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Drop your weapon

Mark Staples, Copy Editor

January 18, 2013

“Ladies and gentlemen, there seems to be a situation in a high school in California.  Preliminary reports are inconclusive, but there seems to be shooter on the campus.  We’ll bring you the details shortly.” No, that’s...

The College Conundrum: on pressing “Submit”

Jaurdyn Dobler, Head Editor

January 14, 2013

  “Submit” – the text that ominously lurks in a large square button on the end of every online application. A couple weeks ago, I finally removed that annoying button by pressing submit. After finishing junior...

Penmanship is at its worst

Penmanship is at its worst

December 12, 2012

Obama holds the future for America

Wyatt Ehlke, Staff Writer

October 31, 2012

There are only a few moments I can honestly remember from 2008.  I was an eighth grader, grasping the world through bits of news broadcasts and gossip in the hallways.  Admittedly, I knew only a small amount about politics,...

Romney is a no go

Alex Bertsch, Staff Writer

October 31, 2012

America’s economy is doing fine. The $16 trillion deficit, and high unemployment rate does not bother me,  but Mitt Romney wants to change all of this. Under Obama’s policies America’s economy has remained stagnant, but ...

Intruder walks among us

Nicole Johnson, Opinion Editor

October 31, 2012

We have all heard the phrase, “be aware of your surroundings,” but just a short while ago West Fargo High had an intruder inside the school for 11 minutes 38 seconds before anyone was aware of his presence. Multiple students...

Ivy leagues are not everything

Jaurdyn Dobler, Head Editor

October 2, 2012

Deciding where to go to college is the first big choice you will make for yourself. It’s all up to you, the location, the size, the level of difficulty, the subject you will study. We are told for years to dream big and apply...

#SorryNotSorry: Facebook trumps Twitter

Jaurdyn Dobler, Head Editor

October 2, 2012

If Facebook were a country, its 900 million members would make it the third largest in the world. It would far surpass any government past or present in how personally it records the lives of its citizens. Marital status, family...

Voting fulfills promise of forefathers

Wyatt Ehlke, Staff Writer

October 2, 2012

If something only happens once in every four years, it must be pretty special. The list is fairly small:  leap years, the summer and winter Olympics, total solar eclipses, the World Cup.  The most important of these elusive...

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