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Social, environmental downturns to wall

For the proposed border wall between Mexico and the U.S., it would cost $5 billion. The Sidekick staff writer Anika Arutla explains why building a wall is not beneficial on either side.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

It is no secret that President Donald Trump’s foundation for his 2016 presidential campaign revolved around building a wall between the Mexican-U.S. border. Two years following his inauguration, the government is experiencing its longest shutdown in history with Trump urging Congress to fund the wal...

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...

Process to find new Chamber President begins

November 27, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor President of the Coppell Chamber of Commerce, Tony Moline, surprisingly announced his resignation earlier this month in order to take up a position for the Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce. The City has already initiated the search for Moline's replacement, emphasizing...

Obama, Romney meet again at Hofstra

October 16, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Going into the first presidential debate in Denver, enormous pressure was on Mitt Romney to show voters that he has what it takes to hold his own under the spotlight. However, he not only held his own against Barack Obama, he steamrolled him. Romney was more aggressive,...

Biden, Ryan prepare for crucial Vice Presidential Debate

October 9, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor After a surprisingly impressive performance by Mitt Romney in the first Presidential Debate last Wednesday, the Vice Presidential Debate on Thursday has gained newfound importance. With Romney's momentum surging this week, it will be a chance for the Barack Obama campaign...

Class officer voting today

April 16, 2012

By Kara Adkins Online Copy Editor The catchy slogans and nerve racking speeches are all paying off for students running for class officers today. Voting for president, historian, secretary, and vice president will take place today in all third period classes and students in dual credit will have the ...

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...

Texas Gov. ends presidential bid

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican presidential hopeful, attended the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Business Speaks event Tuesday, January 17, 2012, at the Marriott in Columbia. (Tracy Glantz/The State/MCT)

January 19, 2012

Mary Whitfill Features Editor Rick Perry, 11 year Texas Gov. is expected to leave the race for the GOP nomination on Thursday, two days before the South Carolina primary. Perry will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. central time. Perry almost quit the race after his embarrassing 5th place fin...

GOP race lacking presidential potential

November 14, 2011

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor The Republican Presidential Primaries are shaping up to be more entertaining than most MTV reality TV shows. The debates have become so popular that, according to The New York Times, news outlets are scrambling to add even more. Not counting the Herman Cain and...

The Next Few Four Years

May 11, 2011

By: Chris Cummins Staff Writer With the news of Osama bin Laden’s death and the celebrations that soon swept the nation, it’s inevitable that Obama’s presidency will be reevaluated in light of the death of one of this nation’s infamous enemies. Where before Obama was criticized for his supposed ‘...

A lack of business

January 21, 2011

Chris Cummins Staff Writer In another pro-business move, President Obama has appointed Jeffrey Immelt, a former GE Executive, as his chief Outside Economic Advisor. Intended eradicate the anti-business reputation he has gained throughout the years. In recent years, the President has become somewhat...

Diplomat Richard Holbrooke dies at 69

December 14, 2010

Mary Whitfill Features Editor U.S. diplomat to the Middle East Richard Holbrooke died Monday in Washington. Holbrooke was 69 and lived in New York. Holbrooke served as the Obama administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan since 2009 and has worked as a diplomat fo...