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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...

Disney World prices aren’t so magical: As the price of admission rises, only privileged families get to experience the magic

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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The ‘Most Magical Place on Earth’ and the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ have now become two of the ‘Most Expensive Places on Earth’. It was recently announced that Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida will once again be hiking up their prices. I’ve...

Join me in celebrating Galentine’s Day

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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The most romance-laden day of the year is February 14, Valentine’s Day. Tuesday February 6 has been deemed “Red Tuesday,” or the most popular day to break up. Right in between the two is February 13 — Galentine’s Day. What started as a fictional day on the popular NBC series Parks and Recreation,...

Bucky’s Tuition Promise move will make UW more accessible to students who aren’t already affluent

Bucky’s Tuition Promise move will make UW more accessible to students who aren’t already affluent

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

February 27, 2018


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In the last several years, UW Madison’s institutional identity as a civic and social leader seems to have come up against a lot of contradictions. In 2015, the Badger Herald described the UW as a campus where “racial slurs and prejudices permeate Yik Yak [an anonymous social media platform]…and...

Black History Month

Black History Month

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

February 13, 2018


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In 1976, President Gerald Ford officially recognized February as Black History Month. In his announcement, he urged citizens to use the time “to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Since then, Black History Month has...

Using your tax refund wisely

Using your tax refund wisely

February 13, 2018


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Tax season is here and that means large influxes of cash for many students. We need more financial organizations to help citizens manage their money properly, specifically when it comes to large purchases. I am currently a student at Madison College, but before deciding to return to school I had a...

Recovering from an eating disorder

Adrienne Oliva, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2018


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To celebrate National Eating Disorder Week last year, I came forward with my own experience struggling with different eating disorders. This year, however, I want to celebrate this week by focusing my fight through recovery. For so long, the only thing I wanted in this world was to be thin. When I...

Revisiting the false missile alert in Hawaii

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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On Jan. 13, Hawaii residents woke up to a ballistic missile alert issued via the Emergency Alert System and Commercial Mobile Alert System over televisions, radios, and cellphones. The alarm advised residents to seek shelter immediately, repeating “this is not a drill.” 38 minutes later, a second...

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