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Freedom of speech under threat from gossip

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip

Abby Banks, Print-Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

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 freedom from government persecution - not the oft heard “This is America, so I can say what I wa...

Racial colorblindness, a secret enemy

Racial colorblindness, a secret enemy

Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

“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, not helping. Sometimes, ignorance is not bliss. Racial colorblindness is a person refusing to acknowledge one’s ra...

Recap of Donald Trump’s first year as president

Recap of Donald Trump’s first year as president

Ellie Faeth, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

It has been nearly an entire year since Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States. Love him or hate him, he has achieved much. From the first ninety day travel ban on people from certain middle eastern and North African countries to ending DACA. Hurricane season then challenged the ...

Legalizing marijuana, smart and strategic

Legalizing marijuana, smart and strategic

Paxton Watson, Podcast Reporter

December 6, 2017


Filed under Podcasts, Political Opinion

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 be legalized in the United States. Marijuana was first recreationally used in the early 1900’s. It...

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

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

Luke Dickinson, Business Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Government and Political Opinion, Political Opinion

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 personal exemptions and lower the corporate tax rate. This new tax plan will be voted on No...

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


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column, Government and Political Opinion, Political Opinion

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


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

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


Filed under Editorial, Photo Slide Shows, Political Opinion

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


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion, Showcase

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...

Trump’s fake news claims: inaccurate, hypocritical

Trump’s fake news claims: inaccurate, hypocritical

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor

April 10, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

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....

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


Filed under Political Opinion, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Political Opinion

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...

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