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What does it mean for the election and country now that Trump has Coronavirus?

Graphic made by Hana Beaty
October 12, 2020

This past Friday, news of President Donald Trump contracting the dreaded coronavirus shocked the nation as he was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The president, who for months...

Whataboutism and wrongness, problematic politicians

Illustration by Melissa Joseph.
May 1, 2019

The past week's events sparked the interest of many and deepened the rift between major political leaders of opposing political parties. Twitter WarDonald Trump tweeted a speech Rep. Ilhan Omar made at...

Trump isn’t the worst dog from the White House

Illustration by Melissa Joseph. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph
March 21, 2019

What do you mean Trump isn't the worst President ever? Have you gone insane?Truthfully, no; while Trump may have a terrible presidential reputation in many social and political circles, it takes more than...

Trump is his own worst enemy

Photographer: Samantha Sophia
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February 27, 2019

I do believe that we need border security, and I do believe a wall may be helpful to prevent illegal activity there. The criminals who endanger the lives of many with drugs and human trafficking should...

Satire: Trump and his best buddy Kim

Are you even best friends if you don't have matching Trump and Kim masks? We think not.
Getty Images by Richard Baker.
February 17, 2019

Does anyone remember how we all made fun of famed basketball player Dennis Rodman when he said Kim Jong-un was his best friend? Good. Now, recall how our "stable genius" of a president is trying to...

The Orion’s Camp Fire Newscast

A flame-shredded American flag hangs on a mostly burnt piece of wood on Wildwood Lane in Paradise. Photo Credit: Alex Grant
November 28, 2018

Nearly three weeks ago the Camp Fire flames ignited Paradise and several neighboring Butte County communities. The fire burned through 153,336 acres of Butte County. The thick, toxic smoke spread to cities...

President Trump surveys Camp Fire damages in Paradise with local representatives

President Trump lands at Beale Air Force Base in Marysville, California Saturday morning before he takes a helicopter to the Chico Airport. Photo credit: Christian Solis
November 17, 2018

President Trump landed at Beale Air Force Base on his way to Butte County to survey damages from the Camp Fire. The Campfire has become the deadliest wildfire in California history with 71 fatalities...

America’s conversation about sexual assault is disgusting

Getty Images by Whitney Curtis.
October 12, 2018

Don't be persuaded, this is unacceptable behavior.Kevin Jackson, Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump have many things in common. But, the most disgustingly profound thing is their recent treatment of survivors....

Immigration: do not fear the “other”

Getty Image photo by Justin Sullivan
October 7, 2018

Immigrants are part of the lifeblood of the United States. Since the beginning, the integration of new ideas has launched our great nation forward into the ever-expanding future.A lot of born citizens,...

Trump limits transgender troops from serving in the military

Photo credit: Miles Huffman
April 3, 2018

It seems that every time we are given a specific opportunity, a new policy is created for a different opportunity to get taken away. Among those, President Donald Trump announced a new memo that reaffirms...

DACA repeal will hurt Dreamers, comes at a cost

Brown Beret activist stands tall next to student-made banner Photo credit: Nicole Henson Photo credit: Nicole Henson
February 13, 2018

Nearly 800,000 people are living a nightmare. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the U.S. government will be ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan in March 2018.The Trump administration...

Trump cuts education budget, limiting student choices

Photo credit: Diego Ramirez
January 29, 2018

Deep cuts to education funding may affect schools throughout the country. The Trump administration will allocate $1.4 billion to expand vouchers in public and private schools. According to The Atlantic,...

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