Opinion | Minimum wage increase long overdue

Leading up to and following the election there has been much fuss about the minimum wage in America. President Joe Biden is expected to present his proposal Friday for raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Although there will always be negative side effects to changes like these, overall it will be extremely beneficial to millions of Americans and could even help improve the economy.

Opinion | Safety still important after a year of COVID

With the coronavirus having been in the United States for a year now, and life-changing safety precautions put in place not long after, many people are growing fatigued and are ready to see a normal life again. Because of this, many people have lost sight of what is important, which is doing your part to slow the spread of this virus.

With lots of misconceptions and dispute surrounding the rules and recommendations, I spoke with Wabaunsee County health director Ray Finley about the current safety procedures. Here is what I learned:

Question of the Week | KSHSAA COVID policies

Although KSHSAA altered the ban on fans for the beginning of the season, limited spectators will be allowed at winter sports until at least the end of January. We asked students and faculty how they felt about the KSHSAA decision to start the winter sports season on time, but to keep out spectators until at least the end of January because of COVID-19 precautions.

Opinion | The huge problem with turkey pardons

Hated by many, and liked by very few, the U.S. Thanksgiving turkey pardon is a tradition that has been practiced for several years. 

President George H.W. Bush officialized this strange tradition, although we are unsure which previous president inspired him to do so. Every year on the holiday of Thanksgiving, two turkeys are presented to the U.S. President. 

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