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Teachers should be armed for student protection

Teachers should be armed for student protection

Ross Stickler

November 29, 2013


Filed under Political Opinion

With two more school shootings added to the 11 previously this year, students across the country are looking for answers as to why school shootings still happen. None of the teachers involved in any of these shootings were armed.  Most, if not all, of these school shootings could have been avoided by h...

Consequences for violence should be taught in preschool

Consequences for violence should be taught in preschool

Kenzie Monson

November 28, 2013


Filed under Editorial

According to the New York Times, there is a rise of crime among students before the age of 18. Students getting in trouble and getting sent to jail is not a new problem, but it is a concerning issue. It is important to make sure this stops happening by focusing on younger children so when they grow up...

Politicians need to be more restricted

Politicians need to be more restricted

Kate Price

November 28, 2013


Filed under Political Opinion

Controversies have been abundant in the world of politics recently. The amount of leeway and freedom that politicians receive may be too much for them to handle. The United States politicians are some of the people who represent the entire country. If they act poorly that will dampen the United State'...

Obama works to legalize current illegal immigrants

Jessie Thomas

November 28, 2013


Filed under Political Opinion

Sleeplessness is very common for President Barack Obama and the House of Representatives after the battle with Syria and the government shut-down. Now, Obama wants to get involved and help illegal aliens, by proposing an act that provides freedom, something the U.S. promotes so well. This act is one that should have been enacted in years past. Obama has set...

New gun range brings business to vacant Hecker lot

New gun range brings business to vacant Hecker lot

Alex Eder

November 27, 2013


Filed under Editorial

The gun range being built in place of the empty Denny Hecker lot is a good use for the space. Denny Hecker was convicted of fraud, and the 56,000 square foot lot has been there empty, with no use since. The lot is located off of Highway 36 and Stillwater boulevard in Oak Park Heights, and is shooting to open July ...

Obama attempts to control global coal-burning plants

Alex Pierson

November 26, 2013


Filed under Political Opinion

President Obama is at it once again,  he is trying to control the coal-burning plants globally.  His goal is to reduce carbon emissions from these factories. It is a bad idea for Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to interfere with the coal burning industry. The original force...

Youth needs education to halt the spread of cyberbullying

Youth needs education to halt the spread of cyberbullying

Anna Kaul

November 26, 2013


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

A computer can be a teenager’s most dangerous weapon if in the wrong hands. Its force lies in its anonymity. If a teenager points a gun into an innocent crowd of students, they know to run. Similarly threatening cyberbullies, sometimes unknowingly, use a web of encryption to hurt other teenagers us...

Staff Editorial: New studies bring up question, how much homework is too much?

Staff Editorial: New studies bring up question, how much homework is too much?

November 25, 2013


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

Homework is a common source of stress for high school students.  After spending six and a half hours at school, students are typically left with two to four hours of homework.  Homework can be helpful, but sometimes it ends up being hurtful as it is a lot of work for one person. Six different classes...

Stores must require consent before tracking customers

Stores must require consent before tracking customers

Sara Klein

November 24, 2013


Filed under Editorial

A recent investigation has revealed that a number of stores, including Nordstrom, have been tracking customers’ Wifi signals to keep track of their customers and their shopping habits.  Some people believe that this is a natural progression in the growth of technology and that the act and process...

Illegal immigrants should be able to obtain driver’s license

Quentin Ikuta

November 7, 2013


Filed under Political Opinion

Honking, speeding, stop and go traffic, pedestrians and never ending dangers make driving in California dangerous. Now there is a whole new group of dangerous, foreign, uninsured drivers on the road. Illegal immigrants should be able to obtain a license in the United States to correct this problem. On...

New proposed Stillwater hotel requires taxpayer’s money

Chase Lau

November 5, 2013


Filed under Political Opinion

Stillwater Minnesota is in the midst of a great deal of change. With the construction of the new interstate and Wisconsin bridge, our town will be a very different place in just a few, short years.   However, buried under the news of the massive interstate construction is a smaller story. A group of developers from Stillwater...

Food stamps have outgrown budget to support it

Food stamps have outgrown budget to support it

Adam Johnson

November 5, 2013


Filed under Political Opinion

Drive into any major city. Look out the window. What one sees there is the reason that a government food stamps program exists. However, this program has become bloated far past its means and must be cut. The first US food stamp program, enacted in 1939, was very effective. The first head of the program...

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