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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...

El Chapo’s unnecessary extradition

El Chapo’s unnecessary extradition

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Joaquin Guzman or better known as "El Chapo" is recognized as being the strongest drug dealers in the world. Although the United States certainly have bigger problems to deal with, they are requesting the extradition of "El Chapo" and risking many things by bringing this dangerous man across boarders. The first captur...

Falling gas prices benefit new drivers

Falling gas prices benefit new drivers

Jared Taylor, Layout Editor
February 12, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

  Driving is the ultimate freedom a person can have.  When most people get their license around the age of 16,  an expense they have to worry about is paying for gasoline for their car.  Now prices are the lowest in the past couple of years, and with new drivers on the way, it is a grea...

Celebrity endorsements do not matter

Celebrity endorsements do not matter

Joe Rice, Layout Editor in Chief
February 10, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Celebrity endorsements have become commonplace in the average person's life, yet some people consider them controversial. Endorsements are everywhere anybody looks in the 21st, but do people really pay attention to them? Celebrities are entitled to their own opinions and if they feel strongly about a cert...

Futuristic robot shows real life characteristics

Futuristic robot shows real life characteristics

James Thompson, Read and Watch Video Editor
February 9, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

From a glance one would see Nadine as any other ordinary person on the planet. She has brunette hair, brown eyes, and light skin. After awhile, the realization that she does not breath, blink, or move a muscle begins to set in. Nadine is the most human looking robot of this day and age. Nadine the robot was created ...

Federal government avoids education problems

Nick Carlson, Field Reporter
January 30, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

It is clear that throughout America’s history, education has been important to the future of society as Ben Franklin, a Founding Father, suggests, “Genius without education is like silver in the mine.” However, the government's role in education has been at constant debate and fluctuated greatly....

Presidential candidates show opinions towards Planned Parenthood

Presidential candidates show opinions towards Planned Parenthood

Cassie Hansen, Photographer
January 30, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

  As shootings become overly common in society, divisive political issues only add fuel to fire. The Planned Parenthood shooting on Nov. 27 showed the extremes of defining issues in current politics. Positions on terrorism, abortion, health care, the economy and immigration are hot topics in the 2016 presidential...

United States welcoming Syrian refugees

United States welcoming Syrian refugees

Katie Hutton, Editor-in-Chief
January 15, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

                          The United States is a country of helping. In 2010, the United States helped Haiti after an earthquake by sending Marines, helicopters and ships within hours of the quake. In the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which affected five million people, there was $6.25 billion dona...

Mexico gains auto union, government jobs opening

Mexico gains auto union, government jobs opening

Shad Kraftson, Distribution Reporter
January 15, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

American auto jobs are getting moved to Mexico and China. Thanks to the United Auto Workers, the government and the car companies, this should not come as a surprise.  Look for more outsourcing in the future. It is hard to agree with 2016 Presidential Candidate Donald Trump on much, but he was ri...

China’s global currency gap may lead to difficult trade

China’s global currency gap may lead to difficult trade

Nathan Novotny, Social Media Editor
January 15, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

  China is known to be a powerhouse of a country. They have a powerful government, education system, military, science, medical fields, and more. Right now though, China has a major issue. It's economy is in shambles. Their currency situation is threatening business and trade immensely. If not fi...

Third political party possible for next election

Third political party possible for next election

Shenyn Gale, Photographer
January 14, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

More is always better in politics When thinking about politics, some would think of the two major parties, the Democratic and Republican party. Not many think about a third party and few know of a third party. The question still remains, should there be an official third party.  With more and more people ...

COP discusses dangerous effects to atmosphere

COP discusses dangerous effects to atmosphere

Eric Longnecker, Podcast Editor
January 13, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

  In the modern world, our environment is rapidly changing. With every year added, our atmosphere nears a dangerous consequence due to our actions. With climate change becoming more prominent every year, it is time to enforce anti-CO2 irregularities and  be attentive to the steady increase of pollution. A ...

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