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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...

Mannequin challenge takes over social media

The reason for the popularity of the mannequin challenge is the unique and elaborate poses that are done in the video.

Hannah Larson, Photographer

January 5, 2017

Social media trends have been gaining popularity through their ridiculousness, like the Harlem Shake where one person is dancing crazily and when the beat from the music drops, everyone joins in, or from raising money for charity, like the ALS Ice Bucket challenge in 2014 where people would get no...

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

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

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,...

Claims of rigged elections fall flat

Claims of rigged elections fall flat

Kevin Thole, News Anchor

November 13, 2016

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...

Cat Clements influences comment with political involvement

Cat Clements supporting Alan Kantrud as she goes door knocking in Stillwater on a Sunday afternoon.

Allison Heintz, Layout Editor

November 10, 2016

As the final election debate comes to an end, many individual's political views and thoughts increase greatly. When thinking of a politically involved person, the image of a high school student doesn't pop into the mind, but for many students, Cat Clements is a junior very politically involved stu...

A lot can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies

While giving another one of his infamous speeches, Trump moved his hands in his usual leader-like manner. Suddenly the crowd erupts into chants of,

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2016

"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...

Clinton emerges as possible president


Craig Sanislo, Layout Editor

November 5, 2016

Everyone knows a thing or two about the presidential candidates running in 2016. In one of the most interesting and worst presidential races of all time, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have been fighting each other for the oval office. When the race started, Hillary Clinton seemed like an o...

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

Infographic by Megan Ramberg

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor

November 5, 2016

America has been one of the top countries in the world when it comes to sending astronomers into space and collecting information. The argument of space, with intersections of climate change has been an issue for countless years. In early 2015, former Republican candidate Ted Cruz proposed that c...

Dangerous precedent set by government officials

Infographic by Tiana Meador

Tiana Meador, Editor-In-Chief

November 3, 2016

The infamous race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is coming to a close, and with that, the laws behind accurate voting representation has brought heat among many political leaders. A highlighted controversy among the laws is the idea of photo identification requirements, however a gov...

Lack of poll accuracy skews predictions for presidency

Lack of poll accuracy skews predictions for presidency

Carl Bohacek, Video Editor

September 25, 2016

Clinton has got a huge lead! Trump rebounds! The race tightens! In this election the polls seem to change their mind once a week, but in the long run, these large, corporate media sponsored polls aren't accurate.  It's not because Fox News favors Trump, or CNN favors Clinton, it's because all of these polls are gone about in the...

Trump’s poor policy worse than Clinton’s unlikability

Trump's poor policy worse than Clinton's unlikability

Adam Johnson, Buisness Editor

September 25, 2016

With the elections coming up, Trump and Clinton are neck and neck.  With Trump's poor policy and debate skills, it will be Clinton's election to lose. Just after labor day, crucial polls were released by CNN showing Trump with 45 percent, barely edging out over Clinton, who received just 43 percent.  These number...

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