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Common sense vs. rumor

Common sense vs. rumor

Madie McPherson, Opinion Writer

April 28, 2020

The world is full of interesting people. Whether they possess the I.Q. of a genius or are the most seemingly ‘mediocre’ person someone has ever met, all of us tend to agree more on one major social system: common sense versus rumor. To elaborate, we function in this system of listening to everythi...

We Are Taking in Too Much

We Are Taking in Too Much

Madison Overby, Sports Editor

March 31, 2020

It may seem a bit backwards reading from the Dakota Student that you should stop reading the news, I get it, but hear me out.   News programs on cable networks saw higher numbers than they’ve seen in over 15 years, before the rise of social media and DVR to record programs. Social media pla...

Impeachment

Impeachment

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

February 3, 2020

I’ve tried to stay away from this impeachment charade since my last article, but it continues to call my name. However, I’m not going to discuss a specific argument relevant to the impeachment. I don’t think anyone needs more people telling them which side is right, so I’m going to point out the...

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...

Trump Admin to Ban Flavoured Vape Products

Trump Admin to Ban Flavoured Vape Products

Mason Dunleavy, News Editor

September 17, 2019

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Trump administration announced an effort to ban all flavored nicotine e-cigarettes. Alex Azar, the Health and Human Services Secretary for the Trump administration, made the announcement along with the Food and Drug Administration Acting Commissioner Norman Sharpless. They were als...

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

Donald Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

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...

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