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Suicide and Bullying Prevention at North
Suicide and Bullying Prevention at North
Keller Hyde (Junior) and Alex Cardoza (Senior) April 15, 2024

Efforts to spread awareness about student violence and suicide prevention have been on an upward trend in recent years. Despite these steps,...

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Ohio House Bill Restricts Transgender Athletes in Sports
Ohio House Bill Restricts Transgender Athletes in Sports
Theodore Garrett (Senior) April 9, 2024

During the 2022-2023 school year six transgender girls played in Ohio highschool sports; one of them is a tennis player who completed her senior...

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Why are students frustrated with High School counselors?! | RAW student interviews S2 E6
Lia Webb (Senior) April 9, 2024

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Suicide and Bullying Prevention at North
Suicide and Bullying Prevention at North
Keller Hyde (Junior) and Alex Cardoza (Senior) April 15, 2024

Efforts to spread awareness about student violence and suicide prevention have been on an upward trend in recent years. Despite these steps,...

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Ohio House Bill Restricts Transgender Athletes in Sports
Ohio House Bill Restricts Transgender Athletes in Sports
Theodore Garrett (Senior) April 9, 2024

During the 2022-2023 school year six transgender girls played in Ohio highschool sports; one of them is a tennis player who completed her senior...

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Why are students frustrated with High School counselors?! | RAW student interviews S2 E6
Lia Webb (Senior) April 9, 2024

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Trump should not be allowed to run in the 2024 election

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Nolan Tribbie (Senior)
I do not believe that any person with criminal charges should be allowed to run for president. Therefore, on the ballot I will be voting for the opponent.

Donald Trump won 51 percent of the vote during the Iowa Republican Caucus held on Jan. 15. 

Despite the criminal charges against Trump, he is still a candidate in the 2024 presidential election. Last year, Trump was charged in four different criminal cases in four different states. The penalties from all the cases add up to 91 total felony counts

The charges against Trump include felonies related to “Trump’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, election interference in Georgia, falsifying business records in New York, and mishandling classified records after leaving the presidency” according to a report from Citizens for Ethics.

I do not believe that Donald Trump should still be allowed to run for president with the current charges against him. Especially considering that a majority of the criminal charges against him relate to his run as president.

Trump’s ability to run for president has been challenged in 35 different states. All challenges have either been appealed, unresolved or dismissed. Most of these challenges center around Jan. 6, Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election and whether or not this disqualifies him from running for president. 

The decision to disqualify Trump from running for president is hard to make due to the fact that this is a situation that has not previously occurred in United States history. The New York Times references “a largely untested clause of a constitutional amendment that disqualifies government officials who ‘engaged in insurrection or rebellion’ from holding office.”

Even if Trump is eventually proven to be innocent in all these cases, I believe that he should not be allowed to run for president while the cases are still ongoing. Although it is often stated that people are innocent until proven guilty, I think we need to be careful with who is allowed to run for president. 

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