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Wikileaks founder challenges freedom of press

Assange's 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.

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 recently been arrested by British police April 11 after seeking asylum in an Ecuadorian embassy for seven years. Wikileaks, a...

Speak up against hate speech

A popular saying seen at protests against the use of hate speech in America.

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 impossible to control hate speech, if people are not combating it, in some ways they are accepting it. ...

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...

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 are using their voice in an nontraditional way, and Americans should listen, regardless of their stron...

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 opposing one. With many ads being labeled as lies or not truthful in some way, one would think that...

Trump’s 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 and announcements.  But this election Trump used a new platform, something we had never seen used...

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 a statement, their protest is extremely disrespectful and should not be viewed as a bold move of defiance. ...

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