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ISIS Leader Killed

ISIS Leader Killed

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

November 5, 2019

During the night on Oct. 26, the United States successfully took down the leader and founder of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A planned raid throughout the night in northwest Syria targeted a compound occupied by Baghdadi. President Trump held a conference in the Diplomatic Reception Room m...

New Troop Movements

New Troop Movements

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 23, 2019

Last week, President Trump announced plans to remove U.S. troops from Syria amid growing tensions between two U.S. allies, the Turkish government and Kurdish forces, both of whom have helped fight the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, ISIL) through the years. The Kurdish backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have been a ke...

Should Anonymity be allowed?

Should Anonymity be allowed?

Megan Vogt, Opinion Editor

October 22, 2019

Let me first start by saying that I know very little about politics. I have never understood it. I don’t understand a lot of the terminology, the strategic planning or why we accuse rather than work to fix situations together. However, I do know what I believe in and what aspects I support, but all...

Trump Rally in Minnesota

Trump Rally in Minnesota

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 15, 2019

On Oct. 10, President Trump held a rally in Minneapolis, Minn., in an effort to “turn the state red.” In his opening statement, he declares, “We are going to win this state.” Trump lost Minnesota by a narrow margin in 2016, but he hopes this election will be different. His supporters flocked to Minne...

New Lawsuit Against Trump Admin

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 8, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a new lawsuit against the Trump Administration, this time focusing on defending the families separated by President Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy. The lawsuit alleges that family separations have caused mental trauma to children affected by ...

Really… again?

Really… again?

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

October 1, 2019

Here we go again folks, yet another impeachment attempt against President Donald Trump. This impeachment attempt, championed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, was started on Sept. 24. So, what’s new in the latest impeachment inquiry? A phone call between President Trump and President Volodymyr ...

New Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump

New Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump

Staff Writer, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

On Sept. 24, 2019, the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi initiated an inquiry into the impeachment of Donald Trump. This is the second formal attempt by House Democrats to impeach President Trump. The first attempt, championed by Reps Al Green and Brad Sherman in 2016, failed by a majority vote in th...

Refinery Bombing

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

September 24, 2019

Drones and their capabilities have been demonstrated throughout the years, helping or hurting communities. The destructive force of drones is often the one being spoken about in news cycles.    A recent drone bombing on Saudi Arabia’s largest refinery, Abqaiq Oil Refinery, has sent oil p...

Letter to the Editor

Nicholas

April 2, 2019

Because of the breadth of this 800-word, meandering, and frankly long-winded column, I will here respond to just one of the points the columnist brings up. First, the pattern of voting behavior the columnist describes is not called identity politics. Identity politics is a phenomenon not of the candid...

Don’t make college free

Don’t make college free

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

March 26, 2019

Why tuition-free college is a terrible idea Senator Bernie Sanders has called for tuition-free schooling, enticing millions through the years, but what does that mean?   Sanders first introduced a College for All Act in 2017, which would target people on Wall Street to pay for public co...

Current State of Our Politics

Current State of Our Politics

Mason Dunleavy, Opinion Writer

March 5, 2019

To start off, I strongly believe in capitalism and our beautiful republic. I strongly believe in the American voters to not follow the same path many other countries have followed. If you are a socialist and get offended by this, please read through my arguments. The biggest problem to me is identity politi...

Scan and Vote

Scan and Vote

Theresa Hanley, News Writer

January 29, 2019

The North Dakota State legislature has been busy this session discussing changes to the Century Code. One of the bills that would change the Century Code if passed, is an addition to what an eligible voter identification card is for college students. In a state that has one of the largest voter turnou...

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