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Letter to the Editor: Budget cuts put paychecks over higher education

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 I am writing this letter because I have been encouraged by colleagues to keep writing in hopes that there will be changes in the future. I tried to think about what would be best to write about, but any topic is too great to be truly comprehended in one short letter. The complexities of every i...

Letter to the Editor: UW-W combats drunken driving

September 2, 2015

  Dear Editor: How many potentially life or death decisions do you make? Although it might not seem like a decision with drastic consequences, your choice to give up your car keys when you’re impaired or to stop a friend from driving drunk could be a lifesaver. Tragically, too many people...

Letter to the Editor: Tobacco waste toxic to the enviroment

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 More and more effort is being put into living more green and protecting our environment, but people may not think about the impact of tobacco litter on the environment. In the U.S. alone, a large number of the 280 billion cigarettes purchased each year end up littering sidewalks, waterways,...

Letter to the Editor: All students need to help prevention

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year’s campaign focuses on sexual assault on college campuses. Campus sexual assault has long been an issue and now it is more visible than ever. Many people — from student activists to the White House administration...

Letter to the Editor: Professor assesses political-correctness

April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015 What unites the following? (And, does it matter?) -Oklahoma Univ.: aboard a bus, off-campus, only some fraternity members sing an “n-word” chant. It’s videotaped. Next day, the president banishes the fraternity from campus, evicts all members from the house. -A Seattle bus...

Letter to the Editor: Student supports Staggs and Zamecnik for WSG

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 From high school best friends to student leaders on the UW-Whitewater campus, Savana Staggs and Alexandria Zamecnik have exemplified what it means to be exceptional individuals. Both have been involved with the Whitewater Student Government for years and have contributed more to...

Letter to the Editor: Groups should not target one unhealthy habit

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 I love democracy. I have argued with my tea-party uncle on Facebook for years and just finished the new season of “House of Cards” in two days. Anyone that knows me understands my love for politics. I can relate to the need of advocating and fighting for things people believe in....

Letter to the Editor: Reader responds to sexual assault conversation

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 I have read about the sexual assault case in your paper as well as the responses, including one from a professor.  I find it difficult to keep a calm mind about the entire situation as there are several aspects which appall me. First, from a legal perspective, I am disappointed...

Letter to the Editor: Federal recognition for domestic partnership

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 As a mother of a daughter who identifies herself as a lesbian, I am in support of the domestic partnership law.  I feel the law recently passed by our state government is an important step forward.  However, I want my daughter to have the same rights and privileges that heterosexual...

Letter to the Editor: U.S. needs to reform maternity leave rules

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 Besides a select few, the United States is one of the only countries not to have paid maternity leave.  It is concerning because I feel like 12 weeks is not enough time to spend with my newborn.  Child care is expensive in the United States and a 12-week-old infant, I think, is too...

Letter to the Editor: Coalition works for tobacco-free campus

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 Wisconsin will soon celebrate five years of healthier, smoke-free workplaces.  On the eve of that milestone, it seems appropriate to also recognize the 25th anniversary of the U.S. law prohibiting smoking on U.S. airplanes, which passed on Feb. 25, 1990. Tragically, over two million...

Letter to the Editor: Prevent sexual assualt; practice restraint

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 In her hit song “Timber,” music artist Kesha suggests to her male counterpart that they “make a night you won’t remember,” since she will be “the one you won’t forget.” For his part, he speculates that “she say [sic] she won’t, but I bet she will.” That lyrical...

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