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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...

Today’s generation deals with increased anxiety

Today’s generation deals with increased anxiety

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief
May 12, 2016
Filed under Editorial

 The future is now. In a culture that is so focused on preparing for future opportunities, parents are forcing their children’s plans to become more career centric. This is adding more stress to a student’s life to perform well in academics, this stress often leads to anxiety. Anxiety is becoming a...

Social problem with labeling girls as ‘plus size’

Social problem with labeling girls as ‘plus size’

Mikayla Erf, Photographer
May 12, 2016
Filed under Editorial

Size. A word that brings fear into the eyes of students and others around the world, is a major controversy in the world today. Women everyday, students especially, are being criticized for being too big or too small, being too pretty or too ugly, and it is not right. Amy Schumer, a renowned comedian, was a...

EIC column: Same-sex couples make good adoptive parental canidates

EIC column: Same-sex couples make good adoptive parental canidates

Megan Karnuth, Online-Editor
May 11, 2016
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

Recently a surrogate mother gave birth to a child, but decided that she wanted to keep the baby upon discovering that the parents were to be two men. This is an example of one of the many ways homosexual couples and people are unfairly discriminated against. The couple, Gordan Lake and Manuel Santos,...

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2016
Filed under Government and Political Opinion, Political Opinion

As of early last year, Islamic terrorists sounded the alarm with threatening messages to compromise the United State's cybersecurity. Although not gaining much attention, the combination of these threats with the unlocking of the San Bernardino shooter's phone, adds to the question of when the U...

Staff Ed: Social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

Staff Ed: Social media becomes popular news outlet because of technology advacements

April 28, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

The 21st century has brought about many changes to the world of technology. Social media websites such as Twitter, Instagram or even Snapchat are being used by millions of people around the globe, but these sites are still trying to evolve and keep up with the ever changing world. Social media certainly is not de...

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