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Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

AnnaMarie Born, Business Editor

March 29, 2019

Ever since the 2016 election, there have been allegations against Trump that he had communications with Russia. There have been several investigations, however, Mueller started up the biggest investigation yet. He had been looking into the efforts of Russia during the campaign. The investigation is...

Trump’s negotiations during second summit – pointless

Trump’s negotiations during second summit – pointless

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

March 5, 2019

The first U.S. and North Korean summit left tensions between the U.S. and North Korea looking more positive than the country has ever seen, or so we thought. On Feb. 28, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un held a second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam. Trump met with Jong Un to discuss the disarmament...

President intends to build a wall, a wise move

President intends to build a wall, a wise move

Cady Solberg, SNO and Social Media Editor

February 16, 2019

President Donald Trump has been fighting for a border wall between the United States and Mexico since he became president back in 2016. He wants the wall to stop illegal immigration and drug trafficking in the United States. The president is trying to do what he believes is the best although as a citiz...

Accepting undocumented immigrants is one thing, giving them money is another

Accepting undocumented immigrants is one thing, giving them money is another

Emma Stansbury, Distrubtion Reporter

February 1, 2019

New York welcomes undocumented immigrants with money and education. The Dream Act was passed in New York on Jan. 23. The act aids undocumented immigrants in education in rebuke to Trump. This is not a solution and this is not the way New York should deal with undocumented immigrants. The Dream Act stands for development, relief, and education for alien minors act. This ...

Trump administration reinstitutes gender based discrimination

Trump administration reinstitutes gender based discrimination

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 1, 2019

Being the highest employer of transgender individuals in America, the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a military ban on transgender people has been a huge blow to the community. After a proposed ban was blocked back in 2017, the Supreme Court has recently decided to allow Trump to move fort...

Covington youth handle tense situation better than adults

Covington youth handle tense situation better than adults

Martin Kurle, Podcast Reporter

January 30, 2019

A conflict in front of the Lincoln Memorial between a group of Catholic high school boys wearing Make America Great Again hats, a group of Native American men and five black Hebrew Israelites which consisted of shouting racial slurs, chanting and even pounding a drum in a boy's face was first interprete...

Trump recieves historically low approval rating

Trump recieves historically low approval rating

AJ Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

January 25, 2019

President Trump was responsible for the 35-day government shutdown this past January and it did not help his overall approval rating, according to the polls. Trump’s approval rating had already been trending in this direction and the government shutdown only magnified people’s disapproval. The people’s ...

John Kelly finally resigns as White House Chief of Staff

John Kelly finally resigns as White House Chief of Staff

Michael O'Gorman, Business Editor

January 18, 2019

Former Chief of Staff John Kelly was supposed to bring stability to the White House when he replaced Reince Priebus as the White House Chief of Staff. Kelly has resigned and is leaving Mick Mulvaney to deal with his mess. Kelly was known for his hard stance on immigration policies. He was a stron...

Citizens should have respectful response to George H.W. Bush’s death

Citizens should have respectful response to George H.W. Bush’s death

Emma Stansbury, Distrubtion Reporter

December 3, 2018

A person grieves and responds to death in different ways, but is there a correct way to respond to the death of a prominent figure? George H.W. Bush died on Nov. 30, 2018, and served the United States from 1942-1945. Many people including Donald and Melania Trump, Obama, and Al Gore, along with various n...

Woman by Kesha

Woman by Kesha

Katelyn Krech, Student Playlist Reporter

April 11, 2018

Kesha’s new hit 'Woman' is taking social media and America by storm.  Kesha dropped the new album Rainbow. She released this single in early Jun. 2017 because of the Trump protest and due to the nasty statement he made towards women.  Kesha made this song to prove women are strong and don’t need a man to be strong...

Jeff Flake criticizes Trump’s media attacks

Jeff Flake criticizes Trump’s media attacks

Ellie Faeth, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2018

Alternative Copy Story by Ellie Faeth Senator Jeff Flake made a speech regarding the attack the President Donald Trump has made on fake news....

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip

Freedom of speech under threat from gossip

Abby Banks, Print-Editor-in-Chief

December 7, 2017

Amidst heated debate about whether or not being politically correct is beneficial for society, a plague of people seem to be dreadfully misinformed on their First Amendment rights. Freedom of speech is freedom from government persecution - not the oft heard “This is America, so I can say what I wa...

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