News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ President Obama announces $4 trillion budget President Barack Obama unveiled his $4 trillion budget, which will be sent to Congress for negotiations. The budget focuses on helping poor and middle-class families, proposing an overall tax hike on large corporations and the wealthiest Americans in order to pay for those programs. The budget is expected to face opposition from the Republican-held Congress. French soldiers attacked outside Jewish center A man armed with a knife attacked three French soldiers outside a Jewish community center in Nice, France, on Jan. 3. Two of the soldiers were wounded. … Continue reading News in Brief

Recap: Obama sets agenda in State of the Union

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ President Barack Obama recently addressed a joint-session of Congress for his State of the Union speech. In the address, Obama set out his agenda for the remaining two years of his second term. Obama opened the speech with a discussion of the economy, claiming significant improvement in his presidency following the 2008 financial crisis. The president urged Congress to pass policies that would alleviate the burden on the middle class. “It’s now up to us to choose who we want to be over the next 15 years, and for decades to come. Will we accept an economy where only a few of us do spectacularly well? Or will we commit ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the … Continue reading Recap: Obama sets agenda in State of the Union

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Blizzard hits Northeastern United States Parts of New England are buried under snow after a large blizzard hit the region on Jan. 26. Though New York and New Jersey were not impacted as much as forecasts predicted, certain states were still hit hard. The National Weather Services reported that Massachusetts had received up to 30 inches of snow, while 16 inches fell in Maine and 21 inches fell in New Hampshire. Parts of Massachusetts are also flooded, while many in the region have lost power. ISIS releases video with Japanese, Jordanian hostages The group known as ISIS released a video on … Continue reading News in Brief