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The government shutdown
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The government shutdown

By JAKE ROME Staff Writer This is an article judging purely character. Legality and ability aside, Trump should not be shutting down the government to fulfill a campaign promise. The hastiness and irrationality displayed through this shutdown need to be talked about. 800,000 plus government workers have been without pay for what will soon be...

Fahrenheit 11/9: a Movie Review
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Fahrenheit 11/9: a Movie Review

By KATIE LIU Section Editor Director Michael Moore spares no one in his latest documentary Fahrenheit 11/9, a quasi-sequel to his previous documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. Focusing on the infamous 2016 election as well as other divisive issues, particularly the Flint water crisis and gun control, Moore offers a brutal condemnation of both current and past...

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The challenge for Kevin de Leon

By EVAN WOLF Staff Writer Election day was a disastrous day for the Democratic Party and America. Hillary Clinton lost the White House to Donald Trump, and the Republican Party took over both houses of Congress. Although the Democrats secured several wins during the November, 2017 elections in Virginia, the Democratic Party is still in...

March For Your Life
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March For Your Life

By KRISHAN PATEL Copy Editor Get up now and march for your life, For there’s more funeral invitations to send. There is no end in sight to the strife, The next shooting’s always round the bend. It’s caused American families to be wrecked. Congress refuses to pass a solution. Most want universal background checks, But...

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How affirmative action misses the point

By BITA BEHPOOR Staff Writer This past August, as students were either basking in the blissful ignorance of relaxation or stressing out over the upcoming hectic school year, the resources of the Justice Department’s civil rights division were directed towards investigations of affirmative action policies in universities. Claims of reverse discrimination being implemented in the college...

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The problem with presidential pardons

By CASEY STANFORD Staff Writer President Donald Trump used the presidential power of clemency for the first time near the end of August to pardon former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of criminal contempt of court after he publicly disregarded a court order in a case about alleged racial profiling tactics. Many...

Herbert McMaster may be a positive addition to the Trump Administration
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Herbert McMaster may be a positive addition to the Trump Administration

BY JOSEPH KRASSNER Staff Writer Throughout his still short-lived presidency, President Trump has been criticized for many of the people he has appointed into his administration. Among them are Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education–who has no professional experience in public education–and Steve Bannon for Chief Strategist–the former chairman of Breitbart News who played a...

Detrimental environmental cuts threaten to take America back to 1977
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Detrimental environmental cuts threaten to take America back to 1977

BY MARINA OLNEY Staff Writer In Donald Trump’s first budget proposal to Congress this past Thursday, he outlined extensive cuts to domestic programs. Among the most severe of these were to the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, which faces a 31% cut that would eliminate 50 programs and 3,200 jobs. Under his proposal, which is...

Kellyanne Conway’s Gross Misconception of Feminism
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Kellyanne Conway’s Gross Misconception of Feminism

BY SAMAN SALAHUDDIN Staff Writer During an interview at the Conservative Political Action Conference, President Trump’s White House Counselor,  Kellyanne Conway, said that she did not consider herself to be a “classic” feminist because classic feminism is supposedly associated with being “pro-abortion” and “anti-male.” Conway then went on to criticize the Women’s March on Washington,...