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 »

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 »