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EIC Column: U.S. lacking in foreign aid due to Trump’s prejuidice

EIC Column: U.S. lacking in foreign aid due to Trump’s prejuidice

Emma Lowey, Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2017

The Trump administration has sparked controversy for being wildly unprofessional and compassionate to the people of Puerto Rico and lacking in the call to help fellow American citizens. The behavior reflects poorly on the U.S.’ image as an aiding country because it makes it seem as though we are neglec...

Franken, Moore could not be handling harassment claims worse

Franken, Moore could not be handling harassment claims worse

Hunter Hippel, Online-Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2017

Politicians haven't always been the cleanest, fairest or most charming individuals.  Many have been involved with crippling corruptions cases or embarrassing bombshell scandals.  John F. Kennedy had Secret Service agents aid him in escorting prositutes onto Capitol grounds.  Richard Nixon was the...

Confederate statues should remain historical landmarks

Confederate statues should remain historical landmarks

Joshua Framke, Distribution Reporter

November 2, 2017

Ever since the Charleston church shooting in 2015, there have been controversies around confederate statues and monuments. Many people believe that they should be taken down because they stand for hatred and racism. While that may be true for some, there is a lot of blatant hatred making people want them gon...

Politicians battle for stronger healthcare bill

Politicians battle for stronger healthcare bill

Grant Hietpas, Camera Editor

October 20, 2017

With the failure of the Graham Cassidy Bill, many are wondering what comes next in the debate surrounding government provided healthcare.  It is extremely important to understand this debate if America is to protect both the health and the liberty of American citizens. While its importance is un...

Gorsuch not qualified for Supreme Court

Gorsuch not qualified for Supreme Court

Ellie Speedling, Social Media Reporter

May 11, 2017

On April 7, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as the 113th Supreme Court justice, filling the vacant seat left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia who died in Feb. 2016.  Gorsuch wasn’t fairly nominated due to the “nuclear option” and the Senate Republicans were biased in not allowing Merrick Garland, President’s Obama’s...

Trump can handle North Korean threats

Trump can handle North Korean threats

McKenna Wohlers, Social Media Reporter

May 9, 2017

Since 1945, North Korea and South Korea have been divided by conflict at the 38th parallel. This long time conflict has had the U.S. supporting South Korea and Russia supporting North Korea. While the U.S. and the United Nations have not been involved militarily for over 50 years, the Russians have increased economic su...

MN legislature takes right step towards internet privacy

MN legislature takes right step towards internet privacy

Grace McDonough, Staff Reporter

May 7, 2017

On April 2 President Trump signed a decision by Congress overturning privacy protections approved late in the Obama administration, repealing measures on consumer control of their data. However, on March 29, the topic took a different turn in the Minnesota Legislature when Senator Ron Latz propo...

Ivanka Trump proves helpful, White House

Ivanka Trump proves helpful, White House

Lauren Gella, Social Media Reporter

May 5, 2017

While some believe the advisory of of first daughter Ivanka Trump working as her father’s advisor in the White House is a violation of the anti-nepotism laws, Ivanka’s assistance in the White House is completely legal and it will be a good thing for Trump’s presidency. The Trump's family ...

Healthcare: right, not privilege

Healthcare: right, not privilege

Anna Koenning, Social Media Reporter

May 4, 2017

Healthcare is here to take care of the American people, that is, unless the people are old, sick, female, or of a low-income household. That is the way President Donald Trump recently unveiled his subsequently defeated healthcare bill he repeatedly promised on the campaign trail. Speaker of th...

Human trafficking proves risky at Mall of America

Human trafficking proves risky at Mall of America

Emma Lowey, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2017

An incredibly harsh reality for women and men in 2017 is becoming a victim to human trafficking. People from all walks of life are vulnerable to trafficking rings, and thousands have fallen prey to them in the last year alone. While it is easy for one to diffuse the thought of it affecting themse...

Trumps security costs prove hefty

Trumps security costs prove hefty

Noah Johnson, Distribution Reporter

April 30, 2017

President Trump’s security is costing more to taxpayers than previous presidents in this country. Trump should help pay for these high security costs because he planned to cut the amount taxpayers had to pay during his election. Trump has taken many trips to Mar-a-Lago, or as he like to call ...

Trump’s fake news claims: inaccurate, hypocritical

Trump’s fake news claims: inaccurate, hypocritical

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor

April 10, 2017

Being informed on current events is one of the most important factors an effective U.S. citizen can have. Whether news is gathered from online sources or a physical paper, it's important that news is credible. President Trump has recently used the media as a way to form the way people look at him....

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