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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. ...

Bridging educational inequality through choice

Bridging educational inequality through choice

Adam Humpal, Social media reporter twitter
September 28, 2016
Filed under Editorial

The answer to the educational inequality gap is school choice. For years students of schools in suburban areas have enjoyed a superior education to student who attend schools in the inner city; schools which tend to be underfunded and overcrowded. The school choice policy allows a student to atten...

Lack of poll accuracy skews predictions for presidency

Lack of poll accuracy skews predictions for presidency

Carl Bohacek, Video Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Clinton has got a huge lead! Trump rebounds! The race tightens! In this election the polls seem to change their mind once a week, but in the long run, these large, corporate media sponsored polls aren't accurate.  It's not because Fox News favors Trump, or CNN favors Clinton, it's because all of these polls are gone about in the...

Alan Kantrud fights for House seat against Kathy Lohmer

Alan Kantrud fights for House seat against Kathy Lohmer

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Kathy Lohmer has been the District 39B representative for years, and for the first time since she won in 2010, she is in danger of losing her place. Alan Kantrud, a new-comer to the political scene, is taking the local election by storm with his efforts to replace Lohmer for a seat in the Minnesota Ho...

Donald Trump talks tough in Phoenix

Donald Trump talks tough in Phoenix

Sonia Moran, Photographer
September 25, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald J. Trump recently peaked interest among Trump supporters wanting to build a wall between Mexico and the United States, on Aug. 31. After the meeting, Donald Trump was talking all about how he has Peña Nieto on his side for the wall at his campaign ...

Trump’s poor policy worse than Clinton’s unlikability

Trump’s poor policy worse than Clinton’s unlikability

Adam Johnson, Buisness Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

With the elections coming up, Trump and Clinton are neck and neck.  With Trump's poor policy and debate skills, it will be Clinton's election to lose. Just after labor day, crucial polls were released by CNN showing Trump with 45 percent, barely edging out over Clinton, who received just 43 percent.  These number...

The importance of political correctness, to an extent

The importance of political correctness, to an extent

Quinn Kulisch, Video Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Political correctness or, the avoidance of expression or action that are perceived to exclude, marginalize, or insult groups of people who are socially disadvantaged or discriminated against. Is a big deal to 68 percent of the population in the U.S., The other portion believe that it limits their right...

Saving bees with music

Saving bees with music

Andria Barrett, Photography editor
September 21, 2016
Filed under Editorial

A local nonprofit group is trying to save the bees. Pollinator Friendly Alliance (PFA), organized by Laurie Schneider, held a music festival at Kissing Birch Farm that had music, food trucks, and fun. There was a great turnout for the festival’s second year, and a $12 - $18 entrance fee, but th...

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