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Donald Trump needs to be impeached, not removed from office

Donald Trump needs to be impeached, not removed from office

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....

Controversial message of ‘Unplanned’ shocks viewers

Controversial message of ‘Unplanned’ shocks viewers

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

April 5, 2019

One of the most controversial issues in American society, abortion, has been shown in the newly released, low-budget film, 'Unplanned'. With its release on March 29, immediately both political parties were on the run to post their remarks on the disputed film. Some said the film is 'unrealistic and extreme',...

Minnesota, highest for political ad spending

Minnesota, highest for political ad spending

Grant Erickson, Podcast Reporter

November 9, 2018

If Minnesotans have turned on the television at any point this month, they have almost certainly seen some of the many political advertisements bombarding them. They may have seen House candidate Dean Phillips comparing opponent Erik Paulsen’s elusiveness to that of Bigfoot. Alternatively, they may see...

Potential power shift shakes legislature

Potential power shift shakes legislature

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor

November 14, 2016

Since the beginning of this year, the focus of the election has been on the presidential candidates. Although this is a very important topic, the elections for US House, US Senate and State legislature are also very important. Over the past few years there has been a focus on the national legislature, s...

A lot can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies

A lot can be taken from attending presidential candidate rallies

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...

Hannah Harvieux gets involved with 2017 election

Hannah Harvieux gets involved with 2017 election

Hailey Buelow, Social Media Reporter

November 6, 2016

With this year's election coming up, students in the school are getting just as involved as any voters out there. Every Wednesday morning in Debbie Drommerhausen's room, a student-led group called the Youth Republicans join together to get as involved as they can. A leader of the group is senior...

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

Hillary Clinton could expand space potential

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...

Young Republicans and Democrats hold first debate

Young Republicans and Democrats hold first debate

Olivia Weirtz, Print Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2016

There has been an increase seen in the political involvement of students, and this can be attributed largely to the emergence of the Young Democrat and Young Republican clubs last year. Created to educate members about political opinions and beliefs, these clubs have drawn interest from a vast population...

Third political party possible for next election

Third political party possible for next election

Shenyn Gale, Photographer

January 14, 2016

More is always better in politics When thinking about politics, some would think of the two major parties, the Democratic and Republican party. Not many think about a third party and few know of a third party. The question still remains, should there be an official third party.  With more and more people ...

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...

Illegal immigrants should be able to obtain driver’s license

Quentin Ikuta

November 7, 2013

Honking, speeding, stop and go traffic, pedestrians and never ending dangers make driving in California dangerous. Now there is a whole new group of dangerous, foreign, uninsured drivers on the road. Illegal immigrants should be able to obtain a license in the United States to correct this problem. On...

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