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Jeff Mateer: What you need to know about the current nominee

Jeff Mateer: What you need to know about the current nominee

McKenna Smith, Perspectives Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under News, Perspectives

In the year of 2015, President Donald Trump’s federal judge nominee, Jeff Mateer made a speech titled ‘The Church and Homosexuality.” Claims he made throughout the speech have received a mix of criticism and praise. A few of the claims Mateer made include; transgender children are part of Satan’s...

Can IT Get Any Better Than This?

Caitlyn Steen

October 12, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

A crazy remake of the classic 90’s IT premiered in theatres on September 8. After the release, the Thunderbolt staff hit the halls and asked over 50 students and teachers to see which version was better: 1990 IT or 2017 IT. Over half of the students that were interviewed said they liked the new one bette...

Think Before You Type

Think Before You Type

Brittany West, Perspectives Editor

April 25, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

We live in a culture based on social media which has led to a new form of bullying-Cyber bullying. It use to end when we left school and now it follows us everywhere we go. Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology that affects about 1 in 4 teenagers. Bullying is an aggressive...

A Prejudice Plague

A Prejudice Plague

Brittany West, Perspectives Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

Activist are now fighting for recognition in the annual federal census that is taken every ten years, bringing sexual orientation into politics. The data collected by the decennial census is used to distribute billions in funds to accommodate citizens, their local communities, and their needs. The...

Where’s Our Spirit???

Where’s Our Spirit???

Avalon Skinner, News Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Perspectives, Showcase

When you walk into a basketball game, what do you expect to see? Do you want to see the crowd filled with excitement and noise wall to wall with a sea of black and blue, all yelling in unison? Or is it an image of less than one hundred people sitting down barely paying attention to what is in fron...

Does Trump’s Ban Go Too Far?

Does Trump’s Ban Go Too Far?

Brittany West, Perspectives Editor

February 23, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

You’re on your way home from a business trip, and you can’t wait to see your family, who you haven’t seen in months, but when you get to the airport you hear something about a ban on your country. You are confused and you look around and everyone seems very distressed. Then you find a security...

MLK Day vs. Equality Day

MLK Day vs. Equality Day

Steph Sommer, Feature's Editor

February 2, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

Every third Monday in January, Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a civil rights activist who was shot in 1968. In 49 states, this federal holiday is explicitly referred to as Martin Luther King Jr. Day, but here in Wyoming the holiday is called Equality...

Your Body is Your Resume

Your Body is Your Resume

Camden Schmidt, On-line Editor

January 12, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

Imagine you go to the Dentist for your bi-annual cleaning, you check in with the receptionist and take a seat. A little while later, your hygienist calls you back. You get a bit of an uneasy feeling because the hygienist has full sleeve tattoos and their earlobes are sagging. You start to feel grossed out a...

Honky Tonk Hate

Honky Tonk Hate

Steph Sommer, Features Editor

January 5, 2017


Filed under Perspectives

“Take me back to old Wyoming I've been away too long I want to hear the meadow lark singin' this cowboy's favorite song.” Take me back to Old Wyoming by Chris Ledoux. Because Wyoming has been dubbed “The Cowboy State,” it is often assumed that many Wyoming residents enjoy country music. A...

A Common Vice

A Common Vice

Camden Schmidt and Brittany West

December 20, 2016


Filed under Perspectives

Drugs in the media are portrayed as back alley deals and meet-ups in Walmart parking lots. Although, when you are in high school, it is nothing like that. In elementary school, we used to innocently pass notes back and forth. In high school, the hand-offs are much more malicious. Drugs in the publ...

My Body is Not My Resume

My Body is Not My Resume

Brittany West, Perspectives Editor

December 20, 2016


Filed under Perspectives

In American society today, it is not uncommon to see nearly everyone sporting a tattoo or piercing. Young teenagers, professional business men and even senior citizens use their bodies to make a personal statement. Over 40% of working Americans have a tattoo, according to STAPAW, and 83% have piercings. There...

Trump 2k16

Trump 2k16

Brittany West, Perspectives Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Perspectives

In the US we are dealing with unfair trade, overpriced healthcare, universal terrorism, and much more, but President-elect Trump has a plan for everything.  President-elect Donald Trump has stated that he will make America great again by proposing new ideas about trade deals, unemployment, illegal immigration,...

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