Archive for April 15th, 2016

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Play Time

President Obama plays with August DuBois during an Oval Office visit with his parents, Joshua and Michelle DuBois. Joshua is the former Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama spent a few minutes with Communication Director Jen Psaki’s daughter, Vivi, when she stopped by the West Wing (Photos by Pete Souza)

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First Lady Michelle Obama On #BetterMakeRoom

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Seventeen: First Lady Michelle Obama Is Here to Make Going to College Way Less Stressful

Maybe you want to be a high-powered lawyer, like First Lady Michelle Obama was before she became the FLOTUS. Or maybe you want to work in the White House, like she does now, or become a scientist or a journalist or a teacher! No matter what your big dreams look like, you need a college education to take you there. That’s why Mrs. Obama launched the Better Make Room campaign, which encourages teens just like you to work hard in high school so you can shine in college. (Remember her viral music video that practically broke the Internet? Yeah, she rapped, “If you wanna fly jets, you should go to college. Reach high and cash checks? Fill your head with knowledge.”)

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In November, we asked Seventeen readers to submit essays about how you’re overcoming obstacles to secure a spot at your dream school. Two lucky winners — Gemma Busoni and Zaniya Lewis, above — won a spot on our May cover alongside Mrs. Obama, plus they were invited to the White House for a heart-to-heart about applying to college, figuring out the future, and slaying the haters who tell you no. Her advice to Gemma and Zaniya rings true for you, too.

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President Obama On The Benefits Of Precision Medicine

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Early Bird Chat

On This Day: President Barack Obama greets members of the audience following a ceremony honoring the 2012 BCS National Champion University of Alabama Crimson Tide football team on their 15th championship, on the South Lawn of the White House, April 15, 2013 (Photo by Pete Souza)

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