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Staff Editorial: COVID-19 Closures and Openings Elicit Conversations About the Balance Between Economic Security and Health

Staff Editorial: COVID-19 Closures and Openings Elicit Conversations About the Balance Between Economic Security and Health

Maggie Seidel, Features Editor

May 20, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting states differently, the stay-at-home orders mandated by individual state governors are enacted on a state-by- state basis. These differing responses, closures, and openings in each state have led to more controversy about the balance between maintaining health...

Drone Cons Outweighs Pros

Drone Cons Outweighs Pros

Jack Prince, Opinions Editor

October 11, 2019

World War One produced technology that has increased international tensions over 100 years later. In WWI, the United States began developing technology that allowed them to operate crewless aerial vehicles. This was a revolutionary idea, and as has time passed, that idea has evolved. UAVs (Unmanned...

Evaluating Accomplishments and Shortcomings of Government Spending

Everything in government has to do with budgets, spending or deficits. It’s all about the money and how it’s managed.

Sean Ericson, Copy Editor

December 3, 2015

“This process stinks.” That’s how Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan described the constant flirting with the ledge of shutdown or default that has plagued political debates about the U.S. budget over the past few years. “This is not how we should be doing the people’s business,...

The cost of charging for public college

A drawing of a U.S. dollar bill with 0 as the amount.

Sean Ericson, Managing Copy Editor

October 29, 2015

The U.S. government can afford to make public colleges and universities tuition-free, so why doesn't it?

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