Instead of being rude to each other, we should have been more than willing to help each other out. I expected much more from the American people.
Obam-uration: View From The Voice
The papers on January 21 all had similar lines. “The Press Enterprise” stated: “A jubilant crowd of more than a million…stood for hours in frigid temperatures Tuesday to witness a young black man with a foreign-sounding name take command of a nation founded by slaveholders.” It later said “He had a message for the world: ‘We are ready to lead.’ Meaning that he, the young African American, was ready to lead.”
Experiencing History in the Making: Select BU Students Visit D.C. for 44th Inauguration
These students were a part of the “Leadership in a New Era” program with the Osgood Center for International Studies, located only a few blocks from the Capital building where the events were held.
MSNBC Footage From the Inauguration
Check out MSNBC’s footage from the Inaugural ceremony, as well as the full transcript from Obama’s speech.
Record Turnout for Inauguration; Obama’s Already Uniting
Also preventing disaster today was the overall patience displayed by the crowd while maneuvering throughout D.C. Ann Parker and her husband, who traveled from Berkley, California, said that people were jammed up in the metro stops, but never expressed any frustration. “There are incredible people [here] who just want to talk to everybody. People are just so joyful,” said Parker while waiting in a long line to enter the ticketed area on the Mall.
The crowds, security, vendors, and the glory of D.C. captured…
Expectations Broadcast from D.C. this Morning before Barack Obama’s Inauguration
Shannon Hoffman describes her expectations for crowds and security before heading out onto the National Mall herself.
Running Through D.C. on the Eve of the Inauguration
It was difficult finding an open path through the city, and I had to slow my pace considerably while rounding the Capitol building and heading toward the Washington Monument – all the more time to take in the sites. Yesterday’s concert at the Lincoln Memorial was being replayed on the jumbo-trons in the National Mall, and every corner was manned by vendors selling Obama pins, t-shirts, pictures, and calendars. I was enchanted by the angelic voices of a choir on the steps of the Capitol building, and touched by the hundred or so army soldiers who posed in front of the Washington Monument for pictures. It was amazing to me that a city, packed with so many people, could be in such harmony.
View from The Voice: The New Presidency
With the election of Barack Obama and Joe Biden to Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United States on Nov. 4, many feel that they are now the new men who will change how we deal with the economy, Iraq and Afghanistan, foriegn policy, education, social security,...
Wrong Precinct Does Not Stop Obama Supporter
With 20 minutes left until her first class, Emily Brown rushed out of her Main Street apartment on Nov. 4 with one arm in her jacket, her breakfast still in her hand, and her book bag half unzipped. “I wanted to wake up early this morning but I hit the snooze button a...
An Apathetic Voter
This was supposed to be the big one. Four years of a new president. Voter turnout among young people was at an all time high, the candidates were taking notice of what we had to say. We were an influential force in the election at long last. Throughout it all the only...
Another word for this is called ‘bullying.’ Dictionary.com defines a bully as, “A blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people.”
Students Find Their Voices Through Obama’s Election
Hundreds of Bloomsburg students filled the streets of Bloomsburg and gathered on the steps of Carver after Senator Barack Obama was elected the next President of the United States this past Tuesday night. BU Now asked the ecstatic Obama supporters what they believe...
How About “Election Energy”; as an Alternative Fuel?
Waking up on that cloudy but comfortable day, I could feel the energy of the campus before even looking out the window. Tuesday, nothing could stop the masses of students and professors of Bloomsburg University from voting in the 2008 Presidential Election. Looking at...
Ecstatic Obama Crowd Marches on Campus and Town
Last night at approximately 11:30 p.m., Senator Barack Obama was declared the next president of the United States. He will be inaugurated, along side Senator Joe Biden as Vice President, on Tuesday, January 20th, 2009.
When Obama reached the required 270 electoral votes for the win, hundreds of Bloomsburg students came teeming from dorms and gathered in front of Elwell. The crowd marched downtown and past the Democratic headquarters. They were dancing and cheering in the streets, ecstatic about Obama’s victory. The crowd then traveled back to Carver Hall and gathered on the steps there, chanting and waving signs.
Bloomsburg students got deeply involved with their time and emotions in Election 2008. Check out this slideshow for images of students on campus campaigning and voting for their favorite candidates, and to see what went on at the Democratic and the Republican...
Barack Obama Wins Election
Tonight, Democratic candidate, Senator Barack Obama is officially elected President of the United States, surpassing the 270 required electoral votes. Obama receives the honor of becoming the country’s first African American president. Senator Joe Biden will serve as the country’s Vice President upon inauguration. In his concession speech, Senator John McCain congratulated Senator Obama, promising to work with him, and support him as “his president.”
How Bloomsburg Voted
Kehr Union: Obama- 1,397 McCain- 611
Town Hall: Obama- 853 McCain- 465
Fire Station: Obama- 942 McCain- 652
Overall: Obama- 3,192 McCain- 1,728
Election Enthusiasm, Caught on Film
BU Now reporters took to the campus to capture some of the election energy on film. There is no doubt that the majority of Bloomsburg students are overwhelmingly for Barack Obama, as most demonstrators and voters we interviewed expressed their support for him. We...
Bombarded by Campaigners
The 2008 Presidential Election will go down in the history books as an amazing race. The cadidates are none like we have seen before and response from new voters has been amazing.
Obama’s the Man for This BU Voter
This morning Cheyonna Anderson, a senior here at Bloomsburg University, willingly woke up early to start her day.
The Anxious Voter
A fidgety man waits impatiently in the everlasting line to vote. The middle-aged, tall business man seems frustrated and it is as if he is losing patience with every passing minute.
Voting day is finally here!
Americans have the privilege and responsibility to select the candidate who is best suited to help America recover during one of its lowest economic points. Voter turnout was expected to surpass records in several states Freshman Jillian Leonard gave her...
Enthusiasm Runs High On Election Night
The sun is beginning to set on one of the most important days for our country. Even though it is late in the evening, volunteers are still in full gear. Inside and outside Kehr Union, the common phrase, “Did you vote today?” seems to come from all directions. The...
The red, white, and blue VOTE HERE signs welcomed voters to the Bloomsburg fire department to cast their vote for the next president of the United States.