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Trump Deletes Iran Nuclear Deal

Trump Deletes Iran Nuclear Deal

McKenna Smith, Perspectives Editor

May 23, 2018

 Iran, the source of the "When America finds out there's oil" meme and a lot of conflict. On the 8th of May Trump announced that he is pulling the United States out of the "disastrous" Iran Nuclear deal despite the warnings from numerous U.S. allies such as former Secretary of State John Kerry, Britain's Foreign Secretary B...

John Oliver, Mike Pence… and the Bunny of the United States?

John Oliver, Mike Pence… and the Bunny of the United States?

McKenna Smith, Perspectives Editor

May 1, 2018

In in a time of crazy politics, national scandals and, White House firings, even a child's book can't escape the pure insanity of today's politics. Marlon Bundo, the Bunny of the United States, or BOTUS for short, is the pet rabbit of Mike Pence, the current Vice President, and his family. Marlon...

We all Dye and Hair Grows Back

We all Dye and Hair Grows Back

Avalon Skinner, Online Editor

April 27, 2018

Crimson red, bubblegum pink, and sky blue. Hippies in the 60s grew their hair down their back, and the rebels now dye their hair. So what is the issue with coloring your hair all kinds of neon? Crazy colored hair is widely accepted now more than ever before. However, there is a stigma that is often...

Dreams

Dreams

McKenna Smith, Perspectives Editor

February 28, 2018

Growing up, the most common question asked is: "what do you want to be when you grow up?" To answer in short- not yet. Despite the hundreds of times high schoolers are asked, many can't answer with something straight. Yet here at East, there are some students who can, but it isn't a typical answer...

Is College Necessary for Success?

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Landon Bosch

January 29, 2018

From parents to teachers, all throughout their school years, students are told college is the gateway to a blooming career.  Students hear over and over, the only successful result of a high school diploma is a college degree. A heavy emphasis is put on a student's ability to get into college so that...

Single Parents Lead to Independent Children

Angely Pena, Reporter

January 29, 2018

Many kids face the struggle of being raised in a one-parent home. Too many kids with single parents are just happy with having a roof over their head and food to eat. According to the US Census Bureau, from 1960 to 2016, the percentage of children living with only their mother nearly tripled from 8 to...

Anybody and Everybody for President

Anybody and Everybody for President

Steph Sommer, Senior Editor

January 25, 2018

Kanye for President 2020! #OprahForPresident. Run The Rock 2020. More than seven celebrities have claimed they are going to run for president in 2020. This list includes Oprah Winfrey, Kanye West, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tim Tebow, and more celebs from different areas like sports, movies, and...

To Kneel or Not to Kneel

To Kneel or Not to Kneel

Avalon Skinner, Online Editor

January 25, 2018

What does the National Anthem really mean to you? Is it a symbol for nationalism and unconditional love for the USA? Or is the anthem a way of representing the freedom of speech and expression we enjoy as Americans? Over the last two years, America has erupted into a furious debate over the proper...

It’s a New Year. Is it a New You?

It’s a New Year. Is it a New You?

Steph Sommer, Senior Editor

January 12, 2018

Every January 1, people across the world set out to achieve something great in the upcoming year. Many promise to stay healthy or do better in school. While most of Thunderbird Nation is pretty close to perfect, the Thunderbolt staff wants to know what goals East High students have for 2018. Adrynah...

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

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...

A Prejudice Plague

A Prejudice Plague

Brittany West, Perspectives Editor

April 11, 2017

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...

MLK Day vs. Equality Day

MLK Day vs. Equality Day

Steph Sommer, Feature's Editor

February 2, 2017

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...

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