A tribute to Arthur Ranney

A tribute to Arthur Ranney

Andrew Brunner, brunnerand@gmail.com
May 7, 2015
Filed under Opinions

There are many changes coming for the Media Studies department at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, but one of the biggest is the retirement of Arthur Ranney. During my four years at UW-Platteville, no one person had a bigger influence on my development as an aspiring journalist, or as a person,... Read more »

Guest Column: Budget Report shows vitality of student journalism

Arthur Ranney, ranneya@uwplatt.edu
April 30, 2015
Filed under Opinions

If you browse the website of the Student Press Law Center you will see that student journalism is under attack, sometimes for frivolous reasons, sometimes for substantive ones. High school students who write articles warning of the dangers of certain kinds of drug use have their newspapers censored,... Read more »

Guest Column: Embracing electricity on the road

Bobby Orwig, orwige@uwplatt.edu
April 16, 2015
Filed under Opinions

ing cars and robots that would serve their every need. Reality may be a bit disappointing in comparison, but that doesn’t mean that technology has not become more exciting along the way. Electric cars have finally taken off—as technology develops further, it may not be long before non-electric cars... Read more »

Guest Column: Another perspective on budget cuts

Lyndal Anthony, anthonyly@uwplatt.edu
April 1, 2015
Filed under Opinions

The working class can barely survive on the two to three jobs they have to work to make ends meet, so let’s raise the minimum wage. What does raising the minimum actually do? It raises the cost of food at restaurants, grocery stores and businesses in general. If the business owners raise prices to... Read more »

Guest Column: Sexual Assault Awareness Month Challenge from Deans of Students Office

Jessi Ensenberger, ensenbergerj@uwplatt.edu
April 1, 2015
Filed under Opinions

Sexual assault. Consent. Date rape. These have become buzzwords in recent years, owing in part to the media’s greater coverage of sexual assault on college campuses. This coverage has increased for good reason: according to a 2014 White House report one in five women has been sexually assaulted while... Read more »

Guest Column: Year-round farmers markets increase in number due to new techniques

Guest Column: Year-round farmers markets increase  in number due to new techniques

Lauren Gaikowski, gaikowskil@uwplatt.edu
March 25, 2015
Filed under Opinions

In the past 10 years, the local foods phenomenon has taken America by storm. Created as a way to combat the rising amount of processed foods found in local grocery stores and to implement sustainable farming practices, the local foods movement (whose eaters are dubbed locavores) gained momentum in the... Read more »

Guest Column: Budget cuts forcing difficult decisions

Guest Column: Budget cuts forcing difficult decisions

Wayne Weber, weberwa@uwplatt.edu
March 25, 2015
Filed under Opinions

I would like to comment on Brian West’s March 11 guest column from my perspective as Dean of the College of BILSA. The budget cuts the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is facing are, to state it mildly, significant. To put this in context: UW-Platteville experienced a $3.4 million cut in 2013-2015... Read more »

Guest Column:Brian West

Guest Column:Brian West

Brian West, westbr@gmail.com
March 11, 2015
Filed under Opinions

A few weeks ago, I was catching up with Arthur Ranney; we were talking about his impending retirement, when he’s going to come visit us in San Francisco, and my children. As a fleeting thought, I asked him how the search for his replacement was going, and he said, “It’s not.” He then said I should... Read more »

2014 Political Commercials

Jeremy Williamson
November 11, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Top Story

The 2014 Wisconsin gubernatorial election is here and it is clear that both parties are going negative with their advertising (as is with any political battle). The Republican candidate, Scott Walker, and the Democratic candidate, Mary Burke, are the two primary runners... Read more »

Cuba’s New Now

Rachel Schneider, General Staff
October 8, 2014
Filed under Local, Opinions, Showcase, Top Story

Dr. Ernesto Dominguez Lopez, a history and political science professor at the University of Havana, Cuba came to talk about Cuba’s past and presence in the 21st century. Two unique things of Cuba’s past are that they are dependent on trade with other countries and they have fast migration in and... Read more »