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Editorial: Smoke Free Campus Survey

Editorial Board

April 17, 2013

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. ...

Student voters drive governance

Matthew Ahasay, Opinions Editor

April 10, 2013

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...

Choices and consumer anxiety

Matthew Ahasay, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2013

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...

Shooting zombies, making friends

Caroline Lundberg, Assitant Opinion Editor

April 3, 2013

For a growing number of gun enthusiasts across the United States, target practice and shooting competitions have taken a turn to the undead. Americans have a continuously increasing infatuation with zombies thanks to movies...

Bar Etiquette

Matthew Ahasay, Opinions Editor

March 20, 2013

Green hats, shirts, and beverages: this was the theme of the weekend-long event that was St. Patrick’s Day in America.  All weekend partygoers were quick to remind those without green attire of their lapse in memory with a...

Editorial: Concealed Carry on Campus

Editorial Board

March 20, 2013

When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed the bill to allow concealed carry of weapons in the state July 8, 2011, Wisconsin became the 49th state to make such a law. The law required applicants to be 21 or older, complete...

Unsung heroes of UW-Platteville

Matthew Ahasay, Opinions Editor

March 13, 2013

Universities: a stoic symbol of higher education that serve as the first step for many bright-eyed young adults to achieve the ever-elusive American dream. At face value, the make-up of the typical American university seems pretty...

TSA knife policy leaves airlines vulnerable

Chris Ankowicz, Guest Columnist

March 13, 2013

The Transportation Security Administration has enacted a new policy that will begin April 25th, which allows airline passengers to carry pocketknives aboard airplanes. This decision by the TSA to alter U.S. airport security measures...

Spring break indulgences

Matthew Ahasay, Opinions Editor

March 7, 2013

Sun-kissed skin, 30 packs of beer and group photos on a packed beach with drinks in hand. Stories proclaiming crazy adventures, parties and conquests consolidated together after an epic three days in a beachfront city for spring...

Editorial: Safe Walk Program

Editorial Board

March 7, 2013

In the evenings, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus can become unusually quiet. A soft rustle of a tree limb or twig may trigger students to clench their keys tighter and walk faster. UW-Platteville Campus Police...

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