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by / on November 4, 2015 at 9:01 am / in Highlander Newsroom, Multimedia

Highlander Newsroom (11/4/15)

This week in the Highlander Newsroom, we chat about our Halloween weekend, new information on meat causing cancer and Obama’s decision to limit standardized testing. Be sure to catch the Highlander Newsroom on the radio, airing every Wednesday at 9 […]

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by / on November 2, 2015 at 2:33 pm / in News

Obama Administration calls for a cap on standardized tests

In a video released on Saturday Oct. 24, President Barack Obama and his administration called for a 2 percent cap on the amount of classroom time teachers could allot to prepare for standardized testing. In addition to this announcement, the […]

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by / on April 21, 2015 at 6:15 pm / in Opinions

The final thaw in the Cold War

Relations between the United States and Latin America seem to have taken a positive new direction after a recent summit in Panama. The United States, normally a somewhat unpopular participant in this summit, was received relatively well by the representatives […]

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by / on February 3, 2015 at 6:03 am / in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Obama college rating system will work with some changes

With the Super Bowl over and the people who legally agreed upon deals with friends whereby some would be given money in the event of the Patriots winning (not gambling, because that’s wrong), it is easy to see why people […]

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by / on January 27, 2015 at 6:03 am / in Editorials, Opinions

Editorial: Obama’s community college plan nice, but too big, too late

Issues concerning the rising tuition of higher education and how they might be mended have yet to stop floating in the air around every politician’s head, many of whom are forced to at least look for solutions with their respective […]

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by / on January 15, 2015 at 12:03 am / in News

President Obama offers free community college

On Jan. 8, President Barack Obama announced a proposal that offers two years of free community college tuition to students who meet certain requirements. This could affect up to 9 million students across the nation if legislation is passed in […]

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by / on December 2, 2014 at 6:05 am / in News

President Obama calls for greater immigration reform

On Nov. 20, President Barack Obama laid out his immigration reform plans, the Immigration Accountability Executive Action, which could potentially shield up to five million undocumented immigrants from being deported. Those who qualify for protection must be parents of U.S. […]

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by / on June 24, 2014 at 6:04 am / in News

White House announces student debt relief measures

In the wake of colleges across the country finishing their graduating ceremonies, President Barack Obama has announced a set of measures intended to reduce the record levels of student loan debt, including additional plans to cap loan repayments. “At a […]

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by / on June 24, 2014 at 6:02 am / in Opinions

Stop protesting commencement speakers

Commencement season is always a heady time of year, filled with the buoyant spirits of students ready to take flight in the big blue world. Our friends and family come to congratulate us on our four-plus years of hard work […]

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by / on February 18, 2014 at 11:38 am / in Opinions

A public-private partnership to fund technology in schools

What a peculiar state we are in. Our government, ideally, is supposed to function through its separation of powers, but stands today dysfunctional because of it. Because of this dysfunctionality, making changes to our nation via traditional methods is near […]

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