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Political tribalism, violence, effects of having far-right news on social media

Political tribalism, violence, effects of having far-right news on social media

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

Breitbart News, during the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, was one of the most trafficked news sources on the internet, behind Fox News. It is one of the farthest right news sites in the conservative mainstream. It has been marketed as a news source on Facebook, but is not allowed on Wikipedia...

Impeachment inquiry against President Trump sparks national debate

Impeachment inquiry against President Trump sparks national debate

Austin Fierro, Online Editor

November 18, 2019

The system meant to keep the country together is ironically what divides it the most: politics. Following a phone call between President Trump and President Zelensky of Ukraine, which seemed to suggest that President Trump would withhold financial aid from Ukraine until Ukraine launched an investigati...

Trade War negatively effects consumers

Trade War negatively effects consumers

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2019

You are losing money. I’m losing money. Your parents are losing money. People are losing jobs. We have yet to see the full impact of what this will mean for us. President Donald J. Trump engulfed the United States into a full-on trade dispute with China in June 2018, and it hurt the average consume...

Death penalty for cop murderers unjustified

Death penalty for cop murderers unjustified

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

December 20, 2018

  The United States grants certain criminals with a death sentence everyday. President Donald Trump mentioned in his 2016 election that he would sign a executive order forcing those convicted of killing police officers to be put to death. He recently restated this order in December and ha...

The only thing to hate is hate itself

The only thing to hate is hate itself

Q.C. Ho, Editorial Cartoonist

December 8, 2018

Late October, America watched as news of bomb threats to prominent Democrats and the shooting of a synagogue showed horrors we did not expect from Halloween. The antisemitism and hate Americans fought against in World War II has now resurfaced in our own country. We the people have a duty to stop hate in ...

Trump’s threat to revoke birthright citizen laws immature, impulsive

Trump’s threat to revoke birthright citizen laws immature, impulsive

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

November 3, 2018

America is posed as a country of freedom, freedom formulated from the birth of the Constitution. Standing by our nation's morals has never been an issue, but now more than ever, our morals are being put through their paces. The rules and regulations in which our governmental ancestors handcrafted have be...

Melania Trump tackles cyber bullying

Melania Trump tackles cyber bullying

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2018

Melania Trump has chosen to focus her time with her FLOTUS campaign on the end of bullying. Yet she has been criticized because her husband, Donald Trump, has been frequently called a bully....

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...

Recap of Donald Trump’s first year as president

Recap of Donald Trump’s first year as president

Ellie Faeth, Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017

It has been nearly an entire year since Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States. Love him or hate him, he has achieved much. From the first ninety day travel ban on people from certain middle eastern and North African countries to ending DACA. Hurricane season then challenged the ...

Trump’s new tax plan will ‘make America great again’

Trump’s new tax plan will ‘make America great again’

Luke Dickinson, Business Editor

December 4, 2017

As promised by his campaign on Sept. 27, the Trump administration came out with a new tax plan. This new tax plan will change the tax brackets for income tax, double the standard deduction, but eliminate personal exemptions and lower the corporate tax rate. This new tax plan will be voted on No...

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

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

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 poorly on the U.S.’ image as an aiding country because it makes it seem as though we are neglec...

Trump administration rolls out controversial new sexual assault policy

Trump administration rolls out controversial new sexual assault policy

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 evidence. The Obama-era administration set the standard of preponderance of evidence. Over the past...

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