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Editorial: The Capitol riots made America’s divisions clear

Compared to the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests during the summer of 2020,  the Capitol riots resulted in far fewer arrests, reaffirming to the American public that a racial divide still exists in the country.
Editorial Board January 15, 2021

A Black Lives Matter supporter watches the horrors of the Capitol riots from their phone last Wednesday. As Trump-supporting extremists burst in, they destroy government property, and take pictures joking...

Editorial: Trump deserves second impeachment

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

What to expect on Inauguration Day

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.
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 extremists break into Capitol Hill

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

Essay: Defending democracy

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.
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...

2020 Presidential race still uncertain

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.
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...

Get to know the 2020 presidential candidates

Thursday October 22nd the final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden was held in Tennessee to aid future voters in their voting decision.
Alayna Trimingham, Staff Writer October 29, 2020

An American citizen stands in front of a voting booth on November 3, Election Day. They look back and forth at the candidates on the ballot trying to make a decision. They need to choose the candidate...

Trump announces plan to re-open the U.S. economy

resident Donald J. Trump takes questions from the press during a coronavirus update briefing Sunday, April 19, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House.
Kyla Henige, News Editor April 27, 2020

Though COVID-19 has put everything on hold in the United States, President Donald Trump called for states to start opening at their own pace. In a press conference on April 16, Trump officially gave...

The Trump impeachment inquiry—what you need to know

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 Trump's impeachment has dominated the news cycle since a whistleblower's report became public in September.
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,...

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