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The many reasons why

Netflix series Thirteen Reasons Why divides audience on suicide awareness. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en Photo not modified

Shalene White, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018

The first season of Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” has come and gone. The series was originally slotted to be a movie by Universal Studios, starring Selena Gomez as the main character, Hannah. However, Netflix bought it and turned it into a series with Gomez at the helm as an executive producer. Even...

Alleged “shithole” slurs from President Trump

Donald Trump at the New Hampshire Town Hall at Pinkerton Academy, August 19th, 2015. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en
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Jerai Billy, Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

President Trump, allegedly slurs Haiti and African Nations as ‘shithole countries’ and senators started playing deny, deny, deny, then changed their story, now stating that they heard ‘shithouse’ instead of ‘shithole.’ An obscenity was used, it does not matter which one, according to Washington...

Taking Advantage

Taking Advantage

KateLeigh Wright, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

ADvantage is a medical, state-funded program that is part of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services division. ADvantage serves people ages 65 and older and adults with physical disablilites ages 21 and older. With budget cuts in the state, the Oklahoma Department of Human Services will soon eliminate...

Safety issues at Southeastern

Safety issues at Southeastern

Jerai Billy, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Southeastern has many programs and assistance for students to use for on campus safety, including GreenDot, various support groups, and Campus Police. According to the Southeastern website, “The mission of the Southeastern Oklahoma State University Safety Department is to ensure that all student,...

A new era in music

BTS, a K-Pop band, poses on the red carpet at the American Music Awards. They are the first Korean Pop band to e invited to the award show.

Johanna Cornejo, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

On November 19 the 2017 American Music Awards (or AMA) premiered and welcomed musicians in genres from country to rap. This year was a little different, the AMAs welcomed Korean pop group BTS, making them the first K-pop group to ever be invited to the award show. BTS was welcomed to the United States...

Editorial: The Millennial Crutch

Editorial: The Millennial Crutch

Kourtney Kaufman, Managing Editor

December 1, 2017

Millennials are one of the most creative and intuitive generations. We have found ways to excel in an ever-competitive and content saturated world. We can learn to do anything from building a rocket to doing our own plumbing on YouTube. We can connect with colleagues across the world on LinkedIn and...

Mass shootings in U.S. on the rise

Mass shootings in U.S. on the rise

Johanna Cornejo, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

As the year of 2017 comes to an end, the rates of gun shootings have increased. The number of mass shootings in the United States have reached 307 since the church shooting in Texas at the beginning of November killing 26 people. To put this in a different perspective, 310 days out of this year have...

Editorial: No excuse

Kourtney Kaufman, Managing Editor

November 2, 2017

Since allegations of sexual assault and rape against Harvey Weinstein have come to light, more and more famous and considerably powerful men have been accused as well. Weinstein alone has more than 40 accusers CNN reports. House of Cards star, Kevin Spacey has also been accused of sexually assaulting...

Is the United States untouchable?

North Korea has been testing nuclear bombs since 2006. There have been five successful nuclear bomb tests; one in 2006, 2009, 2013, and two in 2016.

Shalene White, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

North Korea has been testing nuclear bombs since 2006. BBC.com reported that North Korea conducted five successful nuclear bomb tests. The first three tests occurred a few years apart; 2006, 2009, and 2013. However, in 2016, North Korea conducted two tests a mere eight months apart; one in January and...

Vice President Mike Pence Walks Out of NFL Game

Vice President, Mike Pence, and second lady, Karen Pence, walk out of an NFL game when players kneeled in protest during National Anthem.

Colten Tollett, Staff Writer

October 23, 2017

United States Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a recent NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers because several players kneeled during the national anthem. Shortly after walking out, he posted a series of tweets defending his decision to exit the game. "While...

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