• The Official Website of the Exponent, Wisconsin's Oldest Continuously Published Student Newspaper May 17, 2013

‘America the Beautiful’ turns ugly

Colten Bartholomew, Web Editor
February 5, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Top Story, Web Exclusives

Move over Thanksgiving, the Super Bowl is the most American day of the year. Chicken wings, beer, football - sign me up. In fact, sign up 111.5 million Americans, as reports show that many people watched the Seattle Seahawks derail the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday. Maybe... Read more »

Letter to the Editor: Bus route to Wal-Mart limited

Barret Galauner
November 21, 2013
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Last year, there was a shuttle that went between the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus and Walmart. Almost every day, students would get on that bus to shop at Walmart and other stores. One day, this shuttle route was reduced to only running on Saturday. Because of that, anyone who was busy... Read more »

Mifflin gone but not forgotten

Matthew Ahasay, Opinion's Editor
May 9, 2013
Filed under Opinions

Normally, waking up at 9 a.m. the day of the Mifflin Street Block Party in Madison would be considered sleeping in; however, this year was an exception in more than one way. The nationally renowned celebration and local tradition, held annually the first Saturday in May, has been killed and the city... Read more »

Sweatpants, practical but not appropriate

Matthew Ahasay, Opinions Editor
May 2, 2013
Filed under Opinions

It is 7:55 as John springs out of bed and makes the dash to reach his 8 a.m. class. At the front of the room, his professor is wearing slacks and a button down shirt. Sweatpants have been a growing trend in high schools and college cam­puses across the country. At one point, sweatpants were considered... Read more »

PETA’s methods, mission cause for concern

Shelby LeDuc and Alyssa Bloechl
May 2, 2013
Filed under Opinions

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is an ani­mal rights organization that has long been publicly supported by communities, large businesses and more recently, celebrities. PETA ‘rescues’ thousands of animals each year, yet sustains a kill rate of 95 percent. According to beefmagazine.com,... Read more »

The worth of studying abroad

Marissa Dow, General Reporter
April 25, 2013
Filed under Opinions

Studying abroad is a great experience that can give you so much more than credits.  Students are immersed into a different culture full of possibilities and people. They are able to strengthen their education as well as traveling to places they may otherwise not have the chance to visit. For me,... Read more »

UW-P sucessful without UC

Matthew Ahasay, Opinions Editor
April 18, 2013
Filed under Opinions

What could you do with $50,000? Every student at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville pays three dollars a semester in segregated fees, equating to approximately $50,000, for the advocacy group United Council.  What does UW-Platteville’s student body’s five figure contribution do for the student... Read more »

Editorial: Smoke Free Campus Survey

Editorial Board
April 18, 2013
Filed under Opinions

A random sample of students, faculty and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville were invited to fill out an online survey based on the interests of a Wisconsin State-supported program called Spark from March 11-22.  According to the American Lung Association website, Spark offers 18-24-year-olds... Read more »

Student voters drive governance

Matthew Ahasay, Opinions Editor
April 11, 2013
Filed under Opinions

Voting is the heart of a democratic system of governance.  It allows the people to choose for themselves who will lead, shape and represent them.  Whether school, local, state or federal, an American’s right to vote is what has shaped this country. Despite the importance of voting and relative... Read more »

Choices and consumer anxiety

Matthew Ahasay, Opinion Editor
April 4, 2013
Filed under Opinions

In America we are graced with an abundance of freedoms that are not always available or guaranteed in other countries. In addition to America’s cherished freedoms granted to citizens, modern Americans have the most freedom and wealth of choice than any other people in history and subsequently more... Read more »