Category: Editorial

Accurate news, that’s our agenda

Accurate news, that’s our agenda

Journalists in today’s world are thought of as having a hidden agenda, of stretching the truth, and of attacking certain people. Journalism is claimed as “fake news.”
Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines journalism as “the collection and editing of news for presentation through the media, the public press, an academic study concerned with the collection and editing of news or the management of a news medium; and writing designed for publication in a newspaper or magazine, writing characterized by a direct presentation of facts or description of events without an attempt at interpretation.”
Journalists are often thought of as threats, as enemies, typically by individuals who claim journalists are out to get them.

United Airlines errors

United Airlines errors

Last week, United Airlines made headlines across the country, but for all the wrong reasons, when video footage showed a man being forcibly dragged off a plane while unconscious and bleeding from the mouth.

Nebraska to consider medical marijuana bill

Nebraska to consider medical marijuana bill

Nebraska state lawmakers are heavily considering passing a bill that would allow medical marijuana in the state. Although that may come as a shock to many of the residents, it actually shouldn’t. The bill was introduced by Democratic Sen. Anna Wishart and the full support of 10 co-sponsors and 60 percent of state residents agree that medical marijuana should be legal.
Last year, Nebraska Legislature almost passed the same medical marijuana bill, but it faltered at the last moment and many thought it would become a distant memory. The bill is said to offer a safe and legal way for suffering Nebraskan patients to access medical marijuana, which in the last few years has been found to help treat and ease serious illnesses.

Trump’s budget proposal honors his campaign

Trump’s budget proposal honors his campaign

On March 16, President Donald Trump’s first budget proposal was released, revealing a $1.15 trillion budget. It calls for deep spending cuts, just like he claimed he was going to do when he was running for office. Like with many budget proposals, there are both winners and losers. While the military receives a budget boost of $54 billion, 12 departments take a hit. And surprisingly the agricultural department is among the losers with a projected cut of 21 percent.

America: losing its smile

America: losing its smile

One of the founding principles that America was built on was the pursuit of happiness. Now, according to the 2017 World Happiness Report, America is not as happy as it once was.

President Trumps rescinds transgender order

President Trumps rescinds transgender order

Recently, President Donald Trump and his administration rescinded an executive order put in place by former President Barack Obama and his administration in May 2016, which protected transgender students in their schools. The executive order made it possible for transgender students in public institutions to choose which bathrooms and facilities correspond with their gender identities.

Nebraska celebrates 150th anniversary

Nebraska celebrates 150th anniversary

Nebraska’s 150th statehood anniversary is approaching; many people however have forgotten many key factors about Nebraska’s entry into statehood. Nebraska was admitted into statehood on March 1, 1867, about two years after the Civil War, making Nebraska the 37th state.

Trump: ‘America stands behind Japan’

Trump: ‘America stands behind Japan’

While President Donald Trump was at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida, on a Saturday evening he faced his first nuclear crisis coming from North Korea: North Korea launched an intermediate-range ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan early Sunday morning. America and North Korea have had a rocky relationship with each other for years, things did not become easier when President Trump was elected into office.

Lacking experience but still in charge

Lacking experience but still in charge

For the first time the vice president had to be summoned to the Capitol to break a cabinet nomination. Vice President Mike Pence broke a tie for the election of the secretary of education, and many Americans are outraged at how the election turned out.

Executive action needs streamlined

Executive action needs streamlined

In the Jan. 26 edition of The Eagle, we said that we need to give President Donald Trump a chance to lead, but that we are all also granted the right to peacefully speak out against the president when we don’t agree with his actions.