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Katie Turkelson’s Yearbook class watched the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Jan. 20, 2021. Allowing students to become involved with this monumental event reflects the importance of American values and the idea that all citizens are permitted to have and express their personal opinion. “I feel that Bidens speech benefits Americans who want to see a change in this country, especially coming from him,” senior Isaac Abdelmessih said. “Personally speaking, I did not agree or stand with Joe Biden this past election season; however, I think his speech went smooth and he addressed the points he wanted to. I know that his supporters most likely valued his speech and saw it as a difference maker in this country that some saw as becoming hateful and derogatory towards others.”

Inauguration day 2021

Makayla Martindale, Staff Reporter January 30, 2021

The inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was historic in many aspects and took place on Jan. 20, 2021, 11 weeks after the 2020 Presidential Election. In elections throughout...

Former President Donald Trump gives a speech to workers at a manufacturing plant in Mich. after signing the United States- Mexico- Canada Agreement, a replacement for NAFTA. Although most of his speeches do not result in violence, Trump draws people in with his words, and taking advantage of that could lead to violence, like on Jan. 6.
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The danger of powerful speech

Faith Shimick, Staff Reporter January 15, 2021

The most powerful people in history always have big audiences and most of the time, are also talented speakers. Most celebrities may have the former, and therefore influential power, but it is often political...

Vice President Kamala Harris and President Joe Biden celebrate with staffers and family after a victory speech in Delaware. After a long contention by Republicans, Biden finally got confirmed on Nov. 7.

Election chaos

Faith Shimick, Staff Reporter November 10, 2020

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 7, the Associated Press announced former Vice President Joe Biden would be the next president of the United States. The race was called after Biden was projected to...

Vice President Mike Pence holds a press conference with Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar and the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Deborah Birx Monday, March 2, 2020, in the White House Press Briefing Room.

Federal Pandemic Response Falls Flat

Porter Huyck, Staff Reporter April 3, 2020

On Jan. 20, the first case of COVID-19 in the United States was confirmed in Washington State in a 35-year-old man who had recently traveled to Wuhan, China. Since that first case in Washington State,...

Chief Justice John Roberts presides over the impeachment trial of Donald Trump

President Trump Acquitted on Both Articles of Impeachment

Porter Huyck, Staff Reporter March 10, 2020

On Feb. 5, after hearing arguments from House impeachment managers and the president’s defense team, as well as a vote along party lines to not introduce new witnesses or evidence, the Senate...

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Politics with Porter: Iowa

Porter Huyck, Staff Reporter March 6, 2020

For our inaugural episode, Porter discusses the Iowa Democratic caucus: what happened and what it means for the future of the Democratic primary.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and other Iranian leaders at the funeral of Quasem Soleimani on Jan. 6.

U.S. – Iran Tensions Escalate

Porter Huyck, Staff Reporter January 12, 2020

The United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran have historically been at odds with one another as powerful players in the Middle East. Tensions have been mounting steadily since the...

Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker speaks during a climate change panel on Sept. 20.

Cory Booker

Cara Roth, News Editor January 8, 2020

Name: Cory Booker (Dropped out of race) Party: Democrat  Government experience: Newark, New Jersey city councilman and mayor, New Jersey senator since 2013 Democrat Cory Booker of New Jersey...

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks during the Democratic primary debate on Dec. 19.

Pete Buttigeig

Cara Roth, News Editor January 8, 2020

Name: Pete Buttigeig (Dropped out of race) Party: Democrat Government Experience: Mayor of South Bend, Indiana since 2012 As the youngest presidential candidate at age 37, Pete Buttigeig plans...

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks during the Dec. 19 Democratic primary debate.

Elizabeth Warren

Cara Roth, News Editor January 8, 2020

Name: Elizabeth Warren (Dropped out of race) Party: Democrat Government experience: Senate since 2013 Democratic Massachusests senator Elizabeth Warren, 70, was a law professor at a variety...

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks in Epsom, New Hampshire during a campaign stop on Sept. 3.

Bernie Sanders

Cara Roth, News Editor January 8, 2020

Name: Bernie Sanders Party: Democrat Government experience: Senator since 2007, House of Representatives from 1991-2007 Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (78), who also ran as a Democratic candidate...

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2020 Presidential Candidates

Porter Huyck, Staff Reporter January 8, 2020

2020, like any election year, is going to be intense. With impeachment, Iran, healthcare, firearm policy, climate change, and other important issues it is essential that potential voters are informed about...

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