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Keeping ourselves politically informed

Keeping ourselves politically informed

Isaiah Dwyer, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Politics today is a touchy subject. Quite frankly, it pretty much always has been. In terms of history, the last time the United States has been as passionate about political issues was the 1960’s. In terms of cultural changes, the 1960’s was also the last large scale cultural revolution, so to speak. Realistically,...

Mailbag: Adopt a cat

December 5, 2017


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Madison College Veterinary Technician Program offers pet adoption services at our Truax campus. Our student organization, The Wisconsin Student Association of Veterinary Technicians (WSAVT) partners with several animal shelters. These loveable animals provide instruction for the students over the course...

Mailbag: Ring that bell

December 5, 2017


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It’s that time of year again; the Salvation Army and their bell ringers are in full swing! The goal for this Christmas is to raise $525,000! In order to reach that goal they need our help; there are still 14,000 two-hour shifts open throughout the county! The Red Kettle campaign supports many programs...

‘Crime and Punishment’ is about the power of belief

Isaiah Dwyer, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Fyodor Dostoevsky is one of the world’s most influential writers to date. He was born in the early nineteenth century, and acclaimed quite a bit of literary success towards the end of his life. Dostoevsky’s writings are popular because of their gruesome and, often times, brutal depictions of the...

Lavar Ball sparks controversy, grabs attention

Mario Gasparri, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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Our current sports media landscape seemingly rewards those who are as much polarizing as they are likable, and more commonly than ever has become loitered with larger than life characters who routinely have come to the forefront of social media and news networks alike. It is fun when these characters...

Bullying doesn’t end after high school

Bullying doesn’t end after high school

Julia Simenz, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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The term ‘bullying’ can be used to describe a form of aggressive behavior in which someone purposefully inflicts physical or emotional harm on another person. From home and privacy, to school and the workplace, bullying occurs everywhere. This act has been going on since the beginning of time, now...

Social change and postmodernism

Isaiah Dwyer, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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One of the most influential times of United States was the 1960s and 70s. There was a mini-enlightenment, so to speak, and the world started to change for the better. Social change was at a forefront. Peace, love and compassion were core components of our culture, and the we started exploring the world...

Taking a few steps today can lead to a healthier tomorrow

Taking a few steps today can lead to a healthier tomorrow

Isaiah Dwyer, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017


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Ask any college student and they’ll most likely tell you that they are extremely busy individuals. A lot of students work and go to school at the same time, a lot of students are parents, and every student has obligations that go beyond the classroom. Students feeling stretched thin can find themselves...

Its time to end gun violence

Its time to end gun violence

Jared Gonzales, Contributor

November 21, 2017


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On Oct. 1, 2017, in Las Vegas, Stephen Paddock opened fire on a large group of concert goers, killing 58 and wounding 527 before killing himself, making it the worst mass shooting in American history. Police say that Paddock had 23 firearms in his hotel room and an additional 19 at one of his two...

Scouts rivalry hurts girls who want more

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

November 7, 2017


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All I remember about being a Girl Scout is making a “gingerbread” house out of graham crackers and a milk carton, and finding a gun on our nature walk. When I was 5, all I wanted to do was be a Boy Scout. They had camping trips, pinewood derby races, and the best uniforms. I remember coveting...

Victims are silent no more

Victims are silent no more

Melyna Acosta, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Don’t walk alone at night. Don’t look them in the eye. Don’t wear anything revealing. It’s as if society has made this a norm: don’t provoke. They’ll ask “well what did you expect?” as if it’s unfathomable to expect respect from another human being – no matter who you are, what you...

UW System policy limits student protest

UW System policy limits student protest

Brandon Amato, Staff Writer

November 7, 2017


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Last month, the University of Wisconsin System leaders approved a policy that calls for suspending or expelling students who disrupt campus speeches and presentations. By approving the policy, the Board of Regents, who is responsible for establishing the policies and rules that govern approximately 175,000...

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