Politics

Sophie Hughes March 12, 2018

In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, young activists have been advocating for reforms regarding gun control. Infuriated victims of the Parkland shooting are acting to end gun violence on a national level. In the month since the massacre, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have participated […]

Gwen Stoddard October 13, 2017

  Caroline Knight- This summer, a white nationalist rally protesting the removal of Confederate statues in Charlottesville, North Carolina sparked a national debate. Supporters of the removal argue that statues of Confederate leaders are symbols of white supremacy, and only help to encourage hate groups that appear to have been given new momentum under the […]

Gillian Holmgren March 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return was leaked to a former reporter named David Cay Johnston, revealing that Donald Trump paid $38 million in taxes in a year where he made $150 million. The question is, is it just to be paying a certain amount of taxes while the president of the United States doesn’t pay […]

Gillian Holmgren January 31, 2017

The results of Tuesday, November 8th left many people angry, disappointed, and up in arms. Recently, those feelings have been expressed in the form of protests all over the States – including California, Oregon, Florida, Massachusetts, Illinois, Colorado, and many more. Students at DHS have been taking part of these protests and voicing their opinions. […]

Gillian Holmgren January 21, 2017

As of today, January 20th, 2017, Donald Trump is the president of the United States. Obama is now only a civilian, and Trump will take his seat in the Oval Office. Durango High School students talk about what they are most looking forward to or most worried about as President Trump makes his way up the White […]

Gillian Holmgren January 13, 2017

Barack Obama’s second 4 year term is coming to an end on January 20th, 2017 when Donald Trump is inaugurated in Washington, D.C. to start his new role as president of the United States. Durango High School students share their opinions and feelings about Obama leaving the white house and what he has been able to accomplish since […]

Gillian Holmgren December 2, 2016

A few weeks after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Jill Stein announced that she would be campaigning for a recount in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. A lot of Clinton and non-Trump supporters felt that Hillary Clinton should have won based on polls and statistic gathered before the election. Jill Stein had the same suspicions […]

Paxton Scott November 9, 2016

The presidential election of 2016 fully illuminated the ugly side of politics. For years, politicians have been cast in a negative light as being slippery and silver-tongued. But it wasn’t until the Democratic and Republican parties narrowed down their candidates to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that politics took on an even more appalling turn. […]

Paxton Scott November 9, 2016

  On Wednesday, Oct. 19, Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Mike Pence visited the La Plata County Fairgrounds in Durango Colorado to help spread his running mate Donald Trump’s campaign. With hopes to boost Republican support in Colorado, Pence made an appearance in small town Durango to offer his words on the election. This was the […]

Tierney November 2, 2016

  Durango High School Students have various political views and opinions. Many teens of this generation are highly influenced by media, peers, teachers, and their parents. In Durango and in DHS the political bias, speaking in terms of liberal versus conservative, the divide seems to split right down the middle, which reflects the national divide […]

Haley Szczech November 1, 2016

On Monday, September 26th, the two presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off in the first presidential debate in Hofstra University, New York. Many people believe that the format of the debate should be changed, due to the outdated methods as well as inability of the mediator to control the debate. Others claim […]

Gillian Holmgren October 28, 2016

Donald Trump, the republican presidential candidate, has spoken briefly about his new plan that will supposedly decrease how much the American people are taxed overall by taxing the population based on income and changing the current seven bracket system to a three bracket system. Donald Trump’s goal with this tax plan is to overall reduce […]