By Cassidy Quinn Brettler –1/21/09 Today, I met a lot of
senators and representatives… Correction: I met a lot of the P.R.
people for senators and representatives. Actually, I’ll be honest – I
met their secretaries.
By Kaitlyn Fox— 1/20/09 In his
first address as President of the United States, Barack Obama promised
to use diplomacy to enforce the country’s security. He recognized that
although America is capable of building weapons and fighting wars,
“our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we
By Kailani Koenig-Muenster– – 1/20/09
If you’re an average Joe, you’re probably stuck with the mob this
It’s deemed “the most public inauguration ever.” The Presidential
Inaugural Committee’s website states that it “will organize an
inclusive and accessible inauguration that reflects the new
Administration’s commitment to leadership that sets aside partisanship
and unites the nation around our shared values and ideals.
By Tucker Goncalo — 1/20/09 George
W. Bush made a gracious and for lack of a better word, hasty exit
after the inauguration of President Barack Obama. For what was surely
a monumental occasion for millions of Americans, George W. Bush seemed
eager to leave his eight-year stay at the White House.
By David Carty – – 1/20/09The concept of race was a talking
point through Barack Obama’s run to Presidential office and Reverend
Joseph Lowery, a civil rights pioneer, was not about to leave it out
of Inauguration Day.
By David Carty– – 1/20/09 Once President Barack Obama had been
sworn into office, poet Elizabeth Alexander put into words what
thousands of gatherers felt as the sun shined over Washington D.C.
By Kaitlyn Fox — 1/20/09 President
Barack Obama has a lot on his plate. The United States is facing
economic turmoil and fighting two foreign wars. As he swore to uphold
the Constitution in his inaugural speech, President Obama directed
several criticisms towards his predecessor George W. Bush.
By Kaitlyn Fox — 1/20/09 Two
million people flocked to Washington D.C. to witness the inauguration
of our nation’s first black president. Spectators of all races and
backgrounds cheered as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President
of the United States.
By Tucker Goncalo– – 1/20/09 When
Barack Obama chose Reverend Rick Warren from the California Saddleback
Church to give the invocation speech at his inauguration, the country
stirred. That is because in the past Warren had made many comments
regarding same-sex marriage, equating the union to a sister and
brother marrying. This did not sit well within the LGBT community.