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 »

Attendance: task or technique?

Brent Landrum, General Staff
October 8, 2014
Filed under Opinions, Showcase, Top Story

Class attendance can improve a grade, or it can lower a GPA. Professors are making attendance a part of a class’s final grade. The number of professors taking attendance has been on the rise, especially in the first two weeks of classes. This increase in taking attendance is not just for the benefit... Read more »

Two-hour parking limit on Main: City of Platteville officals speak

Allie Parker, General Staff
October 1, 2014
Filed under Local, Opinions, Showcase, Top Story

The two-hour parking time on Main Street has been a worry for local businesses. Customers may spend longer than two hours in some stores and there is a concern that two hours is not enough time. Main Street businesses have voiced that they do not think two hours is a sufficient amount of time. “The... Read more »

‘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 »