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Looking Forward: Former president Barack Obama leaves behind legacy in White House

Barack Obama left the White House two weeks ago. With a campaign titled

Rutuja Joshi, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

Just two weeks ago, a new president was inaugurated into the White House - President Donald J. Trump. The entering of a new president often results in a bittersweet leave for his predecessor. In 2017, President Barack Obama left the White House, leaving his supporters greatly emotional. It is un...

Obama to keep troops in Afghanistan

U.S. President Barack Obama announces he will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017 as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden looks on in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015. (Ron Sachs/Sipa USA/TNS)

Tanya Raghu

October 23, 2015

  By Tanya Raghu Staff Writer @tanya_raghu   Last week, President Barack Obama announced his decision to keep 9,800 American troops in Afghanistan until 2017, bringing sadness and grief to thousands of Americans hearts in the United States and abroad in Afghanistan.   ...

Personal decisions should not taint the record of competent leaders

January 8, 2014

By Kara Hallam Staff Writer This is it. The moment we have all been waiting for. And the winner is… Wait really? You chose him? That feeling has all hit us when a little bit of contempt arises over hearing someone has won something we did not feel like they deserved. What is even worse is when you know they have more than a few ...

When it comes to Obamacare, it is all about trust

November 18, 2013

By Stephanie Gross Staff Writer  “If you like your health care policy, you can keep it." Those words were uttered by President Obama on numerous occasions over the past few years. It appears the president firmly believes that every citizen in the country should have health insurance coverage.  That ...

George W. Bush Presidential Center opens at SMU

April 25, 2013

By Tina Huang Staff Writer Southern Methodist University is continually becoming more renown. Adding to its’ growing reputation is the newly constructed George W. Bush Presidential Center. Beginning on April 24, dedication events will be held. Today, April 25, is the official dedication day with ...

Pennies better dead than alive

Pennies better dead than alive

March 20, 2013

By Christina Burke Features Editor In this fast-paced world, nobody wants to be in line behind the guy paying in exact change, especially while his counts out his pennies. President Barack Obama announced in February that he was open to saying sayonara to our nation’s lowest valued cent, the...

Carroll encourages future voters to explore political landscape

Graphic by Rinu Daniel.

November 28, 2012

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer This year’s presidential election definitely provided entertainment and gave the people something to watch for about a three months before the Nov. 6 election, but it also provided a lot frustration for those that had to listen to the many politically uninformed kids. T...

Petition for Texas secession gains national attention

November 14, 2012

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer After the reelection of President Barack Obama, many Americans have started petitions in their state to secede from the union, while many states have petitions, not as many have exploded as much as the petition that was started for the state of Texas to secede. The petition, that was started in the "We The People" section of the White Houses website, has now gained over 104,000 signatures, all trying to get the state...

Gun control laws necessary to keep Americans safe, according to Del Angel

Graphic by Rinu Daniel.

September 7, 2012

By Kimberly Del Angel Entertainment Editor This summer, several gun-related catastrophes left many Americans horrified at how little impact the presiding gun control laws have had on the country. With the presidential election nearing, it’s time to truly ask our candidates, who are ever so eager...

Gas prices on the rise

March 19, 2012

By Lauren VerDuin Staff Writer It is no secret that at this time of the year Americans dread the gas pump. The summer is almost upon us and gas prices are already beginning to elevate. Saturday, President Obama announced that there is no real "quick fix" to current high gas prices, as concern continues to take over America.  Obama stated that we are...

State of the Union outlines presidential plans

U.S. President Barack Obama gives the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

January 25, 2012

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor On Jan. 24 President Obama’s annual State of the Union address outlined what Obama considers to be the most pressing issues for his coming year in office. For those of you who missed out on the speech, that lasted over one hour, the following will serve a...

State of the Union to launch Obama campaign

President Barack Obama delivers remarks in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Thursday, January 19, 2012. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

January 24, 2012

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor As President Barack Obama gears up for his election-year State of the Union Address, many are wondering if he will use the annual speech as a Launchpad for his 2012 presidential campaign. Last year’s State of the Union saw 43 million viewers, which makes it an...