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The NRA is Not a Branch of Government – Congress Is

Vicki Johnson, Politics Editor

October 13, 2017

Originally published on Oct. 13th, 2017. Corporate special interest lobbies appear to have a death-grip on U.S. policy with the ability to influence outcomes of campaigns and sway congressional votes.  To understand the power corporations have over social policy and taxes today, it is necessary to look back to Jan. 21, 2010. The United States Supreme Court ruled on...

Jimmy Kimmel & Trevor Noah Speak Out On Las Vegas Shooting

Eric Gonzalez, Student Life Editor & Entertainment Reporter

October 12, 2017

On October 2nd, television took a stand against gun violence with the help of late night hosts Jimmy Kimmel and Trevor Noah. After the Las Vegas Shooting, the two spoke about their views on gun control and the politicians who oppose it. Asking what can be done to stop these tragedies, Kimmel gave a heartwarming monologue calling us to action, while Noah criticized the current...

The War on Soda Comes to Lafayette

The War on Soda Comes to Lafayette

October 7, 2017

UPDATE Restaurants will be required to remove sugary drinks from children’s menus in Lafayette, Colo. The proposed ordinance became law in the hour before midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, when City Council v...

Quit Playing Games With Our Digital Lives

Quit Playing Games With Our Digital Lives

October 6, 2017

Deregulation of internet rules is causing chaos and confusion in society. Internet privacy appears to be evaporating by the day, with critical regulations that ensure fairness along-side it. Data hacks and security breaches are happening more frequently, posing a greater threat than ...

Carnage in Las Vegas: Assault with Weapons of Mass Destruction

Carnage in Las Vegas: Assault with Weapons of Mass Destruction

October 4, 2017

Stephen Paddock shattered two hotel windows, took aim, then fired. Revamping his lavish 32nd-floor hotel suite into a sniper's nest, the 64-year-old retir...

Facebook’s Plan to Defend Democracy

Bryden Smith, Culture Editor

September 30, 2017

Originally published on Sep. 30th, 2017. The pile of evidence regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election keeps growing in size and complexity. On September 21st Facebook announced that over 3000 inflammatory advertisements originating from Russian accounts would be relinquished to the congressional committees conducting the investigation. According to Alex Sta...

Puerto Rico Sends S.O.S. to Its Own Federal Government

Vicki Johnson, Politics Editor

September 28, 2017

Hurricane Irma caused major power outages to 70% of the island of Puerto Rico three weeks ago.  Many were still in the dark, trying to survive without electricity when hurricane Maria arrived historically and devastated beautiful Puerto Rico to bits. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, the largest territory of the United States, and is home to 3.5 million US citizens. Puerto Rico became part of the United States in 18...

Kim vs Trump: War of Words as Disaster Looms

Kim vs Trump: War of Words as Disaster Looms

September 25, 2017

PYONGYANG - Tensions between the US and North Korea have ratcheted up in recent weeks, with Premiers Trump and Kim trading taunting insults, each threate...

This Season on “American Horror Story”: Clowns, Trump and Death

Eric Gonzalez, Student Life Editor

September 21, 2017

To some Americans, Donald Trump being elected was the best news ever. To others it was horrifying. Ryan Murphy, the creator of American Horror Story, took both the love and fear felt by many Americans and created a TV show. "American Horror Story: Cult" is based on the 2016 election. For those of you who don't know, AHS is an anthology show with seven seasons, each of which...