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A woman wearing an American flag. American democracy is a point of pride for many Americans.

America has a democracy problem

Michael May, Student Playlist Reporter January 25, 2021

U.S. President Ronald Reagan wanted us to believe that America is “the shining city on the hill.” America is supposed to be the champion of democracy, and a leader for the rest of the world to follow....

The House of Representatives have impeached former President Trump for the second time after his involvement in the riot at the Capital on Jan. 6. The case will face the Senate on Feb. 9.

After the riots at the Capital, Trump must be impeached

Elaina Mankowski , Layout Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021

Although President Joe Biden has officially taken office, the cruciality of Donald Trump’s impeachment passing through the Senate remains. The case reaches the Senate once the articles of impeachment...

Vice President Mike Pence early Jan. 7 reads aloud the final tally of the Electoral College. It affirmed, even after an attack on the United States Capitol, that Joe Biden will be the President of the United States and Kamala Harris is the Vice President of the United States.

2021: a year of new political goals and vision

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2021

After the Electoral College confirms Joe Biden’s win on Jan. 6, Biden will be the oldest president ever to hold the office at 78. While the oldest, he will have some of the most daunting tasks faced...

On Wednesday Mar. 11, President Donald Trump delivered a National Address on the coronavirus. In his speech he declared the virus a national emergency. He discusses his plan to control the virus

The Trump Administration’s steps to a corona-less nation

Elaina Mankowski , Layout Editor March 25, 2020

The coronavirus has shocked the world in its quick and destructive expansion. Just months after the virus originated in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) has officially declared coronavirus a...

Governor Tim Walz has made twelve Executive orders in the last two weeks. His goal is to prevent the spread of coronavirus and protect Minnesotans.

Local government plans to stop the spread of coronavirus

Elaina Mankowski , Layout Editor March 25, 2020

The coronavirus has swept the world and the nation and has made its way to Minnesota. The states are following regulations set by President Donald Trump, but with certain aspects, each state is handling...

The lunch room supplies students with nutritious lunches, free or paid. Everyday, thousands of kids rush to eat their lunches and receive a break from learning all day, but with Trumps reduction of free meals, students could lose this opportunity.

Families express concern about Trump’s proposal to reduce free school meals

Julie Xiong, Graphics Editor November 28, 2019

Education is key to a successful life and career. The future of our society depends on the younger generations to make a change, therefore, proper nutrition must be provided. President Trump’s administration...

Senior Grace Roske holds up a sign that reads, Why should we go to school if you dont listen to the educated during the climate strike Sept. 20. The strikes aims to show lawmakers that people care about the planet, and pressure them to take action.

Stop denying Climate Change

Hazel Flock, Layout Editor-in-Chief November 25, 2019

President Trump announced that the U.S. will formally leave the Paris Climate Agreement Nov. 4. After proposing a withdrawal in 2017, Trump was told the U.S. must remain in the agreement and actively participate...

Junior Sam Hickey reads about the Iran situation on his phone. While American news has a strong focus on foreign policy, these issues do not seem to have a strong influence on voters.

Donald Trump continues to worsen situation with Iran, America silent

Drew Jurek, Graphics Editor October 30, 2019

President Donald Trump's bad policy towards Iran has increased tensions to such a point that we could be on the brink of one of the worst wars in decades. However, the U.S. political scene continues...

Nancy Pelosi has launched and official impeachment inquiry, after President Donald Trump asked Ukraine to investigate his rival Joe Biden and son Hunter Biden. Trump must be impeached so he is taught that no-one  is above the law.

Donald Trump needs to be impeached, not removed from office

Soren Danelius, Layout Editor In Cheif October 8, 2019

Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24, after news broke that President Trump asked Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine to investigate Trump's rival, Joe Biden and his...

Creative Commons imagPresident Donald Trump denies involvement with Russia during his 2016 presidential campaign. He strongly urges Mueller to make the investigation findings public and looks forward to seeing the report.

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...

Trump and Kim Jong Un shake hands with smiling faces on Feb. 27. Both leaders had 10 days to prepare for their second meeting compared to their first with two months of preparation time.

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...

Construction of the wall in progress along the border. Only in some areas along the US/Mexican border is there a wall so far.

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...

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