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The last MLB All-Star Game took place at Progressive Field in July of 2019. Because of COVID, the 2020 All-Star Game was cancelled, raising the stakes for a match-up in 2021.

MLB All-Star Game moved

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

As a result of Georgia's controversial new voter laws, the MLB has chosen to not support that and has even moved the All-Star Game out of the state.  The law’s purpose is to help correct voting issues,...

Senate impeachment managers make the case against former President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial in February. Though acquitted for inciting a riot, Trump is the only U.S. president to be impeached twice.

Trump acquitted during second impeachment

Kaitlyn Wenzel, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

In early February 2021, the second impeachment trial for former-President Donald Trump was held in the Senate, he was acquitted of high crimes and misdemeanors.  The trial lasted five days and the...

President Biden speaks at an event in Jackson, MS standing in front of an American flag. During his first hours in office, President Biden has already made progress toward fulfilling his 100-day agenda.

President Biden promises ambitious 100-day plan

Kaitlyn Wenzel, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

On January 20, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were officially announced as the 46th President and Vice President of America.  Due to the storming of the capitol two weeks prior, President Biden arrived...

President Donald Trump has been impeached for a second time for inciting insurrection, but its hard to ignore all of the other offenses that should have removed him from office far earlier.

Editorial: Trump deserves second impeachment

Editorial Board January 14, 2021

With less than one week remaining of Donald Trump’s presidency, the nation is divided yet again. In the wake of the riots that took place at the nation's Capitol on January 6, Trump has been impeached...

January 20, 2021 President Elect Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated at Capitol Hill as the 46th President of the United States of America.

What to expect on Inauguration Day

Josie Cable, Opinions Editor January 11, 2021

On January 20, president elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. And although traditional events are already in place for Inauguration Day, things are going to look...

Pro-Trump rioters break into Capitol Hill, destroying and looting the property during the Electoral College Certification Wednesday, January 6.

Pro-Trump extremists break into Capitol Hill

Becky Arendarczyk, Artistic Director January 7, 2021

A large pro-Trump mob pushed their way into the United States Capitol on Wednesday, stopping the Electoral College certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and putting the building into a...

Weeks after the 2020 election—and after Democratic candidate Joe Biden was announced the winner of the presidential race—political signs still adorn neighborhoods throughout McHenry.

Essay: Defending democracy

Ciara Duncan, Features Editor November 24, 2020

America is a democracy. Its citizens enjoy free thought, free will, and a free country. That's what makes the U.S. great; people are allowed to believe what they want to believe. That is, of course, until...

With the current events of the 2020 election, places all over the country are split between their political views.

Opinion: When politics divide, learn when to let go

Alayna Trimingham, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

Many people have trouble knowing when to say something and when to not say something, especially about politics. At the end of the day, it’s up to you. Are different political beliefs worth losing friends...

Though President Trumps nominated another woman to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Amy Coney Barrett does not live up to Ginsbergs legacy—and may do more harm than good from the bench.

Opinion: Amy Coney Barrett isn’t for human rights

Becky Arendarczyk, Art Director November 11, 2020

Human rights or just politics? It’s the debate American citizens found themselves in when President Donald J. Trump appointed Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett’s past shows that she has...

The course of the 2020 Presidential Election has been full of twists and turns, all leading to a close race between President Donald J. Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.

2020 Presidential race still uncertain

Emma Snyder, News Editor November 5, 2020

Election night is over and it is still unclear as to who the 46th president of the United States will be. With votes being counted and key states left to win, it could be a week before Americans know the...

President Donald Trump waves to supporters from Air Force One onSeptember 6 in Mandan, ND following an event with energy workers. The inquiry surrounding President Trumps impeachment has dominated the news cycle since a whistleblowers report became public in September.

The Trump impeachment inquiry—what you need to know

Ciara Duncan, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

According to the United States Constitution, “The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery,...

Using the F word

Using the “F” word

Maggie Morris , Staff Reporter April 1, 2019

In modern day society, the “F” word is uttered daily. Feminism, when used with its negative connotation, has been denounced in public.  In reality, feminism is needed to advance the values of equality...

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