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EIC Column: non-athletes lettering in athletics, huge step forward

EIC Column: non-athletes lettering in athletics, huge step forward
Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2017

Varsity athletes have to have dedication, work ethic and sportsmanship to succeed in their sport. But not all students who letter in varsity sports even play the sports they letter in. Many students are...

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip
Abby Banks, Print-Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2017

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...

Racial colorblindness, a secret enemy

Racial colorblindness, declining to acknowledge one's race, negatively impacts colored people in more ways than one.
Mira LaNasa, Print Editor-in-Chief December 7, 2017

“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,...

Trump travel ban replaced with extreme vetting, lacks clarity

Trump travel ban replaced with extreme vetting, lacks clarity
Lilly Sample, Online Editor December 3, 2017

In recent months, the Trump Administration has started cracking down on immigration and refugees in a new way. President Trump rid the country of his latest travel ban back in September after numerous...

EIC Column: U.S. lacking in foreign aid due to Trump’s prejuidice

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Emma Lowey, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2017

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...

Staff Editorial: Photoshop affects body image

Staff Editorial: Photoshop affects body image
Arieanna Junghans, Social Media Editor December 1, 2017

Media outlets and advertisers who use Photoshop to alter images of women causes harm among viewers and readers. With teenagers having more access to the internet, it creates the perception that everyone...

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

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...

Confederate statues should remain historical landmarks

Fort Ridgely state park is a part of Minnesota’s great history. Visitors can learn about the Dakota wars of 1862. There any different things to do here such as horseback riding.
Joshua Framke, Distribution Reporter November 2, 2017

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...

American English departments lack diversity

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Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief October 28, 2017

Amidst heated debates about immigration reform, protests which have somehow made the general populace throw the First Amendment out the window, and hate crime rates skyrocketing, public education coats...

Social media, love it or leave it

Social media, love it or leave it
Rachel Dankers, Layout Editor October 26, 2017

  Social media is becoming a crisis regarding communication between all ages. This issue has greatly impacted the lives of people around the world due to their constant need to be up to date with...

Trump administration rolls out controversial new sexual assault policy

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Hannah Boardman, Print EIC October 25, 2017

In politics today, sexual assault is a controversial topic. There have been debates over what counts as substantial evidence, with the two options being preponderance of evidence or clear and convincing...

Politicians battle for stronger healthcare bill

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Grant Hietpas, Camera Editor October 20, 2017

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...

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