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Foreign soil is not U.S. soil

Foreign soil is not U.S. soil

Quinn Kuslich, Video Editor

October 14, 2016

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...

Nurses Union stands up to Allina health officials, reaches settlement

Nurses Union stands up to Allina health officials, reaches settlement

Kevin Thole, Anchor

October 13, 2016

The halls of Twin Cities hospitals may have seemed a little empty the past three weeks. Due to disputes with management, over 4000 nurses in five Allina Health hospitals have gone on strike. The Nurses Union began picketing the hospitals and have refused to go back to work unless their demands are met....

Gary Johnson makes headway in race

Gary Johnson makes headway in race

Christian Anderson, Distribution Reporter

October 11, 2016

With the conclusion of the first presidential debate, many believe that America will turn into a Trumptopia or a Clinton world. What many voters overlook though is that there is a third option, and this third party candidate is actually a lot bigger than the American public thinks. His name is Gary Johnso...

U.S. should safely admit Syrian refugees

U.S. should safely admit Syrian refugees

Max Korth, SNO Sports and Social Media Editor

October 10, 2016

  The refugees from Syria, after the fall of the Syrian government, have been scattered worldwide looking for countries to settle in. The common concern around the world is that some members of ISIS are hiding among the refugees and possibly conspiring to commit terrorist attacks on the ...

Immigrants bring new ideas to community

Immigrants bring new ideas to community

Catherine Eliasen, Online Editor

September 28, 2016

In recent politics, immigrants have been treated with hostility,  but a lack of diversity could be damaging students. In a state known for its inclusiveness, Minnesota stands out for its cultural sameness. The stigma and lack of knowledge about immigrants could be a negative thing for Stillwater students. Follo...

Lack of poll accuracy skews predictions for presidency

Lack of poll accuracy skews predictions for presidency

Carl Bohacek, Video Editor

September 25, 2016

Clinton has got a huge lead! Trump rebounds! The race tightens! In this election the polls seem to change their mind once a week, but in the long run, these large, corporate media sponsored polls aren't accurate.  It's not because Fox News favors Trump, or CNN favors Clinton, it's because all of these polls are gone about in the...

Alan Kantrud fights for House seat against Kathy Lohmer

Alan Kantrud fights for House seat against Kathy Lohmer

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor

September 25, 2016

Kathy Lohmer has been the District 39B representative for years, and for the first time since she won in 2010, she is in danger of losing her place. Alan Kantrud, a new-comer to the political scene, is taking the local election by storm with his efforts to replace Lohmer for a seat in the Minnesota Ho...

Donald Trump talks tough in Phoenix

Donald Trump talks tough in Phoenix

Sonia Moran, Photographer

September 25, 2016

Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald J. Trump recently peaked interest among Trump supporters wanting to build a wall between Mexico and the United States, on Aug. 31. After the meeting, Donald Trump was talking all about how he has Peña Nieto on his side for the wall at his campaign ...

Trump’s poor policy worse than Clinton’s unlikability

Trump’s poor policy worse than Clinton’s unlikability

Adam Johnson, Buisness Editor

September 25, 2016

With the elections coming up, Trump and Clinton are neck and neck.  With Trump's poor policy and debate skills, it will be Clinton's election to lose. Just after labor day, crucial polls were released by CNN showing Trump with 45 percent, barely edging out over Clinton, who received just 43 percent.  These number...

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2016

As of early last year, Islamic terrorists sounded the alarm with threatening messages to compromise the United State's cybersecurity. Although not gaining much attention, the combination of these threats with the unlocking of the San Bernardino shooter's phone, adds to the question of when the U...

Appointing new Justice falls to Obama

Appointing new Justice falls to Obama

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief

April 7, 2016

The power to appoint a new Supreme Court Justice lies with the President. A power given to them by the Constitution, it is one of the most important rulings that a president will make. Rulings by the Supreme Court judge directly affect our economy, security, rights and our daily living. On Feb. 13, 2016...

Closing Guantanamo Bay to benefit economy

Closing Guantanamo Bay to benefit economy

Lily Marchan, Online Editor

April 7, 2016

Seven years ago, when President Barack Obama took office, he vowed to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay. Now, as President Obama pushes his proposal forward, it is met with a strong partisan opposition. Guantanamo Bay no longer is a benefit to the United States. Obama must continue t...

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