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Investigation into possible Trump-Russia collusion not enough to warrant impeachment

Investigation into possible Trump-Russia collusion not enough to warrant impeachment

Nick Sallen, Copy editor

September 4, 2017

One year into the FBI’s investigation into President Donald J. Trump’s administration alleged collusion with Russia has brought to light a number of suspects, but very little concrete evidence which would warrant an impeachment. I see only two strong instances where Trump’s advisers have colluded wit...

Syrian civil war history

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017

As many of you have heard, President Trump has decided it is now appropriate to launch missiles at Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian forces, yet another intervention by the United States in what is best categorized as a brutal civil war, and as a result we need to talk about Syria. The forces of al-Assad repre...

Defunding women’s rights

March 31, 2017

Allison Starnes Contributing Writer President Donald J. Trump. Who would have thought those words would ever be put together to form a title. Within his first week of presidency some of my worst fears have begun to come true. I have grown up being a very liberal and accepting individual, with stro...

Trump, Twitter and the might of media

Connor Johnson, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

It is usually said “the pen is mightier than the sword,” and world history has shown the importance of a free media network. However, President Donald Trump seems to think otherwise, as his latest accusations have implied. President Trump, in the last few weeks, has taken to Twitter to share his...

Tribute to Carryn Owens

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

In the time following President Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress, I have noticed the media remains fixated on the tribute to Navy Seal widow, Carryn Owens, by President Trump. Not because the moment was a captivating tribute to the sacrifice of her late husband, but because the...

The First Address

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

President Trump proved himself to be the champion America needs on Tuesday night, as he delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress. Glum Democrats sat on their hands while Republicans praised Trump for keeping his campaign promises — promises that won him the presidency. After five weeks of ...

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...

Presidents golfing rather than governing

Dave owen, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

President Donald Trump and his apparent propensity for golfing rather than spending time on the job has been in the news lately. Sadly, such activities for a president are not unprecedented or unexpected, but rather seem to show Trump adapting the Washington status quo rather than being accountable and...

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...

Making cannabis great again

Ian Collins, Contributing writer

February 18, 2017

Throughout the creation or evolution of our world, many species have coexisted on Earth. From single cell organisms to the complexity of an elephant. Throughout the times, there are things that have occurred and grown naturally; Grass, flowers, fungi and cannabis are just a few. Yes, cannabis. Mariju...

State of Education

Dave Owen, Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

With recent confirmation of Betsy DeVos leading President Trump’s Department of Education, it appears liberals, conservatives and libertarians need to have a discussion on the school choice issue. They need a discussion that isn’t steeped in rhetoric or wild accusations, but rather one looking at...

Trump announces nomination for America’s next Supreme Court Justice

Liz Kacher, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

An important moment in history occurred Tuesday night, Jan. 31, when President Trump revealed his nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Neil Gorsuch will be taking the vacant seat held by Justice Antonin Scalia, who passed away last February. The vacant seat has been a controversial...

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