The Legacy of the Obama Family

The Legacy of the Obama Family

Daniela Thorne, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Politics

After two terms in the White House, the Obama family influenced the younger generation of students at Woodside High School to become more accepting of other races and ethnicities. Barack Obama was elected in 2008, and took office in 2009. Malia Obama was only ten years old, and her younger sister Sa...

Trump in, Obama Out

Trump in, Obama Out

Beck Patrone, Sports Editor

January 26, 2017


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This morning, Donald Trump accepted the oath of office to become the 45th president of the United States of America. In front of the Capitol building in Washington DC, Trump spoke to thousands of Americans who held a mix of emotions ranging from pure joy to utter fear for their country. With his wife M...

The Evident Rise Of Fake News

The Evident Rise Of Fake News

Christian Touhey, Video Editor

January 26, 2017


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Throughout the history of journalism, sensationalism has been a trait noticeable by small-scale and large news outlets alike. This deceiving style still lingers in present day news. Sensationalism, sometimes referred to as “yellow journalism,” grew in popularity during the 19th century, when sensat...

Immigrants Beware?

Immigrants Beware?

Stefan Sujansky, Political Editor

January 26, 2017


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WASHINGTON D.C.-  Donald Trump’s ever-shifting position on immigration has left many people asking, “What does he really plan on doing?” As the newly-inaugurated President enters the first few months of his term, many students at Woodside, especially those with connections to undocumented immig...

Farewell ‘Feels’

Farewell ‘Feels’

Stella Haussler, Daniela Thorne, and Chloe Stearns

January 20, 2017


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After eight years of presidency, 44th President Barack Obama delivered his farewell speech in Chicago. His goodbye speech elicited many reactions from the crowd and from his family who sat in the front row, supporting him during this emotional gathering. “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder pumped t...

Betsy Devos Gets Detention

Sarah Preston and Kianna Koeppen

January 20, 2017


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Qualifications Opinions on Betsy DeVos’s Secretary of Education nomination and qualifications are divided amongst both republicans and democrats. Her lack of experience in the education field, large sum of money, amount of education, and other reasons have set some people against her.   Whe...

Obama’s Gift to Joe

Obama’s Gift to Joe

Beck Patrone and Christian Touhey

January 20, 2017


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Tears of joy and sadness ran down Joe Biden’s face during a press conference on January 12th as he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom with distinction. As Obama prepares to depart from office, he took time to compliment Joe Biden on his progress and achievements in office referring to him ...

Report Released Detailing Election Intrusions

Report Released Detailing Election Intrusions

Stefan Sujanksy and Kira Newman

January 20, 2017


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WASHINGTON D.C.- In a much-anticipated move, U.S. intelligence agencies have released a report detailing Russian intrusions into the American presidential election. In the declassified report released on December 26, 2017, the Intelligence Community Assessment ruled that Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Trump’s First Presser as President Elect: Abnormal, Incomplete, and Self Absorbed

Trump’s First Presser as President Elect: Abnormal, Incomplete, and Self Absorbed

Zack Hage and Olivia Dumas

January 20, 2017


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At Trump’s first presser as President Elect, he appeared on the defensive against journalists, the CIA, and Obamacare proponents, painting a picture about how his presidency will behave for the next four years. The conference was a rarity for Trump, who hadn’t held a presser since sloppily avoidi...

Bush Twins write send-off letter to Obama Sisters

Bush Twins write send-off letter to Obama Sisters

Aaron Raubvogel and Kenna Beban

January 14, 2017


Filed under Politics

Former First Children Barbara and Jenna Bush wrote a heartfelt letter Sasha and Malia Obama, current First Children, as their father prepares to leave the White House. Barbara and Jenna began by reminiscing about Sasha and Malia’s first visit to the White House back in 2009. Although the Bush twins were...