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Secretary of State Steve Simon and Senator Tina Smith are both elected officials striving to secure United States’ elections. Simon created the position of Election Security Cyber Navigator, held by Bill Ekblad.
Protection for election security cannot come soon enough
Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief • May 10, 2020

For the world’s oldest democracy, voting would seem to be the act most unilaterally protected by the government. In the United States, however, that does not seem to be the case. Although states and the federal government are providing basic funding measures for Secretary of States’ offices and election infrastructure agencies, this is the bare minimum. In an email interview with Senator Tina...

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Schoology holds all  assignments and attendance for the school day. Students are required to log in and complete assignments for each class as they would on a normal day. Teachers are doing their best to make everything seem familiar for the students.
Pros and cons of distance leaning vs. traditional school
Libby Shepperd , Online Editor • April 25, 2020

Towards the end of this year, schools had no choice but to shut down due to the global pandemic known as the COVID-19; this leaves students to responsibly complete their work online on a day to day basis. There are many benefits and drawbacks to doing online school, and it is definitely is not easy for everyone. Most students would rather be with their friends and favorite teachers at school. For others,...

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Senior Jenna Yingling uses her sixth hour senior elective to work on schoolwork. She is getting help from math teacher Amanda Banick during her prep hour.
Senior electives provide many benefits
Allison Benning, Podcast Reporter • March 27, 2020

With the many aspects of a high school student's daily life: homework, studying and extracurricular activities; a majority of students find it difficult to balance it all and still find some time for themselves and their mental health. According to a Student Life Survey done by The Princeton Review, 25 percent of students in the U.S. reported homework as their main source of stress, and on average,...

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