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Technology should play a role in classes

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

February 22, 2017

Technology has been evolving  rapidly over the past few years. From waiting until your parents get off the landline to use the internet to having lightning fast smart phones in our pockets, it has now become a nightmare for teachers and professors in the classroom. Some say technology is distracting and ...

Classroom Mandatory Participation Policy

Classroom Mandatory Participation Policy

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

October 5, 2016

Everyone has been there. There is always one professor each semester that has a mandatory participation policy. When participation factors into a student’s final grade, there is a feeling of pressure to contribute something useful to the conversation. What if the student has nothing to contribute? T...

Spot-stealers ruin unspoken seat rules

Spot-stealers ruin unspoken seat rules

February 4, 2015

Feb. 4, 2015 It’s a new semester with all new classes and a fresh start. On the first day of classes, you show up early and map out the prime real-estate of seating. You pick the perfect spot: the spot that has the best aesthetic, where the professor maybe won’t notice you and it just feels so...

A warhawk’s life down under

November 28, 2012

  Imagine waking up on your birthday and having to say goodbye to all of your friends and family before you leave the country for six months. That was me, heading to Australia to study abroad for one of my last semesters of college. As excited as I was to be able to embark on this incredible jou...

Education cuts bad for Wisconsin

March 11, 2011

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-Whitewater, students might fear they will see the students they will one day teach face struggles in the upcoming years. Also, a decrease...

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