North Carolina primary will not take place until May 8, UNC Charlotte students like Daniel Rufty are working, not just in the state, but all over the country, to promote their choice candidate’s message. Rufty currently holds the position of co-chairman in the Youth for Ron Paul Charlotte student organization on campus, the […]

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Race for the presidency narrows down

| January 25, 2012 | 1 Comment
Race for the presidency narrows down

The Republican primary race continues to narrow down with the drop out of candidates leaving two men standing ahead of the pack, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.  After Iowa and New Hampshire there was a mutual feeling that Romney would take the lead, but to the surprise of many Gingrich now leads the Republican race. […]

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Soledad O’Brien Speaks at Student Union

| November 11, 2011 | 0 Comments
Soledad O’Brien Speaks at Student Union

Soledad O’Brien, CNN anchor and special correspondent, spoke to a crowd of about 1,400 in the Student Union’s multipurpose room on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. The seating at the lecture was mostly on a first-come first-choice basis and some people started waiting as early as 5:30 p.m. for the doors to open at 6:45 p.m. […]

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49er Experience gives students new internship opportunities

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments
49er Experience gives students new internship opportunities

A group of UNC Charlotte faculty and senior staff are launching a three-tier “49er Democracy Experience” leading up to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte in September 2012. The opportunity, which will take place during the spring, summer and fall semesters of 2012, will include a “political convention curriculum” of more than 100 courses, internships, […]

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