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Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Another Potential Watergate

By Brandon Byrne, Staff Writer POLITICS: Trump’s questionable decision to fire Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey seems like a Watergate level scandal. Trump’s termination of Comey came abruptly and was seemingly random. Trump claims that the FBI was in “turmoil” for a long time and there was a legitimate pretense leading to his...

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Will We See the Wall?

APPREHENSION: New obstacles and opposing groups reveal Trump’s imprudent plan to build a wall bordering Mexico as a poor decision. By Jacob Ferrall, Staff Writer “We’re going to build a wall.” This was one of Trump’s largest...

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Trump v. Media (2016)

CHAOS: The news media scrambles to get a word from Trump, but he continues to insult and ignore their pleas.  By Jacob Ferrall, Staff Writer It has been about three months since the 2016 presidential election took...

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Trump’s Cabinet: Contradictory Picks that Could Prove Disastrous

CABINET:  President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s cabinet choices reflect the inexperience and contradiction that riddled his campaign. By Claudia Smith, Staff Writer On January 20, 2017, President Barack Obama will leave the White House, and President-Elect Donald J....

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Pipeline Protest: The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Bring Their Oppression into the Spotlight

PROTEST: The Sioux tribe claims a victory with their protests, which argue for more than just an oil pipeline. By Ernie Mendez, Staff Writer On January 25, 2016, Dakota Access Limited Liability Company (LLC), a subsidiary of...

Friday, December 9th, 2016

The 2016 Election Brings Female Minorities into Power

EMPOWERMENT: The 2016 Election brings a record number of women into the United States Senate and other government positions. By Claudia Smith, Staff Writer Women have been kept out of power for centuries; in the United States,...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Freedom of the Press: The Need for Print Media’s Decline to be Reversed

COLLAPSE: Print media can be preserved if the public begins supporting their local newspaper.  By Ernie Mendez, Staff Writer In recent years, print media has seen a dramatic decline in sale and advertisement revenue. Media sources continuing...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Taxing Sugary Drinks will Reduce Obesity

SODA: Will Americans pay the extra quarter for a bottle of soda? By Andrew Carlson, Staff Writer Special occasions.  Parties.  Social gatherings.  It has become an American custom to pop open a savory can of sweet, sugary...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Say “Yes” to Cannabis: Benefits of Proposition 64

EUPHORIA: California becomes the fourth state to legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults, which will prove to be beneficial for the economy. By Natalie Apostol, Staff Writer Dating back to the Progressive Era, the United States...

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Breaking (Fake) News! Introducing Artificial Propaganda of Media News Coverage

FAKE: The popularity of fake “news”  shows no sign of slowing down. By Cassandra Navarro, Staff Writer Fake news has dominated the newscasting scene in recent weeks. It began with simple interview answers distorted or minor false allegations against an...

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