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Raider Reflections: America’s Roots

Mar 8, 2017

On February 16th, 2017,America saw what it would be like without immigrants. This day was known as “A Day Without Immigrants,” where many immigrants skipped work, didn’t shop at malls, didn’t eat out at restaurants, didn’t buy gas, and didn’t even send their kids to school. As a result, many schools were missing half of their student body, restaurants and fast food places had to close down since no workers showed up, and many malls and stores lacked the usual amount of customers.

Raider Reflections: Wrong Mine in the Wrong Place

Mar 8, 2017

In 2006, Northern Dynasty Minerals introduced the Pebble Mine proposal to a multitude of communities in Bristol Bay, Alaska to construct one of the world’s largest open-pit mines in the middle of the region. They sought to mine a large amount of copper, gold, and molybdenum.   

A majority of Alaskans came to oppose the Pebble Mine (though it was not easy) because it would affect the fisheries and the clean water supply located in Bristol Bay. But it also would create high-paying jobs and local citizens would have more disposable income.

Raider Reflections: The Fog

Feb 15, 2017

According to the CNN article “The Dangers of Dripping, Artisanal Vaping”, 1,874 students reported having tried an E-cigarette.  However, more than 26 percent of those who’d tried vaping also reported dripping, which is putting in more juice, according to a doctor who is investigating e- cigarettes. People mostly like e-cigarettes because of the thick clouds of vapor that gives a stronger sensation in the throat. Although it has an appealing flavor; it doesn’t mean it’s good for you.

Donald Trump’s visa ban for citizens from seven predominantly Muslim nations violates their principles. I don’t think that Muslims should be excluded from entering the United States because of their religion. Why would Donald Trump ban Muslims? Just because of terrorism? I don’t think this is a good way to protect the United States or any other country.

In our school, we are offered three different foreign languages; these include German, Russian, and Spanish. All of these languages are fun to learn, and have many benefits because a large percentage of the world speaks them. There are many ways that learning these can be helpful for the future, but here in the community of Unalaska, over forty percent of people are Filipino, and speak Tagalog. Knowing this, I think that it would be a more immediate interest to be able to learn Tagalog as a foreign language.

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