On March 16, President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal was released, revealing a $1.15 trillion budget. It calls for deep spending cuts, just like he claimed he was going to do when he was running for office. Like with many budget proposals, there are both winners and losers. While the military receives a budget boost of $54 billion, 12 departments take a hit. And surprisingly the agricultural department is among the losers with a projected cut of 21 percent.
One of the founding principles that America was built on was the pursuit of happiness. Now, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report, America is not as happy as it once was.
Recently, President Donald Trump and his administration rescinded an executive order put in place by former President Barack Obama and his administration in May 2016, which protected transgender students in their schools. The executive order made it possible for transgender students in public institutions to choose which bathrooms and facilities correspond with their gender identities.
Nebraska’s 150th statehood anniversary is approaching; many people however have forgotten many key factors about Nebraska’s entry into statehood. Nebraska was admitted into statehood on March 1, 1867, about two years after the Civil War, making Nebraska the 37th state.
While President Donald Trump was at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida, on a Saturday evening he faced his first nuclear crisis coming from North Korea: North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan early Sunday morning. America and North Korea have had a rocky relationship with each other for years, things did not become easier when President Trump was elected into office.
For the first time the vice president had to be summoned to the Capitol to break a cabinet nomination. Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie for the election of the secretary of education, and many Americans are outraged at how the election turned out.
In the Jan. 26 edition of The Eagle, we said that we need to give President Donald Trump a chance to lead, but that we are all also granted the right to peacefully speak out against the president when we don’t agree with his actions.
Friday, the 45th president of the United States was inaugurated. Donald Trump officially became the ruler of the free country. Despite critiques and protests, Trump still took the oath and was sworn into office.
As Americans we celebrate many holidays without knowing the true meaning of the holiday or recognizing the person who is being honored on the day. Such is the case for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
People are always suggesting that students get involved with one of the many clubs on campus. This is sound and solid advice. However, sometimes it can be intimidating to join a club if you are not sure that you will 100 percent fit in with the existing members, or if you don’t think that you have the proper skill set to contribute to that club.