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Don’t reject climate science: GOP environmental plans could place the planet in even greater peril

Don’t reject climate science: GOP environmental plans could place the planet in even greater peril

James Roufus, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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From sea to shining sea, lovers of Mother Earth are under attack like Kenilworth Castle. Not only locally from Gov. Scott Walker and his followers, but from President Donald Trump as well. Back in December, any language related to climate change was taken off the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR) website. Ju...

Trumps Budget

Trumps Budget

Michael Edwards

April 6, 2017


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Walker V Smokey

Walker V Smokey

Michael Edwards

April 6, 2017


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GuestView: Public broadcast funds at risk in budget

Jennifer Ferro, Los Angeles Times/TNS

April 6, 2017


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President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget, released in mid-March, slashes a number of domestic programs. The one that hits closest to home for me is the total defunding of the Corp. for Public Broadcasting, a private nonprofit corporation created by Congress to distribute funds to the nation’s...

Phoning Dr. Strangelove: FBI probes the president

Phoning Dr. Strangelove: FBI probes the president

James J. Roufus, Staff Writer

April 6, 2017


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Where is George C. Scott when you need him? After all, President Merkin Muffley was able to negotiate with the Russians much better than any real president had ... at least to date. Though the twentieth of March may live in infamy, as one of our former presidents so famously stated, “It may be the...

Journalists help uncover truth, and share it

Journalists help uncover truth, and share it

Alison Ahlgrim, News Editor

April 6, 2017


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As the “opposition party” and “fourth estate,” journalists have an obligation to pursue the truth now more than ever. Because information is so widely available at the click of a mouse or the swipe of a phone, misinformation can spread rapidly as well. Journalists must strive to uncover the truth...

New Voices movement seeks to ensure freedoms for students at all schools

New Voices movement seeks to ensure freedoms for students at all schools

Bailey Ayres, Sports Editor

March 22, 2017


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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of… or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press,” states the first amendment of the United States Constitution. Yet, a 1988 court case, Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, ruled that school administrators at a public high school could exercise...

Talking about people’s tattoos

Talking about people’s tattoos

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017


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I personally can’t believe it, but spring is finally here. With the warmer weather comes more bared skin. Tattoos previously covered by parkas and scarfs are now on display, meaning that people with tattoos are receiving more attention. Though some who comment on tattoos are courteous, others are quite...

Consequences of transgender bathroom bills

Consequences of transgender bathroom bills

Alison Ahlgrim, News Editor

March 22, 2017


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Thirty-one percent of transgender people report avoiding drinking or eating so that they do not need to use the restroom. According to a survey done by the National Center for Transgender Equity, additionally: 59 percent have avoided bathrooms in the past year because they feared confrontations in publ...

Groups offer options to be politically active

Lucy Smith, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


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For those motivated to become more politically active by the results of the presidential election, here are some options for getting involved. The best way to keep up to date is to follow these groups on Facebook. This is where they post new events and meeting that are coming up. There are several...

Time to talk about eating disorders: Overcoming the social stigma enables others to seek help

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer

March 1, 2017


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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is upon us. It starts on Feb. 26 and runs until March 4. This year’s theme is, “It’s time to talk about it.” According to The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), “It is time to shatter the stigma,” behind eating disorders. The more able...

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