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Youth sports about more than winning

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor | October 17, 2017

Growing up, I’ve always been a very competitive person. Basketball games in the driveway were serious, hockey games against my brother in the garage were for the Stanley Cup and I refused to accept a loss in high school sports. Winning was everything to me – before I started coaching. When I began coaching youth hockey last November, I brought the same mindset. I took over the head coaching posi...

Give QB Brett Hundley a chance

Give QB Brett Hundley a chance

Royal Purple | October 17, 2017

It was a rough week for Packer fans everywhere. The rival Minnesota Vikings embarrassed the Green and Gold in a 23-10 victory, but the biggest loss for the Packers was an injury to beloved quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr hit Rodgers outside of the pocket, breaking Rodgers’ collarbone. All signs point to Rodgers missing the rest of the season after surgery, which sparked a ...

Parking changes can go farther

October 10, 2017

Rearranging the commuter lots for increased efficiency and riding the wave of backlash over removal of coin meters off city streets lining the campus’ property is no walk in the park. We’ve got to give credit where credit is due: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is trying. It may not be popular, but lots on the northern side of campus frequently went unused, as ones closer to academic buil...

Simpler policies, counterfeit solutions

October 3, 2017

Since January 20, we've "virtualized" great things totally inconceivable earlier--and still today.  So now what? Health Care? Do exercise; it lowers premiums, corrects pre-existing conditions.  Golf? Tax Reform? Lower the tax of the "one-percenters." Since others pay no taxes at all, this balances things.  De-taxing banishes "budget-appearance," stimulates the "money-drip." About this, the elite classes ...

Puerto Rico more important than Trump’s ego

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion | October 3, 2017

Over the weekend, while sending out tweets alluding to the laziness and drought of leadership by government officials in the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory of Puerto Rico from a luxury golf course, the irony of the situation seemed lost on President Donald Trump. Unfortunately for the president, it wasn’t lost on us. Puerto Rico is, to put it mildly, in complete devastation. The New York Time...

There are better times for a protest on national anthem

September 28, 2017

Over the last few weeks, many Americans seem to have been polarized over whether or not one should stand for the national anthem. Unfortunately, I am one of them. I hold the belief that everyone should stand for the national anthem, but understand that it is not the law and you can decide to do what you want. This, however, means that you should also pay for the consequences of your actions. I grew...

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