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‘Survivor’ outing was an act of violence

‘Survivor’ outing was an act of violence

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer

May 2, 2017


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“Survivor,” one of America’s longest running reality TV shows, recently featured an act of violence that disturbed many viewers. Jeff Varner outed his fellow cast mate Zeke Smith as a transgender man on national television. It is important to understand that, though this is the first time this...

Cuts to after-school funding have a cost

Kaziah J. Anderson, Madison College Student

April 18, 2017


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Regardless of political beliefs, we all have similar ideals about children’s needs. We want the best education possible for them. We want them to be healthy and well-adjusted in society. We all want to keep our children and community safe, and we all want families to thrive so as to have the least...

What is Trump’s strategy in Syria?

Zach Mueth, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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Donald Trump can be described with many different words, but to use the phrase “cool and calculated” would be inaccurate at best. His extremely questionable response to the April 4 chemical weapons use in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria is just one more example of this. The President chose to shoot first...

Trump by Michael Edwards

Trump by Michael Edwards

April 18, 2017


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LGBTQIA+ questions excluded from US Census

Adrienne Oliva, Staff Writer

April 18, 2017


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The United States Census Bureau has made the decision to exclude proposed questions about gender and sexuality on the 2020 census. This came as a disappointment to many members of the LGBTQIA+ community, as well as a relief to many other community members. As part of the LGBTQIA+ community myself, I...

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...

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