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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...

Array of disorders do not usually require conventional drugs

Array of disorders do not usually require conventional drugs

Tiana Meador, Online Editor-In-Chief

November 29, 2016


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

"Natural, 100 percent organic, non-GMO, vegan, gluten free, pesticide free," these are the words that spray across every major food market, giving consumers the reassurance that they are eating 'pure' substances. However, this trend seems to halt when it comes to medicine- with a drug addict...

Trump supporters outraged about feeling like minorities

Trump supporters outraged about feeling like minorities

Craig Sanislow, Layout Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Editorial

In the wake of the nastiest presidential election the nation has ever seen, a social civil war has broken out. It's being fought in the streets, in the halls, and on the internet. Interestingly, at the root of argument is not the president or political parties, but respect, or more importantly,...

Self-driving cars more terrifying than useful

Self-driving cars more terrifying than useful

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter

November 28, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Who could have imagined that humans would have cars that drive themselves. Research for a new type of vehicle has been on the rise. Companies such as Google, and even Apple, have been researching; in Google’s case, even developing cars and prototypes have been released and started testing. Even so, such tec...

Rachel’s challenge replaced with health initiative

Rachel’s challenge replaced with health initiative

Jared Taylor, Distribution Reporter

November 16, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Healthy eating, physical fitness, mental health specialists and anti-bullying campaigns all have one thing in common: they are all health initiatives. What’s special about health initiatives in schools is how they effect the students within the school in which the program is being used. Rachel's Challeng...

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