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Freedom of speech

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

Like many conservatives, I firmly believe in a person’s fundamental right to free speech. It’s what allows citizens to defy authority and question government actions. Freedom of speech is inherently engrained in our society. It allows us the opportunity to protest and criticize those in power. Defamation...

Dave Owen for VP

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

As many of you may know, Student Government elections are approaching and the prospects are promising. Currently, one such candidate, David Stuart Owen is running for Student Body Vice President, alongside John Bjorklund for President. Together, they plan to rebuild, reinvest and reengage. On their...

President Trump’s media ban

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

President Donald Trump recently held a restricted press briefing which excluded CNN, the New York Times, L.A. Times, Buzzfeed and Politico. News outlets treat this as an act of war against the first amendment, claiming that this marks the first time in American history that a president has impeded o...

Student Loan Forgiveness

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

Throughout his campaign President Donald Trump vaguely mentioned plans on reforming the student loan forgiveness program. Since he took office, there has yet to be any headway in this area but one can surmise that whatever plan Obama had in place will most likely be dismantled. Right now, there are...

President Trump is not backing down

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Since Trump’s inauguration, the President has signed multiple executive orders, with little to no legal review, that have greatly impacted international relations. Most recently, Trump banned immigration refugees to the United States from Muslim countries such as Syria, Iran, Iraq, etc. UND’s...

Women’s March emphasizing unity

Elizabeth Fequiere, Opinion Writer

January 27, 2017

After multiple sexist comments Trump has made about women throughout his campaign, it’s only fitting that millions of women around the world chose his inauguration day to unite and march in support of equality and women’s rights. The Women’s March emphasized several Unity Principles, such as...

Separating Trump from his alt-right supporters

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

January 20, 2017

Since Donald Trump has been elected president, the nation has been wondering, when exactly is he going to make America great again? So far, he has yet to fulfill any of his campaign promises, but his supporters continue to have high expectations. Unfortunately, some of their responses to the presidential...

Lawyers, there’s more than meets the eye

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016

Lawyers are known for being untrustworthy and deceitful, taking any and every opportunity to exploit a loophole for their own greedy advantage. People tend to think the worst of lawyers. Many wonder how they can defend murderers and thieves and still sleep at night when they get their clients off on...

We have a responsibility to decide our futures, vote 2016

Elizabeth Fequiere, Staff Writer

November 8, 2016

With this cycle’s presidential election coming to a close, many people feel like they are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Having to choose between suffering through another Hilary Clinton administration and even contemplating the idea of having Donald J. Trump as the new Commander-in-chief seems...

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