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Wisconsin Badgers Spring Football Column

April 16, 2014

  April 16, 2014 By Lucas Wimmer Four things I learned from the Badgers’ spring game The University of Wisconsin Badgers held their spring game on Saturday, and a lot of storylines took some interesting twists. The game was held in a bit of a different format from other spring games....

Anti-vaccination agenda harmful for everyone

Graphic by Alyssa Miles

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion Before Jonas Salk introduced his polio vaccine in 1955, more than 35,000 children contracted the polio virus in the United States annually. Yet by 1957, only 2,500 children were diagnosed with the disease, according to the United States Centers...

Student government a necessity at all universities

Graphic by Alyssa Miles

April 9, 2014

With tuition rates and student loan interest rates as high as they are, students deserve to have a say in the policies and procedures of the university they attend. Unfortunately, UW-Milwaukee has recently taken steps that reduce its student body’s collective voice. After allegedly having issues...

Album Review: “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon”

April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014 The hype surrounding Kid Cudi’s “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon” was pretty insane. Leading up to the album’s release, it was billed as a combination of all his sounds, from his biggest mixtape “A Kid Named Cudi” all the way up to his latest album “Indicud.” In m...

UW-Whitewater dominant at more than just football

April 2, 2014

April 2, 2014 Commentary by Lucas Wimmer It’s easy for the topic of conversation to go directly to football when talking about UW-Whitewater, and for good reason. The Warhawks have competed in eight of the last nine NCAA Division-III championship games, and have won four of the last five. From...

Students should use spring break to learn

Graphic by Alyssa Miles

March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014 Editorial Staff Opinion Spring Break is a time for students to celebrate their week-long freedom from responsibilities. As MTV has been showing us since 1986, the year they began covering Spring Break live, many students head down to warm beaches and have their fill of alcohol and...

Column: Fond du Lac school district should embrace student journalism, not limit it

March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014 Commentary by Lucas Wimmer As a student journalist, it is one of my biggest fears that one of my stories will lead to a large backlash and cause trouble for my newspaper. At times, I feel like this fear is irrational. In America, there are boundaries in place to protect journalists,...

Book Review: ‘Dr. J: The Autobiography’

Review by Lucas Wimmer
Opinion Editor

March 12, 2014

  “Dr. J: The Autobiography” by Julius Erving and Karl Taro Greenfeld is a great way to travel into the mind of one of the most prolific dunkers in the NBA. For someone like myself who loves sports history, it was a riveting tale and gave a great look into Erving’s life. However, there...

Column: Videotaping speaker unnecessary and borderline unethical

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 Commentary by Lucas Wimmer Recently, a speaker at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus stirred controversy and garnered national attention, but should this have been an issue? Freshman Kyle Brooks was the student who recorded the speaker in his Individual and Society...

Students should use resources to manage stress

March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 Editorial Staff Opinion In a recent study, the American Psychological Association found the most stressed age group was young adults ages 18 to 33. Stressors like grades, graduation, the state of the job market and balancing it all with a social life can cause a harmful amount of...

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