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Column: Trump’s executive order “Protecting the Nation” may have the opposite effect

Column: Trump’s executive order “Protecting the Nation” may have the opposite effect

Mia Sinha, Opinions Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Politics

Over the past few weeks after President Trump’s inauguration, he has passed seven executive orders. The most controversial order perhaps being “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which arguably could have the exact opposite effect of what it is meant to...

Column: Betsy DeVos knows very little about department she will preside over

Column: Betsy DeVos knows very little about department she will preside over

Mia Sinha, Opinions Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Politics

She was never a teacher, nor in anyway affiliated with the public school system. She was just the opposite, calling the public school system a “dead end.” Betsy DeVos and her family have donated millions if not hundreds of millions to school-choice education lawmakers and advocacy organizations swaying...

Obama says what US needs to hear during Farewell Address

Obama says what US needs to hear during Farewell Address

Klaire Holmes, Staff writer

January 17, 2017


Filed under Opinions, Politics

President Barack Obama gave his final speech at McCormick Hall in Chicago, Illinois which should serve as a wake up call to every citizen in America. He tackled issues such as immigration, race relations, and the importance of making our democracy stronger. Obama started by reflecting on all the accomplishments...

Column: Trump can’t take right to burn American flag

Column: Trump can’t take right to burn American flag

Mia Sinha, Opinions Editor

December 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics

On Tuesday Nov. 29, President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” This tweet received as much backlash as is to be expected. The issue of flag burning has been a...

Column: The youth of America will face problems with social security benefits

Column: The youth of America will face problems with social security benefits

Mia Sinha, Opinions Editor

November 18, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics

When I retire, I want to be able to kick back, relax and enjoy my time doing whatever I wish with my days. Of all things, I don’t want to have to worry about how I will be able to support myself at that age. Due to the United States’ current slow growing population rate, many people of my generation...

Column: Actions speak louder than words

Column: Actions speak louder than words

Grant Daniels, Staff Writer

October 20, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Uncategorized

Drama has unfolded in the presidential race after an eleven year old tape was released that contained troubling comments in which Republican nominee Donald Trump said demeaning things about women. While the dishonest and liberal media has blown up the tapes, the comments by Trump are far less severe...

Column: Trump’s comments are nothing new

Column: Trump’s comments are nothing new

Emma Scott, News Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Home, Opinions, Politics

On Friday evening, a tape was released by the Washington Post containing audio of the Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd comments about women in 2005. Since the release of the tapes, well-known Republicans such as House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump’s own running mate Governor...

COLUMN: Canceling concerts might not be best answer

COLUMN: Canceling concerts might not be best answer

Carter Diggs, Staff Writer

May 2, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics

Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, and many other well-respected musicians all over the country have cancelled concert dates in both North Carolina and Mississippi.   The reason?  The ever-so-talked-about House Bill 2 for North Carolina and House Bill 1523 for Mississippi.  With the comin...

Primary elections tear through state

Primary elections tear through state

Davis McCool

March 8, 2016


Filed under News, Politics

The political fever has finally reached the deep south, and that means it is time to cast votes for political party nominees. This election has been caked by anti-establishment vs. establishment battles that have ravaged both parties, led by entrepreneur Donald Trump on the Republican side, and Senator...

COLUMN: Social security needs change

COLUMN: Social security needs change

Drake Logan, Opinions Editor

February 24, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics

Prior to the Great Depression, the United States was not a welfare state. A welfare state is defined as a state that can and will provide for the basic necessities of survival for its people regardless of their employment status. The U.S. was almost entirely “hands-off” when it came to governmen...

COLUMN: Like it or not, Trump to stay

COLUMN: Like it or not, Trump to stay

Drake Logan, Opinions Editor

February 1, 2016


Filed under Opinions, Politics, Uncategorized

Walking down the streets of New York City, Los Angeles, or even the halls of Oxford High School, everyone knows Donald Trump. With his lavish investments, gold-plated aircraft, and questionable hairstyle, “The Donald” is known around the globe. You have to give it to the guy, for he sure gets...

Students encouraged to take active role in local election

Students encouraged to take active role in local election

Davis McCool

November 3, 2015


Filed under Home, News, Politics

Election day is here, and that means it's time to head to the polls. Controversy has blanketed this current election, as nothing has been more talked about than Initiative 42. The initiative proposes increased funding for schools, but also gives the responsibility for that task to a federal judge. Partisan...

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