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NBC News live streamed the impeachment trial when it was in session. On the left side is where the impeachment managers are and on the right is Trump’s defense.

Trump’s second impeachment should prove him guilty of insurrection

Michelle Cruz, Student Playlist March 6, 2021

Former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial began on Feb. 9 due to the violent attacks in the Capital on Jan. 6. The trial took four days with the final decision, "not guilty." However,...

Members of Stillwater's Young Democrats make cookies for the Vice Presidential debate. The Young Democrats watched the debate to be educated and learn more about their candidates Vice President. It is important to stay educated on politics by watching, reading, or listening to the news.

Transfer of presidential power necessary for peace

Luci Miller and Calli Dierkhising November 20, 2020

America’s future is riding on the election results of Nov. 3 and the direction our leaders will take. Many Americans believe with the division the country is experiencing, that a peaceful transition...

Biden and Trump have their first presidential debate. Interruptions from both candidates cause debate to spiral into chaos.

Presidential debate changes formats due to interruptions from candidates

Greta Sorenson, Social Media Editor October 29, 2020

The first presidential debate took place Sept. 29. There were countless flaws in the format of the debate along with the candidates' responses. Trump and Biden were talking over each other for the majority...

The previous Supreme Court Justices on Nov. 30, 2018. In the front row, second from the right is Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away recently. Her seat is waiting to be filled. Front row L-R: Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito. Back row L-R: Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett M. Kavanaugh.

Trump nominates new Supreme Court Justice

Morgan Delaney, Online Editor October 29, 2020

With the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding her seat on the Supreme Court and who should choose who gets to fill her seat. Current President Donald J....

Secretary of State Steve Simon and Senator Tina Smith are both elected officials striving to secure United States’ elections. Simon created the position of Election Security Cyber Navigator, held by Bill Ekblad.

Protection for election security cannot come soon enough

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2020

For the world’s oldest democracy, voting would seem to be the act most unilaterally protected by the government. In the United States, however, that does not seem to be the case. Although states and...

Local small businesses sit empty and closed until further notice. Business owners endure the financial burden due to COVID-19 and anxiously wait until they can reopen once again.

Small businesses combat coronavirus

Ella Nelson, Copy Editor April 30, 2020

Small businesses across the nation continue to feel the financial toll of COVID-19. Federal assistance loans continue to be distributed, but many small business owners are wondering if it will be enough...

President Donald Trump calls COVID-19 the

‘Chinese Virus’ causes backlash on Asian Americans

Julie Xiong, Cartoonist March 25, 2020

On March 18, President Donald Trump referred to COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus.” This term began gaining popularity when Trump tweeted, earlier that morning, about his methods of saving America from...

Senior Michael Finch views Breitbart News’ Facebook page. In 2018, Wikipedia said Breitbart could only be allowed for opinion supports in their informative articles because of the reporting slant.

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...

President Trump speaks at a rally in April. Recent rallies in Minneapolis have caused controversy following the impeachment inquiry.

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...

Consumer Eugine Romano holds up almonds to show price increase. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the price of almonds has risen by $1.30 since June 2018.

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...

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...

A German synagogue left to burn, no firefighters will come. Nov. 1938, similar attacks are being carried out across Germany on the night known as Kristallnacht. Last October the shooting of a synagogue in Pittsburgh shows that antisemitism is still present despite the defeat of Nazi Germany.

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...

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