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Halloween: Let them wear whatever they want and say nothing about it!

Bree Levine, Copy Editor

October 29, 2014

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As Halloween approaches, last minute costumes are flying off the shelves. What to be: a pirate or a princess? Or how about something more creative, like a pop culture reference or a character from a movie? While trying...

FROM THE EDITORS 10.23.2014

October 22, 2014

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The current Ebola epidemic filling our media, coupled with seasonal colds, may have you worried about staying healthy this time of year. However common the flu and other illnesses may seem this fall, there are several ways you...

Senoritis is nothing new to students

Taylor Pasell, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

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In high school we were constantly yelled at and encouraged not to cave into senioritis. I was annoyed with this stupid title until I recently learned it is actually in the dictionary. Merriam-Webster defines senioritis as “an...

The gray area of dating an ex’s friend: EXPOSED

Tia DeHaan, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

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As a nervous and socially awkward middle-schooler (and, okay, high school may have been a bit rough, too), turned Communication Studies major and public speaking connoisseur, I know all too well the importance of social norms...

Birth control not just a woman’s responsibility

Emily Schultz, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

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Birth control, in particular the pill, is, and pretty much always has been, a women’s issue, and arguably, this makes a lot of sense. Women (and anyone who is biologically female) have a reason to be concerned about unwanted...

Improving campus, improving morale?

Cody Fortney, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2014

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Have you ever been on your way to class and just paused to admire the beauty of our campus? If not, make sure you do so soon, because UW-La Crosse as we see it now might look like a completely different campus in the next several...

Cell phones: our new bed buddies?

Tia DeHaan, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2014

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Snapchat to Instagram, tracking calories to menstrual cycles, contacts to calendars, sometimes, my iPhone knows more about my life than I do. I still haven’t decided if this is an entirely bad thing,  as sometimes I find it...

To care or to not care about elections

Taylor Pasell, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2014

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Whether you’ve seen TV commercials, billboards or stations around UW-La Crosse allowing you to register to vote, you are aware of the upcoming election. There is really no way to avoid it. Around campus, there seems to be...

Is a “hottie” the best thing a person can be?

Emily Schulz, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2014

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Attaching social media pages to UW-La Crosse’s name has been very popular recently. After the Facebook page LAX Confessions paved the way, we saw the creation of LAX Missed Connections, LAX Rants & Raves and even LAX Squirrels...

Head-to-Head – ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Helpful or hopeless?

Nick Bezier & Emily Schulz, Associate Reporter & Staff Reporter

October 13, 2014

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In terms of epidemiology, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that affects relatively few people. The universe is being merciful by keeping it that way. The disease slowly shuts down the neurons in the body, eventually...

Working for an education: A vicious cycle

Cody Fortney, Associate Reporter

October 13, 2014

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In college, they say you have to pick two: social life, good grades or sleep. You can’t be successful in all three. What’s forgotten in this equation, though, is work. I would argue good grades and work are the most essential...

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