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    Kanye West enters, exits, and re-enters race for POTUS

    When Kanye West jokingly announced at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards that he planned on entering the presidential race for 2020, nobody saw any validity to those claims. After all, he has no experience in politics, has undergone several public scandals and is associated with the Kardashian clan, otherwise known as the reality TV divas.  Shockingly enough, West took to Twitter on July 4th to announce his candidacy for President of the United States. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision, and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION”, said West via social media platform Twitter.…

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    A presidency of “you’re fired!”

    On a subway station, it is a typical sight to see people entering and leaving the platform. And with only a year and a half of President Trump’s first term completed, the subway metaphor can be extended to reflect the country’s current political climate. After a series of multiple firings and resignations, from US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to Deputy White House Chief of Staff Katie Walsh, yet another member of Trump’s administration has left the building—Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, fired Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, on March 16th, a day before he was set to retire. The constant cycle of figures coming and leaving warrants a…

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    President Trump’s State of the Union: A Review

    On Tuesday, Jan. 30, President Donald Trump gave his highly anticipated first State of the Union speech. With a pin of the American flag and a democratic blue tie, Trump calmly addressed the nation in the chamber of the House of Representatives. Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Trump began his speech by praising the resiliency of the nation amid floods, fires and gunfire. The president emphasized the country’s economic successes over the past year. He said that since his election, 2.4 million new jobs have been created and wages are rising. He also said that unemployment claims are at a 45 year…

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    Felix Matos Rodriguez anticipates another year as president

    Felix Matos Rodriguez feels energized and ready for another year after finishing his first as Queens College’s President. Despite facing challenges in his first year, including “keeping up with the speed of things,” Rodriguez said it helped adjust him to the QC community and know more about the campus. “Each day and encounter around Queens, Manhattan or the rest of the city brings a new opportunity,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez describes his job as creating a mission where “all jobs point that way.” Moreover, he cites responsibilities as a part of this where he meets with business leaders or officials to enjoying events on campus, which reminds him of when was…