Human life over monetary gain

Massive gatherings of people in the form of protests are happening all around the country at state capitals, including those in the past week in Wyoming and Colorado. This is as we move from days into weeks into months of the COVID-19 lock down that is forcing a majority of us to essentially avoid large

Save LCCC’s nameless letter promotes fear, not change, in college

People often choose to be anonymous, and with justifiable reasons, whether it’s a demotion, being fired, or a negative response from other staff. There are plenty of warranted reasons not to put your name on something. However, anonymous sources cause a great risk to their message: Readers will lose confidence in what the anonymous author

“Save LCCC” calls for accountability

Dear Members of the Board: On October 9th, the day after the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) concluded their accreditation visit, the president of Laramie County Community College (LCCC) stunned the campus by announcing the removal of the vice president for academic affairs from office. More shocking was the simultaneous announcement of the replacement and the

Decriminalizing Marijuana

Marijuana is less addictive than alcohol, cigarettes, and prescription drugs and less destructive than a firearm; however, you can legally possess all of them. There’s never been a single reported case of death by marijuana overdose while legal alcohol, cigarettes, prescription drugs  and firearms have proven themselves to be exceedingly more and more harmful.  

Wyoming: The unequal state of equality

It feels as though we’re in a moment of history in which the rhetoric of, “there are very fine people on both sides,” by the highest political position in the United States, is trickling down at an escalating rate, permitting a sense of acceptance down to even the most innocent level, our children. In a

Cheyenne Frontier Days wants to offer variety in music

Post Malone, the “Number 1 Debut R&B/Hip-Hop Artist of 2016,” is scheduled to perform at Cheyenne Frontier Days on July 25 alongside other big names like Lady Antebellum (July 19), Rascal Flatts (July 20), Josh Turner (July 21), Miranda Lambert (July 24), Keith Urban (July 26) and Tim McGraw (July 27). His upcoming performance has

Wyoming Women: All work, less pay

Wyoming has taken the title of the “Equality State,” since becoming the first territorial legislature to grant women the right to vote in 1869. While this may seem like a ground-breaking achievement to be so forward thinking so early on, Wyoming’s intentions were entirely laced in self-interest, and largely considered a joke. They thought instead,

EDITORIAL: Youths need to vote: it’s our future, not theirs

Young people in Wyoming, especially in Laramie County, aren’t voting.   Nationally, about 50 percent of eligible voters between the ages of 18 and 29 cast a ballot in the 2016 presidential election, according to the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. In Wyoming, nearly 35 percent of eligible voters between

EDITORIAL: Restoring trust requires a fresh start

Tanner was an eight-month-old pitbull at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter who was recently euthanized after biting a shelter employee. The story of Tanner’s final days has spurred a public outcry about animal abuse, it led to a 60-day suspension for the shelter’s director, and it has threatened to erode support for an organization that depends

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