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Know your rights: guide to exercising First Amendment

The organizers estimate that hundreds of students participated in this walk out. Students exited the building at 10 and made their way to the PAC where the remembrance was being held. “We may not be able to vote now, but we will be able to vote in one, two years, and our votes will matter, and our votes will change who is in Congress and they will hopefully make an impact on what they decide to do for legislation,” senior and organizer Hannah Gilsdorf says.

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Hannah Boardman, Print Editor-in-Chief March 10, 2018

In the weeks following the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida there have been a wide variety of responses to the tragedy. Some have been through thoughts and prayers,...

Despite growing opposition, FCC passes repeal of Net Neutrality

Despite growing opposition, FCC passes repeal of Net Neutrality
Hannah Sween, Layout Editor January 13, 2018

The internet is like a grocery store. It is full of all different kinds and qualities of foods and is open to all people. Grocery stores are set up like this because everyone needs and deserves open and...

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip
Abby Banks, Print-Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2017

Amidst heated debate about whether or not being politically correct is beneficial for society, a plague of people seem to be dreadfully misinformed on their First Amendment rights. Freedom of speech is...

Racial colorblindness, a secret enemy

Racial colorblindness, declining to acknowledge one's race, negatively impacts colored people in more ways than one.
Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2017

“I don’t see color” is not something a colored person wants to hear. Racial colorblindness is an attempt at proving one is not racist, but the term “racial colorblindness” is actually hurting,...

Legalizing marijuana, smart and strategic

Legalizing marijuana, smart and strategic
Paxton Watson, Podcast Reporter December 6, 2017

The legalization of marijuana has been an increasingly talked about topic in the United States. In fact, 29 states currently have laws encouraging the legalization of marijuana. Therefore, marijuana should...

Trump’s new tax plan will ‘make America great again’

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Luke Dickinson, Business Editor December 4, 2017

As promised by his campaign on Sept. 27, the Trump administration came out with a new tax plan. This new tax plan will change the tax brackets for income tax, double the standard deduction, but eliminate...

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

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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...

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...

Confederate statues should remain historical landmarks

Fort Ridgely state park is a part of Minnesota’s great history. Visitors can learn about the Dakota wars of 1862. There any different things to do here such as horseback riding.
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...

Politicians battle for stronger healthcare bill

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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...

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...

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...

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