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Russians target U.S. elections

Investigation continues; impact measured, Trump involvement questioned Is Russia tampering with American public opinion? Did Russia meddle in our election? This is a question that hung over the 2016 presidential election, and since then, all of Donald Trump’s presidency. After firing the head of the FBI (supposedly for influencing the …

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Trump quotes should alarm everyone

Derogatory statements on race reflect bigotry; Christians can’t ignore them Donald Trump has accused Mexican immigrants of being rapists, he has tried to ban people from Muslim countries from entering the United States, and most recently in an asinine flood of scandals from the Trump administration: Trump complained that we …

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Brave New World

Brave New World reveals important issues in modern day society Genetic modification, government corruption, substance abuse … sounds familiar, right? Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a modern classic novel — perpetually relevant — delving into important issues that modern society faces. Generations of readers have identified with this book, …

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Sno Daze: a prediction

Will next weekend’s dance reverse a negative trend? Talon Talks – Staff Editorial This year has seen a dramatic decline in attendance at dances. Many students attended the back to school dance, slightly fewer went to Homecoming, and hardly anyone went to Sadie’s. What will happen at Sno Daze? Some …

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Adjusting to a new space

Talon staff discusses Mendota Heights site, mourns loss of north campus Long, fresh hallways, jam packed with students that have found a new routine of moving from class to class. High top tables and red couches and modern designs and desks that always seem to be moving. This is the …

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Adjusting to Mendota Heights swivel desks

This year has seen many changes, good and bad. One of the most important of these changes is the teachers’ decisions of what seats they wanted in their classroom. “The faculty were given the opportunity to choose what they wanted for their rooms versus just ordering a bunch of different …

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The Myanmar crisis

A small ethnic group of Muslims in Myanmar (a mostly Buddhist country), called Rohingya (population 1.2 million out of almost 53 million in Myanmar), are being persecuted by the Myanmar military, after a group of Rohingya attacked police posts and an army base in Myanmar on August 25, killing 12. …

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App Reviews – Pinterest

The name says it all. “Pinterest” is an app and website where individuals can scroll through thousands of images and “pin” (save) the ones they are interested in. Pins cover a wide range of topics: home decor, recipes, fashion trends, shoes, television shows, books, movies, memes and quotes. With thousands …

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The Electoral College: Tried and True

It sounds so wrong: Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote by 2 million votes and losing the election. Historically, a situation like this ends with calls for the abolishment of the Electoral College due to this undemocratic result. However, the Electoral College is an old institution that, once examined, has …

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