Goodbye, President Bush
Even though my country of origin isn’t this country, I am an American citizen and consider the great importance of this day a tremendous feat for this nation. Fifty years down the road, when the future historians are interviewing our generation to find out what it was like to witness one of the most fantastic imprints of history, I’m sure we will remember this event as if it had occurred yesterday.
I find it interesting that we finally have an African-American president in office and 2012 is right around the corner. Many have heard that the Mayan calender ends on about December 21, 2012. Some think because it’s the end of the Mayan calender, that it will be the end of days.
Perhaps I lack perspective, however the inauguration seems horribly unimportant. Yes, I recognize the unifying importance of electing an African-American President. Nonetheless, I recognize that President Obama has not done anything concrete yet. I confidently voted Obama, as did many of you, but I find myself with unanswered questions.
Is the GLBTA community merely tolerated, or genuinely accepted at MCTC?
Have you ever been in a situation where you knew someone or a group did not like you for any particular reason? Perhaps they even put on a public smile for you while the unwelcome vibe filled the air like a humid summer’s day that offered no breeze of relief.
The popular book The Road Less Traveled (1978) by psychiatrist Scott Peck begins with the words, “Life is difficult.” When I first read Peck’s book, I never imagined just how difficult my own life was about to become. There have been times in my unplanned journey through life I wanted to prematurely reach my final destination, the last stage of life, death.
I attended the Unity Conference as a part of a student life club, City College News. Held in Chicago August 23-27, 6,000 journalists and newsmedia professionals from across the country showed up, the single largest gathering of journalists in the country. Organized by the Unity Alliance, led by Asian and Native American Journalist’s Associations (AAJA, NAJA) with the National Associations of Black and Hispanic journalists (NABJ, NAHJ), the conference takes place every four years.
CITY COLLEGE NEWS POLICY MANUAL
The following policy is the product of the best thinking of the students on the City College News staff at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. It has been revised many times. Each revision has been an effort to improve procedures that are the backbone of the newspaper.
I’m not going to ask you why you would vote for John McCain when he’s so much further away from Hillary Clinton’s ideals than Barack Obama is. I’m not going to get on my soapbox and say that I would be supporting Hillary had she won the nomination. Nor am I going to point out how freaking baffled I am that as a democrat, you would vote for someone who is so conservative who has agreed with President W.
United States Student Association 61st Congress August 2nd thru 6th 2008 University of Madison, Wisconsin Administrative Resolution Sponsored by: Char Coal and the National Coalition of Students with Disabilities Passed: August 5, 2008 I MOVE THAT we create relationships with congressional members who are open to working with us- those who are willing to develop initiatives that address mental health outreach and intervention at colleges and universities.