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Trump hunkers down as House Dems push inquiry over Ukrainian call

Sophomore Spenser Menard says the pledge of allegiance. The words

Lucas Polucha, Video Editor

October 1, 2019

While President Trump adds another scandal to his resume, House Democrats struggle to make a lasting impact. A whistleblower complaint brought to the spotlight Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky on Aug. 12. During the phone call, Trump had pressured Zelensky to gather intelligence on former Democrati...

Trump recieves historically low approval rating

There is a lot of scepticism surrounding President Trump in regards to the multiple investigations he is involved in, as well as him forcing the government into the longest shutdown in U.S. history.

AJ Gunderson, Podcast Reporter

January 25, 2019

President Trump was responsible for the 35-day government shutdown this past January and it did not help his overall approval rating, according to the polls. Trump’s approval rating had already been trending in this direction and the government shutdown only magnified people’s disapproval. The people’s ...

‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama, a memoir written by a woman America does not yet deserve

'Becoming' is the autobiographical memoir of former United States First Lady Michelle Obama published in Nov. Described by the author as a deeply personal experience, the book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother.

Emma Kostroski-Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2018

Some people look up to the President, some people look up to a different idol, but some people look up to the First Lady, one of the most important women’s roles in the United States. When that First Lady writes a book and people swarm to the bookshelves to buy it, the bestseller creates a unique com...

Melania Trump tackles cyber bullying

Melania Trump tackles cyber bullying

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2018

Melania Trump has chosen to focus her time with her FLOTUS campaign on the end of bullying. Yet she has been criticized because her husband, Donald Trump, has been frequently called a bully....

Jeff Flake criticizes Trump’s media attacks

Jeff Flake criticizes Trump's media attacks

Ellie Faeth, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 18, 2018

Alternative Copy Story by Ellie Faeth Senator Jeff Flake made a speech regarding the attack the President Donald Trump has made on fake news....

Trump travel ban replaced with extreme vetting, lacks clarity

Trump travel ban replaced with extreme vetting, lacks clarity

Lilly Sample, Online Editor

December 3, 2017

In recent months, the Trump Administration has started cracking down on immigration and refugees in a new way. President Trump rid the country of his latest travel ban back in September after numerous failed attempts, and instead settled for new restrictions and screening of all people trying to enter the United States. Over the course of Trump’s entire presidency people have been...

Gorsuch not qualified for Supreme Court

Gorsuch not qualified for Supreme Court

Ellie Speedling, Social Media Reporter

May 11, 2017

On April 7, Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as the 113th Supreme Court justice, filling the vacant seat left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia who died in Feb. 2016.  Gorsuch wasn’t fairly nominated due to the “nuclear option” and the Senate Republicans were biased in not allowing Merrick Garland, President’s Obama’s...

Ivanka Trump proves helpful, White House

Ivanka Trump proves helpful, White House

Lauren Gella, Social Media Reporter

May 5, 2017

While some believe the advisory of of first daughter Ivanka Trump working as her father’s advisor in the White House is a violation of the anti-nepotism laws, Ivanka’s assistance in the White House is completely legal and it will be a good thing for Trump’s presidency. The Trump's family ...

Healthcare: right, not privilege

Healthcare: right, not privilege

Anna Koenning, Social Media Reporter

May 4, 2017

Healthcare is here to take care of the American people, that is, unless the people are old, sick, female, or of a low-income household. That is the way President Donald Trump recently unveiled his subsequently defeated healthcare bill he repeatedly promised on the campaign trail. Speaker of th...

Trump’s Cabinet choices already worrying

Trump's Cabinet choices already worrying

Adam Johnson, Business Editor

January 9, 2017

President-elect Trump’s cabinet choices in the recent weeks have been controversial to say the least. Whether it’s appointing a blatantly sexist media executive to be his top adviser, appointing a medical doctor with no experience in government or housing as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, or appointing an opponent of environmental regulation to the hea...

Trump’s cabinet reamains controversial among Americans

Trump's cabinet reamains controversial among Americans

Max Korth, Sno Sports & Social Media Editor

January 5, 2017

Over the past few weeks President Elect Donald Trump has been deciding over different candidates to add to his presidential cabinet. The cabinet’s purpose is to assist the President with his duties in office, also helping the United States function and prosper as a nation, and Trump should be choosi...

Trump must continue to prevent terrorism

Trump must continue to prevent terrorism

Valerie Silbernick, Social Media Reporter

January 3, 2017

Some say it has brought us together some say it's torn us apart, but together terrorism has impacted us all as a whole. Our country has faced many challenges, but terrorism seems to be the most difficult. The United States has been hit numerous times with the atrocity that is terrorism. The most infam...

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