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North Dakota oil spill shows Trump’s incompetence

North Dakota oil spill shows Trump’s incompetence

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Humans of Carlmont, Opinion

On December 2016, there was an oil spill in North Dakota, and almost no one cared. The pipeline which caused the spill, owned by True Companies, was originally thought to have released only 4,200 barrels of oil into the state's water supply. However, recent reports show that the spill is actually...

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

Xenophobia is nothing new, but there is hope

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Top News

It seems like every day when I turn on the news Donald Trump’s administration is finding a new way to attack immigrants and minorities. On Jan. 27, Trump signed an executive order banning Syrian refugees as well as travel from seven Muslim-majority countries, after advocating for a “complete an...

Abort Trump’s polices, not foreign aid

Abort Trump’s polices, not foreign aid

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion

In the past week, President Trump has signed a flurry of vague, alarming executive orders turning back the clock on Obama's eight years of work, from "lessening the burden of Obamacare" to removing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and to implementing a ban on seven Muslim-majority countries. Amidst mass protests and public outcry, however, one act is being forgotten. Trump also signed an executive order bringing back the "Global Gag Rule," a policy implemented under the Regan administration in 2001, which states that the U.S. will not give to any foreign aid organization which provides or "promotes" abortions. This policy is nothing but an attack on women on from all over the world.

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Michelle Obama’s legacy will not be forgotten

Michelle Obama’s legacy will not be forgotten

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
December 15, 2016
Filed under Opinion

While Michelle Obama may be leaving the White House, her legacy never will. On Nov.4, 2008, Michelle became America's first African America first lady - a historical moment in a country who's Civil Rights Movement led my Martin Luther King and Malcolm X only ended a mere 48 years ago. Throughout the eight years she has been in the Whitehouse, Michelle has been a model to women and girls all around the world, and a reminder for everyone of the true power and potential of a woman.

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Trump is president; Get over it

Trump is president; Get over it

Leea Ivanel, Staff Writer
December 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion

From the first day since Donald Trump's presidency was announced, tens of thousands of people have been pouring into the streets to protest the Electoral College's decision. They advocated for a recount of votes, called the Electoral College unjust, and held up signs reading "Love trumps hate" and "...

Pushing Trump out of the spotlight

Pushing Trump out of the spotlight

Editorial Staff
September 22, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top News

We thought Americans would come through. We thought Americans would be smarter than this. In order to continue being a distinguished news site that offers its audience important local and national news, we must cover the 2016 presidential election to its full extent. This means ending our “Tru...

Make America great again by silencing Trump

Make America great again by silencing Trump

Editorial Staff
March 2, 2016
Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Top News

Any publicity is good publicity, and Donald Trump is by far the most publicized candidate in the 2016 presidential election. Almost every news site in the nation is constantly covering Trump's every move. This media boost gave the man who everyone originally thought was running as a joke more than...

Donald Trump as the modern-day Sith Lord

Donald Trump as the modern-day Sith Lord

Justin Som, Staff Writer
January 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Top News

According to Jedi Master Yoda, fear is the path to the dark side. "Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. And hate, leads to suffering." In George Lucas's Star Wars franchise, the Sith are famous for their manipulation skills and capabilities of spreading hate. In fact, the high master of the...

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