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President Joe Biden was heckled during his State of the Union address last month.

Biden calls for cooperation, but he (and the country) face a harsh reality

By Tara Gorman, Photo editor March 23, 2023

President Joe Biden delivered his annual State of the Union address last month, utilizing the most prominent tool of the bully pulpit in American tradition. His message was one of hope and optimism for...

President Joe Biden focused on bringing the country -- and world -- together.

In State of the Union Address, Biden stresses the importance of togetherness

By Tessa Donohue, Editor March 14, 2022

The State of the Union, presented by President Joe Biden in an address to members of Congress on March 1, stressed a sense of bipartisan togetherness to achieve the goals -- ranging from defending NATO...

Amanda Gorman reciting her poem The Hill We Climb at Joe Bidens inauguration on Jan. 20.

A bright message of hope in troubled times

By Tessa Donohue, Staff writer February 25, 2021

Hope is a hard commodity to come by these days, but Amanda Gorman may have instilled it in America with her poem “The Hill We Climb,” which she recited at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan....

In some cases, rioters walked the halls of the Capitol with impunity.

‘Thug’ or ‘protester’? A distinction seemingly one of race

By Bella Bush, Staff writer January 14, 2021

In the wake of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, many have taken note of what is being called a clear double standard in the United States.  While mostly peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters...

The College Board has put SAT exams on hold, but it is moving forward with modified AP exams.

AP exams still on, but at what cost?

By Austin McNamara, Sports editor April 27, 2020

Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, an academic problem that students have is how the Advanced Placement and SAT exams will be administered this year. These tests are pivotal to the academic futures of students...

Pete Buttigieg has seen his support ebb and flow in Iowa.

Buttigieg emerges from nowhere to become a presidential contender

By Broderick Sartor, Co-editor January 22, 2020

Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., and candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, has seemingly come out of nowhere to gain considerable support among Americans in recent...

President Trump addressed the nation on Jan. 8 to discuss the government shutdown and a proposed border wall.

One shutdown, one speech, two views

By Conan Higgins and Kimsoo Gopnik January 15, 2019

Editor's note: The partial federal government shutdown is now in its 24th day, the longest such stoppage in American history. President Donald J. Trump spoke to the nation from the Oval Office on Jan....

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