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OPINION: Fix, don't abolish private prisons

OPINION: Fix, don’t abolish private prisons

From Issue 8
By Andrew Banks, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

The Biden administration has recently released its plan to  phase out the use of private prisons. It doesn’t seem as though this will be an issue in the future. While there are problems with private...

The moon landings were just a few examples of the achievements that have been brought to life through the space program.

OPINION – Reaching for the stars . . . and the next technological breakthrough

From Issue 7
By Selby Ireland, Opinion Editor March 9, 2021

Annually, the US government sends roughly twenty billion dollars to NASA (the National Aeronautics and Space Administration) for research and development.  With the same amount of money, we could send...

OPINION - Drink more water

OPINION – Drink more water

From Issue 7
By Abby Witt, Guest Contributor March 8, 2021

Everyone should make water a priority in their daily life. Many people are not fond of the taste of water and would much rather drink sodas, sweet tea, or lemonade. While these beverages all contain water...

OPINION - Elections are not to blame for southern failures; systems are

OPINION – Elections are not to blame for southern failures; systems are

From Issue 7
By Trinity Scalia, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

Differences between the South and the North are numerous and easy to spot. Before and during the Civil War, tensions between the geographical regions of our country were at an all time high. Some may argue...

Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, was canceled from several retail stores for questioning the results of the 2020 presidential election

OPINION – My fellow students: now is the time to speak up

From Issue 7
By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor March 4, 2021

Leftism is the default. Conservatives are portrayed by the media as the others or the “basket of deplorables,” and when late night talk shows hosts talk to their audience, they assume every viewer...

The Capitol, a symbol of American democracy and strength was assaulted by Trump supporters on January 6.  Graphic by Alex Roberson

OPINION: In riots, Trump’s election narrative, America loses

From Issue 6
By Alex Roberson, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

On January 6th, we watched the unthinkable happen as a mob breached the doors of the U.S. Capitol. A line of ragtag figures ventured down the walkway of Statuary Hall, before a steady stream began...

The fate of the post-Trump Republican Party hangs in the balance

The fate of the post-Trump Republican Party hangs in the balance

From Issue 6
By Landon Miller, Guest Columnist February 2, 2021

2021 has already proven to be an unpleasant year for Republicans. After losing the White House, seven senators who often aligned themselves with the President voted to object to certifying Joe Biden’s...

A reader of the fake news is confused as to why Trump is being asked about white supremacy again, while Biden is being asked about his favorite flavor of ice cream, when he has denied Antifa's existence. Illustration by Kalyn Giesecke

OPINION: There is a reason for distrust in the news

From Issue 6
By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor January 27, 2021

A Gallup poll published in September 2020 found that a record-high 60% of Americans have no or not very much trust in the media. Why is this? Mainstream media leans one way, and it is obvious. As president,...

Senators Perdue and Loeffler (R-GA)'s runoff races could decide control of the United States Senate.

OPINION: No, America is not doomed

By Cass Rutledge, Opinion Editor December 3, 2020

This past election, millions of people came out and voted, which, no matter what your political leanings are, should be considered a good thing. Right now, the mainstream media has declared a winner in...

OPINION: Does listening to

OPINION: Does listening to “Mario Kart” music help students efficiently work on homework?

By Lauren Anne Smith, Editor November 28, 2020

    Going remote for the past two weeks has led to a lot of free time and procrastinating about homework. A recent trend on social media has been listening to  music from video game series Mario Kart...

Monopoly Man makes a corrupt backroom deal. Illustration by Kalyn Giesecke

OPINION: Why does big biz go left?

By Ty Usey, Guest Columnist November 24, 2020

It’s a question I hear a lot. Conservatives usually support sweeping tax cuts and lower regulations for corporations, so many people are confused as to why these businesses seem to oppose conservative...

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