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TikTok SHOULD Be Banned

Mason West, Columnist May 1, 2023

  TikTok, a social media app that is used for entertainment, has become widely popular in the U.S, and is used by 150 million Americans, according to The New York Times. The app is owned by a Chinese...

Taking Sides: School Personnel Should Be Armed

Mason West, Columnist March 1, 2023

  School shootings are on the rise in the United States, and little is being done to prevent them. Not only should we have new laws at the state and federal level that deal with gun safety, but we should...

Taking Sides: Social Media Companies SHOULD NOT Ban Individuals From Their Platforms for Hate Speech

Taking Sides: Social Media Companies SHOULD NOT Ban Individuals From Their Platforms for Hate Speech

Mason West, Columnist February 1, 2023

  Cancel culture has grown way out of control, and is punishing people for unprecedented reasons. From athletes to music stars, cancel culture is a trend that is used to make people feel good about themself...

Taking Sides: Student Loan Debt SHOULD NOT Be Forgiven

Taking Sides: Student Loan Debt SHOULD NOT Be Forgiven

Mason West, Columnist December 20, 2022

  On Aug. 24, 2022, the United States Department of Education announced a plan that would erase thousands of dollars from student loan debt borrowers who earn less than $125,000 a year. This plan is...

Taking Sides: The U.S. SHOULD Have Stronger Security On the Mexico/U.S. Boarder

Mason West, Columnist November 22, 2022

  This year, federal authorities are on pace to arrest 2.3 million people along the Mexican border compared to the 1.7 million arrests in 2021. We must prevent people from coming in illegally because...

Taking Sides: Prop 3 SHOULD NOT Be Adopted in the State of Michigan

Taking Sides: Prop 3 SHOULD NOT Be Adopted in the State of Michigan

Mason West, Columnist October 26, 2022

I believe people should vote no to proposal 3 because Michigan needs a culture where human life is valued, and where the safety of women comes first. Proposal 3 would allow abortions at anytime from anyone,...

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