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Young Democrats and Young Republicans experience excitement and challenges in 2020

The Young Democrats Club poses during one of their masked debate parties in October. Both COVID restrictions and the election are making 2020 an engaging year for both them and the Young Republicans Club. Photo submitted by Olivia Hovland.
Henry Jansen November 23, 2020

The Young Democrats and Young Republicans clubs are student-lead organizations that meet weekly to bring together like-minded students for discussion skill-building, and community improvement. Given that...

Political clubs help build mutual understanding

Seniors Alex Steil and Natalie Loehr try to bring in students to their voting booth. On Oct. 12 and 13, the Young Democrats and Young Republicans ran a booth in the main rotunda to register seniors that are eligible to vote.
Drew Jurek, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2020

Three girls were huddled around a large piece of cardstock, joking behind masks as they tried to draw an elephant. Arguments over whether the grand old logos trunk went up or down and which color went...

Trump’s threat to revoke birthright citizen laws immature, impulsive

Young Democrats meet weekly on Wednesday mornings to discuss current events and political issues. Michael Wilhelmi came to speak to the Young Democrats on the morning of Oct. 10 to influence the Young Democrats to get involved and help out the Tim Walz Campaign.
Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor November 3, 2018

America is posed as a country of freedom, freedom formulated from the birth of the Constitution. Standing by our nation's morals has never been an issue, but now more than ever, our morals are being put...

Gap year in Brazil means more than traveling to Nichols

Senior Sintra Nichols plans to take a gap year to travel to Brazil thanks to a scholarship program called Global Citizen.
Mira Lanasa, Layout Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2018

During her junior year, senior Sintra Nichols felt she had lost purpose in her education. She wanted to get back on track, but found the only way to get back en route was to go off the trail entirely,...

Only one political club remains this fall

Last year's Young Democrats are seen with former candidate Alan Kantrud, a favorite among the club.
Hannah Sween, Layout Editor October 6, 2017

This fall only one of the two political clubs remains at large within the school, the Young Democrats. Many of the Young Republicans' main characters graduated last year, leaving their fellow conservative...

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...

Students involve themselves in political clubs

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor September 25, 2016

The Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton debate is far from dissipating, and the Young Democrats and Youth Republicans clubs are just as far from agreeing on every issue. However, despite political differences,...

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