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Tweed corruption deeply engrained in American politics

Evan Byers

April 23, 2018

Filed under Opinion

There was a man. A man that was larger than life. Big in both his corrupt career and his 6’ 300 lbs frame, his hunger for power and fatty food was unmatched. A man that dominated the Gilded Age of America in the late 1800s,...

2nd Amendment essential to preserving rights of Americans

Evan Byers

March 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Our founding fathers created the United States in order to preserve the colonial way of life and protect its citizens from the tyranny of overreaching of the long arm of government. Just as was true in 1776, the upholding of rights...

Gun massacre increase leads to questioning change of Second Amendment

Jillian Primm

March 12, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The recent school shooting in Florida, killing 17 students and staff members, was just another mass shooting to some, but many of the students of the attacked high school have started taking action to increase gun policies nationwide....

Rogue One review

Alexandra Schumann, Spotline Sports Writer

February 6, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Over the holidays, many movies paraded across the big screen in theaters across the country. Star Wars, one of the most popular film franchises provided fans with another addition to the saga. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in...

Defy homeless stereotypes this winter

Hannah Wiebe, Journalism Writer

November 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

It tends to go as a common understanding in society that the “right thing to do” is reach out to the poor, however, a larger percent than is willing to admit holds onto common underlying stereotypes of those in poverty. Once...

College athletes deserve payment for competing

Brent Lane, Journalism Writer

November 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Over 480,000 college students are scammed out of hard earned money every year, as they earn nothing despite bringing millions into their colleges every year. They study may different majors and have different life aspirations,...

America needs to confront refugee crisis

Sydney Sagehorn, Journalism Writer

November 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Gary Johnson doesn’t know what Aleppo is, but do you? Aleppo is the epicenter of the civil war in Syria. It was recently called “the apex of horror” by the top aid official of the United Nations, and its control is divided...

American wage gap discriminates against women, should be changed

Taylor Wolf, Journalism Writer

November 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Men are more frequently hired over women and are often paid more. Although it is illegal to discriminate females in job applications, women with identical resumes are continuously being passed over those of the opposite sex...

Body cameras can improve confidence in police departments

Blake Ullmann, Journalism Writer

November 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The citizens of the United States have the lowest confidence in police since 1993, according to a poll conducted by Gallup in June of 2015. Due to a handful of recent events, involving misuse of police force mostly against minority...

Collusion in fantasy football should not be allowed

Jack Griffith, Spotline Sports Writer

November 7, 2016

Filed under Opinion

“Trade me David Johnson and I’ll give you $10.” Regardless of the situation or to the degree, collusion in fantasy football is wrong and under no situation is it justifiable. When individuals collude, it creates an...

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