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Trump administration rolls out controversial new sexual assault policy

Trump administration rolls out controversial new sexual assault policy

Hannah Boardman, Print EIC

October 25, 2017


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

In politics today, sexual assault is a controversial topic. There have been debates over what counts as substantial evidence, with the two options being preponderance of evidence or clear and convincing evidence. The Obama-era administration set the standard of preponderance of evidence. Over the past...

Trump’s missile strike on Syria in retaliation

Trump’s missile strike on Syria in retaliation

Abby Banks, Print Editor in Chief

May 3, 2017


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

  President Donald Trump recently ordered a missile strike on an air base belonging to Bashar al-Assad, Syria's current president, in retaliation to the use of chemical weapons on civilians. While militant force can have its occasional need, Trump's motives for the strike seem to be in relat...

New conference system aids all students

New conference system aids all students

Olivia Weirtz, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 30, 2017


Filed under EIC Column

For many parents who attend conferences with their child's teachers regularly, the verdict is always the same. The student is either probably excelling, or is getting by well, in which case the student could easily improve his/her situation. The new conference system that is being piloted this year and...

Project-based learning benefits students academically

Project-based learning benefits students academically

Megan Karnuth, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2017


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

Learning is being compromised because high school students care more about their grades than actually learning the material. Students copy assignments to save time and their GPA. High school is the gateway to college and or real world jobs, so it is important to make sure students are absorbing everything...

Array of disorders do not usually require conventional drugs

Array of disorders do not usually require conventional drugs

Tiana Meador, Online Editor-In-Chief

November 29, 2016


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

"Natural, 100 percent organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, pesticide free," these are the words that spray across every major food market, giving consumers the reassurance that they are eating 'pure' substances. However, this trend seems to halt when it comes to medicine- with a drug addict...

U.S. Military in need of more troops

U.S. Military in need of more troops

Hannah Drake, Print Editor-In-Chief

October 15, 2016


Filed under EIC Column

The U.S. army is currently at risk of being too small to secure the nation in the near future. Right now the United States has the second largest military in the world behind China. With the declining defense budgets all military services have been suffering. According to dailyrecord.com the United State...

EIC column: Same-sex couples make good adoptive parental canidates

EIC column: Same-sex couples make good adoptive parental canidates

Megan Karnuth, Online-Editor

May 11, 2016


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

Recently a surrogate mother gave birth to a child, but decided that she wanted to keep the baby upon discovering that the parents were to be two men. This is an example of one of the many ways homosexual couples and people are unfairly discriminated against. The couple, Gordan Lake and Manuel Santos,...

EIC column: political parties try taking down one another

EIC column: political parties try taking down one another

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2016


Filed under EIC Column

Republicans and Democrats. A rivalry that has been around since the 1800s. This long-storied rivalry is bigger than ever. In the 2012 election for example, just over 129 million people voted according to uselectionatlas.org. On the Democratic side, President Obama received almost 66 million votes. On ...

EIC column: breastfeeding, natural part of infancy

EIC column: breastfeeding, natural part of infancy

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief

March 15, 2016


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

When it comes to breastfeeding, for an infant that is just meal time. Breasts are a natural part of the human body and the process of growth and development. Not always does the human body need to be portrayed as a sexual object. It is 2016 and the world has become accepting of most things, but yet still...

Boycott Hollywood, not Academy Awards

Boycott Hollywood, not Academy Awards

Katie Hutton, Editor-in-Chief

February 24, 2016


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

The problem is with Hollywood. There is an extreme lack of minorities represented in both mainstream films and films regarded as ‘Oscar-worthy’. In order to be nominated for an Oscar, one must excel in one of the categories designated for an award. Because of the lack of minorities represented in...

Need for change in presidential candidates

Need for change in presidential candidates

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2015


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

  Donald Trump, Hilary Clinton, Ben Carson and even Kanye West? What does this billionaire, former First Lady, neurosurgeon and rapper have in common? They are all running, or wanting to run for President of the United States. With President Obama's last term coming to a close, many seniors and som...

EIC Column: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, no need for capital punishment

Jordan Fulin, Print Editor-in-Chief

April 29, 2015


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty on all 30 counts related to the bombing of the Boston Marathon. Seventeen of Tsarnaev’s convictions are capital charges, meaning he is eligible for the death penalty. Tsarnaev is a murderer, who permanently tore three human beings away from their families an...

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