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The Kirkwood security catastrophe

The Kirkwood security catastrophe

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer

January 18, 2014


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Is KSDK always "on your side"? Read More »

A surveillance state

A surveillance state

Austin Oakes, Editor In Chief

January 17, 2014


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Obama’s speech on the NSA Friday followed a very predictable path. He referenced notable moments in U.S. history to frame the topic of surveillance, he made arguments regarding national security in defense of the NSA, he made qualified announcements about potential reforms, and he even pointed a finger...

Lessons learned from Superman Sam

Lessons learned from Superman Sam

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer

December 12, 2013


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Earlier in the semester the Pathfinder published a feature story about Community Outreach at West (COW) aiding the seven-year-old Superman Sam in his fight against acute myeloid leukemia. Today we learned that Sam's days are numbered. Feeling powerless, I decided to write about what we, no matter if...

Who is 2013’s Person of the Year?

Who is 2013’s Person of the Year?

Austin Oakes, Editor In Chief

December 11, 2013


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Time Magazine has named Pope Francis its person of the year, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the “imaginations of millions” that had become disillusioned with the Vatican. Not only did the editors at Time Magazine have the good sense to pass over...

Sweeping progress: ENDA passes in the Senate

Sweeping progress: ENDA passes in the Senate

Austin Oakes, Editor in Chief

November 8, 2013


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Back in September of 1996, when the ideological isolation of the country’s two major political parties wasn’t as complete as it is today, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) got 49 votes in the Senate — 42 from Democrats, seven from Republicans. That was before Republicans had destroyed long-standing Sen...

America’s iron curtain

America’s iron curtain

Austin Oakes, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2013


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One of the biggest hoaxes of American history is that the Civil War ended back in 1865.  Unfortunately, it has not ended yet.  What was achieved back than was an armistice, similar to the situation in the Koreas. As the current stalemate in the U.S. Congress makes plain, the Civil War is still very...

China on the global stage

China on the global stage

Austin Oakes, Editor In Chief

September 19, 2013


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China’s low profile stance in the current Syria crisis has earned it criticism, with some observers blaming the country for not playing a more positive role as a responsible global power.  The oft-cited explanations are that China has a “non-intervention” policy or that it is following Russia’s...

One Nation, under whatever doesn’t offend you?

One Nation, under whatever doesn’t offend you?

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer

September 4, 2013


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A lawsuit filed by the American Humanist Association in 2010 may soon have widespread repercussions concerning the Pledge of Allegiance, effective Sept. 4. The case, against the Acton-Boxborough School District in Massachusetts, dealt with three elementary to middle school aged children feeling coer...

Obama’s gambit

Obama’s gambit

Austin Oakes, Editor In Chief

August 29, 2013


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Images of multiple dead bodies emerged from Syria last week. It was claimed that poison gas killed the victims, with the total numbering in the hundreds.  Others claimed the photos were faked while others said the rebels were at fault. The dominant view, however, maintains that the al-Assad regime...

Watson v. Watson: the great debate over legalization of marijuana

John Watson, Susie Watson, Editor In Chief

May 2, 2013


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PRO LEGALIZATION: A new generation has begun its reign on politics, and it seems as though an overhaul of changes to the entire government is near. Policies and Ideologies of the past must be re-examined and re-structured before the United States collapses on itself. It is now time to end the Wa...

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