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Survey: Trump’s first year

Published Dec. 17, 2017 How has the President been doing? A survey of Minnehaha student shows that two-thirds disapprove of Trump’s performance As the first semester comes to an end, students at Minnehaha will soon get their first grades of the year, but they have also handed out some grades …

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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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Run, Andrea, run

What was your dream job when you were in high school? My dream job in high school was to be a corporate lawyer. I didn’t know much at the time, but my thought was that if I was a lawyer I could help people get out of trouble or lead …

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How to talk about politics … and why

Extremes of apathy, partisan divide make having a political conversation a challenge But it’s worth doing if you know how to navigate through obstacles When most people talk about politics, they either only talk about it with their friends who agree with them or quickly get into arguments with friends …

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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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Clinton’s New College Compact

Clinton proposes free college tuition for students at in-state universities with the New College Compact In July, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton proposed a New College Compact, which would make tuition at four-year, in-state, public colleges and universities free for any student with a family that earns $85,000 or less …

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Contrasting Column: The principled vote

Don’t vote for the ‘lesser evil’ “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension…is itself a frightful despotism.” George Washington warned the country in his farewell address that falling into a two-party system is a danger to be discouraged and …

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Contrasting column: your vote matters

Your vote changes history, don’t waste your vote The 2016 presidential race will go down in history, with all of its countless memes and fact checking. Amid the shocking twists and turns of the campaign, voters must remember that one of the candidates will ultimately be elected president of the …

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Activism: college vs. high school

Student activism appears to be more prevalent in college, “a breeding ground” where “this activism, this passion can flourish” and students can express beliefs The large rock in the center of the campus courtyard bore the message “Black Lives Matter.” A message written in response to recent shooting incidents involving …

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