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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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by / on August 9, 2013 at 12:39 pm / in News

How does the new student loan bill affect students?

More than 38 million Americans currently have outstanding student loan debt that amounts to nearly $1 trillion. About 85 percent of that total comes from federal loans. This past summer, millions of students across the nation feared that those numbers […]

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by / on July 12, 2013 at 11:44 am / in News

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano appointed as the next UC president

Former governor of Arizona and Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano was officially appointed as the 20th president of the University of California on July 18, 2013. Napolitano was nominated by the Special Committee to Consider the Selection […]

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by / on May 28, 2013 at 3:38 pm / in Opinions

Congress decides to run amuck in fear of tax-exempt status rejection

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has undergone a great deal of scrutiny from Congress lately as a result of specifically targeting tax-exemption applications for conservative organizations. The recent accusations have led to an uproar in Washington where politicians across the […]

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by / on October 24, 2012 at 7:58 pm / in Opinions

Violence abroad: using terrorism as a political game

Taking responsibility for the violence in Benghazi is like admitting fault for a bank robbery because you failed to hire enough security guards. On Oct. 15, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took responsibility for the attacks on the U.S. Consulate […]

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by / on September 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm / in Opinions

The Question: Are you better off today than you were four years ago?

“Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” This was the question President Reagan asked voters in his bid for reelection. It was also the question echoed by presidential candidate Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention. […]

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by / on June 26, 2012 at 6:04 am / in Editorials, Opinions

Obama’s Immigration Act Needs Further Legislation

President Obama has issued an executive order which will temporarily halt the deportation of young undocumented immigrants. Under this policy, exemption will apply to undocumented immigrants who are high school graduates, returning war veterans and law-abiding members of society. Eligibility […]

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