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Trump’s out of control Twitter more than a nuannce

Trump’s out of control Twitter more than a nuannce

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor
January 11, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

There are endless criticisms of Donald Trump, the President-elect.  That comes with any president, especially after the brutal election cycle, when candidates are attacking each other through ads and announcements.  But this election Trump used a new platform, something we had never seen used...

The Electoral College, chaos-preventing necessity

The Electoral College, chaos-preventing necessity

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief
January 3, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Donald Trump won the presidency, therefore the nation must be tearing apart. As the media says, the government must be rigged, and the Electoral College must hold some otherworldly power over the people. Matter of fact, the people's vote must not even matter. Frankly, this is wrong. Every four...

Bernie Sanders influences young adult’s political views

Bernie Sanders influences young adult’s political views

Lillyanne Strom, Social Media Editor
December 5, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of the Democratic party seems to appeal to a large number of students based on social media posts. With social, economic, immigration, and education issues in mind, posts on Twitter and Instagram suggest that Sanders may have captured the young people'...

Seniors begin preparing for upcoming election

Seniors begin preparing for upcoming election

Taylor Johnston, Social Media Editor
December 4, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Presidential debates are already under way for Nov. 2016's upcoming presidential elections. With these elections coming up in the next year, people are beginning to wonder who students will be voting for and what issues hit home with them. Politics is the activities associated with the govern...

Political dynasties are anti-American and anti-democracy

Charlie Skaret, Podcast Editor
December 3, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

What is a similarity between Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, and John Quincy Adams? They are all members of so called "political dynasties". Political dynasties are families which are involved in politics who consistently win political office. The U.S. has had many political dynasties in its time. Most ...

Obama needs tougher gun laws

Obama needs tougher gun laws

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor
November 18, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

The spectrum is extremely wide when it comes to the control of firearms. For centuries, people have had differing views on whether a person's firearms should be controlled by the people or if the government should make sure the people owning guns are safe. This subject is an extremely important topi...

Media’s influence on political views

Media’s influence on political views

Sam Begin, Print Editor and Chief
November 17, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

We like to think of ourselves as perfectly rational creatures. When it comes to our political viewpoints, we like to think that we are choosing the best candidate based on his/her policies or credentials or some other factor, and that we are not influenced by any factors besides the candidate/pa...

Young adults vote for the first time

Young adults vote for the first time

Kaitlin Bloom, Online Editor
October 28, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

The 2016 presidential election is approaching fast, and for many students this will be the first election they are eligible to vote. While everyone seems excited and ready to talk about their opinions at any moment, statistics indicate that less young people in America are participating in voting...

Gender neutral bathrooms, next step in transgender equality

Gender neutral bathrooms, next step in transgender equality

Joe Rice, Print Editor-in-Chief
October 15, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Political Opinion

Transgender equality has become a vocal debate in the recent months, and what seemed to be a far off issue is starting to creep closer to home. With former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner changing his name to Caitlyn Jenner and identifying as a woman, the fight for transgender equality has taken a step into t...

Family values shape political views

Family values shape political views

Jared Dean, In-studio Anchor
October 14, 2015
Filed under Government and Political Opinion, Political Opinion

The race for America's next president is in full swing and so are the debates,  opinions, and arguments among peers. Both teachers and students alike have agreed and the results are in; the main source of an individual's political opinions actually originate from one’s family. Whether one is a Democr...

Lake Elmo development causes controversy

Lake Elmo development causes controversy

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer
October 13, 2015
Filed under Editorial, Multimedia, Photo Slide Shows, Political Opinion

Lake Elmo has been featured in the news more than once for their upcoming changes, along with the controversy surrounding these changes. Although it leaves outsiders confused as to what is really going on in Lake Elmo. There is also confusion if these changes are positive or negative. In Lake...

Strong democratic presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton

Strong democratic presidential candidate: Hillary Clinton

Hannah Crawford, Online Editor-in-Chief
May 15, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

At this time eight years ago, the entire country was in an uproar about the possibility of the first black President of the United States.  Citizens were either very supportive of the change or very against it.  Currently, the fact that Hillary Clinton has announced her intentions to run as a d...

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