Jan 15th, 2008
5:58 am
January 15th, 2008 | Uncategorized
Obama’s HQ fueled by coffee, youth

By Zack Abrahamson/Staff Reporter  Sam Schoenburg ’11 does not have five minutes. “You know, I really don’t right now. I’m sorry, I’ve got to get this done,” he says, typing furiously on a keyboard at Illinois Senator Barack Obama’s Des Moines headquarters. The Silliman College freshman is 336 miles from home, surrounded by new volunteers […]

Jan 15th, 2008
5:51 am
January 15th, 2008 | Uncategorized
Driving Ms. Nicholas: a story of perseverance at the Iowa caucus

By Gabe Goffman ’10 The caucuses had finally arrived. And although I had been anticipating this day, I felt more a sense of relief and exhaustion than excitement after spending a draining week in a stranger’s basement working for Barack Obama. I was nervous — not about the outcome, but because I would soon have […]

Jan 15th, 2008
5:50 am
January 15th, 2008 | Uncategorized
After whirlwind week, an Obama victory feels great

By Sam Schoenburg ’11 I could not believe I was there. Standing with my friends, fellow interns on the campaign trail in Des Moines, Iowa, I was about to hear one of the most uplifting political speeches of my life from a man who, with his win in the Iowa caucuses just two hours old, […]

Jan 9th, 2008
2:31 pm
January 9th, 2008 | Uncategorized
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Clinton, not Obama, improves with the ‘youth vote’

NEW HAVEN, Conn., 2:31 p.m. — In New Hampshire, Senator Barack Obama seemed to be the darling of students, who flocked to his rallies and cheered for him as if he were a rock star. To young people, he was supposed to be a candidate who represented a new generation of politics, a voice for […]

Jan 5th, 2008
11:30 pm
January 5th, 2008 | Uncategorized
Media: Influential but imperfect

MUNCIE, Indiana, 11:30 p.m. – This past Thursday evening, January 3, I watched history and recorded it.

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