A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Trump’s behavior during McCain’s funeral lacks sincerity

September 3, 2018 7:22pm | Colby Menefee

The opinion of President Donald Trump towards former Senator John McCain was no secret; Trump’s biting comments concerning McCain and his POW experiences were well-known, and his declaration that he likes “people that weren’t  captured” was one of the most well-known sound bites of his […]

Travel ban goes too far

April 25, 2018 7:58pm | Colby Menefee

The Supreme Court heard arguments today regarding president Donald Trump’s travel ban. A decision is expected by the end of June. The Supreme Court should find Trump’s travel ban to be unconstitutional because it goes beyond the President’s constitutional powers. The President’s duty is to […]

Testing continues to hurt education

April 11, 2018 7:25pm | Colby Menefee

The signs are all there. It’s obvious to any high schooler who has survived it in the past. Tension is high, bells are off, teachers are switching classrooms, covering the posters on their walls, and cramming as much last-minute review as they can into endless […]

Trump’s tariff plan risks trade war

March 8, 2018 11:13am | Colby Menefee

Last week, president Donald Trump announced plans to increase tariffs on aluminum and steel imports. Trump’s plans threaten to cause a trade war, something the United States has not seen since the 1930s. His announcement has already led to threats of retaliation from the European […]

Rejecting NRA key to preventing school shootings

February 22, 2018 3:18pm | Colby Menefee

Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida fell victim Wednesday to one of the worst school shootings in recent American history. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, it was the 18th school shooting this year. Florida governor Rick Scott quickly took to Twitter, offering […]

Trump wants military parade

February 15, 2018 4:52pm | Colby Menefee

The White House confirmed last week that Trump has instructed the Pentagon to explore staging a military parade. The event, reportedly set to occur on Veteran’s Day, would take place down Pennsylvania Avenue and would be “a celebration at which all Americans can show their […]

Pence is wasting important opportunity

February 7, 2018 12:49pm | Colby Menefee

Vice President Mike Pence is set to travel to South Korea for the Winter Olympics, where he is expected to encourage allies to keep pressure on North Korea despite recent advances in North Korean-South Korean relations. Maintaining current levels of pressure on North Korea wastes […]

Government shutdown unacceptable

January 21, 2018 10:26pm | Colby Menefee

Trump slammed democrats on twitter this morning as the U.S. Government entered the third day of shutdown, saying that democrats “just want immigrants to pour into the country.” His blame of the democrats for the government shutdown is in stark contrast to the last government […]

Trump spreads fake news

December 6, 2017 6:56pm | Colby Menefee

Last week, President Donald Trump tweeted a series of anti-muslim videos. The videos, posted by British white nationalist Jayda Fransen, depict violent acts by purported muslims. When asked about the authenticity of the videos, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that it didn’t matter […]

Trump’s Asia tour vital for US

November 6, 2017 1:25pm | Colby Menefee

This weekend, president Donald Trump arrived in Japan to start his first five country tour of Asia. This comes as international tensions surrounding North Korea and the United States rise to an all time high. Several asian nations are currently weighing whether to pursue stronger […]