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Look up from your phone once in a while

Look up from your phone once in a while

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor
May 2, 2017
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How often do you look at your phone? Do you feel like you always need your phone close by? You are not alone. A lot of us feel a need to a pull out our phones. Even though you may not have any notifications on the screen, you just want to check it quickly in case someone has called or texted you since...

“Little Donnie”

“Little Donnie”

Mark Edwards, Artist
May 2, 2017
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That’s way too much, especially when 1 in 8 families go hungry

That’s way too much, especially when 1 in 8 families go hungry

Alison Ahlgrim, News Editor
May 2, 2017
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Forty percent of food produced in the United States never gets eaten, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). At a time when one in eight families struggles to put food on the table, this number is staggering. Not to mention that food waste impacts already-strained landfills and accounts...

‘Survivor’ outing was an act of violence

‘Survivor’ outing was an act of violence

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer
May 2, 2017
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“Survivor,” one of America’s longest running reality TV shows, recently featured an act of violence that disturbed many viewers. Jeff Varner outed his fellow cast mate Zeke Smith as a transgender man on national television. It is important to understand that, though this is the first time this...

Cuts to after-school funding have a cost

Kaziah J. Anderson, Madison College Student
April 18, 2017
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Regardless of political beliefs, we all have similar ideals about children’s needs. We want the best education possible for them. We want them to be healthy and well-adjusted in society. We all want to keep our children and community safe, and we all want families to thrive so as to have the least...

What is Trump’s strategy in Syria?

Zach Mueth, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
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Donald Trump can be described with many different words, but to use the phrase “cool and calculated” would be inaccurate at best. His extremely questionable response to the April 4 chemical weapons use in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria is just one more example of this. The President chose to shoot first...

Trump by Michael Edwards

Trump by Michael Edwards

April 18, 2017
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LGBTQIA+ questions excluded from US Census

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
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The United States Census Bureau has made the decision to exclude proposed questions about gender and sexuality on the 2020 census. This came as a disappointment to many members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as a relief to many other community members. As part of the LGBTQIA+ community myself, I...

Don’t reject climate science: GOP environmental plans could place the planet in even greater peril

Don’t reject climate science: GOP environmental plans could place the planet in even greater peril

James Roufus, Staff Writer
April 18, 2017
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From sea to shining sea, lovers of Mother Earth are under attack like Kenilworth Castle. Not only locally from Gov. Scott Walker and his followers, but from President Donald Trump as well. Back in December, any language related to climate change was taken off the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR) website. Ju...

Trumps Budget

Trumps Budget

Michael Edwards
April 6, 2017
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Walker V Smokey

Walker V Smokey

Michael Edwards
April 6, 2017
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GuestView: Public broadcast funds at risk in budget

Jennifer Ferro, Los Angeles Times/TNS
April 6, 2017
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President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget, released in mid-March, slashes a number of domestic programs. The one that hits closest to home for me is the total defunding of the Corp. for Public Broadcasting, a private nonprofit corporation created by Congress to distribute funds to the nation’s...

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