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The Swamp

Donald Trump is drowning in a swamp that he created for himself.

by Matthew Strahlman, Reporter

November 11, 2019

“A man is known by the company he keeps” - Aesop  President Trump said that he wanted to “drain the swamp.” Ironically, each of these actors associated with Trump's administration has been indicted, jailed, or tried in court for criminal activity: Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's c...

Alex Dembeck’s top 10 people who influenced teens in 2018

Parkland student activists, Rachael Denhollander, and Cristina Jimenez are among those who changed teen lives in 2018.

by Alex Dembeck, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Between the politics of the midterm elections, Winter Olympics, and vast human rights movements, 2018 will definitely be a year to remember . Many people have  impacted teens throughout the last 12 months, but these ten figures remained in the headlines throughout the majority of the year. We praise...

Journalism protects American democracy

This memorial at the Newseum in Washington D.C. remembers journalists who have fallen in the line of duty.

by Ethan Hart, Managing Editor

December 11, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi, a writer for The Washington Post and critic of Saudi Arabia’s ruler Mohammed bin Salman, disappeared on October 2 after entering a Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey. His apparent death, along with many other journalists since 1993, illustrated the frightening truth that press freedom is i...

Emily Webb’s top 10 most influential people of 2017

Emily Webb's top 10 most influential people of 2017

by Emily Webb, Reporter

December 18, 2017

Understatement:  2017 was an eventful year. From political tension and presidential elections to new technology and music, this year was packed with many significant events. However, none of this would have happened if not for the people. So, to sum it all up, here are ten of the most influential people...

Protesting with your wallet: Does it work?

Protesting with your wallet: Does it work?

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

March 20, 2017

Throughout history, economics and protesting have gone hand and hand: during the Revolutionary War the patriots boycotted British-made goods. In the midst of the civil rights movement along with marches and sit-ins, there were boycotts of segregated public transportation, but is boycotting effective or even easy? Effective? Maybe. Easy? No. I...

Two movements, one city

Garrett Wiehler joined his friends from Frederick at the Women's March on Washington.

by Garrett Wiehler, Editor

January 27, 2017

The day of the presidential inauguration, my Trump-supporting uncle texted my mother. For two years, the presidential campaign has divided our family and nation.   4:38 AM: “Time to make America Great Again.” 4:38 AM: “What time is your speech?” 4:39 AM: “11:45. I’m introducing him.” 4:3...

Welcome to the Oval Office, President Trump

Trump won with a slogan that appeals to many.

by Bridget Murphy, Editor

December 12, 2016

All aboard the Trump Train. It is coming in at full speed and the final destination is the White House on January 20, 2017. After months of social media battles, jaw-dropping live debates and scandals, the fight is finally over. On November 8, 2016,  all Americans over the age of 18 were given the...

Why the Electoral College needs to go

The difference in the elections depending on the systems we use.

by Grace Weaver, Editor-in-Chief

November 18, 2016

This is not just Democratic sour grapes. After every modern election, there is a general cry  for the Electoral College to be dissolved. While I'm not asking for a complete overhaul of the Electoral College, I just want the states to divvy up the electoral votes based on the proportion of the popular...

Disappointed, recovering, inspired: 5 ways to deal with the election results

Beau Cameron poses for meditation shot.

by Beau Cameron, Editor

November 16, 2016

On November 8th, Donald Trump won the majority of electoral college votes for President of the United States. For many people of color, Muslims, women, the LGBTQA+ community, and 57 million Americans, this loss was a crushing blow. However, the unwelcome vote doesn't have to define or destroy us, the "lose...

Thanksgiving 2016: We need a day of healing, no matter who is in the White House

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

by Savannah Sitler, Emily Sherwood, Reporters

November 14, 2016

The past 18 months of anger and partisanship has taken a huge toll on the United States. Everyone has taken sides, constantly arguing and proving themselves to each other. November has been dreaded since the election process began. Now we look forward to another national November event. Thanksgiving is ...

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