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Internet Access for all

Kylie Jacobs, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2019

Internet for school is just as important as electricity was to citizens in the 1940’s, at least, that’s what State Representative Don Vruwink is pushing. In a message sent out to those in Walworth County, including Whitewater, Milton, Janesville, and even more towns, he states that he thinks eve...

Students should be concerned with online privacy

Graphic by Alyssa Miles

February 26, 2014

Feb. 26, 2014 Editorial Staff Opinion In the age of the Internet, it has become the standard for people to communicate online. According to the Pew Research Center, 73 percent of people ages 18 or older in America use some type of social network, and 71 percent of social media users have Facebook. Social...

Internet speeds cause for concern

Internet speeds cause for concern

November 6, 2013

Nov. 6, 2013 By Kevin Demerath By Lucas Wimmer UW-Whitewater students have recently experienced slow Internet due to an overload of devices connecting to the Wi-Fi. With Internet being such a necessity for doing school work, video games and entertainment, it has caused some disruption to daily...

Internet: privatized commodity or right?

October 30, 2013

Josh Hafemeister On Tuesday, Aug. 20, the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, posted an article on his Facebook page titled “Is Connectivity a Human Right?” In this article, Zuckerberg said all people are entitled to access the Internet. That same month, opened up to the public. As it s...

Students should sacrifice free music for Internet freedom

February 1, 2012

With the recent suspension of the proposed SOPA bill by Congress, many students and young people are emitting a sigh of relief. Yet this doesn’t mean we are safe from an intense governmental censorship of what we see on the Internet. As young people, we expect our Internet surfing to be untainted...

The network: living transparently online

October 12, 2011

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 like me, you’ll think of all of that, and apply it to the social network. The...

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