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Is this the end of ISIS?

Syrian forces celebrate the liberation of Raqqa from ISIS control. Credit: Erik De Castro/Reuters, published on October 17, 2017, link to original https://media.pri.org/s3fs-public/styles/story_main/public/story/images/RTS1GUES.jpg?itok=w-7gAkg1

Josh DeRoche, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

Under the Trump administration, America has seen major improvements in the fight against ISIS. In Trump’s first 11 months as president, ISIS lost 18 percent more of its territory compared to the amount lost in the previous 28 months under the Obama administration. The Trump administration also accou...

One Immigrant’s Perspective of America’s Political Atmosphere

Photo by Penn State , published January 30, 2015 , link to original work: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pennstatelive/16216912657/in/photolist-qH2V9n-qdJXHU-8q9kJt-7zdjsw-bnSDUP-JvnGQz-4yUWDC-7E4Byy-qJnX2F-6ZHSYK-fAk3Dq-6YfwDo-5fTXpk-Pen6Y-okD3sE-ooPVD7-boJHkD-a7jvgQ-ohoqab-gfqStQ-m9aSoo-VzPVws-YVNK7y-hY2ub-5rN6LE-ekQWVP-4yQjVB-fqQUAB-fpvZJN-bowspW-ogqFXU-fyXgwi-9TkX2a-fzczxq-Sq1ZFw-qkMKLn-8zZAPM-TsC7Sd-fkRZTK-aEfUc3-xGQv1e-23So6oc-J5Kup-TGyaRg-5J1Tdy-odPk8r-crsBmh-eekAAW-5ggXXF-9P19p6/ , link to license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/legalcode , A multitude of different flags on display, representing the large cultural diversity found in the United States.

Aniket Adhikari, News Editor

February 6, 2018

The current political atmosphere of the United States is one of dissonance and disconnect between Washington politicians and the general American populous. Major news outlets write opinion pieces slamming congress for being ineffectual, the president for being incompetent, or some combination of both, and the public as a whole seems divided alo...

Trump Twitter turmoil

Photo by Frank van Leersum , Taken October 28, 2009 , Link to license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode , Link to original work: https://www.flickr.com/photos/frankvanleersum/4212500317/in/photolist-7qfazP-dcx3S7-dCnsU2-jKvLGm-dCnsRP-gTym8G-dCnt3g-gTybsh-gTyEBU-4gia8f-gTyvmb-gTxYf2-gTyPAL-3G97N8-kJGUJi-BVMyqe-gTwJeM-4EEPX-gTwuSh-gTywij-gTyYhy-gTzK4r-gTyBEb-9345aZ-gTvZd9-gTz3em-gTzagr-gTy2K9-dCnsKD-gTy7ZC-gTwMuK-gTyuzP-gTx3Kr-gTyRVf-gTxDho-6Fqkkh-TkBCrL-dH1qLR-9FHjH-gTy6p1-gTz1Ay-gTx2pj-gTw6XE-dCsTwq-gTyMoj-gTyZwu-gTzbC4-T3b9CG-gTy46W-gTysa8 , Muslim woman sits alone on a bench She represents one of the billions of peaceful Muslims in the world.

Aniket Adhikari, News Editor

December 1, 2017

President Trump is once again under fire for comments and statements released through his Twitter, this time echoing anti-Muslim sentiments. On November 29th, Trump retweeted a series of videos by British Far Right extremist Jayda Fransen that portrayed alleged Muslims in a negative light. The video...

Why increasing minimum wage is the best thing for American families

Increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour will give millions of Americans the opportunity to rise out of poverty and into financial security.

Justin Gibbs-Poe, Opinions Editor

October 19, 2017

The federal minimum wage is defined as the lowest amount of compensation that an employer can legally provide to their workers. In terms of the amount of low skilled workers around the country, the amount that these workers typically earn to sustain a family is just not enough. At the moment, the U.S ...

Five Things Friday: From Irma to Freeman High School

Photo by John P. St. John, published March 22, 2012, Some rights reserved, license link: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/legalcode , Original ink of work: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jpstjohn/6902290258/in/photolist-bvW3qs-Urq8RY-dapzN9-9uccKK-p2MPpS-t3GS54-cGJxEq-cGb8do-tH1okQ-zgQVmK-doHDow-apErsa-dac1YZ-UUP8TJ-dLmqg7-oKgqW-ajcZYg-Ug1aPu-XqKK6T-5kNb6X-XgPjqE-pKc3Ya-fPrcZp-qH4Rab-fcp1uw-sDiZrb-fQiEJ6-XrxzvF-fDhC8W-amjBTP-p9DmC3-pkZ1zF-amjCZe-amnrfq-6Woxhx-8AmAVQ-amnq2d-Y13ii5-T22kv9-ajfN9u-g47amS-abs3aD-ajd1HF-p5Q6gb-p8JTD7-n2Cg6-paw3ed-M4cK3u-p3dcSZ-fc9JqH , The 9/11 Memeorial South Pool where the South Tower once stood.

