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Vice presidential debate recap

Pence and Harris met for the only vice presidential debate of the election
Grace Marcus, features writer October 30, 2020

In contrast to the continuous interruptions and name-calling that characterized the first presidential debate of 2020, Vice President Mike Pence and vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris met...

Political Issue: Survivor’s guide to having an opinion

If you've got an opinion, you're going to need some help surviving this political climate.
Nathan Sweeney, features writer October 25, 2020

So, you have an opinion. Great! As long as you don’t share it with anybody, you should be fine. At least that’s one trick I’ve picked up in a country where political arguments always end in yelling,...

Presidential personality

2020 is a standout year when it comes to presidential behavior and mishaps.
Molly Higgins, print editor October 21, 2020

So are you voting for creepy old man number one or number two? Although every election brings candidates’ character into question, 2020 is a standout year when it comes to presidential behavior and mishaps....

Political Issue: Joe Biden: building bridges

Political Issue: Joe Biden: building bridges
Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor October 6, 2020

*Opinion "I can’t believe I have to say this, but please don’t drink bleach.” Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden indirectly attacked President Donald Trump’s statement at a press...

Joe Biden

October 4, 2020

“I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun. And the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair come back up again. I love kids jumping...

Donald Trump

October 4, 2020

“I don’t think science knows, actually.” This Trump quote came from a brief in September 2020 regarding the California wildfires. Wade Crowfoot, California Natural Resources Agency Secretary, urged...

Political Issue: Not your average Joe

A Biden sign in a yard emphasizes the importance of unity.
Grace Marcus, features writer September 28, 2020

Klansmen, white supremacists, and neo-Nazis gathered in Charlottesville, VA, in August 2017, chanting racist and anti-semitic slogans as they marched with torches and carried symbols of hate. This is the...

Lost in the crowd

A storage closet now used for small group instruction at Westchester Elementary.
Benji Wilton, print editor May 27, 2020

“I view our educational system as somewhat of a three-legged stool,” Wallace Ward, Kirkwood resident, said at the KSD Board of Education meeting Feb. 10. “It’s made up of families, administrators...

Meet the Candidates: Missouri House of Representatives

Meet the candidates introduces you to candidates running for office district 90 and their platforms.
Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief March 19, 2020

This year on Nov. 3, American citizens will be heading to the polls to vote for who they want to be president for the next four years. In addition, Missourians will be electing a governor, state senate...

Meet the candidate: Rick Perry

Rick Perry, Republican candidate for House district 90, officially entered the race for the Missouri House of Representatives.
Emma Lingo, editor-in-chief March 12, 2020

Rick Perry, career law enforcement officer and former president of Missouri Conservative Coalition, has officially joined the race for the Missouri House of Representatives hoping to pick up Deb Lavender’s...

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