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Why I’m not excited about President Obama’s run for 2012 reelection

By Tim Cheplick

April 19, 2011

Filed under Columns

Several weeks ago, President Barack Obama officially announced he will run for reelection in 2012. Though I was a staunch Obama supporter in 2008, when I heard the news this time I was not particularly excited. President Obama has lost much of his appeal to the young voters who played su...

The importance of unions

By Jaron Lewin Berlin

April 5, 2011

Filed under Columns

American workers’ rights are being restricted in several states and this trend is in danger of spreading across the country. In Wisconsin, a law banning collective bargaining for all public employee unions except firefighters and police ha...

The same-sex marriage debate is stupid

By Nick O'Malley

February 23, 2011

Filed under Columns

On Wednesday, the Obama administration established a new precedent by no longer backing the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 federal law that barred same-sex marriage from being recognized. The law acted as a defense aga...

New site developed to help find jobs

By Sam Butterfield

February 7, 2011

Filed under Politics

Call it a socialized LinkedIn, call it a government-run Monster.com, call it the feds cutting into the classified section’s business. The Department of Labor announced last Thursday that it had created a new website desi...

Obama develops ‘Startup America’ program

By Sam Butterfield

February 1, 2011

Filed under Politics

"Winning the future” seemed to be the refrain most frequently sounded by President Barack Obama in his State of the Union Address last week. To accomplish this, the president told America and the rest of the world, that...

Internet “Kill Switch” in USA?

By Shane Cronin

January 31, 2011

Filed under Columns

The silence is deafening. You probably haven’t heard or read much about it. This is because the people that are trying to spread the word about the Internet “Kill Switch” are largely niche bloggers who would be dire...

President Obama’s unsung conservatism

By Daniel Stratford

January 31, 2011

Filed under Columns

President Barack Obama is many things to many people. To the Democratic Party, at least since he defeated Hillary Clinton in the 2008 primary season, he is the standard-bearer of a new age, and a symbol of hope, renewal a...

Taking aim for the future

By Chelsea Whitton

January 27, 2011

Filed under Point-Counterpoint

I think it may be fair to say the nation now has a general sentiment that “together,” as Obama said often during the speech, is the only way we will move forward economically, socially, environmentally and technologically....

Decision 2010 malaise speaks ill of the future at the State House

By Nick O'Malley

October 26, 2010

Filed under Columns

The 2010 Massachusetts governor’s race has been received, particularly among college students, with an overlying tone of “meh.” In the face of a horrible economy that holds the future of the University of Massachusetts’...

Murray promotes Obama appearance in conference call

By Sam Butterfield

October 12, 2010

Filed under Archives

Lieutenant Gov. Tim Murray discussed President Barack Obama’s Saturday visit to Boston to support the Deval Patrick campaign in a short conference call with a group of Bay State reporters Monday night. After a brief introduction ...

Midterm drama

By DailyCollegian.com Staff

October 5, 2010

Filed under Columns

Politics in today’s society is struck with deception and secrecy, with promised results not yet delivered. Can the same be said for President Barack Obama? On Sept. 30, two individuals who are close to White House Chief...

The White House is going green

By Collegian News Staff

October 5, 2010

Filed under Archives

In a press conference on Tuesday, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that solar panels are to be installed on the rooftop of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The solar panels, as well as a solar hot water heater, are set to be in place by spring of 2011. The announ...