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

On Wednesday Mar. 11, President Donald Trump delivered a National Address on the coronavirus. In his speech he declared the virus a

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 global pandemic. With the threat reaching America, and much of the country moving into quarantines and lockdow...

Local government plans to stop the spread of coronavirus

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.

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 it differently. Governor Tim Walz has been working closely with the Minnesota Department of Hea...

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

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 Trump's reduction of free meals, students could lose this opportunity.

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 is considering reducing the number of students able to receive free lunches at school. The support and privilege ...

Stop denying Climate Change

Senior Grace Roske holds up a sign that reads,

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 for three years. The decision to withdraw from the agreement will not only negatively affect...

Donald Trump continues to worsen situation with Iran, America silent

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.

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 to neglect talking about it. Trump tweeted on June 2018, threatening the president of Iran Hassan Rou...

Donald Trump needs to be impeached, not removed from office

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.

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 son, Hunter Biden. Democrats were estatic about the news, but did not think of the potential outcomes....

Recent Trump investigation raises many questions

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.

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 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.

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

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

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

President Donald Trump tweeted about the transgender military ban when it first went into place back in 2017. It was blocked, and then reinstated in late January with a 5-4 vote from the Supreme Court.

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...

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