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Appointing new Justice falls to Obama

Appointing new Justice falls to Obama

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief
April 7, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

The power to appoint a new Supreme Court Justice lies with the President. A power given to them by the Constitution, it is one of the most important rulings that a president will make. Rulings by the Supreme Court judge directly affect our economy, security, rights and our daily living. On Feb. 13, 2016...

Closing Guantanamo Bay to benefit economy

Closing Guantanamo Bay to benefit economy

Lily Marchan, Online Editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Seven years ago, when President Barack Obama took office, he vowed to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay. Now, as President Obama pushes his proposal forward, it is met with a strong partisan opposition. Guantanamo Bay no longer is a benefit to the United States. Obama must continue t...

Pink tax costs women thousands more than men

Pink tax costs women thousands more than men

Caroline Allessi, Social Media Managing Editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

"The Pink Tax" is a term that refers to the extra charge that women face when purchasing products or services. When buying one product, the price difference may not be that noticeable, but every year on average, each woman pays over $1000 more than men do.  This extra fee is an injustice to wome...

EIC column: political parties try taking down one another

EIC column: political parties try taking down one another

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief
March 16, 2016
Filed under EIC Column

Republicans and Democrats. A rivalry that has been around since the 1800s. This long-storied rivalry is bigger than ever. In the 2012 election for example, just over 129 million people voted according to uselectionatlas.org. On the Democratic side, President Obama received almost 66 million votes. On ...

Efficient planning to reduce Americas debt

Efficient planning to reduce Americas debt

Cole Lebourgeois, Copy Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Every presidential candidate and president talks about the national debt and how they will fix it, but in reality they actually add more to it than lowering it.  America's $19 trillion debt needs to be fixed and the government needs to lower it. Debt in America has always existed, no person ...

Staff Ed: strong brand names become more powerful

Staff Ed: strong brand names become more powerful

March 15, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

In a world dominated by material possessions and social hierarchies based on how you look and how much money you have, brand names and logos have become a major factor in the consumer industry. Brand names such as Nike and Michael Kors attract spenders across the US that are willing to pay more f...

‘Pink tax’ causes high female product prices

‘Pink tax’ causes high female product prices

Brianna Halverson, Social Media Reporter
March 15, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Photo Slide Shows

Men get one-to-two aisles to themselves in the body care section of any retail store. Women, on the other hand, can have ten or more aisles designated to female products. The shelves are laid with different smelling shampoos and hair-care products that are meticulously grouped with a tag on every...

EIC column: breastfeeding, natural part of infancy

EIC column: breastfeeding, natural part of infancy

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief
March 15, 2016
Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

When it comes to breastfeeding, for an infant that is just meal time. Breasts are a natural part of the human body and the process of growth and development. Not always does the human body need to be portrayed as a sexual object. It is 2016 and the world has become accepting of most things, but yet still...

Understanding ideals of presidential candidates

Understanding ideals of presidential candidates

Tiana Meador, Online Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Government and Political Opinion, Political Opinion

For the 2016 election, the debate among candidates has come to four frontrunners, each with a stronghold for their ideals. Nationally, Donald Trump is ahead of Ted Cruz for the Republican nomination, and Hillary Clinton is ahead of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. Prominent amon...

Free healthcare in the U.S. may help those in need

Free healthcare in the U.S. may help those in need

Dylan Andres, Social Media Reporter
February 26, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

The number of American citizens that did not have health insurance was 47.9 million in 2012. That is just over 15 percent of the United States population, according to healthcare.procon.org. As one of the richest nations in the world, no American-born citizen should go without healthcare. The peo...

Complete socialism, danger to the United States

Complete socialism, danger to the United States

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Socialism.  An economic system that some fear, but others accept with open arms.  It has come up frequently in presidential debates and conversations alike.  With the 2016 Presidential Election coming up, it is possible United States citizens could see more socialist elements implemented into thei...

Hillary’s campaign uses gender card

Hillary’s campaign uses gender card

Kailtin Bloom, Online Editor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

The presidential election is drawing nearer, and soon it will be time to elect a candidate to represent both of the major political parities. Unlike the Republicans, who continue to have many figures of various backgrounds in the race, the Democratic party have just two obvious front runners: B...

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