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Federal employee describes government shutdown hardships

Federal employee describes government shutdown hardships

January 28, 2019

The name has been changed to protect this federal employee’s identity. Robert Matthews is one of the 800,000 employees who had been affected by the government shutdown. He had little concern when he first heard of the shutdown as he has been through several. “I really did not give much though...

Dance student explains family’s government shutdown challenges

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 ...

Sophomore shares his government shutdown experience

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...

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