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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...

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,...

Clinton emerges as possible president

Clinton emerges as possible president

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor
November 5, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Everyone knows a thing or two about the presidential candidates running in 2016. In one of the most interesting and worst presidential races of all time, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been fighting each other for the oval office. When the race started, Hillary Clinton seemed like an o...

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor
November 5, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

America has been one of the top countries in the world when it comes to sending astronomers into space and collecting information. The argument of space, with intersections of climate change has been an issue for countless years. In early 2015, former Republican candidate Ted Cruz proposed that c...

Edward Snowden, a complete traitor

Edward Snowden, a complete traitor

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter
November 4, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

‘Snowden’ a newly released movie wrongfully portrays an American traitor, who stole classified material from the NSA, as a hero. Oliver Stone's movie 'Snowden' came out this past September, and many critics say the whistleblower is portrayed as a hero, when in reality he is not. Edward Snowden's actions we...

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...

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...

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....

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 ...

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...

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