Berry Choi, Staff Writer

September 15, 2017

09/09/17: Hurricane Irma devastates Cuba and Florida Hurricane Irma devastated Cuba after arriving late Friday evening as a Category 5 hurricane, leaving more than 100 families without a home. Over 1 million people were evacuated and 10 deaths attributed due to Hurricane Irma in Cuba. As the hurricane passed over Cuba and into the Florida Keys overnight, it weakened into a Ca...

Five Things Friday: From volcanoes to solar flares

Photo by Gary J. Wood, published March 30, 2016, Some rights reserved, license link: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode, Original link of work: https://www.flickr.com/photos/garyjwood/26235194532/in/photolist-FYjejd-6kmmxH-dFcrce-7VmbZS-9PXUwg-oRTGvo-exxpYx-fmM9Ma-7VnWUy-oBqGbC-oATq54-8F1T1T-7TETJd-9PY2Bg-7TESvJ-7UwLem-7UwK3E-7Utx7K-7TEV7W-7Utrcx-7TEUxA-7UtzaM-p1bz7Q-7P1zWT-7TEVj7-7UsNiz-7P1xPV-7TBENa-7TBEqe-7Uwoqs-7TBEia-7TEVsQ-7UwE7A-7TBExz-sqQ5w-7TBFiF-7P5vFE-7UtaUx-7TEVAm-7P5ynE-7UsPrP-7UtHFp-7UsQZz-7Uvqtu-7Uw1QS-7Uszyc-7UsejT-6kmkSR-6kmiGZ-6kquW9, Ireland’s Katla Volcano in the distance.

Berry Choi, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017

09/02/17: Icelanders brace for volcanic eruption As September and October approach, the people of Katla, Iceland prepare for the possibility of volcanic eruptions from Katla Volcano. Although the last eruption occurred in 1918, seismologists are constantly monitoring the volcano after a summer of especiall...

A “Dreamer’s” nightmare

An immigrant's perspective of the United States, a land of prosperity and possibility

Aniket Adhikari, News Editor

September 4, 2017

For most “Dreamers,” children who have illegally immigrated to the United States and been offered amnesty through Former President Barrack Obama’s immigration programs, the next few weeks will be full of dread and dismay. President Trump, who ran on a ballot of hard immigration reform, is quickly ...

Trump’s Environmental Regression

Following Obama's presidency we have finally began to do our part in preserving the environment, unfortunately, all of that has halted coinciding with  President Trump's election.

Cayla Vanderzanden, Opinion Editor

April 25, 2017

A hoax. President Donald Trump once called climate change a hoax fashioned by China, tweeting “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive”. On Tuesday March 28th, 2017 President Trump signed an executive order at the Environmen...

President Trump carries out missile strike in Syria

Senator John McCain speaks about President Trump's inaction in Syria previous to missile strike.




Photo by Olivia Beavers, published on April 4, 2017, Some rights reserved, license link: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/, original link to work: https://www.flickr.com/photos/hinkelstone/33024557263/in/photolist-Sjgujk-fDVnTg-fDVnGH-fDVnPk-fEcYem-Q6KAzo-Qv5NUE-wHAt9D-DFMpGS-fEcXTY-fEcY33-fEcXWm-fEcXQ1-fDVnng-oPq8q4-T41z8h-xCa2E7-xF5R6X-xF6mL8-xnXTB2-xDD42j-xnRYk3-xC9XqW-xEtsmH-wHASdz-xnYpnV-wHAHBr-xnRWxL-xF6kD8-xC9LC3-xnYrd8-xEt2cp-xnY4jZ-xF69Xt-wHAzar-wHAGWZ-xDCDdC-xDD88f-xnS1AW-xDD2jS-xDCSH3-xnXYwc-wHAL64-xC9sAb-wHs8M9-wHAxMB-xC9YpE-xnXWQ6-xnRJ9Y-xF6gT2

Allie Tatoy, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017

Last Thursday, President Trump carried out a missile strike in response to the Syrian government’s chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 civilians.  The military action is a retaliation to Syrian gas attacks. Trump said that he was motivated by a graphic image he saw of the chemical attack’s effect on Sy...

Do you know the difference between Obama Care and the Affordable Care Act?

Do you know the difference between Obama Care and the Affordable Care Act?

Madeline Parris and Jackson Matray

March 2, 2017

The Lambert Post ventured out into the school to see if students and teachers knew the difference between the Affordable Care Act and Obama Care. Many Longhorns were surprised to learn that there is no difference at all. In fact, they are the same exact thing. This video shows how little or how much...

So, what exactly is an executive order?

While executive orders are the most formal of presidential orders, another form of order is the memorandum. The differences between the two are slim; primarily, executive orders have to state the authority they have to issue said order while memorandums do not.

Elizabeth Findley, Associate Editor

February 16, 2017

The first weeks of Donald Trump presidency have been riddled with controversy largely due to his creation of a multitude of executive orders ranging from the less controversial “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees”  to those more controversial orders such as the so-called “Muslim...

A closer look at Trump’s travel ban

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Nethra Pillai, Online Editor

February 13, 2017

On January 27, Trump signed an executive order called, “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States,” which barred citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States. This ban is often referred to as the “Muslim ban,” ...