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President Trump Proposes Eliminating Support for Arts

President Trump Proposes Eliminating Support for Arts

Kate Lee, Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts, Politiculture, Showcase

On March 16, President Donald Trump made his first budget proposal for 2018, suggesting to increase defense spending by $54 billion and balancing that amount with, among other cuts, removing federal support for the arts, becoming the first president to propose eliminating the National Endowment for the ...

Many Faces of Bipartisan Politics

Many Faces of Bipartisan Politics

Kate Lee, Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under Politiculture, Showcase, Voices

With today’s tense political climate, it is becoming increasingly crucial for youth to be knowledgeable and involved. It is equally important to listen to different perspectives of political views. We talked to five students who felt strongly about their political identities. Their stories are set from more...

Trump’s Executive Orders: A Closer Look

Trump’s Executive Orders: A Closer Look

Catherine Wiesehuegel, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under News, Politiculture

In the very short time that Donald J. Trump has been head of the U.S. government, there have been many drastic changes in the law. With 12 executive orders already signed as of Feb. 21, it would be unwise to be unaware of what each one entails for the future of America.   Executive Or...

OPINION: Trump’s Questionable Actions

OPINION: Trump’s Questionable Actions

Haley Haverda, Reporter
February 10, 2017
Filed under News, Politiculture

From the start of President Donald J. Trump's campaign, controversial statements have poured from his mouth without a second thought. He has  insulted women, minorities, the disabled, the press, Muslims, POW’s, and his competitors. Now that he is President here a just a few of the highly questionable, terrifying, act...

OPINION: Readers Fear Dystopian Novel ‘1984’ Foreshadows Trump Administration

OPINION: Readers Fear Dystopian Novel ‘1984’ Foreshadows Trump Administration

Kate Lee, Reporter
February 2, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Politiculture, Showcase

George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 changed the way readers across the world thought about authoritarian rule when it was first published in 1949. Almost 70 years later, the classic has climbed the charts to number one on the bestseller list, beginning to rise after President Donald Trump’s advi...

OPINION: ‘Alternative Facts’ or Propaganda?

OPINION: ‘Alternative Facts’ or Propaganda?

Mae Bruce, Reporter
January 26, 2017
Filed under News, Politiculture

President Donald Trump started his first day in office with a lie-- or, should I say, an "alternative fact." Throughout President Trump’s campaign, he made up facts that were easily debunked. Many hoped that when he became president, he would finally be honest with the American people. But on his fir...

Women’s March on Austin

Women’s March on Austin

Presley Glotfelty
January 24, 2017
Filed under News, Politiculture, Showcase, World News

President Donald Trump’s inauguration sparked a retaliation around the world. Thousands of people gathered around the capitol on Jan. 21 for the Women’s March on Austin in retaliation of Trump’s intended principles for the country. The 2016 election brought U.S. morals into question and built b...

Student’s Grandfather Fought for Equality

Student’s Grandfather Fought for Equality

Anna Chuo, Reporter
January 19, 2017
Filed under Politiculture

Rainbow Beach was a popular local beach on the Southside of Chicago off of Lake Michigan. However, it was also heavily segregated in the 1960s, and if any person of any minority were to try to enjoy the beach, the racial slurs and taunts would be louder than the beach waves. Any authority there woul...

Upcoming Event: Women’s March on Austin

Upcoming Event: Women’s March on Austin

Haley Haverda, Reporter
January 17, 2017
Filed under News, Politiculture

On Saturday, Jan. 21, The Women’s March on Austin will be coming to the downtown Austin area. The march will start at 12 p.m. and end at the Capitol Building (the starting location and ending time are still to be determined). The Women’s March on Washington has inspired almost 300 sister marches t...

OPINION: Beware of Fake Stories

OPINION: Beware of Fake Stories

Arthur Wang, Reporter
January 10, 2017
Filed under News, Politiculture

Since the advent of the internet, there have been many laws that have been created to predict what inevitably will or won’t happen, one of the most famous being Godwin’s Law. As another well-known law, Poe’s Law, states, it’s impossible to create a parody of extreme views that will not be mistaken for a person...

OPINION: Charter Schools Hinder Progress

OPINION: Charter Schools Hinder Progress

Anna Chuo, Reporter
December 10, 2016
Filed under News, Politiculture

President Elect Donald Trump has nominated Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education in his cabinet. This nomination, along with many of Trump’s other nominations, has been controversial. DeVos is a billionaire from Michigan and a huge advocate for charter schools and vouchers. Many believe she will foll...