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Manage your end-of-school-year stress

Manage your end-of-school-year stress

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


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It is getting to the end of the semester. There’s just a few days left until finals. I got a little stressed out just by typing those words. It’s a stressful time for us all. Everyone has final projects, final papers and final exams. Thinking about all you have to do at once is daunting. Here...

Last-minute tax filers faced a little extra stress

Last-minute tax filers faced a little extra stress

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

May 1, 2018


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This year on April 17, during Tax Day, the International Revenue Service (IRS) had some technological difficulties while people where handing in their taxes. The IRS gave an extra day for everyone to hand in their taxes on April 18 without penalty, according to the Washington Post. Every year, Tax...

International Clitoris Awareness Week: May 6-12

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2018


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Hey, let’s talk about the clitoris. Did that make you uncomfortable? Let me continue. The clitoris is a small, pea-sized part of the female genitalia, home to over 8,000 nerve endings. It’s named for the Ancient Greek word for ‘key’, a reference to the fundamental nature that the Ancient...

Letter to the Editor

May 1, 2018


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Dear Madison College Students, As you and your classmates know, we have great faculty at Madison College that teach and support each of you in more than 140 different programs. Our faculty focus on helping you to reach your fullest potential; putting you on the path to achieve your dreams. In January,...

Starbucks controversy stirs debate

Starbucks controversy stirs debate

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


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On April 12, a Philadelphia Starbucks came under scrutiny after an employee called the police on two black men who refused to leave the café after using the restroom without having purchased any drinks. They were just waiting for a friend to meet them there. A video surfaced online of the arrest,...

NFL Cheerleaders are treated unfairly

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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In recent years, there have been controversies involving NFL cheerleaders getting unequal pay or being treated unfairly based on gender. This trend shows just how little progress has been made in gaining workplace gender equality. This is baffling to me, given all the obvious benefits of workplace gender...

How can CPR stop guns? Santorum’s comments on gun violence protests are way off the mark

How can CPR stop guns? Santorum’s comments on gun violence protests are way off the mark

Melyna Acosta, Staff Writer

April 17, 2018


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CPR cannot save someone who is bleeding to death from an AR-15 wound. This, unfortunately, is not something that falls under common sense for everyone, even former Republican senators. Rick Santorum, while on the live CNN panel “State Of The Union,” declared that there’s a much more effective...

Can you really boycott Facebook, Google and Apple?

Can you really boycott Facebook, Google and Apple?

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

April 17, 2018


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Over the last few weeks, a number of articles and opinion pieces have popped up about growing antipathy toward Facebook, Google, Apple, and big tech in general. Facebook, already on a downward trend for the last half-decade, was recently involved in a scandal with Cambridge Analytica (a partnership...

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day

Celebrate Tolkien Reading Day

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

April 4, 2018


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In the early 1930s, a fellow at Pembroke College was grading papers. He found a blank sheet of paper and, on impulse, he wrote the following sentence: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” What was a hobbit? The young man had absolutely no idea. By the fall of 1932, this sentence...

To prank, or not to prank? That is the question

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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Breaking News! Your classes will be cancelled tomorrow due to emergency drills required by … drum roll please … April Fools! Every April 1st is deemed a day where it’s OK to prank another person. As long as it’s not illegal or creating bodily or emotional harm, you can pretty much get away with...

UW-Stevens Point turns its back on humanities majors

UW-Stevens Point turns its back on humanities majors

Dylan Martin, Graphic Designer

April 4, 2018


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Perhaps you’ve heard about the latest proposal from the UW school in Stevens Point. After all, it has been grabbing the unassuming central-Wisconsin town some national attention, including making headlines at The Washington Post, but for all the wrong reasons. The school announced a plan to cut...

Say Goodbye to Toys ‘R’ Us

Say Goodbye to Toys ‘R’ Us

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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After filing for bankruptcy in September 2017, 69-year-old toy giant, Toys ‘R’ Us, is officially closing all of its U.S. stores, including Babies ‘R’ Us. According to Business Insider, “The longer the stores stay open, the more rent Toys ‘R’ Us will owe to its landlords”, only needing...

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