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Obama’s jobs bill raises questions

September 28, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

  By Zach Hicks Earlier this month President Barack Obama proposed to Congress the American Jobs Act, a bill that is geared towards putting Americans back to work and jumpstarting the economy. As our unemployment...

Tuition increase necessary for big picture

September 21, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

The 5.5 percent increase in tuition this school year is a direct effect of the state’s budget repair bill passed by the state legislature in March. As college students, money is always tight and the $322 dollar increase will...

Unexpected expenses take a toll on students

September 21, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

These days, it is not cheap to be a college student. We have various expenses, many of which are school related but some of us have car payments, cell phone bills, rent, food and other things to worry about on top of school expenses. With...

Wegener’s death a chilling reminder to stay safe

September 7, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As we all settle in to our dorms, apartments, and houses, we let go of summer and welcome in the school year. Summer is often a time of vacations, summer jobs, and fun. However, this summer came with grim news. On May 30, the...

Bin Laden’s death serves as a relief

May 4, 2011

Filed under Opinion

The death of known terrorist Osama bin Laden last Sunday served as a significant step for all Americans. We must remember for many Americans, bin Laden’s death provided much needed closure after the devastating Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. Ac...

University should not butt-out smoking

April 27, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Though health is always a concern for college students, a recent push to make UW-Whitewater a smoke-free campus is a little unreasonable and unrealistic. Last fall, students began informally meeting to collect information on ma...

Campus must push sustainability

April 20, 2011

Filed under Opinion

With state officials planning extensive cuts and policy changes in regards to recycling programs statewide, it’s important UW-Whitewater stands strong as a leader in sustainability. Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-2013 budget pro...

Student involvement in city issues

April 13, 2011

Filed under Opinion

With UW-Whitewater being such a prominent part of the Whitewater community, students are affected by decisions made by the local government. UW-Whitewater students must become more aware of how decisions affect their lives...

Inspiring march for their rights

April 6, 2011

Filed under Opinion

With our years at UW-Whitewater being a time of growth and maturation for many of us, we often look to faculty and staff members as role models. We look to them to not only guide us in our studies, but in life as well. When...

Support for tsunami relief needed

March 30, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Though the uproar over Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill has been a focus for many UW-Whitewater students, faculty and staff, we must take time to support a much larger issue. As of March 21, the combined toll of dead and missing was more than 21,000 people after an 8.9...

Funds must be kept for family planning

March 24, 2011

Filed under Opinion

As students at UW-Whitewater, we are fortunate to have excellent family planning services available to aid us in times of need. However, the recently passed budget-repair bill will affect funding for family planning servic...

Education cuts bad for Wisconsin

March 11, 2011

Filed under Opinion

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal will affect numerous aspects of Wisconsinites’ lives including one UW-Whitewater holds near and dear to it’s heart:     Education. With a strong education program at UW-Whitew...

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