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The importance of understanding democracy

Taylor Hunzeker, Editor-in-chief

January 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Could ignorance and disillusionment be the downfall of democracy in the United States? Ignorance certainly is partially responsible, as indicated by student responses at our school. When asked, all students gave vague answers...

Graduating seniors give advice to fellow classmates

Morgan Eckhardt, Staff Reporter

May 29, 2017

Filed under Opinion

  The graduating seniors of 2017 have experienced traumatic losses of fellow students, won state championships, and now weeks away from the graduation day, they wanted to share a few words of wisdom.    Senior Corey Aznoe had...

Those choosing to abstain from voting, not wasting their vote

Madison Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Photo courtesy of   As it draws closer to Nov. 8, many voters have already decided what candidate's name they'll write on their ballot. But there are those who are abstaining from voting this year, citing lack of favorable ...

CBC hosted gubernatorial debate a flop

Madison Morgan, Editor-in-chief

October 27, 2016

Filed under Opinion

  The third gubernatorial debate between Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican Bill Bryant was Oct. 19 at the Columbia Basin College Gjerde Center. The moderators were C.R. Douglas of Q13 Fox News and Enrique Cerna of KCTS 9, both from Seattle. The debate’s foreword was pr...

Are beanies on campus such a bad thing?

Staci Trivett, Online EIC

November 2, 2015

Filed under Opinion

As the cold weather comes in, more and more students will be wanting to keep warm by bundling up and wearing a beanie to school. Part of the dress code is that students and staff are not permitted to wear hats on campus. A...

A huge step for future college students

Staci Trivett, Business Manager

October 28, 2015

Filed under Opinion

We all know it, college is extremely expensive and could be a debt we are paying for the majority of our lives. President Obama proposed in January to have community college across the country be free for some students. This has...

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