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Demonstrators hold up signs at a protest in San Francisco. Rallies advocating for Asian lives have appeared in many major cities across the country, as anti-Asian hate crimes are increasing.

Another virus makes its way across America: anti-Asian hate

Lubnag Xiong, Copy Editor April 5, 2021

Following a year of xenophobic rhetoric and racially charged attacks, the Asian American community has faced a terrifying increase in violence. Stop AAPI Hate is a coalition dedicated to tracking reports...

Photography Editor-in-Chief Mairin Torgersons senior photo.

College students pay full-price for online experience

Mairin Torgerson, Photography Editor-in-Chief March 14, 2021

With millions of students across the globe becoming well-accustomed to attending school from the safety of their homes, it seems online school is the new normal. Though some schools have returned to in-person...

Minimum wage employees go on strike for a $15 minimum wage in Dinkytown, 2015. President Joe Biden has made promises to meet this demand by 2025.

Biden’s minimum wage proposal simply not enough

Olivia Bystrom, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief March 8, 2021

From fast food service to grocery store employees and every odd job in between, minimum wage workers are the backbone of this country. As radical as that statement may seem, Americans' comfortable and...

NBC News live streamed the impeachment trial when it was in session. On the left side is where the impeachment managers are and on the right is Trump’s defense.

Trump’s second impeachment should prove him guilty of insurrection

Michelle Cruz, Student Playlist March 6, 2021

Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial began on Feb. 9 due to the violent attacks in the Capital on Jan. 6. The trial took four days with the final decision, "not guilty." However,...

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...

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