Unity not a current possibility

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor Anyone who knows me in any slight capacity knows that Star Trek is my favorite show. I talk about it a fair bit with my friends and even those who I am not friends. I am unashamed of my nerdiness. One of the best aspects of the show is the various villains Starfleet has to combat in order to keep the Federation sovereign and unified. In particular, there is an alien race known as the Borg Collective. This species is by far the most terrifying. The…

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Biden’s Faith

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor It has actually been a quite bizarre phenomena that America, as religious as it still is, despite how secular it has become, has had leaders in recent history who are not incredibly religiously inclined.   Barack Obama was a not a regular church goer, and Donald Trump’s imitation of “faith” was almost a mockery of Christianity. A small example of this being the former President’s spiritual advisor, a part time mega-church pastor and a full-time quack who teaches the prosperity gospel, one of the best pranks…

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Oval Office is Overbearing

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor Thursday marks the anniversary of the adoption of our country’s constitution. Even though there are no fireworks being shot off, the day is just as important to our great nation as July 4. The Constitution is the single most important cornerstone which this country rests upon. It has defined what kind of nation the United States is, one which thrives off individualism and liberty.  The Constitution defines what our government’s powers are by breaking each of the three branches down. The Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution…

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Leftists, Democrats causing chaos

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor Over the summer, Oregon’s 3rd Congressional District Rep. Earl Blumenauer gave a speech directed at the President where he chastised Conservatives and the Republican Party at large for fear mongering and insisted there was no need for federal troops to be deployed in Portland where a federal courthouse was attacked repeatedly by rioters.  Recently, Democrats have shifted from ignoring the chaos and violence in their cities to blaming their issues and mistakes on Donald Trump. On Monday, Congressional Rep. Adam Schiff stated Trump was “willfully fanning…

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Farewell: Allison ‘Trop Mama’ Woodfin

Allison Woodfin Business Manager As the business manager for the Tropolitan, I have been blessed with a new family. Upon joining, I was immersed in the world of journalism. With that immersion, I quickly observed this dynamic team works together to produce a paper with prompt and well-rounded content every week. The effort and collaboration I have witnessed day in and day out warms my heart. I truly must credit this team for teaching me how to work in a consistent team setting. I also must credit this team for…

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