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In solidarity with Puerto Rico

 Hurricane forces pile up debris on a coastal beach

Nick Sallen, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico and other U.S. Virgin Islands with high winds and massive flooding. The hurricane has left the island without power by flooding streets, damaging buildings, plummeting telecommunication poles and knocking out power lines for the next few months. 62 civili...

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2017

It may seem as though the U.S. Supreme Court is a board of mighty beings who don’t really have an effect on citizens individually, but whose decisions influence the whole country. The job of this group is to be the final arbiter of laws passed by Congress, but with just nine justices, some question...


Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor

February 7, 2017

Imagine traveling all the way to Washington, D.C. to witness history, only to be blocked out of the entrance by angry people yelling at you. Or trying to listen to a speech made by the new president, but all you can hear are screeching whistles being blown as a distraction. What if you were a limousine d...

Witnessing history in D.C.

Emily Gibbens, Opinion Editor

January 24, 2017

On Friday, Jan. 20, I had the opportunity to witness a historical event in person that millions of people across the world tuned in to. I watched the inauguration of our 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. The experience was eye-opening. In order to secure a good spot, we arrived at Capi...

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