Opinion

Yes, freedom of speech is important

By Autumn Berend / March 14, 2018

  The right to free speech. One of the contentious rights given to us by the Founding Fathers. Though often misattributed to God, our rights actually stem from the Bill of Rights, and any amendments to the constitution based on changing times and what we as a society believe is needed. Why is Freedom of…

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Awareness on male sexual assault

By Summer Barraza / March 6, 2018

Story by Summer Barraza Multimedia Editor Often, when I read fractional statistics like, “one in three people will have a great day today,” I look up and begin to count the people around me and I think to myself, “Okay out of the three people I have counted, one of us might have a good day,”…

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Political Perspectives: Gun control

By Clackamas Print / February 27, 2018

Topic: Gun Control Over the last decade, one of the most contentious topics in the political world has been gun control. Although gun laws have largely remained stagnant at the federal level since the expiration of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban in 2004. Despite this, the debate over the proper handling of guns in the…

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Is Thomas Jefferson a trusted name to brand on a school building?

By Ian Van Orden / February 21, 2018

News Editor Ian Von Orden argues against the notion of changing the name for the Thomas Jefferson High School simply because he was a slave owner. His reason? Context and nuance.

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A dynasty was born

By Jacob Thompson / February 13, 2018

By Jacob Thompson Sports editor Most NFL fans were less than impressed to see the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl again. I was not one of those fans, I was thrilled to see New England back in the big game. No, I am not a Patriots fan; I’m a Cheesehead (Green Bay Packers…

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Paradoxical: Ethical Journalism

By Autumn Berend / January 30, 2018

By Autumn Berend Editor-in-chief Is ethical journalism dying? The answer may not surprise you, but the reason might. Journalism is considered to be the first draft of history, marking down events that take place and recording them in archives. Because of journalism, we know what’s happening in Syria during the Civil War, what happens within…

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Political perspectives: DACA

By Clackamas Print / January 24, 2018

This is the first installment of a political column that will present contrasting political views of both liberal and conservative views to shed light on both side’s opinions. One of the major hot topic issues this year has been immigration. It was one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent issues during his election campaign, and…

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The Paradoxical

By Autumn Berend / November 29, 2017

A 30-YEAR-OLD SUPREME COURT DECISION CONTINUES TO RESTRICT SCHOOL PRESS By Autumn Berend Editor in Chief Roughly 30 years ago the United States Supreme Court made a decisive choice in a very important ruling that would determine just how much freedom you or your family have in school. In 1988, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled…

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Should history guide our understanding of gun control?

By Ian Van Orden / November 22, 2017

By Ian Van Orden News and Opinion Editor Ratified on December 15 , 1791, the United States Bill of Rights added the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution. Among the included rights are free speech, as noted in the First Amendment, protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, as noted in the Fourth Amendment, and…

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The Paradoxical

By Autumn Berend / November 8, 2017

An appeal to those who oppose public healthcare By Autumn Berend Editor-in-Chief Medicaid is far more important than you think. Let me tell you a story why. It was the Fourth of July in 2017 and the weather was blisteringly warm, and the sun was beating down upon my back as I marched to the…

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