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Matthew Ahasay, Opinions Editor

January 31, 2013

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Casey Anthony, Adam Lanza and Manti Te’o. These names have become synonymous with murder and scandal, all while having their faces shown on every conceivable outlet of news, sparking major debate and in the case of Lanza, dividing...

Did Michael Jordan hurt the NBA?

Colten Bartholomew, Sports Editor

December 13, 2012

Filed under Opinions, Sports

Let me preface this column by saying that I do think Michael Jordan was the best player in NBA history, but I think this idea should be considered. He is literally the most famous athlete ever. His iconic brand, his countless...

Future of the Internet is up for discussion

Matthew Ahasay, Opinion Editor

December 13, 2012

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Sept. 4 kicked off an international meeting at the World Conference on International Telecommunications that could be the beginning of end of the Internet as we have come to know it. While some claim that the meeting is an...

Squirrel hunting, a beneficial tradition

Caroline Lundberg, Guest Columnist

December 13, 2012

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For many hunters, the first memories of hunting are following an adult through the woods searching for squirrels. Unfortunately, this is becoming less and less common. The number of squirrel hunters has steadily decreased in...

By not counting defeats, children lose out

Colten Bartholomew, Guest Columnist

December 13, 2012

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The mother of the family that I live with during the summer, Barbra Cataldo, attended a soccer match of one of her first grade students in mid-June. At the match, another one of her students ran up to her and excitedly stated,...

Stealing from UWP Students

Jannan Roesch

December 6, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinions

My family is new to Platteville. We moved onto a block that includes a church, the church office building and our house. We moved from a college town and have generally found college towns pleasant. Never once did I think our...

Does Obama’s ethnicity really matter?

Rachel Schneider, Guest Columnist

November 29, 2012

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Does it really matter that Obama is black? It may be the sweet young age I currently am, but it really doesn’t bother me. I know the history of black slaves and white masters, but is anyone but a vampire really white? Yes,...

Black Friday turning consumers black and blue

Matthew Ahasay, Opinion Editor

November 29, 2012

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Thanksgiving has always been for gluttons. Over eating and oversimplification of the history of the holiday have been adopted into the American culture, but the message remains the same. Give thanks. Unfortunately the one day...

Superstorm Sandy provides educational experience on existence of climate change

Matthew Ahasay, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2012

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Global warming has often times been brushed aside as a theory or a phenomenon. In lieu of recent events, the people of New Orleans and New York surely have a dissenting opinion on the matter. After two once in a century storms...

A walk down State Street’s Freakfest

Matthew Ahasay, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2012

Filed under Opinions

Walking down State Street Madison is typically a unique experience. The shops, restaurants and colorful patrons make it an attraction year round. But for one night in late October the street is taken over by the freaks. Your...

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