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, ...

Cuba’s New Now

Rachel Schneider, General Staff

October 8, 2014

Filed under Features, 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...

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...

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

Allie Parker, General Staff

October 1, 2014

Filed under Features, 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...

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...

Mifflin gone but not forgotten

Matthew Ahasay, Opinion's Editor

May 8, 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,...

Sweatpants, practical but not appropriate

Matthew Ahasay, Opinions Editor

May 1, 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...

PETA’s methods, mission cause for concern

Shelby LeDuc and Alyssa Bloechl

May 1, 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...

The worth of studying abroad

Marissa Dow, General Reporter

April 24, 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...

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