Squirrel hunting, a beneficial tradition

Caroline Lundberg, Guest Columnist

December 13, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...


Roseanne Olsen

October 25, 2012

President Obama cut the banks out of the student-loan process as middlemen. By so doing, Obama saved taxpayers $61 billion that will be given to 3 million students by way of Pell Grants and other aid. Obama assured that...

Zedd reimagines electro with ‘Clarity’

Matthew Ahasay, Opinion Editor

October 25, 2012

Released: October 9 Label: Interscope After an extensive summer of touring festivals worldwide, a steady release of singles starting with the letter ‘s’ and multiple youtube leaks, 23 year old producer and DJ Anton Zaslavski...

Epic Staff Battles of the Exponent: Should freshman be allowed parking

Alyssa Bloechl and Matthew Ahasay

October 19, 2012

Senators, representatives, government budget cuts, long walks, waiting, it all sounds like a bunch of excuses to me. A car allows students the freedom to go to work, go home, go shopping, go to class or even help their friends...

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