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Dress codes are acceptable if equally enforced

Dress codes are acceptable if equally enforced

McKenzie bohlig, Copy Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under Editorial

Recently, dress codes and their enforcement have been a controversial topic throughout the public. An instance that has recently raised debate was United Airlines dress coding two girls and making them change before boarding the plane. This incident was first made public by a woman named Shannon Watts known for momsdemandaction.org. She ranted on twitter about a United gate...

Senior prank may result in consequences

Senior prank may result in consequences

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief
May 7, 2017
Filed under Editorial

Principal Rob Bach in a letter to parents said, “…walking at graduation is a privilege, not a right.” There are certain things a student can do to be banned from the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but other punishments should be considered if the offenses from the student are only minor infr...

UND women’s hockey cut in irresponsible manner

UND women’s hockey cut in irresponsible manner

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Editorial

Many were taken by surprise after the University of North Dakota cut the women's hockey team. The public was not only astonished by the actions of the administration, but as well as players, coaches and recruits of the team. Known for their many players that have made it to the U.S. national team, the eli...

Trump’s missile strike on Syria in retaliation

Trump’s missile strike on Syria in retaliation

Abby Banks, Print Editor in Chief
May 3, 2017
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

  President Donald Trump recently ordered a missile strike on an air base belonging to Bashar al-Assad, Syria's current president, in retaliation to the use of chemical weapons on civilians. While militant force can have its occasional need, Trump's motives for the strike seem to be in relat...

School vouchers are unfair to public school students

School vouchers are unfair to public school students

Evan Klein, Social Media Reporter
May 1, 2017
Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

In Minnesota, students can use school vouchers to help them afford private schools by paying for a part of the tuition. During 2016 alone Minnesota spent $35 million on school vouchers. This equals almost half of a percent of the States public school budget. It is not fair for students to use money ...

Trump’s fake news claims: inaccurate, hypocritical

Trump’s fake news claims: inaccurate, hypocritical

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Political Opinion

Being informed on current events is one of the most important factors an effective U.S. citizen can have. Whether news is gathered from online sources or a physical paper, it's important that news is credible. President Trump has recently used the media as a way to form the way people look at him....

Recreational marijuana will cause harm

Recreational marijuana will cause harm

Jack Degonda, Social Media Editor
April 5, 2017
Filed under Editorial

In early Feb. of 2017, legislation was introduced to the Minnesota government aimed to allow the recreational use of marijuana in Minnesota. Other states in the U.S. have passed similar legislations to legalize the drug. The truth about the matter is marijuana is a gateway drug that introduces peo...

New weight room open for public use, possible revenue stream

New weight room open for public use, possible revenue stream

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under Editorial

Opening up the weight room to the public is a great way to generate some more revenue and to make up for the cost of the new facilities, which is an extremely hefty $48,025,031.  This will give the school a new revenue stream and give gym users in the community a new and possibly better option. "[The]...

U.S. economy seeing large benefits, result of immigrants

U.S. economy seeing large benefits, result of  immigrants

Emma Lowey, Layout Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Political Opinion, Uncategorized

The U.S. is a  large leading nation in the world, known to be a land of promise for those from other countries. Immigrants from all over the world have taken advantage of the U.S. being a free nation with opportunity, and  to search for the elusive American dream. The U.S. economy  and workforce ...

Social media bears employment impact

Social media bears employment impact

McKenna Wohlers, Social Media Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Editorial

Social Media has had many positive impacts on our society, but it has also had negative impacts on people today. People have been able to learn about activities or events happening in other parts of the country or the world, which is a positive.  Another positive is in the schools, technology and...

New conference format provides parents with personalized communication

New conference format provides parents with personalized communication

McKenzie Bohlig, Copy Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Editorial

"For the past several years, our secondary schools have held both fall and winter conferences. The traditional format of five minute conferences has been less than desirable for many families. In response to your feedback, we will be trying a new format to share student progress information with fami...

Recent boycotts have powerful impact

Recent boycotts have powerful impact

Lydia Stannard, Social Media Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under Political Opinion

Since the Election in Nov. and the Inauguration in Jan., many people have been organizing protests in response as ways to express their outrage. Protests have ranged from full on marches to boycotting apps such as uber. Company protests have been growing in size and organizations such as #grabyourwallet have been putting Trump-related companies...

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