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Political division builds tension in school, nation

Political division builds tension in school, nation

January 20, 2018


Filed under Editorials

Nov. 9, 2016. Months of heated debate and speculation over the election culminated in one morning, a frenzy of students crying and friends consoling each other - or in sharp contrast - congratulating one another. Few faces seemed cheerful or content. As an outsider looking in, it appeared a terrible...

Comedians get political

Comedians get political

Kaitlyn Hammond

September 15, 2017


Filed under Arts, Showcase

Since President Donald Trump’s election, many late-night TV shows, such as “The Late Night Show With Stephen Colbert” have seen an increase in ratings.  Studies show it’s the use of political commentary by the hosts of these shows. Business Insider magazine and website compared the average viewe...

Students would reap the benefits of school choice

Students would reap the benefits of school choice

Will Dean

May 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Secretary of Education on Feb. 7 in a 51-50 Senate vote. DeVos is an avid proponent of school choice, a controversial topic which focuses on how money for education should be allocated. The closeness of the vote shows just how divided America is on the t...

Activists utilize social media to bring change

Activists utilize social media to bring change

Sally Ehlers

April 20, 2017


Filed under Features, In-Depth

Activism has been prevalent since the start of the United States and is still a common occurrence in 2017. As the times and technology have changed since the American Revolution, many utilize social media as an outlet for political advocacy. Political activists can be defined as people who promote certain...

Hollywood can use films to spread politic ideas

Hollywood can use films to spread politic ideas

Vaughn Battista

April 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

With such a controversial president, it seems that Hollywood has become increasingly political, especially through award shows. From Jimmy Fallon’s Trump one-liners to Meryl Streep’s six minute speech criticizing the president at the Golden Globes, it seems that actors and filmmakers all across Holly...

Twitternation: politicians work social media into political platforms

Twitternation: politicians work social media into political platforms

Lara Graney

April 19, 2017


Filed under In-Depth

The hashtags. The likes. The retweets. For some social media users, Twitter is just that. But for the modern-day politician, the versatile 140-character message can be a powerful weapon, self-endorsement or even a soapbox speech. And our current president – also known as the “Commander-in-Tweet”...

Obama’s legacy is filled with failures and lies

Obama’s legacy is filled with failures and lies

Will Dean

March 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The day is Jan. 20, 2009. Barack Obama has just been sworn in as president, making history as the first African American to do so. Americans and people across the world are filled with hope and excitement for change. This feeling was short-lived, as nearly every promise Obama made was broken soon af...

Russian hacking affected the US election

Russian hacking affected the US election

Colin Martin

March 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The United States Director of National Intelligence released a report concluding that Russia had interfered with the 2016 presidential election in the United States on Jan. 6, 2017. The report states that Russian hackers, who were likely affiliated with their government, deliberately hacked and leake...

Trump’s wall will never be built

Trump’s wall will never be built

Sally Ehlers

February 28, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Ever since Donald Trump was elected as our president, citizens have been wondering about his plan to build a wall on the border separating the United States and Mexico. While some contemplate whether or not a wall would prevent illegal immigrants from entering our country, others simply question whether ...

Protests can help or hurt the cause

Protests can help or hurt the cause

December 23, 2016


Filed under Editorials

We’ve all seen it: “Keep your tiny hands off our rights.” “Free Melania.” “This baby would make a better President.” These phrases have adorned signs and Twitter feeds nationwide following the announcement of the 45th president-elect of the United States: Donald J. Trump. Since Nov....

Anti-Trump protests are not pointless exhibits

Anti-Trump protests are not pointless exhibits

Caroline Savage

December 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In the early hours of Nov. 9, Donald Trump was elected as the next President of the United States. Almost immediately, protests formed across the country in cities like New York, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and Los Angeles, according to the Associated Press. But conservatives were quick to denounce the...

Trump will be our next President – so where does the country go from here?

Trump will be our next President – so where does the country go from here?

Will Dean

December 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The American People voted Donald Trump into the highest office in the land, the presidency, on Nov. 8. Within hours, protests began in many major cities, including New York City, Portland and Washington D.C., according to The Washington Post. Protesters claimed that Trump is not their president because he ...

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