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Tuition free college sparks interest among Americans

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks to thousands of Americans about how the US should be tuition free. Sanders believes tuition is discouraging some Americans from advancing to the next level of their education at college.

Zach Johnson, Social Media Editor

April 8, 2019

Since the late 1800s, college in the United States has required a tuition fee. These fees help to give back to the school in order to pay staffing and bills for the college. College should make students pay for their education in order to ensure they will give more effort into studying. Presidential...

Healthcare: right, not privilege

Healthcare: right, not privilege

Anna Koenning, Social Media Reporter

May 4, 2017

Healthcare is here to take care of the American people, that is, unless the people are old, sick, female, or of a low-income household. That is the way President Donald Trump recently unveiled his subsequently defeated healthcare bill he repeatedly promised on the campaign trail. Speaker of th...

Trump supporters outraged about feeling like minorities

Trump supporters outraged about feeling like minorities

Craig Sanislow, Layout Editor

November 29, 2016

In the wake of the nastiest presidential election the nation has ever seen, a social civil war has broken out. It's being fought in the streets, in the halls, and on the internet. Interestingly, at the root of argument is not the president or political parties, but respect, or more importantly,...

Dangerous precedent set by government officials

Infographic by Tiana Meador

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

November 3, 2016

The infamous race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is coming to a close, and with that, the laws behind accurate voting representation has brought heat among many political leaders. A highlighted controversy among the laws is the idea of photo identification requirements, however a gov...

Understanding ideals of presidential candidates

Understanding ideals of presidential candidates

Tiana Meador, Online Editor

March 15, 2016

For the 2016 election, the debate among candidates has come to four frontrunners, each with a stronghold for their ideals. Nationally, Donald Trump is ahead of Ted Cruz for the Republican nomination, and Hillary Clinton is ahead of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. Prominent amon...

Complete socialism, danger to the United States

Information Graphic by Jonathan Rustad

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor

February 25, 2016

Socialism.  An economic system that some fear, but others accept with open arms.  It has come up frequently in presidential debates and conversations alike.  With the 2016 Presidential Election coming up, it is possible United States citizens could see more socialist elements implemented into thei...

Defund Planned Parenthood, defund humanity

Infographic by Tessa Rosa

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-

January 9, 2016

The battle continues; in the 60's women fought for the right to have abortions at will and to be provided with good health care, now, decades later the same issue is still at hand. This battle has lead to the creation of institutions like Planned Parenthood, which helps provide women of all ages...

Bernie Sanders influences young adult’s political views

Bernie Sanders is a popular candidate for students at Stillwater. Often times, Sanders' tweets and speeches appear on student's Twitter accounts, due to his popularity at Stillwater. Student's have become more informed about Sanders' views and ideal changes to be made if he is elected president in the 2016 election. At Stillwater, students carry or wear Sanders' merchandise to advertise him as a possible candidate.

Lillyanne Strom, Social Media Editor

December 5, 2015

  Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders of the Democratic party seems to appeal to a large number of students based on social media posts. With social, economic, immigration, and education issues in mind, posts on Twitter and Instagram suggest that Sanders may have captured the young people'...

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