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ScotSkim Special Edition: the midterms

ScotSkim Special Edition: the midterms

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2018

America spoke. The 2018 midterm elections displayed high voter turnout, potentially the highest midterm turnout in 20 years.  This race was especially relevant due to the partisan nature of modern politics. With the United States Congress, being controlled by the Republican party, it was imperati...

ScotSkim: controversy

ScotSkim: controversy

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

President Donald Trump posts questionable advertisement On Nov. 1, five days prior to the 2018 midterm election, President Donald Trump tweeted a new advertisement video depicting Central Americans as cop killers. The ad features Luis Bracamontes, a Mexican man who was deported multiple times bu...

ScotSkim: hate

ScotSkim: hate

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Yet another shooting envokes fear among the masses Eleven people are dead including Holocaust survivors and seven are injured along with the perpetrator following a shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. On Oct. 27, Robert Bowers stormed a Shabbat service armed with an assault rifle and three handgun...

ScotSkim: targets

ScotSkim: targets

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

Pipe bombs sent to left-wing associates News broke Wednesday morning that pipe bombs were sent to various prominent members of the Democratic party, including the Clintons and the Obamas, and to CNN headquarters in New York City. The reporting of these incidents stirred up confusion, as authorities ...

ScotSkim: safety

ScotSkim: safety

Julia Rhodie, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018

US pulls out of long-standing nuclear arms treaty with Russia An agreement that was initially made to avoid nuclear conflict is said to be eliminated, as President Trump announced on his way to a campaign rally in Nevada. The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty established during the...

ScotSkim: southern border

ScotSkim: southern border

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018

Trump threatens to close the border As hundreds of refugees approach the United States, President Trump threatens to close the U.S. border with Mexico to prevent their entry. The caravan consists primarily of Hondurans, however, it is thought have refugees from several Central American nations. With t...

ScotSkim: voting

ScotSkim: voting

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

October 17, 2018

North Dakota law limits voters The Supreme Court passed a law which prohibits citizen without an address from voting. This law, effective immediately, came in response to the election of North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp six years ago. North Dakota is a historically Republican state and H...

ScotSkim: weather

ScotSkim: weather

Maya Benjamin, Staff Writer

October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael destroys Mexico Beach Hurricane Michael has killed at least 18 people and three are still unaccounted for in Mexico Beach, Fla. At least 230,000 people are lacking electrical power, according to CNN, and there have been long lines of people waiting for fuel. President Donald Trump an...

ScotSkim: tension

ScotSkim: tension

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018

White House expands Kavanaugh’s FBI investigation The Senate postponed Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote into the Supreme Court to allow time for an FBI investigation. Several members of the committee from both parties cited a lack of evidence in the Senate hearings regarding allegations of...

ScotSkim: the storm after the storm

ScotSkim: the storm after the storm

Emma Romanowsky, Highlander Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2018

Hurricane Florence aftermath hits the East Coast hard Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast this week with a lower intensity than expected. The storm, originally a Category 4, was downgraded to a Category 2 as it hit the Carolinas. However, the aftermath of the storm is causing significant damage to t...

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