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Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

AnnaMarie Born, Business Editor

March 29, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Ever since the 2016 election, there have been allegations against Trump that he had communications with Russia. There have been several investigations, however, Mueller started up the biggest investigation yet. He had been looking into the efforts of Russia during the campaign. The investigation is...

Palestinians aim to have their voices heard

Palestinians aim to have their voices heard

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 10, 2019


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column, Political Opinion

On May 14, 1948, Israel became an independent State with David Ben-Gurion as the Prime Minister. What many in the world thought of as a movement to solve anti-semitism became the beginning of a Palestinian ethnic cleansing. Ever since, Palestinians have been fighting for their lives and for their f...

The U.S. President intends to build a wall

The U.S. President intends to build a wall

Cady Solberg, SNO and Social Media Editor

February 16, 2019


Filed under Political Opinion

President Donald Trump has been fighting for a border wall between the United States and Mexico since he became president back in 2016. He wants the wall to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking in the United States. The president is trying to do what he believes is the best although as a citiz...

‘Green New Deal’ is vital to the country’s reputation as a respectable nation

‘Green New Deal’ is vital to the country’s reputation as a respectable nation

Grace Wirkkala, Online Editor

February 11, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Podcasts, Political Opinion

Something must be done about climate change. It is understandable to hear of worry among younger generations when reputable sources like the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) report that carbon dioxide levels are “at their highest in 650,000 years” and that in 2012, “Arctic ...

Trump administration reinstitutes gender based discrimination

Trump administration reinstitutes gender based discrimination

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Political Opinion

Being the highest employer of transgender individuals in America, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a military ban on transgender people has been a huge blow to the community. After a proposed ban was blocked back in 2017, the Supreme Court has recently decided to allow Trump to move fort...

Covington youth handle tense situation better than adults

Covington youth handle tense situation better than adults

Martin Kurle, Podcast Reporter

January 30, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Political Opinion

A conflict in front of the Lincoln Memorial between a group of Catholic high school boys wearing Make America Great Again hats, a group of Native American men and five black Hebrew Israelites which consisted of shouting racial slurs, chanting and even pounding a drum in a boy's face was first interprete...

Minnesota voters prepare to see marijuana on ballots

Minnesota voters prepare to see marijuana on ballots

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Political Opinion

Minnesota politicians prepare for a bill that legalizes recreational marijuana use to pass their desks and potentially appear on the 2020 ballot. State Rep. Raymond Dehn recently proposed a bill Jan. 22, that would leave legalization of marijuana up to the voters. Before the measure can appear on the...

Government shutdown deepens bipartisanship

Government shutdown deepens bipartisanship

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

The controversial border wall issue has stricken the country with bipartisan turmoil once again, this time taking a hit at the paychecks of federal workers. After debate in Senate over its funding, a decision was made to partially shut down the government, a decision that would cause more harm to federal...

Trump recieves historically low approval rating

Trump recieves historically low approval rating

AJ Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

President Trump was responsible for the 35-day government shutdown this past January and it did not help his overall approval rating, according to the polls. Trump’s approval rating had already been trending in this direction and the government shutdown only magnified people’s disapproval. The people’s ...

New abortion law causes controversy in New York

New abortion law causes controversy in New York

Haley Nelson, Online Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Podcasts, Political Opinion

“Today [Jan. 22] I signed the #ReproductiveHealthAct, protecting women’s reproductive rights no matter what the federal government does,” New York governor Andrew Cuomo tweeted, just hours after the new law was passed. The new law focuses a lot more on giving women rights during pregnancy but doe...

John Kelly finally resigns as White House Chief of Staff

John Kelly finally resigns as White House Chief of Staff

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

January 18, 2019


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Former Chief of Staff John Kelly was supposed to bring stability to the White House when he replaced Reince Priebus as the White House Chief of Staff. Kelly has resigned and is leaving Mick Mulvaney to deal with his mess. Kelly was known for his hard stance on immigration policies. He was a stron...

EIC Column: vaping epidemic overshadows drug problem

EIC Column: vaping epidemic overshadows drug problem

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 5, 2019


Filed under EIC Column, Political Opinion

With the recent federal “crackdown” on vaping, JUUL in particular, the vaping epidemic is no secret. The school administration has been very vocal about the problem in our school over the past few years. Furthermore, they need to be equally as vocal about the lesser known drug use in the bathrooms...

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