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New voter ID bill is great for all Wisconsin voters

November 9, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

The state legislature recently passed a bill that will require all registered voters to present a photo I.D. at the polls. The bill also says that voters cannot register on election day but instead must do so ahead of time. While...

November 2, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

Going to school at UW-Whitewater means a few things. Since it’s a state school, we will be riding the rollercoaster of the budgets made by the state government. Since it’s publically funded, the funding for the UW System...

Student teaching at UW-W can be tough on students

October 26, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

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...

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

October 19, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

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...

University must help gun owners store weapons

October 12, 2011

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

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

Filed under Opinion, Opinion

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

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...

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