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A woman wearing an American flag. American democracy is a point of pride for many Americans.

America has a democracy problem

Michael May, Student Playlist Reporter January 25, 2021

U.S. President Ronald Reagan wanted us to believe that America is “the shining city on the hill.” America is supposed to be the champion of democracy, and a leader for the rest of the world to follow....

The House of Representatives have impeached former President Trump for the second time after his involvement in the riot at the Capital on Jan. 6. The case will face the Senate on Feb. 9.

After the riots at the Capital, Trump must be impeached

Elaina Mankowski , Layout Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021

Although President Joe Biden has officially taken office, the cruciality of Donald Trump’s impeachment passing through the Senate remains. The case reaches the Senate once the articles of impeachment...

Some of the Fictional Characters in Glee.

Fictional characters become an infatuation for some

Julianna Silva, Copy Editor January 23, 2021

People like to daydream about their favorite fictional characters and going on adventures with them, but there is a foggy line between finding a fictional character interesting and obsessing over that...

Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s middle child Hunter Biden is under investigation over possibly incriminating data found on a laptop. The FBI is presumed to have a harddrive with a copy of what is on the computer.

Hunter Biden laptop scandal becomes First Amendment issue

Annika Citsay, Distribution Reporter November 21, 2020

In October, 2020 Democratic representative Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, was accused of encrypted emails between Ukraine and China. Allegedly, the store employee made a copy of them on a hard drive...

Home Goods in Woodbury has required masks upon entry into the store. This is what is posted on the entrance of the store. Masks need to be mandatory at all stores.

Masks are the easiest way to slow the spread of COVID-19

Ava Fugate, Podcast Reporter November 1, 2020

Masks are the most effective and easily available solution to slowing down the spread of COVID-19, yet wearing them is still not mandatory everywhere because of the controversy surrounding mask wearing....

Biden and Trump have their first presidential debate. Interruptions from both candidates cause debate to spiral into chaos.

Presidential debate changes formats due to interruptions from candidates

Greta Sorenson, Social Media Editor October 29, 2020

The first presidential debate took place Sept. 29. There were countless flaws in the format of the debate along with the candidates' responses. Trump and Biden were talking over each other for the majority...

Peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters in Los Angeles stand together in the faces of law enforcement. A number of protests have emerged in prominent cities in response to the killing of George Floyd in the summer of 2020.

Attorney General Barr threatens protesters with sedition

Lubnag Xiong, Copy Editor October 27, 2020

Even though the majority of the Black Lives Matter movement has proven to be peaceful, United States Attorney General William Barr has considered charging violent protesters with sedition. Barr’s responses...

You know I carry, right? is one of Kaitlin Bennetts most used lines while she interviews people. Guns are the main topic she talks about when she interviews people. Usually, she responds with her phrase after they show distress in her close-minded thoughts.

Kaitlin Bennett gives journalism bad name

Emma Wagner, Copy Editor February 28, 2020

Peaceful protests are supposed to be peaceful, not filled with self employed journalists attempting to impose their views on children. That is not journalism, that is borderline harassment.  Kaitlin...

Updates are being posted via FOX news, controversially calling the fire strictly caused by humans. The Australian wildfires are currently being covered by both scientifically backed stories and articles based on belief.  These differences in article key ideas is revealed in mainstream news sources, being read and taken in all over the world.

News sources withhold awareness: immature, unacceptable

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor February 24, 2020

The Australian wildfires have taken over and destroyed more than 12.35 million acres of land, killing at least 24 people and destroying more than 2,000 homes. This catastrophic trend of wildfires, bushfires...

People all over the world protest and advocate for the LGBTQ community. By protesting they use their voice to push for their rights.

Catholic schools should not have power to fire staff based on sexuality

Ava Hoelzel, Photography Editor February 22, 2020

Two teachers from Kennedy Catholic High School in Washington "voluntarily" resigned Feb. 13. In truth, the school forced the teachers to resign because of their sexuality. Catholic schools have the right...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend church with the royal family in 2017. The announcement of Prince Harry and Megan Markles relationship led to mass controversy among the English press. They often resorted to racist or nationalist attacks on Markle. Many believe these attacks may be the cause of their recent decision.

‘Megxit’ leads to mass uproar in United Kingdom

Drew Jurek, Layout Editor February 19, 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced Jan. 8 they would break with the rest of the English royal family and split their time between North America and England. The move was preceded by multiple actions...

AP U.S. history is a class that heavily touches on aspects in the past. Many political views are shown in history and frequently involve students viewing the past from different perspectives. History teachers like Matt Kiedrowski often offer insight to their students about the different perspectives around a event.

Staff Ed: Teachers voice perspectives in classrooms

Pony Express Staff January 8, 2020

Topics in politics keep rising, so do the voices of students. What students learn in a classroom strengthens their voice. When teachers voice their opinions they can inspire students to share their voice,...

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