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Students Weigh-in on Trump’s Impeachment

Students Weigh-in on Trump’s Impeachment

By Yoav Pinhasi, Beachwood High School

February 12, 2020

On Dec. 18, 2019, President Donald J. Trump joined the likes of Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton when the House of Representatives voted to impeach him on counts of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Trump was accused of making military aid to Ukraine contingent on their investigations of...

Impeachment explained

Impeachment explained

By Talia Lissauer and Marta Hill

February 12, 2020

Below are the transcripts to the two animated videos. The videos are available on YouTube and embedded in the transcripts below.  In the midst of this historic impeachment of President Donald Trump, Echo is here to clear up confusion around the process. On July 25th, Trump called President of U...

House impeaches Trump; Senate acquits him

House impeaches Trump; Senate acquits him

By Grace Nugent, McCallum High School

February 11, 2020

With a new decade comes political history being made. Until Dec. 18, 2019, there had only been two presidents in U.S. history who had been formally impeached. On Dec. 18, president Donald Trump became the third, joining Andrew Johnson (1869) and Bill Clinton (1999). President Richard Nixon was facing impea...

Trump becomes the third president impeached in US history

Trump becomes the third president impeached in US history

By Faith Cheung, Grace Burwell, and Rachel Wang

February 10, 2020

On Jan. 22, 2019, the Senate held the third impeachment trial in history. In the month prior, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump, charging him with high crimes and misdemeanors to merit his potential removal from the presidency.   The trial, taking place Jan. 22, will...

Impeachment as Seen Through the Eyes of Students at La Salle

Impeachment as Seen Through the Eyes of Students at La Salle

By Maddie Khaw, La Salle Catholic Preparatory High School

February 7, 2020

Tensions between President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have been growing since September — and never have those tensions been better represented than at Trump’s State of the Union address last night, where Pelosi shredded the paper copy of his speech, which he had previously hande...

Poll finds less than one-third of Shalhevet students favor removing Trump from office

Poll finds less than one-third of Shalhevet students favor removing Trump from office

By Sam Rubanowitz, Shalhevet High School

February 6, 2020

Seventy percent of Shalhevet students believe President Trump should not be removed from office in the current Senate impeachment trial, while 30% believe he should be. But there are significant differences in opinion by grade, which shows ninth-graders more critical of the president than the rest of...

Students React to Presidential Impeachment, 2020 Election

Students React to Presidential Impeachment, 2020 Election

By Ben Kushner, Rockville High School - MD

January 27, 2020

Following a Congressional impeachment inquiry into allegations that President Donald Trump threatened to withhold U.S. aid to Ukraine unless Ukrainian President Vladamir Zalinsky opened an investigation into former vice president Joe Biden’s son, Trump became the third ever president to be impeached...

Students feel the impact of current state of government

Students feel the impact of current state of government

By Calen Moore, Seward County Community College

January 23, 2020

It is a day that will live in hyperbole. Students in southwest Kansas can feel the impact of the impeachment process taking place currently in Washington, D.C. concerning the future of  President Donald Trump. The first day of the Senate trial began on Tuesday. The day was spent with opposing side...

Impeachment reverberates locally

Impeachment reverberates locally

By Noah Orloff, St. Louis Park High School

January 16, 2020

After the full House voted to officially impeach President Donald Trump, the recent political discourse has called into question the effect of national politics on Park. According to social studies teacher Jill Merkle, impeachment has generated varying degrees of interest among students. “In gener...