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Trump administration considering erasing transgenderism via definition change

Talon Smith, Reporter

December 5, 2018


Filed under World

The Trump administration is considering defining gender as a biological and unchangeable condition determined by genetics and genitalia at birth, according to The New York Times. This change would effectively erase transgenderism in the eyes of the law. It would remove all legal protections on transgender and...

Ronny Jackson withdraws as Trump’s candidate for VA

Ronny Jackson withdraws as Trump’s candidate for VA

Brooke Daniels, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2018


Filed under Politics

Ronny Jackson, physician and Trump’s pick for head for Veterans Affairs, withdrew his nomination Thursday amid a multitude of allegations against him, including being drunk on the job and improperly handing out prescription drugs such as Vanadium on international flights. In response to the multiplying allegations f...

Tillerson Out as Secretary of State

Tillerson Out as Secretary of State

Kieran Hogan, World and Politics Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Politics

President Donald Trump fired his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday, ending a 14 month run of controversial policies. Trump credited the decision to their differing stances on several topics, saying, “We were not really thinking the same,” according to the New York Times. “Really, ...

Trump State of the Union Address falls short factually

Trump State of the Union Address falls short factually

Haley Daniels, Section Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Politics

President Donald J. Trump gave the annual State of the Union Address on January 30, 2018, and the speech consisted of Trump congratulating people while also making both false statements and some true. He started his speech by thanking Ashlee Leppert, Coast Guard Petty Officer; Steve Scalise, ...

FCC repeals net neutrality

Katherine Clark and Claire Sheppard

December 15, 2017


Filed under Politics, Science & Technology, World

On December 14, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality by a vote of 3 to 2. In 2015, during Obama’s administration, the net neutrality law was passed to protect Americans from internet companies forcing users to pay to use higher quality services. Now, the Trump administration is preparing ...

Michael Flynn pleads guilty for lying to the FBI

Michael Flynn pleads guilty for lying to the FBI

Ethan Sniderman, Reporter

December 5, 2017


Filed under Politics

Michael Flynn has pled guilty to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and is reportedly cooperating in the investigation by special counsel Robert Muller. According to the New York Times, “Flynn, pleaded guilty on [Dec. 1] to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russia...

Kaepernick’s case for collusion

Kieran Hogan, World and Politics Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Politics

“To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way.” Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the playing of the national anthem began in August 2016. This protest, according to the veteran quarterback, was to bring awareness to the injustices African American...

Trump may be making tax cut bills impossible

Trump may be making tax cut bills impossible

Brooke Daniels, Editor in Chief

November 2, 2017


Filed under World

Trump faces the challenge of reducing the national debt while cutting taxes for Americans. According to many, tax reform is complicated. To achieve the “largest cut in history,” Trump’s proposed framework exceeds cuts of 5.8 trillion dollars. While GOP conservatives call for a more reasona...

President Trump Calls for Legislative Reform for Immigration Program

President Trump Calls for Legislative Reform for Immigration Program

Olivia Reid, Copy Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Politics

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that President Trump is calling for Congress to propose legislation in regards to DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, within six months time. The Obama-era program allowed for people brought into the United States by their parents dur...

Timeline: Trump and Russia Ties

Timeline: Trump and Russia Ties

Brooke Daniels, Reporter

May 4, 2017


Filed under Politics

Recent allegations have tied Trump to multiple Russian agencies and foreign individuals who most likely had a hand in the possible meddling of the recent 2016 election. Trump won the electoral vote by 74. A recent leak has tied Putin and multiple counterparts directly to the U.S. president and his fa...

Trump Launches Missile Attack on Syrian Airbase

Trump Launches Missile Attack on Syrian Airbase

Irene Ciocirlan, Reporter

April 24, 2017


Filed under World

Trump’s sudden change in platform culminated into a deadly attack. In response to a chemical weapons attack that killed innocent Syrian civilians, the United States launched a missile on a government airbase in Syria on Thursday, April 6. This strike was the first military action the US governm...

World Reacts to Trump Immigration Ban

World Reacts to Trump Immigration Ban

Brooke Daniels, Reporter

March 24, 2017


Filed under World

Protesters and world leaders lifted their voices over the actions of one man. Trump signed Executive Order 13769 on January 27th, 2017, but most of the effects of the ban were blocked in court by February 3rd. All seven of the targeted countries have refuted Trump’s actions regarding their countries, and ind...

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