“I hope everything goes smoothly and everyone is happy on both sides. We’re Americans. Simple as that,” said Troutman. “From the beginning, Mexico is supposed to pay for the wall. Mexico is supposed to pay, not us,” said Magdalia. While some are blaming the president for the shutdown, others are blaming democrats. “We gotta do something about our borders. There’s too much of, I hate to say it, Illegals, coming in the country. Do it the right way,” said Troutman. A big topic the president is planning to address is the government shutdown, which still has many of you talking. “They haven’t been that great towards him so that’s his biggest problem. If they would bend a little bit, he would bend a little bit and everything would be fine, and we can get along and everything could get along smoothly. But they don’t want to,” said Troutman. Differences aside, residents are hoping the president’s speech will help resolve the shutdown. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) – On Day 18 of the partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump plans to address the nation, and Southern Tier residents are telling us what they hope to hear. 12 News spoke to some of you in downtown Binghamton before the speech on Tuesday. “At the end of the day, nobody cares about the wall. These people are out there suffering because of a wall that he wants to put his name on,” said Magdalia. “Donald Trump! Get your butt out of the White House, we are tired of this,” said Magdalia Harris from Bronx, New York. “I think he’s doing an excellent job,” said James Troutman from Binghamton.
Columbus, In. — Brown County High School beat out competitors from 8 area high schools to win the 2018 Boiler Tech Challenge, “Purdue Polytechnic ENGINEERS Infinity War”, at Purdue Polytechnic Columbus on April 6, 2018. Top finishers for the Challenge include first place winner, Brown County High School, second place finisher, North Decatur High School, and third place finisher, South Decatur High School.High school students representing Brown County High School, Columbus East High School, Columbus North High School, Columbus Signature Academy New Tech High School, Jennings County High School, North Decatur High School, South Decatur High School and South Dearborn High School competed in five challenges. Points were awarded for performance on each of the five engineering challenges. The school with the highest score claimed the victory. Previous winners include Columbus East High School, Columbus North High School and Jennings County High School.The theme for the 2018 Boiler Tech Challenge was “Purdue Polytechnic ENGINEERS Infinity War”. High school teams were tasked with completing challenges under the following categories:Traverse ItSave ItShield ItBalance ItFree ItResults from the five challenge events were as follows:Traverse It: (1) Columbus North, (2) Brown County, (3) North DecaturShield It: (1) South Decatur, (2) North Decatur, (3) North DecaturBalance It: (1) Columbus North, (2) Brown County, (3) North DecaturFree It: (1) North Decatur, (2) Brown County, (3) Jennings CountySave It: (1) Brown County, (2) Columbus North, (3) Jennings CountyDegrees offered at the Purdue Polytechnic Columbus include six highly sought-after Bachelor’s degree programs in Computer Information Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Organizational Leadership, and Robotics Engineering Technology. Over 92% of Purdue Polytechnic Columbus graduates find a job in their chosen field upon graduation and earn an average starting salary of $54,950.