The Racquet

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...

The Open Forum

October 13, 2014

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Dear Editor, I am writing regarding the new indoor field house proposal for the UWL campus. As a student athlete on both the UWL cross-country and track teams I can say firsthand that the indoor track in Mitchell Hall is insufficient...

Sharknado has nothing on Shark Week

Taylor Pasell, Associate Reporter

October 13, 2014

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The haunting week in mid-August has come and gone. The eerie song of Jaws and images of large white teeth are no longer in view. The famous Shark Week is over for this year, but the excitement is still in the air. If you are...

Oktoberfest cut too short?

Tia DeHaan, Associate Reporter

October 13, 2014

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Shortened celebration, heightened spirits and beautiful La Crosse weather - all that UW-La Crosse students could hope for on the historic Oktoberfest weekend…or was it?  La Crosse is well known for its celebration of Oktoberfest...

Letter to the Editor 10/2/2014

October 1, 2014

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Dear Editor, Many of you are aware of the alleged sexual assault case that took place in a UW-L Residence Hall on Thursday, September 4th. Students were not made aware of this event until Wednesday, September 10th, after the...

Wisconsin budget and our future

Nick Bezier, Associate Reporter

October 1, 2014

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A year and a half ago, I participated in a summit with my fellow student government colleagues, listening to a presentation from a senior UW System official about the state of UW System. During a pause, someone announced the Legislative...

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