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Government overreach will grow with both parties in power

Government overreach will grow with both parties in power

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

January 16, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

As of November 2018, the Democrats control the US House of Representatives, while the Republicans control the US Senate. With both of these political parties in power now, political gridlock in this great nation of ours will consume all things political in nature, preventing a copious amount of legislation...

Did YouTube Rewind even experience 2018?

Did YouTube Rewind even experience 2018?

Jordan Ladd, editor

December 19, 2018


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As per usual, YouTube has recently released its yearly YouTube Rewind, Everyone Controls Rewind, and viewers have quickly voiced their opinions of it. Having so far garnered over 140 million views at the time this article was written, the video has also taken a dismal 13 million dislikes, making it the mos...

Trump’s $42 billion costs in tariffs are detrimental to Americans

Trump’s $42 billion costs in tariffs are detrimental to Americans

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

December 19, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

A newly published report by the Tax Foundation on Dec. 5 has found that the Trump administration’s recently imposed tariffs on aluminum, steel, solar panels, and a plethora of other industrial goods from China will increase taxation on Americans by $42 billion. Now, a tariff, as defined by said report, is ...

Breakfast: The most important meal of the day

Breakfast: The most important meal of the day

Elizabeth Walker, Staff Writer

December 19, 2018


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A recent Kellogg's study showed that over 31 million Americans tend to forget or skip breakfast each morning. Many people across America think that eating breakfast in the mornings is a waste of time and empty calories. The truth is, breakfast can be very beneficial to people, when you eat it properl...

Freedom of speech upheld in face of ‘Nazi salute’ backlash

Freedom of speech upheld in face of ‘Nazi salute’ backlash

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

December 5, 2018


Filed under Opinions, Uncategorized

School officials at Baraboo High School of Baraboo, Wisconsin, have decided that the students who were involved in a now-viral Twitter posting of them performing a Nazi, “sieg heil,” salute will not be punished. The picture was taken and posted prior to Baraboo High School’s 2018 spring prom...

Sex trade in Afghanistan runs rampant

Sex trade in Afghanistan runs rampant

Katlyn Sherinian, staff writer

December 5, 2018


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Sex trafficking. What is it? Sex trafficking is when someone  forces anyone into a commercial sex act. A commercial sex act includes pornography, prostitution, or sexual performance in exchange for something of value such as money, food, shelter, or clothes. Since 2007, the National Human Trafficking H...

Elon Musk, Twitter, and his Bizarre Marketing Strategy

Elon Musk, Twitter, and his Bizarre Marketing Strategy

Nickolas Roberson, Columnist

November 16, 2018


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Elon Musk is quite a curious and peculiar individual The man has 120-hour work weeks and sleeps in his factories for days at a time, and he has also been seen insulting an analyst during a Tesla earnings call. Musk also appeared on Joe Rogan’s podcast, discussed his companies and smoked a blunt, and has been accus...

Beauty across the world

Beauty across the world

Katlyn Sherinian

November 15, 2018


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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but society likes to condition us to think otherwise. In America there is a very specific ideal of beauty. This isn’t just a problem in the United States. To dig deeper into the issue, I interviewed all of our foreign exchange students, asking the simple question: Wha...

Broadway musicals sure to entertain

Broadway musicals sure to entertain

Jessica Powlen, staff writer

November 13, 2018


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Musicals are basically plays with songs and dancing, yet somehow, to me, they are much more entertaining.  They require an enormous amount of time and effort in order for them to be performed perfectly. Originating from England, in the 19th century, musicals were a combination of comic stories and operettas ...

Black Friday is overrated

Black Friday is overrated

Cynthia Rossi, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


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In just about every aspect possible, Black Friday is overrated. Not only does it disrupt the euphoric feeling after spending a quality day together as a family, it is starting to run more and more into Thanksgiving every year. Black Friday is slowly becoming Black Thursday, ruining a day that is meant to ...

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