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No change in polls following Trump indictment

LIATHANO RAMIREZGRAPHIC DESIGNER ALIVIA GILESEDITOR-IN-CHIEF 9/11/2023 On Aug. 14, former president, Donald Trump, and 18 others were indicted on charges of efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. While Trump has claimed to have gained support following the charges, a recent ABC News/Ispos poll indicates this is not true. According to FiveThirtyEight, Trump’s rating […]

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Michigan Senate passes gun control legislation

LIATHANO RAMIREZGRAPHIC DESIGNER ALIVIA GILESLAYOUT EDITOR 3/27/2023 The Michigan state Senate recently approved an 11-bill package that would increase gun ownership regulations for Michigan residents. The proposals include safe storage laws, “red flag” laws and universal background checks. The “red flag” laws would let judges temporarily restrict access to guns for individuals who are a […]

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Supportive or intrusive: there’s a “Fine Line”

ALIVIA GILESLAYOUT EDITOR 2/20/2023 With out-of-the-box red-carpet looks and energetic performances, Harry Styles finds himself the center of attention at most music award shows. This year at the Grammys though, a comment Styles made had many fans making assumptions about the artist’s gender identity and sexual orientation, which are, frankly, nobody’s businesses. In his acceptance […]

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Alma Biggby Coffee accused of discrimination

ALIVIA GILESLAYOUT EDITOR 2/20/2023 The Alma and St. Louis Biggby Coffee stores are facing backlash following the new owners’, Erin and John Fitzgerald, decision to no longer allow students from Alma Public Schools’ Moderately Cognitively Impaired (MoCI) program to work in their Alma location. Through this program, which was started by the Gratiot-Isabella Regional Educational Service […]

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Taking a ‘Wrecking Ball’ to double standards

LEIA LEHRERGRAPHIC DESIGNER ALIVIA GILESLAYOUT EDITOR 2/6/2023 Following album releases from Taylor Swift and SZA and Miley Cyrus’s single, ‘Flowers,’ women are dominating the music charts and breaking records. Often though, the public’s focus is not on the art itself, but rather on the personal lives of the artists. When Miley Cyrus released ‘Flowers,’ a […]

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McCarthy elected Speaker of the House

ALIVIA GILESLAYOUT EDITOR 1/23/2023 Following a historic 15 rounds of voting and negotiations with other members of his party, California Republican Kevin McCarthy secured the position of speaker of the United States House of Representatives over New York Democrat Hakeem Jeffries.  In the first round of voting, 19 House Republicans cast their vote for Republicans other than […]