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Positivity is needed with Trump win

Sierra High, Communication BA

November 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

With the election finally over one would think the drama between the two candidates and parties would subside, though It seems to have only gotten worse. People are lashing out over the result of Donald Trump being named Preside...

When Trump wins: Liberals rage, day is made

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

November 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I told you so. Those are the only positive words I can offer you right now. In one of my political science courses, I was told to see from the point of view of the protesters who think Trump is the root of all that is evil in...

Retired professor on smoking ban

Brian Kevin Beck, Emeritus Associate Professor, Languages & Literatures

November 16, 2016

Filed under Opinion

As for a total University ban on smoking, all of the four reasons given (Letter, Nov. 9) are surely “well-meant,” but might also seem suspiciously-“problematic.”  Reasons given not the truer motivations of the ban-enthusiasts....

Older citizens creates outcry for quality care

Marissa Nelson, Social Work BA

November 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Did you know the elder population will be increasing in the near future? Research shows that by the year 2030 there will be over 71 million Americans that are of the age of 65 and older. That is 20% of the U.S. population. Do you know w...

Smoke-free campus could help deter bad habits

Nick Surita, Colleges Against Cancer Co-President

November 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

In 2003, all UW-System residence halls went smoke-free, and in 2010, workplaces and public places in Wisconsin joined them. To date, 25 Wisconsin campuses made the move to a tobacco-free campus. For the health and protection of...

High levels of drinking on college campus

Talia Alexander, Social Work BS

November 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Going into college you have a higher peer pressure risk of consuming alcohol, especially if you go to a college similar to Whitewater, where our school is known for partying and drinking. Although this may seem like a fun time in...

Increased funding to K-12 schools needed

Madeline Walton, Social Work BA

November 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

With the election just around the corner, you may or may not be aware of a $23,500,000 facilities referendum on the city of Whitewater’s ballot. Many school districts in Wisconsin are in the same situation where funds are nee...

‘Stealth Trump supporters’ steal election

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

November 9, 2016

Filed under Opinion

This election cycle has been a whirlwind. There’s no other way to say it because much of the unthinkable happened on Election Night. The Republican debate stage was lined more than a dozen experienced politicians and nobody thought ...

43rd district assembly candidate expresses concern about campus assaults

Allison Hetz, Candidate for Wisconsin's 43rd Assembly

November 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I have been a Whitewater resident for many years now.  I have served my community diligently in many roles and I love Whitewater very much.  But I must say that I am deeply concerned about the number of sexual assaults that have happ...

Fuel efficiency benefits community, business, world

David Rossing, Union Cab

November 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I strongly support national rules requiring higher fuel efficiency in passenger vehicles. As an owner/operator at Union Cab Cooperative for over 10 years, I have seen the remarkable improvement a fuel-efficient fleet makes for our...

Homeless college students becomes pressing issue

Logan Lao Xiong

November 2, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Homelessness is something we seldom think of in an environment where people are bettering themselves through obtaining new skills and professional development, but in our current  21 century there has been wide spread discussion ...

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