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Schools should monitor social media in cases of bullying, dangerous behavior

Schools should monitor social media in cases of bullying, dangerous behavior

Ben Wicklund, Social Media Reporter
March 21, 2017
Filed under Editorial

“Congress shall make no law to abridge the freedom of speech.” The First Amendment of the United States Constitution seems to be very clear about the guidelines surrounding the ability to voice your opinions, the government cannot abridge, or impose restrictions on, free speech. The problem of this amendment arises in its p...

Political women have positive and powerful impact

Political women have positive and powerful impact

Hailey Willius, Online Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Government and Political Opinion

Ilhan Omar, a newly elected Minnesota House Representative said, “No matter how many times we are assisting others to make decisions for us, we need to be the ones at that table. I want my voice there because my voice is the voice of so many people.” The rise of women in politics has had an extremely positi...

Police should use body cameras for safety and complaints

Police should use body cameras for safety and complaints

Cory Spawn, Broadcast Managing Editor
December 27, 2014
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

After the Ferguson shooting of Michael Brown, police departments are looking into purchasing body cameras to capture video of what happens away from the dash cam in the car.  There is no reason other than money that should stop departments from buying these beneficial cameras to keep officers safe and...

Congress needs to extend unemployment benefits

Congress needs to extend unemployment benefits

Alex Pierson
February 19, 2014
Filed under Editorial

Today, 1.3 million Americans are currently depending on unemployment benefits. However, the problem is that unemployment benefits stopped at the end of 2013.  Those 1.3 million Americans were barely getting by with the benefits, but now they are struggling even more.  It has been a month and they have receiv...

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