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The fight against DAPL is not over

The fight against DAPL is not over

Kim Michal, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


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The Army Corp of Engineers stopped the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from crossing under Missouri River. On Dec 4, the U.S. Army’s Assistant Secretary Jo-Ellen Darcy made a statement saying that the easement that would allow Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) to drill under the river will not be granted...

The election’s over, now what can we do to help others cope?

Alison Ahlgrim, News Editor

December 8, 2016


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I have spent the last 10 years of my life helping some of America’s most vulnerable populations find housing, put food on the table, handle difficult issues in their lives, build self-sufficiency, gain skills, and find a sense of purpose and dignity. Given my background, many people have reached...

Mailbag: Letters to the Editor

December 8, 2016


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To the Editor: As members of a great club here on the Madison College campus, we at “To Save A Life” are excited to engage with other students about our mission. While the graphics choices of one of our recent posters was unfortunate, and we apologize to all offended students, we appreciate this...

Focus on the polls a mistake

Focus on  the polls  a mistake

Brandon Nelson, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


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Almost everyone was shocked when President-Elect Donald J. Trump emerged victorious just a few weeks ago. For most, this was a result of media outlets repeatedly declaring Hillary Clinton as the eventual winner, and suggesting that Trump had lost before the night even began. Yet, on election night, all...

Visiting the Pearl Harbor memorial

Visiting the Pearl Harbor memorial

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


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On a sunny, calm Sunday morning on Dec. 7, 1941, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, everything changed. My grandmother grew up on the naval base of Hickam Field, just miles away from Pearl Harbor, and was only 7 years old when Pearl Harbor and the surrounding bases were bombed. She and her family were...

Make democracy work for everyone

Make democracy work for everyone

Paul Little, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


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Democracy has always been something we have held very dear. In theory, it ensures that everyone’s voice will be heard and that the desires of the population will determine how our government is run. Ideally, this would unify and strengthen us to get together and enact legislation to fix the government. We...

The words you use reflect your beliefs

The words you use reflect your beliefs

Regis Mizero, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


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It is rather poetic that Judeo-Christian’s holy book describes creation as beginning with “the word.” Language is intrinsically part of who we are as human beings. Actually, many believe that it is what separates mankind from the inferior plane of primitive animals. Evolving along with technology,...

Heroes work to protect the environment: Many fighting to prevent threat posed by pipelines

Heroes work to protect the environment: Many fighting to prevent threat posed by pipelines

Kim Michal, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2016


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Heroes are everywhere. We see them every day, but we just don’t know it. They are members of our family or even members of congress. They dedicate themselves to causes that we would consider good and take on worthy endeavors, which they never give up on. I want to tell you about the struggles of...

Recovery Matters: Don’t let fear sidetrack you from moving forward

Patrick Kempfer, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


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A hero and a coward have one thing in common... FEAR. The difference between the two is that a coward will do whatever they can to hide or mask their fear, whereas a hero will face it, knowing that regardless of the outcome, they have done the right thing. I want you to know that it’s perfectly...

Election-year hopes from a Muslim student

Election-year hopes from a Muslim student

Mouna Algahaithi, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


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Ever since I was in middle school and began to wear the hijab, or headscarf, I felt as though it was my responsibility to behave a certain way so as not to disgrace the very faith I openly represent. Attending a predominantly white middle school, I dropped out after only half of a semester, and I still...

Being addicted to smartphone games can make you feel dumb sometimes

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


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Every year, there’s always a new smartphone game craze. Several years ago, it was Temple Run. Soon after that it was Candy Crush. This year it was Pokemon GO. Flappy Bird & Minecraft have also found themselves amongst the addictive games. I’ve had my fair share of game addictions. Usually...

Accessing STEM research

Accessing STEM research

Sara Hill, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016


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We often talk about our country’s sad statistics when it comes to STEM, which means Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Much of this is based on the lack of emphasis in these fields, from kindergarten through high school. But what about college? As students, we are allowed to choose...

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