Where does travel ban leave Americans

By: Nia Mosley ~Guest Writer~ When I saw the headline stating that U.S. President Trump signed what is officially called “Protection of The Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” I was floored. This document indefinitely suspends refugees from entering the United States. This order has caused many Americans to have issues at home because of either a direct or indirect connection to the countries affected. The travel ban is geared toward seven Muslim-majority countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia. These countries are, as a lot of Americans know, filled with refugees of war, famine … Continue reading Where does travel ban leave Americans

Economic growth doesn’t mean progress

By: Jonathan S. Hogue ~Opinions & Editorials Editor~ The political season has me thinking about a few things. First, why do people support Donald Trump? Second, is there a way to stop covering all politics until the actual Election Day in November? Last, what does economic growth do for us in the long-run? The last question boggles my mind because I’m confused as to how Americans connect economics to freedom. Hear me out. We discuss economics like most citizens would discuss legitimate civic liberties. Americans equate the ability to fight for flat-screen televisions on Black Friday as a sign that … Continue reading Economic growth doesn’t mean progress

Americans freed from North Korea

By: Richard Meyer ~Copy Editor~ Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller were released by the North Korean government and were welcomed home on Nov. 8. They arrived at Joint Base Lewis- McChord near Tacoma, Wash. Their release came after a letter was delivered to officials in Pyongyang by U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Clapper went to the country as an envoy of President Obama to negotiate the release and spent about a day in North Korea deliberating with security officials. The U.S. government stated that there was no trade in exchange for the prisoners. Bae is 46 years … Continue reading Americans freed from North Korea