Shutdown goes south

  Student veterans, park employees face freeze in pay   Southern Illinois residents as well as university students have already begun to see effects of the partial government shutdown. The shutdown, effective Tuesday, came after congressional ... Continue Reading →
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Obama wants Congress approval, IRS recognizes same-sex marriage

         Obama seeks congressional approval, foreign support for Syrian intervention President Barack Obama is seeking congressional support for air strikes in Syria. The move comes after Obama stated his intent to intervene in the ... Continue Reading →

President’s budget poses education cuts, benefits

  proposed 2014 budget could generate a larger impact on students than they might suspect. On Wednesday, Obama presented his proposed 2014 fiscal-year budget, which asks for $950 billion in cuts over the next 10 years from areas such as Social Security ... Continue Reading →

Obama faces post-election concerns

For President Barack Obama, winning his second term may have been the easy part. Now, he might face an even greater challenge in dealing with the country’s issues. Obama’s win over Republican candidate Mitt Romney now questions the president’s plans ... Continue Reading →

Obama: ‘The best is yet to come’

 President Barack Obama and his family take the stage before his victory speech early this morning in Chicago.  About Photo Desk Continue Reading →

Young adults hesitant to vote in next election

 Many disappointed in Obama’s performance, say change has not taken place Although the population of eligible voters has grown over the past decade, young voters still show little interest in the upcoming election. A recent poll from Harvard University’s ... Continue Reading →
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