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Controversial message of ‘Unplanned’ shocks viewers

Controversial message of ‘Unplanned’ shocks viewers

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019

One of the most controversial issues in American society, abortion, has been shown in the newly released, low-budget film, 'Unplanned'. With its release on March 29, immediately both political parties were on the run to post their remarks on the disputed film. Some said the film is 'unrealistic and extreme',...

Minnesota, highest for political ad spending

Minnesota, highest for political ad spending

Grant Erickson, Podcast Reporter

November 9, 2018

If Minnesotans have turned on the television at any point this month, they have almost certainly seen some of the many political advertisements bombarding them. They may have seen House candidate Dean Phillips comparing opponent Erik Paulsen’s elusiveness to that of Bigfoot. Alternatively, they may see...

A lot can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies

A lot can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2016

"We are going to bring our great jobs back to America. We are going to change Washington, and get rid of the corruption that Crooked Hillary has permeated throughout our government," the infamous voice rang out across six measly speakers as the remaining crowd fought to get up to the door where D...

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor

November 5, 2016

America has been one of the top countries in the world when it comes to sending astronomers into space and collecting information. The argument of space, with intersections of climate change has been an issue for countless years. In early 2015, former Republican candidate Ted Cruz proposed that c...

Young Republicans and Democrats hold first debate

Young Republicans and Democrats hold first debate

Olivia Weirtz, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2016

There has been an increase seen in the political involvement of students, and this can be attributed largely to the emergence of the Young Democrat and Young Republican clubs last year. Created to educate members about political opinions and beliefs, these clubs have drawn interest from a vast population...

EIC column: political parties try taking down one another

EIC column: political parties try taking down one another

Justin Hannasch, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2016

Republicans and Democrats. A rivalry that has been around since the 1800s. This long-storied rivalry is bigger than ever. In the 2012 election for example, just over 129 million people voted according to uselectionatlas.org. On the Democratic side, President Obama received almost 66 million votes. On ...

Hillary’s campaign uses gender card

Hillary’s campaign uses gender card

Kailtin Bloom, Online Editor

February 25, 2016

The presidential election is drawing nearer, and soon it will be time to elect a candidate to represent both of the major political parities. Unlike the Republicans, who continue to have many figures of various backgrounds in the race, the Democratic party have just two obvious front runners: B...

Food stamps have outgrown budget to support it

Food stamps have outgrown budget to support it

Adam Johnson

November 5, 2013

Drive into any major city. Look out the window. What one sees there is the reason that a government food stamps program exists. However, this program has become bloated far past its means and must be cut. The first US food stamp program, enacted in 1939, was very effective. The first head of the program...

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