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Should Immigrant Criminals be Deported?

Should Immigrant Criminals be Deported?

Christian Lopez

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

President Donald Trump seems to have a problem with non-Americans. As you may know, Trump has decided to build a wall on the south border. He is deporting immigrants to their countries or origin. His main targets are Muslims and Mexicans. But what if they are in prison? They have committed some crime....

Grow Thicker Skin???

Grow Thicker Skin???

Julia Lindo

November 2, 2017


Filed under Opinion

One issue that I have heard discussed on numerous occasions is that people are overly offended by something as simple as, for example, being called “stupid.” In addition to this, many think that these people need to “grow thicker skin” and to simply not take it to heart. However, I strongly d...

Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer

Dan Geyer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Belfast Lady Bulldogs began Homecoming with a 3-0 win over the Scio Tigers on October 3rd. Morgan Hamer, Megan Rose and Hanah Helms each scored, and Hamer had six saves. The girls traveled to Hinsdale and played hard, but fell 5-0, Hamer stopping fifteen shots in the loss. On October 6th, the l...

Climate Change is a Real Concern

Climate Change is a Real Concern

Christian Lopez

October 19, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Climate change is a very real issue that our country and planet is facing at the moment. Most people believe it, but there are some unbelievers. Climate change is affecting our seasons and crop-growing cycles. This is a very real problem and it is a very dangerous issue that needs to be addressed imme...

Gun Control Controversy: How It’s Important to Our Country and How it’s Being Addressed

Gun Control Controversy: How It’s Important to Our Country and How it’s Being Addressed

Christian Lopez

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Stephen Paddock, age 64, shot 600 rounds into the bodies of 500 people, killing fifty-eight people. The crowd was at the Route 91 Country Music Festival in Las Vegas on the night of October 1st, 2017. The gunman shot from a hotel across the street. According to CNN, Paddock used a military-grade rifle. He...

Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes

MacKenzie Hurd

June 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Social Issues

History repeating itself is a controversial part of everyday life, and what is repeating itself today is hate crimes. In the world today, hate crimes are on the rise. Most of these horrible actions have been race related and are leaving citizens speechless that even in today’s world people still...

Growing Popularity of Eastern Medicine in The West

Growing Popularity of Eastern Medicine in The West

Noah Bentley

June 7, 2017


Filed under Health, Opinion

For the last 2500 years, Eastern Medicine has been practiced freely throughout Asia and a other countries. According to the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they have stated;“as of 2012, nearly 40% of Americans use Eastern medicines or therap...

Teachers Should Carry Guns

Teachers Should Carry Guns

Alex Hull

June 7, 2017


Filed under Gun Control, Opinion

Gun control is getting to be an issue.  There are so many new laws: how is a gun collector supposed to remember them all? Yes, gun control is there for the people's safety, but why do we need so many?  Some of the laws are only seven in a clip, no assault rifles, and background checks in ammunition...

Youth Sports Should be a Choice

Youth Sports Should be a Choice

Mack Cox

June 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Children should not be forced to play organized sports at a young age. Children become tired of playing by the time that they reach their teenage years.  Some kids are involved with a sport’s team year round with little time for anything else. According to a CNN researcher from the National Al...

Milk Prices

Milk Prices

Corey Brown

June 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Science

Milk prices fluctuate more than most people could ever believe. One day they are at $22.85 and the next check,t it goes down to $20.00, and then after the first drop, they drop another dollar or two. Farming is a very expensive gamble. We spend more money on farming than people make in ten years. When ...

Police in Schools Would Prevent Violence

Police in Schools Would Prevent Violence

Kayleigh Blocho

June 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Safety

Acts of violence in schools can range from a single brawl between two students, to an angry student threatening and attacking a teacher, to an adult intruder on school grounds with the intent of hurting someone,  to a killing spree carried out by a student, teacher, former student, or outsider. The Natio...

Torture Should be Used in the War on Terror

Torture Should be Used in the War on Terror

Tyler Gustason

June 7, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Safety

Torture…. It’s been around since the dark ages: it was used to instill fear, it was a punishment, and it was a way to get information. Kings, Cults, Armies, CIA, KGB, the list goes on, torture has been utilized by many people in many different ways for different reasons. Torture has evolved since the D...

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