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U.S. economy seeing large benefits, result of immigrants

U.S. economy seeing large benefits, result of  immigrants

Emma Lowey, Layout Editor

April 3, 2017

The U.S. is a  large leading nation in the world, known to be a land of promise for those from other countries. Immigrants from all over the world have taken advantage of the U.S. being a free nation with opportunity, and  to search for the elusive American dream. The U.S. economy  and workforce ...

Recent boycotts have powerful impact

Recent boycotts have powerful impact

Lydia Stannard, Social Media Reporter

March 31, 2017

Since the Election in Nov. and the Inauguration in Jan., many people have been organizing protests in response as ways to express their outrage. Protests have ranged from full on marches to boycotting apps such as uber. Company protests have been growing in size and organizations such as #grabyourwallet have been putting Trump-related companies...

Democrats boycott inauguration, causes Trump uproar

Democrats boycott inauguration, causes Trump uproar

Anna Koenning, Social Media Reporter

February 14, 2017

Inaugurations are a time when the nation should come together, accept the person elected by the people and wish him well on the four years ensuing. However, when that person was elected excluding the support of the popular vote and including help from Russian hackers, attending the inauguration is no...

Sunday Liquor laws outdated, not beneficial

Sunday Liquor laws outdated, not beneficial

Evan Klein, Social Media Reporter

February 14, 2017

It is currently illegal to sell alcohol on Sundays in 12 states in America. Minnesota is included on that list. Recently there has been a push to get rid of the law. The law is outdated and does not benefit our state and for that reason, I believe we should allow sales on Sundays. While many bu...

Potential Obamacare repeal could lack protections

Potential Obamacare repeal could lack protections

McKenzie Bohlig, Copy Editor

February 13, 2017

"The Affordable Care Act seeks to lower healthcare costs by making sure more people participate and receive preventive care while prohibiting some of the insurance industry's more restrictive practices," healthcare.findlaw.com stated. Obamacare allows millions of uninsured Americans to have access to ...

Political women have positive and powerful impact

Political women have positive and powerful impact

Hailey Willius, Online Editor

February 13, 2017

Ilhan Omar, a newly elected Minnesota House Representative said, “No matter how many times we are assisting others to make decisions for us, we need to be the ones at that table. I want my voice there because my voice is the voice of so many people.” The rise of women in politics has had an extremely positi...

Women’s March, impactful on society

Women’s March, impactful on society

McKenna Wohlers, Social Media Reporter

February 10, 2017

On Jan. 21 over 5 million people around the world and 1 million in Washington D.C. alone marched for women's rights. The march included men, women, dads, moms, children, families and friends all coming together to march, speak and protest for the rights of women. It all began with the first protest in Washington D.C., called the Wome...

US-Cuban foreign relations in the wake of Fidel Castro’s death

Abby Banks, Layout Editor

January 11, 2017

Fidel Castro, founder of the current communist regime in Cuba, died of unknown causes at the age of 90. The Cuban government announced his passing the morning afterward, though they did not provide any details on the cause of his death. While his death may have smaller effects worldwide, effects...

Trump’s Cabinet choices already worrying

Trump’s Cabinet choices already worrying

Adam Johnson, Business Editor

January 9, 2017

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...

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

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

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

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...

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