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Politics over trade likely to hurt local industries

Politics over trade likely to hurt local industries

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

April 23, 2018

Amidst a whirlwind of trade-war threats, increased tariffs and retaliatory economic measures, many media jobs and a number of local farms could be at serious risk of struggling to survive. The United States government recently announced plans to up the tariff rates on imports of Chinese steel and...

We must stand beside our DREAMers

Both the administration and the overall campus population at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater need to be doing more to protect members of our community who are undocumented citizens. Steps we all can – and should – take involve contacting members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, and setting up emergency reserve funds for students who must continue their education without federal loan support.

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March 5, 2018

A major deadline set for Congress to act on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) legislation has run out of time. The ramifications could be devastating if the policy is repealed, which allows hundreds of thousands of undocumented citizens to call the United States home. In September 2...

Puerto Rico more important than Trump’s ego

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

October 3, 2017

Over the weekend, while sending out tweets alluding to the laziness and drought of leadership by government officials in the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory of Puerto Rico from a luxury golf course, the irony of the situation seemed lost on President Donald Trump. Unfortunately for the president, it wasn’t ...

New president will make impact on Native relations

New president will make impact on Native relations

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

November 30, 2016

It has been three weeks since the election signified that the United States is ready for an alternative path than the one we were taking. This has left many groups wondering about their future and how the new president will address their concerns. President Obama has made some big strides for the N...

Positivity is needed with Trump win

Sierra High, Communication BA

November 16, 2016

With the election finally over one would think the drama between the two candidates and parties would subside, though It seems to have only gotten worse. People are lashing out over the result of Donald Trump being named President. This whole election has been about scandals, lies, and incivility. I...

When Trump wins: Liberals rage, day is made

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

November 16, 2016

I told you so. Those are the only positive words I can offer you right now. In one of my political science courses, I was told to see from the point of view of the protesters who think Trump is the root of all that is evil in America. It is hard to see from that point of view because that point of v...

‘Stealth Trump supporters’ steal election

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

November 9, 2016

This election cycle has been a whirlwind. There’s no other way to say it because much of the unthinkable happened on Election Night. The Republican debate stage was lined more than a dozen experienced politicians and nobody thought that businessman Donald J. Trump would be the nominee, but nobody thou...

Staff Debate: Who won the presidential debate?

Dusty Hartl and Kimberly Wethal

October 5, 2016

Clinton Yes, there was a Presidential Debate last Monday night where our two major party candidates bickered for an hour and a half – but there’s no room to argue as to who won. As I waltzed around the University Center ballroom with my camera, photographing the viewing party, my eyes were focused on stu...

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