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Trump’s missile strike on Syria in retaliation

Trump’s missile strike on Syria in retaliation

Abby Banks, Print Editor in Chief

May 3, 2017


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column

  President Donald Trump recently ordered a missile strike on an air base belonging to Bashar al-Assad, Syria's current president, in retaliation to the use of chemical weapons on civilians. While militant force can have its occasional need, Trump's motives for the strike seem to be in relat...

Trump’s fake news claims: inaccurate, hypocritical

Trump’s fake news claims: inaccurate, hypocritical

Kleio Vrohidis, Online Editor

April 10, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

Being informed on current events is one of the most important factors an effective U.S. citizen can have. Whether news is gathered from online sources or a physical paper, it's important that news is credible. President Trump has recently used the media as a way to form the way people look at him....

Democrats boycott inauguration, causes Trump uproar

Democrats boycott inauguration, causes Trump uproar

Anna Koenning, Social Media Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under Government and Political Opinion

Inaugurations are a time when the nation should come together, accept the person elected by the people and wish him well on the four years ensuing. However, when that person was elected excluding the support of the popular vote and including help from Russian hackers, attending the inauguration is no...

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


Filed under Editorial

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


Filed under Editorial

"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...

Trump’s ever-changing promises prove conflicting

Trump’s ever-changing promises prove conflicting

Adam Humpal, Social Media Reporter

January 4, 2017


Filed under Political Opinion

Building an enormous wall, banning Muslims, and destroying the Affordable Care Act were all promises made by Donald Trump. These promises garnished both fear, hatred, and support from the American people, and the world. Trump made promises during the election to glean more support, but now that he is set to b...

How the U.S. ends up with two unfavorable options

How the U.S. ends up with two unfavorable options

Sonia Moran, Photographer

December 5, 2016


Filed under Government and Political Opinion

It is unbelievable that the presidential election came down to the two most disliked presidential candidates in history. Many people are starting to wonder how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump came so far in the election to end up becoming the two people to representatives of Democratic and Republican...

Trump supporters outraged about feeling like minorities

Trump supporters outraged about feeling like minorities

Craig Sanislow, Layout Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Editorial

In the wake of the nastiest presidential election the nation has ever seen, a social civil war has broken out. It's being fought in the streets, in the halls, and on the internet. Interestingly, at the root of argument is not the president or political parties, but respect, or more importantly,...

Potential power shift shakes legislature

Potential power shift shakes legislature

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

Since the beginning of this year, the focus of the election has been on the presidential candidates. Although this is a very important topic, the elections for US House, US Senate and State legislature are also very important. Over the past few years there has been a focus on the national legislature, s...

Claims of rigged elections fall flat

Claims of rigged elections fall flat

Kevin Thole, News Anchor

November 13, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion

The idea that elections in the United States are rigged has often been a common belief among conspiracy theorists and apathetic voters. However, this is yet another idea that has broken into the mainstream after Donald Trump brought it up numerous times in speeches. Not only is the idea of a rigged...

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


Filed under Photo Slide Shows, Political Opinion, Showcase

"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...

Trump brings strong feelings from young voters

Trump brings strong feelings from young voters

November 6, 2016


Filed under Political Opinion, Staff Editorial

Donald Trump has become the face of controversy across the nation. Supporters and antis alike, he is currently one of the most talked about people. Trump is known to be an extremist. And, of course, his supporters are, too. Current polls show that although Hillary Clinton is in the presidential lead,...

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