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Student teaching at UW-W can be tough on students

October 26, 2011

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Many of our fields of study have graduation requirements that go beyond sustaining a certain GPA and attaining credits. Whether it is community service hours, a writing requirement or student teaching, many students are familiar...

Waldorf school system shouldn’t neglect teaching with technology

October 26, 2011

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An article by Matt Richtel in the New York Times said about 160 schools in the Waldorf system around the country are preaching physical activity and hands-on learning. These schools also ban technology in the classroom. The 160...

Has Mitt Romney hit his ceiling?

October 26, 2011

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Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is running for president for the second consecutive election. After losing the GOP nomination in 2008 to John McCain, Romney appears to be the front runner this year. While some polls show...

It’s time for UW-W to raise admission standards

October 19, 2011

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Look around you. Our campus is becoming more and more crowded every semester and this fall is no different. This semester, UW-Whitewater has a record enrollment of 11,615 undergraduates. More students at Whitewater will translate...

Kilar family represents community well

October 12, 2011

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In early September 2010, a story came across several media sources about a 6-year-old Whitewater boy who was killed by a drunk driver. Many people, including myself, didn’t think much of it at the time; being from a larger...

Making UW-W more accessible for everyone

October 12, 2011

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As a visually impaired student, I take notice of how accessible Whitewater is to handicapped students. For years UW-Whitewater has been known for its accessibility accommodations for students with disabilities. With in-class...

Herman Cain: The man who caught fire, not GOP ‘flavor of the month’

October 12, 2011

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With the GOP presidential primary election not far off, there are a plethora of candidates campaigning to be the GOP’s presidential nominee. At first glance, the candidates seem to blend together: whether it is Texas Gov....

The network: living transparently online

October 12, 2011

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What do you think of when you hear the word database?  Do you think of statistics or information; formed from a collective process that may ultimately display some sort of end total, ratio? Even a percentage? Maybe, if you’re...

University must help gun owners store weapons

October 12, 2011

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As of Nov. 1, Wisconsin will enact its concealed weapons law. While guns will be allowed on campus, they will not be allowed in campus buildings or city buildings. Signage will be posted on all buildings explaining that guns are...

Construction protects students from harm

October 5, 2011

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The intersection of Main and Whiton Streets is finally getting a stoplight. The construction started last week and the pedestrian yield sign that previously hung over Main Street will be replaced. Anyone who used the crosswalk...

Obama’s jobs bill raises questions

September 28, 2011

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  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

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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...

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