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Children frequently have to get on and off the school buses. The school buses are all lined up and ready to begin their journey to drive children home safely. A new bill in congress is being debated on currently to put cameras on the school buses.

Bus on cameras may hold drivers accountable

Emma Stansbury, Distrubition Reporter March 1, 2019

A controversial topic including the safely of children throughout the country is up for discussion. A new law might pass for school bus stop signs to have cameras placed on them, to catch everyone...

Junior Parker Mock enjoys exercising to have a healthy mind, especially in the winter. Its really important that teenagers talk to someone, or have a way to cope with a disorder and I think we could learn about that like in a mental health class, Mock says.

Mental health courses spread awareness

Annika Brown, Business Editor February 13, 2019

Mental illness and teen suicide rates are sharply rising. Concerns with the negative effects of social media, bullying in schools and school shootings have prompted parents and educators to think about...

Senator Amy Klobuchar announced her 2020 presidential candidacy. In Minneapolis, Minn. Klobuchar gathered in a snowy field amongst democratic supporters to announce her long awaited news.

Women running in a man’s presidential race, more challenging

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor February 12, 2019

Since the beginning of politics, it has been a man's world. No women allowed to stand up for their opinion, express their concerns or revolt against oppression. The exclusive presence of men in the...

Green New Deal is vital to the countrys 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

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...

Snow days to be made up before the end of the school year, not after.

EIC Column: snow days added back to original calendar

Emma Kostroski-Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief February 7, 2019

The Polar Vortex this winter has caused many schools to close down due to the weather conditions. The Stillwater district had room in its calendar for one snow day, but due to the anomaly of days that...

Accepting undocumented immigrants is one thing, giving them money is another

Accepting undocumented immigrants is one thing, giving them money is another

Emma Stansbury, Distrubtion Reporter February 1, 2019

New York welcomes undocumented immigrants with money and education. The Dream Act was passed in New York on Jan. 23. The act aids undocumented immigrants in education in rebuke to Trump. This is not a...

President Donald Trump tweeted about the transgender military ban when it first went into place back in 2017. It was blocked, and then reinstated in late January with a 5-4 vote from the Supreme Court.

Trump administration reinstitutes gender based discrimination

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief February 1, 2019

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...

Covington youth handle tense situation better than adults

Covington youth handle tense situation better than adults

Martin Kurle, Podcast Reporter January 30, 2019

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...

A bill was proposed to legalize the possession and recreational use of marijuana in Minnesota on Jan. 22. Politicians hope to turn to the people for vote on this potential law.

Minnesota voters prepare to see marijuana on ballots

Dylan Stormoen , Copy Editor January 30, 2019

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,...

A woman from the American Federation of Government employees (AFGE) labor union displays a sign on a Styrofoam plate. She is participating in a silent protest at the Hart Senate building, where the AFGE assembled and dedicated 33 minutes of silence for every day the government was shut down at that point.

Government shutdown deepens bipartisanship

Elsa Persson, Online Editor January 26, 2019

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...

There is a lot of scepticism surrounding President Trump in regards to the multiple investigations he is involved in, as well as him forcing the government into the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

Trump recieves historically low approval rating

AJ Gunderson, Podcast Reporter January 25, 2019

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...

People protest abortion in St. Paul, some agreeing with it and some disagreeing. Since the passing of the new law in New York on Jan. 22, there has been lots of controversy on if the law is just or not.

New abortion law causes controversy in New York

Haley Nelson, Online Editor January 25, 2019

“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...

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