What Is Free Speech?

Despite being one of the most talked about topics in the news today, free speech is only being used as a buzzword by Isabella Franklin “You also had some very fine people on both sides,” said President Trump on August 15. Though it may sound like he’s discussing the results of a close football game, he’s discussing Charlottesville protesters who chanted Neo-Nazi phrases such as “blood and soil” and “Jews will not replace us” while carrying torches. Why wouldn’t joining a group of Neo-Nazis disqualify you as a very fine…

How to: Politics

A complete guide explaining how to navigate yourself through politics at DHS By Tyler Valentine Politics have been a sensitive topic of conversation at DHS recently. There are people whose new trigger word is Trump, and other people that will take the excitement of him winning the election to their grave. It seems as if people are having trouble sharing their opinion without offending others or just taking it to unnecessary extremes. If we can all follow these three simple steps, our school will become a much more enjoyable place…

Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President, Congratulations on being elected as the leader of the United States of America. You are now the most powerful man in the world, and with that power comes much responsibility. You truly do have the ability to do good things if you choose. My name is Alex Strang. I am from Dexter, Michigan, a small town seven miles outside of Ann Arbor. I have moderate conservative views, but I try to remain unbiased. I think for myself and believe that it’s best to not let a political…

Previewing a Trump Presidency

President-elect Donald Trump’s policies lack attention towards one of the most important issues: the environment By Megan Sarns In the words of Hillary Clinton, “…whoever wins this election, the outcome will be historic. We’ll either have the first female president or the first president who started a Twitter war with Cher.” As of November 8, 2016, America voted to elect the latter. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, you know Trump has, to put it kindly, some pretty radical ideas for how he wants to…

Millennials: #Voters Be Informed

Young people need to look beyond social media platforms while formulating political opinions By Megan Sarns The presidential race is a marketing campaign, and we are the target audience. Although few will be eligible to vote in November, millennials of all ages have been influential players throughout the entire process, from the initial debates and dwindling of candidates to primaries to the Democratic and Republican conventions. Earning the support of young voters has always held significance; in a political landscape where a higher percentage of voters hover around the age…