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Olympics

Daniel Jewell, Sports Editor

September 6, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Leading up to the 2016 Summer Olympics, many people were worried about the cleanliness in Rio de Janeiro and the overall safety of the host city. As soon as the games started, however, fans of the United States could rest easy...

Rio Scandal

Ben Murray, Editor-in-Chief of the Mount

September 6, 2016

Filed under Opinion

The 2016 Olympics made headlines for the United States’ dominance in sports, but was also riddled with scandal from United States athletes. At first, U.S. swimmers including Ryan Lochte seemed like the victim of an armed robbery,...

Start of School Date

Andrew Nigro, Staff Writer

August 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In Nebraska, it always feels like our summer break is cut off early. It is a pain to go back to school when it is still feels like summer. While we could still be playing outside or hanging out with family and friends all day,...

Summer Violence

Jeffrey Prince, Editor-in-Chief of the Freelance

August 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Over the summer violence was at an all time high. 9,457 deaths and 36,819 incidents have been reported in the 2016 year for the United States, according to the Gun Violence Archive. Terrorism was also at a higher rate, with five attacks in...

Fixing the Inner Cities

Ben Bies, Staff Writer

August 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Violence, pain, and hatred.  These three themes dominated headlines, conversations, and social media this summer as tensions between impoverished black communities and the police were exacerbated by the deaths of several black...

Reporter Shares His Thoughts on New Technology

Nash Kelly, Editor-in-Chief of the Seeker

August 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Over the summer, Mount Michael got some upgrades. There is new wiring installed in the building, upgraded computers, new keyboards and mice, Sycamore and Office 365. I'm happy with the upgrades, but Office 365 isn't my favorite and...

Star Trek: Beyond Over-Hyped

Ben Murray, Editor-in-Chief of the Mount

August 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

This summer was full of big name blockbusters, and Star Trek: Beyond was one of the most popular movies of the summer. Sadly, though, it followed the trend of summer movies that were over-hyped and ended up not quite meeting...

Birkenstock Sandals Any Day

Jack Avilla, Staff Writer

August 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

There is a shoe that often gets a bad rap here at the Mount. Day in and day out at summer football practice I was mocked for wearing Birkenstock sandals. "Hah! Why are you wearing Jesus Sandals," my fellow team members said. I...

Team Up for Trump

Nicholas Orr, Staff Writer

August 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Over the summer, Donald Trump etched his name into political history. His campaign had its ups and downs, but he is still something that voters have never seen before. Someone who has had no prior political experience has an...

You Have to Visit Colleges

Michael Ecker, News Editor

August 30, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Finding the best college takes time and can be a confusing process. Research helps to make a good list, but visiting colleges is the best way to see which school is the best fit. A visit can make or break a school on your...

Suicide Squad Hits the Mark

Nash Kelly, Editor-in-Chief of the Seeker

August 30, 2016

Filed under Head to Head, Opinion

Suicide Squad might have a 26 on Rotten Tomatoes and the trailers might have over-hyped the movie, but I still like it. Even though it has a worse rating than Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, I think that despite all the...

Suicide Squad Misses the Mark

Kevin Arul, Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2016

Filed under Head to Head, Opinion

The biggest villains for Suicide Squad were trailers and Christopher Nolan. Before I start I would like to clarify that I am not a DC hater, in fact I really wanted this movie to be good. But this movie is just not good. The...

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