Tagged: Barack Obama


Top ten tweets: 1/17-1/23

By Nate Bodner, Amy Forsbacka, Ellie Williams, Sandeep David, Lauren Frost, Charles Lott | Jan. 25, 2017, 1:17 p.m. | In News Blog »

Every week on Silver Chips Online the top ten tweets will aim to highlight the ten most important, most clever, or funniest tweets of the week. Keep caught up with news, sports, and social media in this week's roundup.


SCOback Movie of the Week: Zero Dark Thirty

By Charles Lott | Jan. 11, 2017, 8:53 p.m. | In Movies »

Each week on the SCOback Movie of the Week, we'll feature and review one must-watch throwback film. Stay up to date with the selected film every week to be immersed in some awesome old movies.


Obama makes changes to the No Child Left Behind Act

By Ellie Struewing | Dec. 29, 2015, 10:44 a.m. | In National »

President Obama recently signed a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), now called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The rewritten act will leave federally mandated standardized testing measures intact but eliminate the harsh consequences for schools and districts that do not perform well.


Testing our lives away

By Randima Herath | Nov. 6, 2015, 1:04 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

Just last week, The Council of the Great City Schools, an organization of the nation's largest urban public school systems, released the first comprehensive survey of testing.


Too much diplomacy

By Eleanor Cook | Oct. 11, 2015, 10:39 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

While meeting with Jinping and maintaining relations China are important, the White House's grand reception of the Chinese president was irresponsible and should have been scaled down.


Supreme Court votes to legalize same-sex marriage

By Sandeep David | July 26, 2015, 9:33 a.m. | In National »

On June 26, a divided Supreme Court ruled in a five-to-four decision that same-sex couples nationwide have the Constitutional right to marry. Until the decision, same-sex couples were barred from marriage in fourteen states.


Lighten up on Obama

By Robert Pfefferle | Nov. 4, 2014, 9:40 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Republicans and Democrats alike have grown tired of Obama's indecisive actions on global issues, and are already looking forward to 2017.


The Passion of the Eich

By Dylan Ahunhodjaev | May 8, 2014, 7:41 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

Why was Brendan Eich's resignation wrong, and what can we learn from this situation going forward?


State of the Union Recap: Obama promises more action

By Sarah Trunk | Feb. 11, 2014, 11:04 a.m. | In News Blog »

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, with more than half of Americans disapproving of his presidency, Barack Obama delivered his annual State of the Union address, promising more jobs, a better economy and less congressional gridlock.


Silver Chips Online attends White House State of STEM Address

By Aanchal Johri | Feb. 4, 2014, 11:31 a.m. | In Local »

On Wednesday, Jan. 29, representatives from Silver Chips Online (SCO) had the opportunity to attend the second annual White House State of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ("SoSTEM"), hosted by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).


Reflections on Nelson Mandela

By Aanchal Johri | Dec. 5, 2013, 11:27 p.m. | In Features »

As we mourn the loss of a global hero, we remember his poignant speeches battling inequality, his deft courage to retain his ground while caged in prison, and his compelling plans to reunite his country despite the tremendous racial tension in his post-apartheid nation.


Why we need to use the U.N. to act on Syria

By Jacob Popper | Sept. 10, 2013, 1:15 p.m. | In News Blog »

Even if Congress votes to allow the strike, the best course of action for the United States is to work through the United Nations on this complicated issue.


Colleges rank us; now it's our turn to rank them

By Jacob Popper | Aug. 31, 2013, 2:28 p.m.

To fix the problem of college debt, Obama is proposing to rank colleges on a new scale that is based on which colleges give students the best overall value.


Colleges rank us; now our turn to rank them

By Jacob Popper | Aug. 31, 2013, 11 a.m. | In Op/Ed »

The new college ranking system proposed by President Barack Obama will help reduce the tuition of college through financial incentives for schools and help get more low income kids through college and even help manage the repayment of debt through the Pay as You Earn program.


New student loan law provides only short-term relief

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | Aug. 10, 2013, 11 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

A university education is already priced beyond the reach of many Americans and the enactment of the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 could make education even more unattainable.


Prisoners on strike in no man's land

By Aanchal Johri | May 2, 2013, 7:43 p.m. | In News Blog »

As the president puts it, "The notion that we're going to keep 100 individuals in no man's land in perpetuity…the idea that we would still maintain, forever, a group of individuals who have not been tried, that's contrary to who we are, it's contrary to our interests, and it needs to stop."


News Chips: Proposed minimum wage increase could have unintended effects

By Jack Estrin | March 14, 2013, 2:24 p.m. | In News Blog »

The bill was introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), and it could potentially give over 30 million Americans a pay raise. Although at first glance, it appears that this bill would bolster America's middle class, the bill could certainly have some unintended effects.


NewsChips: How Obama's executive orders affect schools

By Emma Yeager | Jan. 26, 2013, 12:04 a.m. | In News Blog »

On Jan. 16, President Obama signed 23 executive orders regarding gun violence.


Election Results: Barack Obama and Joe Biden win reelection

By Grace Hill | Nov. 7, 2012, 12:06 a.m. | In National »

Barack Obama defeats Mitt Romney, 303 to 206, winning both Virginia and Ohio.


Couch Potato: Election-related TV you can't miss

By Emma Yeager | Nov. 6, 2012, 4:35 p.m. | In Television »

To calm your nerves before we find out the next President of the United States – or, later, to dry your tears if your candidate-of-choice doesn't get elected – check out these election-related snippets of TV comedy.


Living the American DREAM

By Stacy Mathew Mimi Verdonk | Nov. 2, 2012, 9:57 a.m. | In Features »

While many college-bound seniors think they have it tough, imagine applying to colleges, searching for scholarships and fighting to stay in the country. For some Blazers this isn't just a hypothetical, this is reality.


Data mining degrades democracy

By Emma Yeager | Oct. 30, 2012, 8:10 p.m. | In Op/Ed »

With all the scrutiny that comes with campaigning for the oval office, President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney have allowed the nation to pry into their personal lives and histories. What voters may not realize, however, is just how much the two campaigns know about the public.


RECAP: Presidential debate highlights, Obama vs. Romney vs. Lehrer

By Brittany Cheng Hannah Lynn | Oct. 4, 2012, 10:24 p.m. | In National »

For those who haven't watched the debate, Silver Chips Online has compiled a list of the good, the bad and the just plain sassy. Here's a rundown of the Top 10 boldest statements of the night.


2012 Presidential Election candidates on key issues

By Brittany Cheng Hannah Lynn | Sept. 17, 2012, 7:53 p.m. | In National »

Here at Silver Chips Online, we've taken the liberty to read and sum up both major parties' 2012 platforms, so you don't have to.


A literal peanut gallery at the RNC

By Aanchal Johri | Sept. 1, 2012, 11:19 a.m. | In News Blog »

After an incident at the Republican National Convention, CNN camerawoman Patricia Carroll will probably find it hard to enjoy another peanut again.


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