“State’s Rights” is a cop out for conservative republicans

On February 22nd 2017, President Trump’s administration revoked the guidelines that were set in place to protect transgender students from discrimination at their schools. On February 16th, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.J. Resolution 69. This Resolution overruled a federal law, which protected wildlife (such as wolves, bears and foxes)…

Shots Fired Offers new look on police brutality

From just the commercial released about Shots Fired, a new television show on foxF it was clear that this new series would be very controversial. This show allows those of us who are actively against police brutality to question our values: would we feel the same way if a black cop shot a white man?…

Campus Protests are still a hot topic

Within just the first few months of the Trump Presidency, the increase in protests at college campus’ has been noticed. Although some student’s and outsiders view students exercising their first amendment rights as a good thing, this can sometimes cause conflicts among the students. Some students even disagree with a peaceful protest if it does…

Durand softball team strives for success

Having made it as far as the sectional championships in 2015, and the regional championships in 2016, the Durand Bulldogs are expecting to go far again this season. Assistant coach last year, Jake Nevdal will be the girls’ new head coach. He has some high hopes for this season, and believes it will be a…

2017 Grammy Awards will be one to remember

From multiple performers and participants making political statements, to Adele making a clean sweep, the 2017 Grammys will be remembered by many. The political statements, mishaps, and award speeches made this year’s awards very unique. Adele got a clean sweep this year at the Grammys, beating Beyoncé out for several of her Grammy’s. However, when…

Movie Review:Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

I recently went to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and it was an amazing experience. I have always been a major Star Wars fan since I was a kid, and every time that a new movie comes out I am equally excited. However, I wasn’t quite sure if I was going to enjoy…

Books to Get You Into the Christmas Spirit

As students, it is sometimes difficult to get into the Christmas spirit with so much stress. However, I have put together a short list of books to read over Christmas break to get you into the holiday spirit. The first book on that list is Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle….

CollegeNow Students at Highland Community College

Although many students at Highland may not realize it, there are quite a few students that do not fit the mold of the average student here. High schools from around the area have been sending their most motivated students to take classes at Highland. Schools such as Forreston, Durand, Freeport, and Dakota have been sending some…