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Social, environmental downturns to wall

For the proposed border wall between Mexico and the U.S., it would cost $5 billion. The Sidekick staff writer Anika Arutla explains why building a wall is not beneficial on either side.

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

It is no secret that President Donald Trump’s foundation for his 2016 presidential campaign revolved around building a wall between the Mexican-U.S. border. Two years following his inauguration, the government is experiencing its longest shutdown in history with Trump urging Congress to fund the wal...

Petition for Texas secession gains national attention

November 14, 2012

By Jay Carroll Staff Writer After the reelection of President Barack Obama, many Americans have started petitions in their state to secede from the union, while many states have petitions, not as many have exploded as much as the petition that was started for the state of Texas to secede. The petition, that was started in the "We The People" section of the White Houses website, has now gained over 104,000 signatures, all trying to get the state...

Obama, Romney meet again at Hofstra

October 16, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Going into the first presidential debate in Denver, enormous pressure was on Mitt Romney to show voters that he has what it takes to hold his own under the spotlight. However, he not only held his own against Barack Obama, he steamrolled him. Romney was more aggressive,...

America must abolish Death Penalty, Hair says

Graphic by Brian Hwu.

April 10, 2012

By Thomas Hair Online Copy Editor The United States of America has always stood for something. Right now, however, the United States of America sends a depraved message to the world as a sponsor of murder and revenge - as a sponsor of the death penalty. The death penalty, also known as capit...

Congress’ new school lunch policy changes health standards

November 18, 2011

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor The Congress of the United States is currently pushing a bill that will keep pizza and french fries in school lunch lines and fight the attempts of the Obama administration to take unhealthy foods out of schools. The final version of a spending bill released Monday...

Constitutional Amendment Election to be held Nov. 8

November 7, 2011

By Mary Whitfill Features Editor Ten propositions will go on the ballot tomorrow for the November Texas Constitutional Amendment Election. Registered Dallas County voters can report to their precinct polling location to cast their vote. Propositions up for election are as follows: Proposition Number 1...

Students should keep close eye on upcoming presidential election

October 18, 2011

By Coleman Armes Staff Writer As I sat down and watched what I could of the Republican presidential candidates' debate tonight before I had to get started on my homework I realized something very important. Many of this year's seniors and juniors will be able to vote in the 2012 presidential election,...

Military regulation not democratic

May 28, 2010

By Mike Pankonien Staff Writer In a recent poll commissioned by The Family Research Council, a majority of American’s were found to be against letting congress set military policy (in particular “Don’t ask, don’t tell”) and would prefer the military itself decide its own affairs. Out...