Syrian chemical weapons may mean another war

Samer Salem
Staff Writer

President Obama has initiated a strike plan against Syria for the use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians. The strike is to punish Bashar Al-Assad for the deaths of more than 400 children and 1400 civilians on August 21st of 2013. Foreign countries such as France and Turkey are

President of Syria Badhar Al-Assad. (Photo: Google Images

President of Syria Bashar Al-Assad. (Photo: Google Images

backing America with the plan to strike the Syrian regime in order for Assad to stop the use of chemical weapons. Recently, the United Kingdom stepped out as an ally for the United States due to the British parliament’s vote against the strike. However, Prime Minister David Cameron has given President Obama his personal okay for the strike. In addition, Obama has also gone to U.S. Congress to gain their approval.
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State Of The Future

Jordan Javelet
Staff Writer

President Obama’s State of the Union address reaffirmed the ideals of his administration and posed a challenge to the American people—a challenge reminiscent of John F. Kennedy’s 1961 Inaugural Address: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” Read more of this post

Another Inauguration To Celebrate

Jordan Javelet
Staff Writer

When President Barack Obama strode to the podium to be sworn into office for his second term on Monday, January 21, I will admit, I took pride in the fact that I helped put him there.

Proud Americans show their pride for President Obama during his second inauguration on capitol hill. (Photo: Billie Weiss ).

Proud Americans show their pride for President Obama during his second inauguration on capitol hill. (Photo: Billie Weiss ).

As a proud first-time voter, I had a say in who became the president. Sure, my vote was only one of 126 million cast in the 2012 presidential election, but it was significant. In fact, according to statistics, young people ages 18 to 29 made up 19 percent of the voters and 60 percent of them voted for President Obama. I am proud to be part of that statistic.

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