Article by Sarah Sexton
This is the second of two articles about the upcoming elections in Egypt. Today, we profile the front-runners and interview students about their expectations for the elections.
The 13 candidates in Egypt’s first presidential election present contrasting options for the future of the Arab world’s most populous state, including the Muslim Brotherhood, politicians who were part of the old regime and liberals, according to Al Arabiya News.
Article by Sarah Sexton
This is the first of two articles about the upcoming elections in Egypt. Today, we explore the beginning of the official electoral campaign and student experiences following the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak’s regime.
While President Barack Obama and presidential hopeful Mitt Romney are gearing up for this summer’s election campaign, Egypt’s official campaign period began Monday, marking the beginning of a race that will determine the first president of the country’s new democracy, according Al Arabiya News.
Article by Kelsey Hughes
It’s a scary time to be a journalist.
Last month, the Washington Post underwent its fifth buyout in nine years, according to the paper’s ombudsman, Patrick B. Pexton. On top of that, Pexton reported, young journalists seem to be under more pressure than ever before, pressure that caused one young blogger at the Post to resign.
This pressure is not unique to reporters for the Post. Journalism frequently finds its way onto the “worst jobs” or “worst degrees” lists on many websites, ranking the job on values such as salary and future employment rates.
By Beena Raghavendran
“I want to slow jam the news,” comedian Jimmy Fallon said on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last Tuesday at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. “And I’m not the only one.”
Through a blue curtain walked President Barack Obama with his classic ear-to-ear grin, to the cheering of UNC students in the audience.
Together, the comedian and the president with the show’s house band The Roots introduced the topic of the interest rates on Stafford student loans that are set to double.
By Dan Singer
Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court began debating the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the major health care legislation which was signed into law by President Obama in March 2010.
In what The New York Times calls “one of the most significant cases heard by the court in decades,” the justices will examine an “individual mandate” in the ACA which requires all Americans to obtain health insurance by 2014 or face a fine.
Regardless of whether the ACA is deemed constitutional or not, the Supreme Court’s decision in June will affect millions of Americans, including college students.
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Pick Mitt Romney’s vice president from The Washington Post
Mitt Romney won’t be declared the Republican presidential nominee until the summer, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start playing matchmaker with potential VPs! Check out WP’s interactive feature and find out who may be Romney’s best running mate. ~ Kelsey Hughes, Staff Reporter