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Social media working as efficient communication medium on terrorism

Social media working as efficient communication medium on terrorism

Cates Eliasen, Online Editor

November 6, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Videos of  the Paris attacks were uploaded to Youtube almost immediately. The Orlando shooting was shown to many in real time through Snapchat. News of ISIS attacks are updated constantly on Twitter. There is no doubt that social media and terrorism have a strong link, however, the debate falls on whether that is...

Trump brings strong feelings from young voters

Trump brings strong feelings from young voters

November 6, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion, Staff Editorial

Donald Trump has become the face of controversy across the nation. Supporters and antis alike, he is currently one of the most talked about people. Trump is known to be an extremist. And, of course, his supporters are, too. Current polls show that although Hillary Clinton is in the presidential lead,...

False internet information permeates the crevices of daily life

False internet information permeates the crevices of daily life

Cates Eliasen, Online Editor

November 5, 2016


Filed under Editorial

When scrolling through the trending section on YouTube or any other social media site, many of the videos tend to follow a similar outline. Poorly organized videos centered around disrespecting someone, with a follow up video calling out slander. It seems that in today's world of social media, t...

Clinton emerges as possible president

Clinton emerges as possible president

Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

November 5, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

Everyone knows a thing or two about the presidential candidates running in 2016. In one of the most interesting and worst presidential races of all time, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been fighting each other for the oval office. When the race started, Hillary Clinton seemed like an o...

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor

November 5, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

America has been one of the top countries in the world when it comes to sending astronomers into space and collecting information. The argument of space, with intersections of climate change has been an issue for countless years. In early 2015, former Republican candidate Ted Cruz proposed that c...

Students dress it down at homecoming

Students dress it down at homecoming

Sonia Moran, Photographer

November 5, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Homecoming week is full of students competing over their pony pride. Students sometimes wonder why homecoming is not as formal as it is at other schools. The point of homecoming week is to show school pride in any way possible. However, there can be some discretion used when it comes to dress. D...

Edward Snowden, a complete traitor

Edward Snowden, a complete traitor

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

‘Snowden’ a newly released movie wrongfully portrays an American traitor, who stole classified material from the NSA, as a hero. Oliver Stone's movie 'Snowden' came out this past September, and many critics say the whistleblower is portrayed as a hero, when in reality he is not. Edward Snowden's actions we...

Dangerous precedent set by government officials

Dangerous precedent set by government officials

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

The infamous race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is coming to a close, and with that, the laws behind accurate voting representation has brought heat among many political leaders. A highlighted controversy among the laws is the idea of photo identification requirements, however a gov...

U.S. Military in need of more troops

U.S. Military in need of more troops

Hannah Drake, Print Editor-In-Chief

October 15, 2016


Filed under EIC Column

The U.S. army is currently at risk of being too small to secure the nation in the near future. Right now the United States has the second largest military in the world behind China. With the declining defense budgets all military services have been suffering. According to dailyrecord.com the United State...

Foreign soil is not U.S. soil

Foreign soil is not U.S. soil

Quinn Kuslich, Video Editor

October 14, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

In 2011, the Arab Spring in Syria escalated into fully armed conflict. This happened because President Bashar Al-Assad violently silenced calls for his removal from office. Syria is now engulfed in the flame of a multi-faction civil war. ISIS is a leading faction rising to power through brutal war which has led...

When there is ‘justice for all,’ students will stand for Pledge

When there is ‘justice for all,’ students will stand for Pledge

Abby Banks, Layout Editor

October 14, 2016


Filed under Editorial

All around the country, students are refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Many schools and teachers have forced students to stand anyway, which is not only unconstitutional, but illegal. Students should be able to decide whether or not they want to stand for the pledge without feeling...

Parents should care, not push too hard

Parents should care, not push too hard

Carl Bohacek, Video Editor

October 14, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Parents have always been a big influence in student's lives.  A BIG influence.  Maybe too big.  Some students protest the fact that parents involvement in college choice has gotten too intense.  Many claim that parents urging students to take more AP classes, get involved in more extracurricula...

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