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#METOO has a ways to go before reaching equality

#METOO has a ways to go before reaching equality

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

January 30, 2018


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In 2006, activist Tarana Burke created a MySpace page titled “Me Too”. It was a space designed to support women (especially women of color) who had experienced sexual harassment and assault. Survivors flocked to the site, but the movement received negligible attention from mainstream media. In 2017,...

Valentine’s Day: should we love it or hate it?

Alison Malek, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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Every Feb. 14, couples in countries around the globe celebrate the season of love. This holiday is commonly known as Valentine’s Day. Valentine's Day has been celebrated for centuries, and is believed to have originated in the 5th century from the legend of St. Valentine. Yet even before then, February...

Celebrating ‘Solo Diners Eat Out Week’

Spice Phongthiengtham, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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Whether you’ve been in a situation that forced you to eat alone, or you simply want to enjoy food by yourself, I know exactly what you’ve faced. Yes, I am talking about that feeling when it seems like all eyes in the restaurant are staring at you, or that feeling of loneliness when you look at...

My resolution is to stress less in 2018

Dylan Martin, Graphic Designer

January 16, 2018


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“New year, new me.” Sound familiar? As we all go over our goals for 2018, the list probably elicits a little déjà vu. Maybe you want to work out more, eat healthier, or drink less alcohol (that New Year’s hangover is a killer). If we just stick to our goals, our life will finally reach...

A Democrat’s take on the Alabama election

Megan Binkley, Opinions Editor

January 16, 2018


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On Dec. 12, Doug Jones beat Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate special election race. It was a historic moment for the Democratic party; through Jones, they wrested away a seat that has been held by the Republican party for the last 25 years. Despite Moore’s cries of voter fraud and solicitations on...

Social media movements are inspiring new activists: Activism or slacktivism: these hashtages transcend the web and bring more people into potentially global movements.

Social media movements are inspiring new activists: Activism or slacktivism: these hashtages transcend the web and bring more people into potentially global movements.

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

January 16, 2018


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If you watched the 2018 Golden Gobles on January 7, you may have noticed that the majority of the celebrities wore all black. These celebrities were showing support for the #TIMESUP movement. They stood in solidarity with individuals all over the world, across all industries, who have experienced sexual...

We can still save the internet

We can still save the internet

Dylan Martin, Graphic Designer

January 16, 2018


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The idea of net neutrality has existed since the early days of the internet. There is good reason for this, a fair and equitable web space is a very important aspect of our right to free speech. For all the flaws of the world wide web, it has done a lot to give voice to the voiceless. A person can hop...

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...

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