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Claims of rigged elections fall flat

Claims of rigged elections fall flat

Kevin Thole, News Anchor
November 13, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

The idea that elections in the United States are rigged has often been a common belief among conspiracy theorists and apathetic voters. However, this is yet another idea that has broken into the mainstream after Donald Trump brought it up numerous times in speeches. Not only is the idea of a rigged...

Dakota Access Pipeline proves more of issue than solution

Dakota Access Pipeline proves more of issue than solution

Max Korth, SNO Sports and Social Media Editor
November 12, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Saudi Arabia and Venezuela in the last five years have provided the United States with the millions, even billions, of barrels of oil, which accounts for the large economy in the Middle East and Venezuela because of their oil industries. However, this oil is much more expensive to transport overseas...

Absence of political advertising regulations, unacceptable

Absence of political advertising regulations, unacceptable

Tristian Hatchell, Video Editor
November 12, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

For the last year and a half, the American people have been bogged down with advertisements, one after the other, with their sole purpose being to either promote one certain politician or attack an opposing one. With many ads being labeled as lies or not truthful in some way, one would think that...

A lot can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies

A lot can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief
November 8, 2016
Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Political Opinion, Showcase

"We are going to bring our great jobs back to America. We are going to change Washington, and get rid of the corruption that Crooked Hillary has permeated throughout our government," the infamous voice rang out across six measly speakers as the remaining crowd fought to get up to the door where D...

STEM and liberal arts offer opportunities beyond high school

STEM and liberal arts offer opportunities beyond high school

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter
November 7, 2016
Filed under Editorial

According to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, by their 50's, students who majored in a liberal arts degree earn about $2,000 more than students who majored in professional degrees. Culturally and socially, arts are important to students. Arts encourage students to express themselv...

Social media working as efficient communication medium on terrorism

Social media working as efficient communication medium on terrorism

Cates Eliasen, Online Editor
November 6, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Videos of  the Paris attacks were uploaded to Youtube almost immediately. The Orlando shooting was shown to many in real time through Snapchat. News of ISIS attacks are updated constantly on Twitter. There is no doubt that social media and terrorism have a strong link, however, the debate falls on whether that is...

Trump brings strong feelings from young voters

Trump brings strong feelings from young voters

November 6, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion, Staff Editorial

Donald Trump has become the face of controversy across the nation. Supporters and antis alike, he is currently one of the most talked about people. Trump is known to be an extremist. And, of course, his supporters are, too. Current polls show that although Hillary Clinton is in the presidential lead,...

False internet information permeates the crevices of daily life

False internet information permeates the crevices of daily life

Cates Eliasen, Online Editor
November 5, 2016
Filed under Editorial

When scrolling through the trending section on YouTube or any other social media site, many of the videos tend to follow a similar outline. Poorly organized videos centered around disrespecting someone, with a follow up video calling out slander. It seems that in today's world of social media, t...

Clinton emerges as possible president

Clinton emerges as possible president

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
November 5, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Everyone knows a thing or two about the presidential candidates running in 2016. In one of the most interesting and worst presidential races of all time, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been fighting each other for the oval office. When the race started, Hillary Clinton seemed like an o...

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor
November 5, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

America has been one of the top countries in the world when it comes to sending astronomers into space and collecting information. The argument of space, with intersections of climate change has been an issue for countless years. In early 2015, former Republican candidate Ted Cruz proposed that c...

Students dress it down at homecoming

Students dress it down at homecoming

Sonia Moran, Photographer
November 5, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Homecoming week is full of students competing over their pony pride. Students sometimes wonder why homecoming is not as formal as it is at other schools. The point of homecoming week is to show school pride in any way possible. However, there can be some discretion used when it comes to dress. D...

Edward Snowden, a complete traitor

Edward Snowden, a complete traitor

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter
November 4, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

‘Snowden’ a newly released movie wrongfully portrays an American traitor, who stole classified material from the NSA, as a hero. Oliver Stone's movie 'Snowden' came out this past September, and many critics say the whistleblower is portrayed as a hero, when in reality he is not. Edward Snowden's actions we...

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