The Clarion

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...

Students now leading the conversation: School shottings lead to rise in student activism

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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After the school shooting in Parkland, Florida that took the lives of 17 people, many students have been speaking up about gun control, trying to change both state and national gun laws. Florida students have been speaking on news channels, going to the state capital in Tallahassee, and becoming all...

Speaker Ryan, we want real action

Speaker Ryan, we want real action

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

March 20, 2018


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It’s 7 a.m., and I’m pulling out of my parent’s driveway to head across town to campus, still thinking about the recent shooting in Parkland. My dad waves from our kitchen window. As I drive away, part of me wonders if I just said goodbye to my parents for the last time. During lecture, I have...

Do video games hurt people?

Do video games hurt people?

Andrew Kicmol, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


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After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting on Valentines Day, President Trump was quick to draw correlations between violent videogames and the rising rates of school gun violence. As someone who has spent a good amount of time playing video games, I can say that while I have raged at in-game characters...

My day as Wolfie was enlightening

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2018


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Do you know how much the Student Senate had to do in order to get me to dress as Wolfie WolfPack? Absolutely nothing. They asked me as a joke and I immediately said yes. My life philosophy is that if something sounds just so ridiculous and absurd, you have to do it. And this is how my day as Wolfie ...

Sale may not be good for some of Fox’s franchises

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

February 27, 2018


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When it first broke that The Walt Disney Company was acquiring 21st Century Fox, I was pretty excited to say the least. As a lifelong comic fan my mind was ignited by the idea that “X-men,” “Fantastic Four,” and even “Deadpool” could finally join the “Marvel Cinematic Universe.” It’s...

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