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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...

Standing in solidarity with victims of abuse

Standing in solidarity with victims of abuse

Megan Behnke, Staff Writer

February 13, 2018


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Sexual abuse has always been a sensitive topic. Once considered a taboo subject, the last 10 years have seen a drastic increase in the number of victims who have chosen to speak out about their experiences. These accounts are often shared in the hopes of raising awareness about the prevalence of sexual...

Exploring the changing landscape of immigration with evangelicals

Melyna Acosta, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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I wouldn’t call this a change of heart, but instead, more of a push towards acceptance. Despite a historic emphasis on the separation of church and state, this delineation is rarely maintained in modern government. In 2006 Sam Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference,...

It’s fun to explore astrology

It’s fun to explore astrology

Brittany Byers, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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How many times have you been asked, “What’s your sign?” Horoscopes are just the start when understanding yourself through Astrology. Using your time and place of birth, astrologers make a graph called a birth chart. This chart shows, at the time of your birth, the location of the moon, sun, plane...

Honor society project looks at why students drop out

PTK Officer team

January 30, 2018


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Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society with a chapter at Madison College, participates an annual “Honors In Action” projects. These projects focus on specific questions of study, accompanied by interactive activities hosted by team members; you may have noticed last year’s Honors In Action...

February is far more than just cold and unforgiving

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

January 30, 2018


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Roughly 2,700 years ago, Numa Pompilius succeeded Romulus as king of Rome, and promptly added January and February to the calendar. At the time, it was a novel idea: before this, the winter period was seen as timeless and changeless, a dark expanse between the more forgiving arms of spring and fall....

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