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Young voters shattered records for the 2020 election. Joe Biden made history be earning more votes than former president Barack Obama.

Young voters shatter early voting records

Story by Keith Perkins, Reporter November 3, 2020

As the election looms, it will bring a close to a long and, at times, vicious campaign. Hopefully, it will be only the beginning of an unprecedented effort at increasing voter turnout, a movement that...

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett

ACB after RBG: politics and bias in action

Story by Keith Perkins, Reporter October 30, 2020

Recently, there has been political controversy surrounding the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court following the death of the historic Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  However, long-term precedent...

Featured above is art by Lane Phifer. The student, in the photo, stands choosing between which bathroom to use.

Bathrooms for all: equal access for every student

Story by Lane Phifer, Multimedia Editor November 14, 2019

Like many transgender people, determinating which public restroom to use is a battle I face every day. I question my safety and how others will perceive me depending on which restroom I choose, not to...

Art by: Gabe Anderson

“Vote them out”

Story by Patrick Sullivan, Reporter May 4, 2018

The phrase “vote them out” could be the strongest call to action for my generation. The March for Our Lives took place on March 24, and displayed the increasing disdain for inaction within our government....

Respecting the Oval Office

Respecting the Oval Office

Story by Connor Balthazor, Managing Editor April 7, 2018

There is a great deal of division on if you should respect the office of the president even if you disagree with the person occupying the office. With the previous 44 presidents, it was pretty easy to...

National Disaster

National Disaster

Story by Patrick Sullivan, Reporter February 5, 2018

On Dec. 4th 2017, Donald Trump announced the reduction of Bears Ears by over a million acres, the largest reduction of protected land in American history. He also plans to reduce the size of Grand Staircase-Escalante...

Art by Gabe Anderson

The Divided States of America

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Managing Editor February 5, 2018

“Words matter.” This simple, yet powerful phrase is my life motto. I hold an immense amount of pride in my words and opinions. I am never afraid to defend them when they are attacked or support...

Mobilizing #METOO

Story by Ximena Ibarra, reporter January 18, 2018

The #MeToo movement has given a platform for many victims to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. Hollywood sparked this movement which quickly spread to other places including our government....

Net neutrality no longer a reality

Net neutrality no longer a reality

Story by Madison Nagel , Reporter January 12, 2018

Every morning when I wake up, I send my Snapchat streaks and check Facebook, Twitter and my email. Between writing for the Booster and doing research for debate, I spend most of my time on the internet. According...

Abusing Power

Abusing Power

Story by Nicole Konopelko, Managing Editor December 4, 2017

U.S. Sen. Al Franken has placed women’s issues at the top of his agenda for nine years. He wrote a bill guaranteeing emergency contraception on every U.S. military base. He reintroduced legislation to...

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