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US should not get involved in Saudi-Yemen conflict

US should not get involved in Saudi-Yemen conflict

Sam Buckrey, Online Editor
May 15, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

The Middle East is rampant with wars over Islam, ISIS in Iran and Houthis in Yemen. Saudi Arabia is warring against Houthis, a Shia group supported by Iran, to bring peace to Yemen and the Middle East. There is turmoil throughout the Middle East, strengthened by the tensions between the Sunnis and Shias. ...

No Child Left Behind leaves minorities deserted

No Child Left Behind leaves minorities deserted

Alexander Pavlicin, Advertising Editor
May 15, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

When it comes to educational standards, lawmakers can agree there are only so many ways to judge a school’s performance. There is a strong division, however, between how much standardized testing should influence a school’s performance versus individual teacher review. Minnesota lawmakers in p...

California drought leads to controversy with Nestlé

California drought leads to controversy with Nestlé

Justin Hannasch, Team Lead Layout Editor
April 30, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

California is currently in one of the worst droughts the United States has ever seen. According to TheHill.com, "Government estimates tell California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) it will take 11 trillion gallons of water to end the historic drought in his state." With California in such a drought, water pric...

Indiana Religious Freedom Act limits freedom

Indiana Religious Freedom Act limits freedom

Ahnika Kroll, Video Managing Editor
April 30, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

Common thought would insist that professional discrimination ended in the United States with the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. One might be surprised to learn what some state governments have tried to get away with since that point in this nation’s history. It is 2015 and yet, there is a lack o...

Marijuana Wax becoming an issue in Washington County

Marijuana Wax becoming an issue in Washington County

Lucy Langmack, Editor-in-Chief
April 30, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

The rising conflict of marijuana in America will not stop. From thousands of arrests for marijuana possession to Colorado legalization to marijuana use for medical reasons, the long journey of this psychedelic drug has made its way to Washington County. Teens face the growing issue of marijuana use in the ...

High numbers of Republican presidential candidates

High numbers of Republican presidential candidates

Kyle Alvarez, Advertising Editor
April 15, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

President Obama was elected for president in November of 2008 and has spent his seven years in presidency pushing for change and advocating civil rights for immigrants. Leaving him at the end of his last term in office, leaving us in the running for a new presidential candidate in November, 2016....

Questions remain over the West’s ability to confront ISIS

Questions remain over the West’s ability to confront ISIS

Sam Begin, Team Lead Editor
April 10, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

In the span of only two years, ISIS has managed to become a near ubiquitous name in American households. They command the same fear we used to lavish on al-Qaeda or the Soviets. But while we rose up to the challenges posed by both, are we doing the same with ISIS? The answer to that question is yes. ...

Texas ban denies fundamental rights

Texas ban denies fundamental rights

Alexander Pavlicin, Advertising Editor
April 10, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

For conservative states such as Texas, it is often hard to come to terms with the reality of life today. Even so, there is no excuse for the lack of understanding and prejudice in Texan politics. Whether politicians agree with the idea of gay marriage or not, Texans should give the same basic rights to...

Investing in transportation will help Minnesota

Investing in transportation will help Minnesota

Sam Buckrey, Online Editor
April 10, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

Governor Dayton has proposed a plan for transportation infrastructure. The plan would invest money into new bridges, roads, transit across Minnesota and create new jobs. The nation’s infrastructure is getting old and breaking down. A plan for improving infrastructure is needed even if it is onl...

Abercrombie & Fitch is being sued for rejecting an employee

Lucy Langmack, Editor-in-Chief
March 25, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

The international retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, with Gilly Hicks (sold online only) and Hollister Co. branched off of the company, making more than $5 billion a year, represent chic, east coast New Yorkers and beachy surfboarders everywhere. The cologne infused store with dim interior and clothing of 20 d...

Why Mall of America is still a safe place

Justin Hannasch, Team Lead Layout Editor
March 25, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

In these last few months, people have witnessed a rise in the terrorist activity in the Middle East with the Jihadist Movement, especially a group  known as Al Shabaab. Al Shabaab is a rising terrorist group that has made threats committed horrible and violent crimes. Now, they have threatened somewh...

FCC rules internet ‘open’ for business

FCC rules internet ‘open’ for business

Lars Stannard, Photographer
March 19, 2015
Filed under Political Opinion

From common users to conspiracy theorists to people conducting business on less than legal websites, the internet is a free place for anyone and everyone to express opinions, chat with people or do some shopping using the convenience of any available online service. This is threatened, however, wit...

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