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Self-driving cars more terrifying than useful

Self-driving cars more terrifying than useful

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter
November 28, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Who could have imagined that humans would have cars that drive themselves. Research for a new type of vehicle has been on the rise. Companies such as Google, and even Apple, have been researching; in Google’s case, even developing cars and prototypes have been released and started testing. Even so, such tec...

Rachel’s challenge replaced with health initiative

Rachel’s challenge replaced with health initiative

Jared Taylor, Distribution Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Healthy eating, physical fitness, mental health specialists and anti-bullying campaigns all have one thing in common: they are all health initiatives. What’s special about health initiatives in schools is how they effect the students within the school in which the program is being used. Rachel's Challeng...

Sexism and censorship unfortunately alive and well

Sexism and censorship unfortunately alive and well

Abby Banks, Layout Editor
November 15, 2016
Filed under Editorial

A girl in LA has been told by her art teacher to cover up nudity in her art project after a parent night at the school where a mother complained about the project being “pornographic.” The project was only painted over, but the student used the change as a platform to advocate against censo...

Potential power shift shakes legislature

Potential power shift shakes legislature

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Since the beginning of this year, the focus of the election has been on the presidential candidates. Although this is a very important topic, the elections for US House, US Senate and State legislature are also very important. Over the past few years there has been a focus on the national legislature, s...

Roger Goodell’s overwhelming controversy surrounds National Football League

Roger Goodell’s overwhelming controversy surrounds National Football League

Quinn Kuslich, In Studio Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Throughout NFL history there have been many controversies about incidents involving players, coaches and other involved parties. Out of these controversies, one is very important. Roger Goodell is the commissioner for the NFL and he has had many shady moments and bad choices in his career. Many fans and ...

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,...

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