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Shep Slack

Shep Slack, Columnist

Shep joined the staff senior year to write for the political opinion page in order to share his political opinion and values with others in the school and to have meaningful discussions with others about the current state of politics. Shep plans on attending Michigan State University in the fall where he will study Accounting and Finance. In his free time, Shep enjoys the game of golf, riding his bike, fishing, and most recreational sports. He can also run a table of Euchre quite well.

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Higher Education in the United States Should Not be Free

Shep Slack, Columnist June 2, 2021

  Americans are starting to believe that college should be free. I wish I did not have to pay for a higher education, but sadly the idea of it is completely unrealistic. Any plan proposed by new “progressive”...

Assault Weapons Should Not be Banned

Shep Slack, Columnist April 16, 2021

   America’s biggest and most sensitive issue is public mass shootings. These are horrible acts of evil and prejudice that are leaving many American families broken and splintered. America is crying...

The Federal Government Shouldn’t Raise the Minimum Wage

Shep Slack, Columnist March 5, 2021

 No, the federal minimum wage should not be raised to $15.00 per hour. The proposition sounds great on paper, everyone gets more money, everyone is happy. Sadly, raising the minimum wage to $15.00 per...

Trump Should Not be Convicted by the Senate

Shep Slack, Columnist February 1, 2021

  Trump has been impeached, again. He was impeached with a single article of impeachment accusing Trump of  “Incitement of Insurrection”  for his statements made before the Capitol building riots....

Governor Whitmer Should Not Have Executive Powers to Enact COVID Restrictions

Shep Slack, Columnist November 23, 2020

Throughout this COVID-19 pandemic, our leaders' powers have been stretched and some of our rights have somewhat seemed to have diminished. Most states closed down in March and April each with their governors...

The Affordable Care Act Should be Repealed by the Supreme Court

Shep Slack, Columnist October 30, 2020

   The Affordable Care Act should be repealed by the Supreme Court as it is a socialist and unconstitutional government takeover of the healthcare system that has impacted more Americans negatively...

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