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Trump Appoints Iowa Gov. Branstad as Ambassador to China

Sam Lundry, Politics Editor, columnist

December 8, 2016

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President-elect Donald Trump has selected Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as Ambassador to China. The announcement came Wednesday after weeks of speculation. Branstad was a contender for the job due to his close friendship with Chinese...

Trump’s cabinet

Alex McLean, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2016

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President-elect Donald Trump has released his nominees for cabinet positions. The most recent list being: Wilbur Ross Commerce Secretary Betsy DeVos Education Secretary Nikki R. Haley U.N. Ambassador Dr. Ben Carso...

Obama’s Last Hurrah

Montana Malmen, Staff Contributor

November 11, 2016

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For the past eight years Barack Obama has been the leader of the United States; Controlling the law and changing the way America runs one step at a time. Obama has changed history by being the first African American president, but...

How will the nominees be elected?

Evan Decker, Business Manager

November 7, 2016

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With Election Day coming up, many PVHS students are eager to cast their votes for the first time. Because of this, it is important to remain informed. Voters should know what exactly happens during the general election. After...

Selfies in voting booths

Alex Wong, Staff Contributor

November 1, 2016

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Selfies are one of the most popular ways to take pictures today, whether you’re on vacation, at a football game, or hanging out with a friend. However, selfies can cause a lot of trouble. It’s been known that people have eve...

Your voice counts, so vote!

Cristina Gunther, Staff Contributor

October 28, 2016

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It’s late October, fall is in full session, and Halloween is just around the corner. This means the both dreaded and anticipated election day will be here very soon. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, citizens all over the U.S. will be assem...

Election focus moves down-ballot

Sam Lundry, Politics Editor, columnist

October 26, 2016

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As election day draws near, significant push from both parties has moved down-ballot as Democrats feel confident in Hillary Clinton’s chances while Republicans work to control congressional damage and retain their majorities in ...

Penultimate presidential debate

Alex McLean, Opinion Editor

October 13, 2016

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Oct. 9 featured the penultimate 2016 presidential debate. Besides the usual back-and-forth argumentation, this debate was different for a few reasons: questions were asked by the audience, and some think Trump may have attempted ...

Vice-Presidential debate

Alex McLean, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2016

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The Vice Presidential debate, featuring running mates Senator Tim Kaine and Governor Mike Pence for the Democratic and Republican parties, respectively, took place Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Longwood University. The debate was moderated by Ela...

A better understanding of the election

Lily Feldman, Sports Editor

September 19, 2016

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With the 2017 election coming up, many Pleasant Valley students are eligible to vote. Many still wonder who the right candidate is for the next four years. This is a large stepping-stone into adulthood for these teens. It is the firs...

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