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The American Flag flies through the air at Stillwater Area High School representing freedom.

Students should stand for Pledge of Allegiance, express gratitude

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2022

The school bell calls as students settle into their desks. “Please prepare for the Pledge of Allegiance,” crackles across the loudspeaker.  Every Tuesday morning during first hour, students are...

Assanges lawyers are taking the defense that he is a journalist. Many U.S. citizens believe that this case could change the way Americans deal with freedom of press.

Wikileaks founder challenges freedom of press

Marlee McGuire, Copy Editor April 30, 2019

A test of our boundaries of national defense and governmental transparency can describe Julian Assange and his actions over the last decade. Julian Assange, the founder of the website Wikileaks, has...

A popular saying seen at protests against the use of hate speech in America. Whenever someone says something negative about anyone, I think that its your job as a human to stand up for people,  junior Khuluc Yang said.

Speak up against hate speech

Annika Brown, Business Editor November 3, 2018

An increasing concern in our country is hate speech. Hate speech is defined as speech that attacks a certain person or group because of their beliefs, race, or sexuality. Although it would be nearly...

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...

Violent protests break apart American trust

Violent protests break apart American trust

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor January 12, 2017

Protesting becomes more prominent than ever  Burning the American flag, intentionally shutting down highways, anti-Trump marches, is it all anti-American or an exercise of rights? Minorities...

Absence of political advertising regulations, unacceptable

Absence of political advertising regulations, unacceptable

Tristian Hatchell, Video Editor November 12, 2016

For the last year and a half, the American people have been bogged down with advertisements, one after the other, with their sole purpose being to either promote one certain politician or attack an...

Trumps out of control Twitter more than a nuannce

Trump’s out of control Twitter more than a nuannce

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor January 11, 2016

There are endless criticisms of Donald Trump, the President-elect.  That comes with any president, especially after the brutal election cycle, when candidates are attacking each other through ads...

Stand up for Pledge to show respect

Katelyn Weisbrod, Head Copy Editor April 10, 2015

Students rise every Wednesday during sixth hour to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Yet recently, some are choosing to remain seated in their desks. Whether kids are just lazy, or they are trying to make...

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