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Voice of the next generation

Voice of the next generation

By Brooke Vincent

May 11, 2015

Only a year since graduating high school, Brooke Lopez has taken on a multitude of new responsibilities at the University of Texas at Dallas reflecting her former busy high school career. But now only a freshman in college, Lopez will don her name on the ballot during the Wylie City Council election...

Clinton declares candidacy for 2016 election

Clinton declares candidacy for 2016 election

By Claire Dinshaw

April 23, 2015

Hillary Rodham Clinton is now, officially, running for president. Her announcement puts an end to the widespread speculation regarding a potential 2016 presidential bid which began in 2012. Clinton declared her candidacy on Sunday, April 12th through a pre-taped video which was posted on her website....

Texas judge blocks launch of immigration program

Texas judge blocks launch of immigration program

By Jenan Taha

April 16, 2015

Following President Obama’s immigration reform policy of November 2014, Texas Federal Judge Andrew Hanen issued an injunction on February 16 to temporarily block the new immigration program from launching, hindering roughly 5 million illegal residents from working legally in the U.S. The lawsuit...

Keystone XL Pipeline stirs debate in Washington

Keystone XL Pipeline stirs debate in Washington

By David Girbino

March 6, 2015

The Keystone XL pipeline is one of the most controversial and hotly-debated issues of today’s political landscape. The $8 billion dollar Canada-to-Texas pipeline will, when completed, transfer thousands of barrels of crude oil from Canada’s Tar Sands to the oil refineries in Texas and the Gulf...

Students have an ‘obligation to join the political process’

Students have an ‘obligation to join the political process’

By Janette Aqyirre

March 5, 2015

On Monday morning, Congressman Andre Carson sat down for a question and answer session with students in the Ben Davis theatre. The Q&A, led by Wayne Township superintendent Dr. Jeff Butts, gave students an opportunity to voice their opinions on state issues. Students were able to use the #RockTheWayneVote...

Hong Kong down but not out in struggle for democracy

Hong Kong down but not out in struggle for democracy

By David Girbino, Mayfield High School

February 11, 2015

The fires of protest blazing in Hong Kong cannot be allowed to die beneath the heel of the “People’s Republic” of China.

President Obama stands his ground in 2015 SOTU address

President Obama stands his ground in 2015 SOTU address

By Talia Hendel, Staples High School

February 11, 2015

As the granddaughter of a former democratic Senator, blue is definitely in my blood. However, I found myself questioning several of President Barack Obama’s proposals while watching his State of the Union address. He was very convincing and I agree with many of his statements, but there seemed to...

Scandal strikes the streets of D.C.

<i>Scandal</i> strikes the streets of D.C.

By Sophie Haddad, Carlmont High School

February 11, 2015

Red wine spills on the white couch. Twenty-five seconds more and they've made the capture. Screams are stifled and scuffles silenced. The next red substance to stain the furniture isn't wine. Scandal, an ABC television series, kicked off its winter premiere with surprise and enigma. Season four con...

Garner case reveals the problems with grand juries

Garner case reveals the problems with grand juries

By Jason Zappulla, Osceola Fundamental High School

January 14, 2015

On December 3, 2014, a Staten Island grand jury refused to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner. Garner, an asthmatic African-American man from Staten Island, died on July 17, 2014, after being put in a chokehold for 19 seconds by Pantaleo, who is white. Garner, accused of...

What can journalism students learn from the Kirby Delauter debacle?

What can journalism students learn from the Kirby Delauter debacle?

By Lancer Media Staff, Linganore High School

January 9, 2015

UPDATE: Kirby Delauter issued an apology to the reporter on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Original story: On January 6, 2015, a news outlet claiming to be the North Korean News Service tweeted about Frederick County councilman Kirby Delauter’s recent attempt to “restrict press freedom” in Fr...

Rand Paul needs a Noodle Bib account

Rand Paul needs a Noodle Bib account

By Shane McKeon, Shaker Heights HS, Shaker Heights, Ohio

December 10, 2013

Ah, Thanksgiving. What better way to celebrate than a column about stealing? I always liked Ron Paul. While perhaps the most homophobic, anti-big government person I’d ever seen, I had a real respect for the way he answered questions; he answered off the top of his wise bald head, not with a ...