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Demanding lifestyle means college athletes get paid well

Demanding lifestyle means college athletes get paid well

Sonia Moran, Photographer

January 14, 2017


Filed under Editorial

Although athletes already get scholarship money, the NCAA started allowing schools to give a small allowance to college athletes. Athletes practice anywhere between 40 to 50 hours a week. They would complain that since they bring a lot of money to the schools they should be getting paid. Some athletes complain about not being able ...

Open campus for lunch will cause problems

Open campus for lunch will cause problems

January 14, 2017


Filed under Read & Watch, Staff Editorial

  Stillwater Area High School is one of the few schools in the metro that does not have an open campus at lunch, meaning students must stay in the building and cannot leave to eat nearby. Students have been frustrated about this for a while, but there are good reasons for the closed cam...

Violent protests break apart American trust

Violent protests break apart American trust

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor

January 12, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Read & Watch

Protesting becomes more prominent than ever  Burning the American flag, intentionally shutting down highways, anti-Trump marches, is it all anti-American or an exercise of rights? Minorities are using their voice in an nontraditional way, and Americans should listen, regardless of their stron...

Fidel Castro’s death fails to make a difference in U.S.-Cuban relations

Fidel Castro’s death fails to make a difference in U.S.-Cuban relations

Evan Klein, Social Media Reporter

January 11, 2017


Filed under Editorial

According to the Council on Foreign Relations, business transactions between the US and Cuba have increased 30 percent since 2014. The trend is very positive between the US and Cuba, however, some believe the death of Fidel Castro could strain relations. Castro's death will have little to no effec...

Trump’s Cabinet choices already worrying

Trump’s Cabinet choices already worrying

Adam Johnson, Business Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

President-elect Trump’s cabinet choices in the recent weeks have been controversial to say the least. Whether it’s appointing a blatantly sexist media executive to be his top adviser, appointing a medical doctor with no experience in government or housing as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, or appointing an opponent of environmental regulation to the hea...

Burning American flags burns bridges

Burning American flags burns bridges

Ben Wicklund, Social Media Reporter

January 8, 2017


Filed under Editorial

"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag," tweeted President-elect Donald Trump late November, "if they do, there must be consequences -- perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!"  What Trump doesn't seem to realize is that the banning of the burning of the American flag violates the Constitution, freedom of spe...

Trump turns a blind eye on businesses’ conflicts of interest

Trump turns a blind eye on businesses’ conflicts of interest

Cates Eliasen, Online Editor

January 6, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

As president-elect Donald Trump begins his ascension towards presidency, numerous severe controversies have risen about his campaign, his companies, his family, and even Trump himself. However, one specific controversy is worrying economists and politicians around the world: his control over his bus...

Trump’s cabinet reamains controversial among Americans

Trump’s cabinet reamains controversial among Americans

Max Korth, Sno Sports & Social Media Editor

January 5, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

Over the past few weeks President Elect Donald Trump has been deciding over different candidates to add to his presidential cabinet. The cabinet’s purpose is to assist the President with his duties in office, also helping the United States function and prosper as a nation, and Trump should be choosi...

Trump’s ever-changing promises prove conflicting

Trump’s ever-changing promises prove conflicting

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

Building an enormous wall, banning Muslims, and destroying the Affordable Care Act were all promises made by Donald Trump. These promises garnished both fear, hatred, and support from the American people, and the world. Trump made promises during the election to glean more support, but now that he is set to b...

Political views should not overrule environmentalism facts

Political views should not overrule environmentalism facts

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter

January 3, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

Florida is going to sink into the ocean! So will California! The seas will overtake the land! The ice caps are melting into nothingness! This is the speech of radical environmentalists 30 years ago about what the climate would do today, or what they thought would happen by today. But, none of that ...

Fantasy sports sparks debate, ethical concerns

Fantasy sports sparks debate, ethical concerns

Adam Johnson, Business Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Last year if someone turned on a football game they would be greeted not only with the game itself, but countless ads for online programs such as DraftKings and FanDuel.  One week fantasy football leagues that promised big payouts for those able to win, it sound like a great system, until you loo...

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

Massive student debt, skyrocketing college tuition and a widening education achievement gap has fueled the discussion about federal financial aid for college. President Barack Obama has made student debt a national initiative when he announced the “Student Debt Challenge”, which was meant to raise...

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