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LGBT employees wrestle with Supreme Court over discrimination and protection

The Supreme Court listened to cases of three LGBT employees who were recently fired because of their sexual orientation. This sparked issues with the Supreme Court and Civil Rights Act.

Charlie Valerius, Online Editor

November 8, 2019

  Justices of the Supreme Court clashed over the meaning of “sex” during a blockbuster set of cases concerning the rights of LGBT workers on Oct. 8. Bosses should not fire someone because of their sexual beliefs or orientation, unless it disturbs the work they are responsible for. ...

‘Rent: Live’ becomes partially live

'Rent: Live' becomes partially live

Antonio Garcia, Distribution Reporter

January 28, 2019

Rent: Live, a groundbreaking and musical rendition, was aired Sunday, Jan. 27 on Fox. The broadcast emerged to be only partially live due to an actor breaking his foot the day before the airing. The television special was based on the 2005 award-winning 'Rent' movie. The film was adapted from a B...

Jenner receives positive feedback following controversial announcement

Mackenzie Bottolfson, Copy Editor

May 14, 2015

Famous Olympian Bruce Jenner has bravely declared that he is transgender, and the public, for the most part, has been responding in an appropriate, encouraging manner.  As portrayed through the media, many celebrities and friends have been reaching out to Jenner in a positive way.  Jenner, 65, annou...

Indiana Religious Freedom Act limits freedom

Indiana Religious Freedom Act limits freedom

Ahnika Kroll, Video Managing Editor

April 30, 2015

Common thought would insist that professional discrimination ended in the United States with the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. One might be surprised to learn what some state governments have tried to get away with since that point in this nation’s history. It is 2015 and yet, there is a lack o...

Minnesota State High School League accepts transgender athlete policy

Minnesota State High School League accepts transgender athlete policy

Stephanie Nielsen, Photographer

February 16, 2015

After months of debate, the Minnesota State High School League made a decision that will change the lives of many transgender athletes. The decision to let transgender students join the sports team which best fits their gender identity was passed on Dec. 4, 2014 after hours of debate. This is a s...

Russian laws cause a problem for gay Olympians

Graphic by Emily Lodahl.

Sydney Kuball

December 13, 2013

The Winter Olympics are coming up quickly in Russia, just next year.  As people prepare for the thrilling events during this time, they also wonder about gay Olympians planning to compete.  This is due to the signing of a bill on June 30 of this year, banning “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations.”  A...

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