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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...

Trump’s Cabinet choices already worrying

Trump’s Cabinet choices already worrying

Adam Johnson, Business Editor

January 9, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

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


Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

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


Filed under Political Opinion

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


Filed under Political Opinion

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...

Political views should not overrule environmentalism facts

Political views should not overrule environmentalism facts

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter

January 3, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

Florida is going to sink into the ocean! So will California! The seas will overtake the land! The ice caps are melting into nothingness! This is the speech of radical environmentalists 30 years ago about what the climate would do today, or what they thought would happen by today. But, none of that ...

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Financial aid, flawed necessity

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

Massive student debt, skyrocketing college tuition and a widening education achievement gap has fueled the discussion about federal financial aid for college. President Barack Obama has made student debt a national initiative when he announced the “Student Debt Challenge”, which was meant to raise...

Potential power shift shakes legislature

Potential power shift shakes legislature

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

Since the beginning of this year, the focus of the election has been on the presidential candidates. Although this is a very important topic, the elections for US House, US Senate and State legislature are also very important. Over the past few years there has been a focus on the national legislature, s...

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