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‘Ye or nay: Why Kanye’s wrong about thinking for himself

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One thing that surprises people who know me well is that I love Kanye West. My Spotify account is eclectic at best, ranging from 50’s Motown to 60’s rock to 80’s pop, all the way to more recent music that fits under the general guise of “indie.” Kanye West holds his own special place in…

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Planning Ahead: Cecile Richards steps down from Planned Parenthood

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Cecile Richards, the eldest daughter of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, has chosen to step down as President of Planned Parenthood. She has been in charge of the nonprofit organization since 2006. Richards has overseen all decisions for the organization and has played a big part in advocating for reproductive rights. She hasn’t announced what…

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Fire, Fury, and the Faculty of Donald Trump: What the latest White House exposé reveals about the attitude of the Trump presidency

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Filled with the personal accounts of White House aides, staff and sometimes Trump himself, Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” provides an all-access pass to what Wolff calls “The most extraordinary political storm since Watergate.” Despite being referred to as the “Trump tell-all book,” Wolff exposes something much larger and more disturbing than Donald J. Trump…

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In a year: Reflecting on growth since Trump’s inauguration

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A little over a year ago, I was preparing for Trump’s inauguration after he was elected President of the United States. After being filled with raw emotion, I poured my heart into an editorial speaking about what I hoped was to come. In the year since Trump’s inauguration, I’ve noticed a downfall in our society…

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High Alert: America faces spike in opioid abuse

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On October 26th, 2017 The White House publicly declared an Opioid Crisis as an official public health emergency. President Donald J. Trump has stated that he would work alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping to combat the issue. Opioids are pain relief drugs that have extra strength and are highly addicting. Opioids allow the brain to…

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From Russia With Love: FBI investigates Trump/Russia ties

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On March 20, 2017, F.B.I. director James B. Comey announced at a hearing before the White House Intelligence committee that the F.B.I. is investigating ties between President Donald J. Trump and Russia. The investigation could take months, or even years, according to the New York Times.   During the public hearing Comey and Admiral Michael…

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Brick by brick: Donald J. Trump begins plans on promised wall

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During Donald J.Trump’s presidential campaign, one of his major promises was to build a wall on the Mexican-American border in an effort to prevent immigrants from crossing illegally via the border. Now that promise is coming into action. Signing an executive order for the construction of the border wall during a visit to the Department…

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This land is your land: Trump bans certain refugees and travelers

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On Friday, January 27, President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order that has temporarily halted entry into the United States for citizens of seven countries for 90 days, banned all refugees from entering the United States for 120 days, banned Syrian Refugees for an unspecified amount of time, and requires additional screening of anyone…

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You’re Fired: Donald J. Trump fires long time inauguration announcer Charlie Brotman

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After January 20th 2017, Inauguration day, President Donald J. Trump began to make plans for the United States. Charlie Brotman, the man who has announced and introduced every president since President Eisenhower, was not included in those plans. Trump gave Brotman his most famous line, “You’re Fired.” Charlie Brotman was previously known for announcing for…

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Inauguration Day: Students and staff respond to Trump’s presidency

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On January 20th, 2017, the day of 45th President Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration, students filed in through the doors of the Ann Richards School like it’s just another Friday. But for some, today is a day of expression and protest, and a chance to make their voices heard. Before winter break, eighth grade students Frida…

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7 People 7 voices: Students share their opinions on the presidential election

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On November 8th, 2016 Donald J. Trump was elected President of the United States. Below, students in grades 6-12 share their opinions and reactions on the President-Elect. Madeline Sansbury (6): “I feel like some people just want change, but I feel like it’s just gonna get really bad, and the economy’s gonna crash, and maybe…

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Counting Backwards: Green Party files for vote recount in swing states

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In the weeks following the United States presidential election, the Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has officially filed for a vote recount in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Stein additionally plans to file for a recount in Michigan. In the 3 swing states being recounted, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton lost to Republican President-elect Donald Trump by…

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