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17 events that characterized 2017

17 events that characterized 2017

Malaina Fragnito, Student Playlist Reporter

December 28, 2017

2017 has been a year of change, devastation followed by hope and success. From events that impact the whole world to things that impact the community of Stillwater, many things have happened this year. This year has been filled with everything, from tragedies due to natural disasters, to controversy over the president to...

Fidel Castro’s death fails to make a difference in U.S.-Cuban relations

Fidel Castro’s death fails to make a difference in U.S.-Cuban relations

Evan Klein, Social Media Reporter

January 11, 2017

According to the Council on Foreign Relations, business transactions between the US and Cuba have increased 30 percent since 2014. The trend is very positive between the US and Cuba, however, some believe the death of Fidel Castro could strain relations. Castro's death will have little to no effec...

Burning American flags burns bridges

Burning American flags burns bridges

Ben Wicklund, Social Media Reporter

January 8, 2017

"Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag," tweeted President-elect Donald Trump late November, "if they do, there must be consequences -- perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!"  What Trump doesn't seem to realize is that the banning of the burning of the American flag violates the Constitution, freedom of spe...

When there is ‘justice for all,’ students will stand for Pledge

When there is ‘justice for all,’ students will stand for Pledge

Abby Banks, Layout Editor

October 14, 2016

All around the country, students are refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Many schools and teachers have forced students to stand anyway, which is not only unconstitutional, but illegal. Students should be able to decide whether or not they want to stand for the pledge without feeling...

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