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Let’s talk politics: Separation of Church and State

Brianna Pineda, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

The argument of the statement “separation between church and state “ has been around for quite a while. There are people arguing that it’s not in the constitution, people saying that it’s in a letter Thomas Jefferson wrote, people saying that there is no such thing as “separation between church and state “ in the United States, so I’m here to put some clarity to this situation. “Separation of church and state” was written for the first and only time in a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Baptists ...

Spotlight: Nancy Pelosi and the possible impeachment of Trump

Mauro Flores, Spotlight Columnist

September 24, 2019

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally filed an impeachment inquiry against President Trump at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. “It’s really sad to think that our presient would perform an impeachable event,” Pelosi said at the Atlantic Ideas Festival in Washington, D.C. Tuesday. Pelosi took the extraordinary step of initiating impeachment proceedings against President Trump accusing him of violating the Constitution by having help from foreign leader to damage a political opponent. "The actions of the Trump presidency have reve...

Hundreds rally at the White House for an end to the government shutdown during the 
protests of 2018–2019, on January 10, 2019.

Federal employee shares her government shutdown troubles

January 29, 2019

The name has been changed to protect the federal employee’s identity Kristen Davis is one of the many 800,000 federal employees who was affected by the last government shutdown. When the shutdown was first announced, Davis paid little attention due to the fact that the previous shutdown was shor...

This is a collage of U.S. Customs, Border Patrol, President Donald Trump, NASA, and the Capitol; all have been involved in the government shutdown.

The Bug: 2018-2019 government shutdown is making history

January 25, 2019

The issue to shut down the government was stalled by Congress on December 5, 2018, meaning that federal employees would still receive a paycheck. However, after fighting towards no shutdown the fight was lost after 16 days. On December 22, 2018, President Donald Trump shifted the lifestyle of government...

Krista Lopez, sophomore dance student, is one of 800,000 federal employees’ children who is dealing with the effects of the shutdown.

Dance student explains family’s government shutdown challenges

January 25, 2019

Krista Lopez is one of the 800,000 federal employees’ children who is currently dealing with the effects of the shutdown. She is a sophomore VMT dance student. She described her feelings as concern and confusion when she first heard about the government shutdown on December 22, 2018. Her parents ...

Esteban Rocha is one of the many federal employees' children affected by the government shutdown.

Sophomore shares his government shutdown experience

January 24, 2019

Esteban Rocha is one of the many children of federal employees who are being affected by the shutdown. He is a sophomore VMT creative writing student. Like many others, he did not anticipate the length of this government shutdown; he assumed it would last a couple of days. Little did he know i...

Dual Enrollment Government 2305 study during a non-class day at VMT. From left, Marissa Guerrero, Eduardo Arredondo, Louis Zavala.

Dual Enrollment students get ahead in college

October 14, 2014

The teacher supervising senior Dual Enrollment Government 2305 students likes the fact that they’re self-motivated. "Most are self-motivated, and they get the work done on time," Social Studies teacher and Dual Enrollment facilitator Sylvia A. Velasco-Flores said. She said a facilitator o...

All As and Bs in Government for Dual Enrollment students

Susana Ginez

December 11, 2013

Susana Ginez MT staff writer Students from Dual Enrollment did really well in their Government 2305 course in the fall semester. “Everybody passed. They all got A’s and B’s,” Arambula said. “This is the largest cohort that has passed with grades this high at VMT.” One of the students felt she did well. “I believed that even though I had a hard time memorizing events, I did pretty well,” said Vanessa Camacho, a steel drums student. Another one pointed out what's needed to do well. “If...

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