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Dangerous precedent set by government officials

Dangerous precedent set by government officials

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief
November 3, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

The infamous race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is coming to a close, and with that, the laws behind accurate voting representation has brought heat among many political leaders. A highlighted controversy among the laws is the idea of photo identification requirements, however a gov...

U.S. Military in need of more troops

U.S. Military in need of more troops

Hannah Drake, Print Editor-In-Chief
October 15, 2016
Filed under EIC Column

The U.S. army is currently at risk of being too small to secure the nation in the near future. Right now the United States has the second largest military in the world behind China. With the declining defense budgets all military services have been suffering. According to dailyrecord.com the United State...

Foreign soil is not U.S. soil

Foreign soil is not U.S. soil

Quinn Kuslich, Video Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

In 2011, the Arab Spring in Syria escalated into fully armed conflict. This happened because President Bashar Al-Assad violently silenced calls for his removal from office. Syria is now engulfed in the flame of a multi-faction civil war. ISIS is a leading faction rising to power through brutal war which has led...

When there is ‘justice for all,’ students will stand for Pledge

When there is ‘justice for all,’ students will stand for Pledge

Abby Banks, Layout Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Editorial

All around the country, students are refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Many schools and teachers have forced students to stand anyway, which is not only unconstitutional, but illegal. Students should be able to decide whether or not they want to stand for the pledge without feeling...

Parents should care, not push too hard

Parents should care, not push too hard

Carl Bohacek, Video Editor
October 14, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Parents have always been a big influence in student's lives.  A BIG influence.  Maybe too big.  Some students protest the fact that parents involvement in college choice has gotten too intense.  Many claim that parents urging students to take more AP classes, get involved in more extracurricula...

Nurses Union stands up to Allina health officials, reaches settlement

Nurses Union stands up to Allina health officials, reaches settlement

Kevin Thole, Anchor
October 13, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

The halls of Twin Cities hospitals may have seemed a little empty the past three weeks. Due to disputes with management, over 4000 nurses in five Allina Health hospitals have gone on strike. The Nurses Union began picketing the hospitals and have refused to go back to work unless their demands are met....

New attendance policy will not fix current issues

New attendance policy will not fix current issues

Tristan Hatchell, Video Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Most people, if not all, would agree that being late to any important event should carry punishment. If you don't arrive on time to your job interview, then expect to not get the job, and the school administration certainly agrees after seeing the changes to the attendance and tardy policy. Contrary to t...

Gary Johnson makes headway in race

Gary Johnson makes headway in race

Christian Anderson, Distribution Reporter
October 11, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

With the conclusion of the first presidential debate, many believe that America will turn into a Trumptopia or a Clinton world. What many voters overlook though is that there is a third option, and this third party candidate is actually a lot bigger than the American public thinks. His name is Gary Johnso...

U.S. should safely admit Syrian refugees

U.S. should safely admit Syrian refugees

Max Korth, SNO Sports and Social Media Editor
October 10, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

  The refugees from Syria, after the fall of the Syrian government, have been scattered worldwide looking for countries to settle in. The common concern around the world is that some members of ISIS are hiding among the refugees and possibly conspiring to commit terrorist attacks on the ...

BOLD costs school money with failed lawsuit

BOLD costs school money with failed lawsuit

Abby Banks, Layout Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Within the next few years, three schools will be closing their doors for the last time. The lawsuit against the school board which would have stopped BOLD, the district’s new financial plan, has failed, as the school district had not violated their rights in any way. After the levy passed in 2015, s...

Immigrants bring new ideas to community

Immigrants bring new ideas to community

Catherine Eliasen, Online Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

In recent politics, immigrants have been treated with hostility,  but a lack of diversity could be damaging students. In a state known for its inclusiveness, Minnesota stands out for its cultural sameness. The stigma and lack of knowledge about immigrants could be a negative thing for Stillwater students. Follo...

Gender neutral bathrooms protect LGBTQ+ youth

Gender neutral bathrooms protect LGBTQ+ youth

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor
September 28, 2016
Filed under Editorial

The people are rioting now more than ever, and they are fighting for justice - for the safety of transgender and gender-nonconforming youth and adulthood. Not only are members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community not giving up avidly demanding respect, but they are exceeding their goals by a landslide. ...

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