Obama’s decision to crack down on gun control leaves nation shocked

President Barack Obama shocked the American people in early January when his powerful speech for stronger gun control left him in tears. Obama spoke of examples of mass gun violence and the daily gang action on the streets of American cities. A mention of Chicago, Obama’s home town, left him in tears and the nation … More Obama’s decision to crack down on gun control leaves nation shocked

Congress bans the use of plastic microbeads

President Obama recently signed a bipartisan bill banning plastic microbeads. Microbeads are small plastic beads less than five millimeters in diameter. “Plastic never goes away. The president was absolutely correct by banning microbeads,” said SLVHS junior Star Hagen-Esquerra. They are ubiquitous in hundreds of beauty products, from moisturizer to cleanser to toothpaste. They are included … More Congress bans the use of plastic microbeads

The 2016 Presidential Candidates and Their Views on College

In the 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama promised he would implement services that would help make community college free for all students just graduating high school. His proposal would make public education last an extra two years, which he hoped would help close the achievement gap the U.S. has in comparison to … More The 2016 Presidential Candidates and Their Views on College