York College Journalism Students, following the Trump Administration throughout their first 100 days in office, gather the reactions of the Jamaica, Queens Community about government affairs.
BY KOURTNEY WEBB Jordan Jeffers, 26, a Marketing Major at York College, said that within the first few weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency, he proved to not have all people who reside in the United States in mind. The #travelban affected even the most unlikely of places. New York Deli owners shut down their delis, grocery stores and bodegas in protest of President Donald Trumps ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, many of which these shop owners call home. The shopkeepers rallied at Brooklyn Borough Hall, waving U.S. and Yemen flags according to NBC news. Trump has offended many people. One of his most unforgivable offenses were directed towards women who have been victims of sexual assault. While both men and women can be victims of sexual harassment in the workplace, women make up nearly 80 percent of the victims. President Trump believes that if a woman is being harassed, she should leave the work place. “I would like to think she would find another career or find another company if that was the case,” said President Trump in an interview with USAtoday. Oneika James, a York College business management major said she thinks Trump is unfit for office. “I think he is very unprofessional,” said James. “He doesn’t know anything about politics. He is a racist and a sexist and we don’t need that type of person running the free world.” #trump #yorkjournalism
York Student/Staff member says Trump’s policies are a bunch of “crock!” By: Aqsa Abbasi Fabiola Cameau, staff member of HDA and Admissions Office and a Community Health and Education Major at York College said, “I read about Trump’s appeal for his own insurance policy, it’s a bunch of crock! I know he has his own hidden agendas behind what he is doing. I think he is the worst mistake America has ever made. Even people who voted for him believe that.” #Trump #obamacare #YorkJournalism #trumps100days #HealthCare #America #YorkCollege
Written by: Shannon Campbell Photo by: Shannon Campbell NYC Teacher Akeem Barnes, says that DeVos is clueless and will provide no help! Akeem Barnes, an eighth grade Humanities teacher says that there is no way Betsy DeVos can revolutionize the education system. Betsy DeVos is a republican who is known for advocating for school choice and charter schools. A few weeks after his inauguration, Trump’s nomination for Secretary of State, Betsy DeVos was confirmed by the Senate. Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie in favor of DeVos’s nomination. “In my opinion she doesn’t have the experience in public or higher education to make a difference,” said Barnes #yorkjournalism #Trump100 #DeVos #education #BetsyDeVos #Trump
Digital Photojournalism: Travel Ban By: Stephanie Velazquez Hawaii became the first state to sue President Trump over his newly revised travel ban, says USA Today. The lawsuit filed on Wednesday said the ban would disrupt families from Hawaii’s Muslim population, tourism and foreign students. The travel ban would ban immigration from six Muslim countries and has 19 year old, Kevar Murray, a security guard at Roxx feeling worried. “I think him [Trump] doing something like that is going to cause more problems. We always had problems with other countries but now it might cause more radicalized thoughts-you know start a fire instead of looking for a peaceful way”. #yorkjournalism #trump100days #travelban
York College Student Vikash Salickram is concerned about the treatment of Muslims in America after travel ban. Trump issued a travel ban in January which caused protests and chaos in airports all over the United States. A week later, a restraining order placed on the ban due to it being unconstitutional. A Texas mosque was burnt down hours after the ban was placed. Trump has signed a new executive order on Monday to block illegal immigrants without green cards in six Muslim countries. – Joshua Samuel
York College Student Calls President Trump “Muslim Hater” By Ashley Oliver York College Computer Science major, Ahmed Saïid, said he is disgusted with President Trump’s new executive order that bans 6 Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa from entering the United States. Saiïd believes that this ban will me a major contributing factor to the seemingly increasing prejudice in America. Trump imposed the 90-day ban on travellers from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Although all these countries are Muslim, the president claimed that he is not attacking Muslims- he just wants to protect America from terror. #trump #terror #ban #trumpban #iran #sudan #ashleyoliver #terrorist #yorkcollege
By Anthony Medina : Michael Bernal, 15, and Manjot Gill, 15, both Sophomores at the Queens HS for Sciences at York College, believe Trumps new Health Care plan isn’t intended to help. “He just wants to make it seem like he’s doing something,” says Bernal (left). “From what we’ve seen since the Debates, hes not too fond of African Americans and I’m pretty sure thats the reason for the change.” “I think he’s intimidating everyone else which isnt really helping the country,” says Gill (right). They didn’t know have much specifics behind Trumps plan, but they showed concern and strong opinions on Trump’s administration.