The Racquet

Dorm living

Taylor Pasell, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2015

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Living in the dorms is what some students look forward to when they go to college. The idea of hundreds of friends literally feet away is intriguing to some and frightening to others. Some enjoy the close quarters with random...

La Crosse, we love you

Cody Fortney, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2015

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Everyone loves La Crosse, but what is it about our city that makes it so special? Is it the bluffs, the weather, the people or the university? Or is it that we claim to hold the title for the second-largest Oktoberfest celebration...

Profit, ethics and The Bachelor

Emily Schultz, Senior Reporter

March 11, 2015

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Let’s just cut right down to it; The Bachelor is one of the most watched television shows in recent history. Each episode reels in millions of viewers, and ABC allots two hours a week to each episode and a three-hour finale...

Social networking for professionals

Tia DeHaan, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2015

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It’s like Facebook for business, has been dubbed the “World’s Largest Professional Network,” and currently entertains more than 20 million members - you got it, I am referring to LinkedIn. LinkedIn was first launched...

Winter woes of the midwest

Cody Fortney, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2015

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On the first day of the semester, I was walking to class and thinking hopelessly positive thoughts about how motivated I would stay this semester, when… oh no, oh no, oh no! I slip and fall right on my rear next to the Hoeschler...

Meditation: The miracle drug?

Emily Schultz, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2015

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When I think about health, I think about diet and exercise. The results of these are obvious, and most of us can probably personally speak to the difference in how our body feels and performs based on the food we consume and how...

iTunes fading out from free alternatives

Taylor Pasell, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2015

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We walk around with endless amounts of music sitting in our back pocket. Years back, to own the music you wanted, you would have to drive to the nearest Target or music store, pick up a CD and listen to it on a clunky CD player...

Are Wisconsinites fueled by booze?

Tia DeHaan, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2015

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Around about the time I began to understand that I lived in the midwestern Packer-loving, cheese-making, corn field-occupied state of Wisconsin, I realized that alcohol was an important and popular piece of our culture. As a child,...

Study abroad opportunities you didn’t know you had

Ellie Brown, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2015

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Studying abroad is a common topic of discussion during college, whether you’re the one going or hearing about others experiences. Many different departments on the UW-La Crosse campus offer study abroad programs, from as short...

The Pearl’s secret coffee menu

Kasey Overgaard, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2015

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The Pearl was dead quiet late Thursday evening. The only sound was the bell on the door, the low music in the background and a friendly “Hello” from the workers. The scene was nothing like a hot day in the summer when the...

From the editors: All the single ladies

February 11, 2015

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It’s that time of year again. The time when Hallmark makes its largest profit, more than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold worldwide and thousands of men are frantically calling every nice restaurant in town...

The advantage of advertisements

Taylor Pasell, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2015

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Some people tune into the Super Bowl for the game itself. Others, including myself, watch for the halftime show, the fattening but delicious chicken wings and taco dip, along with the commercials. I like to sit there and pretend...

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