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Former United States Senator Saxby Chambliss speaks to the senate while in session.

Filibuster creates division in U.S. Senate

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor-in-Chief and Copy Editor February 23, 2022

The filibuster is a way for minority parties in the United States to prevent bills from passing in the U.S. Senate. Created by the Democratic Party in 1841, the intent of the filibuster was to keep extreme...

The english channel is vast and beautiful, it borders the UK and France.

Displaced refugees try to find home in Europe

Charli Burdick-Kitchell, Graphic Editor and Copy Editor January 18, 2022

Another migration crisis could be building up in Europe and people are worried. Past events from 2015 seem to be repeating and driving an influx of migrations across Europe and the Middle East. With a...

Picture of Mr. Maxwells classroom

It is imperative voters renew levy

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor In Chief October 28, 2021

On election day Nov. 2, district taxpayers will be presented with two questions: an operational levy to continue funding for quality learning to district students and a technology levy to provide new technology...

This yard has seen an increase in dead fish due to chemicals running off into the yard. Because of this, fishing birds have considerably less food.

Climate change can no longer be questioned

Charli Burdick-Kitchell, Graphic Editor and Copy Editor October 23, 2021

The increase of environmental climate change is not an if anymore, it has been affecting everyone yesterday, today, tomorrow and across the globe to personal yards. Climate change is a cause-and-effect...

Seventeen Republican-controlled state legislatures pass laws that further limit their constituents ability to vote in upcoming elections. Supporters say that it will increase voter confidence in our elections, while social activists say that it is an attempt to suppress minority voters.

Republican state legislatures pass voter suppression laws

Jasmine Z. Allison, Social Media Editor October 13, 2021

After the 2020 presidential election, 17 Republican-controlled state legislatures have passed laws that further limited their constituents' ability to vote in upcoming elections. Republican supporters...

U.S. Air Force member stationed in Afghanistan relaxes with his K-9 partner. As a result of the Taliban’s uprising after U.S. withdrawal on Aug. 30, troops are being deployed again.

Biden administration withdraws Afghanistan troops

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief October 9, 2021

On Aug. 30,  the last U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan boarded a plane back to the United States in compliance with executive orders from the Biden administration. While troops exited, the Taliban overthrew...

People across the country continue to advocate for the preservation of gun rights under the Second Amendment. Additional pushback can be seen as a result of the Biden-Harris Administration’s proposal in March.

Biden’s red flag law proposal threatens constitutional rights

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor June 10, 2021

The Biden-Harris Administration announced their six initial actions addressing gun violence in response to the recent mass shootings in Boulder, CO and Atlanta, GA. Among these steps is a model “red...

Cornelius Rish and Stillwater Area High School students at the Stillwater Bridge protest for Black Lives Matter. Dressed in Black Lives Matter attire, the activists are fighting for another life lost at the hands of the police.

Debunking the stigmas of Black Lives Matter

Jay Lohr, Food Blogger June 6, 2021

Recently during the school day, there have been walkouts in support of Black Lives Matter and Back the Blue. As police brutality and hate towards black Americans have become exposed by the media, the Black...

Womens march at the U.S. capital in order to keep Roe v. Wade in place and protect a womans abortion right.

Roe v. Wade at risk of being overturned

Ella Spitzer, Copy Editor June 5, 2021

Roe v. Wade is one of the most well known Supreme Court cases in the U.S.,  and also one of the most controversial. In 1973, the United States Supreme Court passed a law to protect all women’s rights...

Local high school students hold thin blue line flags during a Back the Blue walkout. Thin blue line flags are seen as support to law enforcement and a sign of respect for those who sacrificed their lives.

Law enforcement, not systematically racist

Morgan Delaney, Online Editor May 25, 2021

With all of the publicity surrounding the Derek Chauvin trial and the upcoming trial of officer Kim Potter, the integrity of police officers has been called into question. However, the truth is that police...

Left to right: President Joseph R. Biden, the United States Supreme Court Building, and Justice Stephen Breyer. On April 9, Biden sign an Executive Order establishing a Commission to determine whether or not the size of the Court is fair.

EIC Column: Biden should not pack Supreme Court or abolish filibuster

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief May 25, 2021

President Joseph R. Biden signed an Executive Order April 9 establishing the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States. Among the questions the commission is set to find is whether...

Pope Francis delivers a speech in Vatican City in 2017. Pope Francis signed off on the union statement banning the blessing of same-sex marriage in the Catholic Church.

Catholic Church to stop blessing same-sex marriages

Carter Stratmann, Social Media Editor April 20, 2021

On Monday, March 15th, the Catholic church in Vatican City would no longer bless same-sex marriages as they cannot bless a “sin”, explained in a union statement approved by Pope Francis. As countries...

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