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University should rethink how it observes Darwin Day

February 17, 2011

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Judging from the UW-Whitewater website, it looks like we’re going all out to observe “Darwin Day.” It’s a little unusual to have a day in honor of a person who proposed a theory.  In fact, I can't think of even one...

10 tips to be financially successful in college

February 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

1)   Avoid Fraud & Scams Become scam-savvy so you can identify scams when you see them. An important red flag to remember: If someone sends you a check or money order and asks you to wire them money in return, it’s...

Whitewater police need to punish drunk driving, not condone it

February 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

In a state soaked in a culture that revolves heavily around alcohol, it is no wonder the topic of drunk driving is present in almost every source of news we watch or read on at least a weekly basis. While I could go on abou...

Examining Gov. Walker’s proposals

February 17, 2011

Filed under Opinion

With Gov. Scott Walker unveiling legislation that will nearly eliminate all collective bargaining rights for many public employees and change how the state negotiates with unions, many Wisconsinites are understandably angry. However,...

That’s what … she said/he said

February 9, 2011

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Question: My significant other and I have been fighting a lot lately. Valentine’s Day is coming up. Do we sweep our issues under the rug until the “holiday” has passed, or do we talk about it now? I don’t want to ruin...

Keeping the Slakstrong memory alive

January 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Sports

Life can be so fragile. Most often, though, you don’t realize it until something fatal happens to you or a loved one. All you can do is live your life to the fullest and enjoy what’s right in front of you. Tyler Slak was doing that. He was going to college. He was enjoying success as a member of...

High ropes course teaches acceptance, self-confidence

November 22, 2010

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Another round of class registration is upon us. At this time last semester, with my mind on the fact that I had just two semesters left and not a lot of classes required to take, I set out to find an “easy A” course. Well,...

College degree should be priority

November 22, 2010

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In America, having a college education is important. You’ll typically make more money than a person who did not graduate from college. You’ll typically get selected for jobs over someone who did not earn a bachelor’s...

Hate crimes have tainted UW-W

November 22, 2010

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With the recent hate crimes on this campus, too many faculty, students and staff wonder with great concern, when will it end? This semester alone, UW-Whitewater has faced three reported hate crimes, two of which were geared...

Leipold has created a lasting legacy in just three years

January 19, 2010

Filed under Opinion, Sports

When Lance Leipold was introduced as the new head football coach three years ago, he knew what awaited him. The Warhawks were coming off the best seasons in school history advancing to the national championship gam...

Five reasons how the Warhawk football team won another WIAC title

November 10, 2009

Filed under Opinion, Sports

Here are my top five reasons on how the UW-Whitewater football team captured its fifth straight conference championship. 1. Levell Coppage There are many reasons the football team is heading back to the NCAA tournament ...

Senior football players not finished yet in 2009

November 3, 2009

Filed under Opinion, Sports

More than likely the football team will have home field advantage throughout the postseason. The Warhawks have not clinched a berth in the NCAA tournament yet, but there is little doubt they will roll to the national champ...

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