The Racquet

The problem with masculinity

Emily Schultz, Senior Reporter

February 11, 2015

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You don’t have to be a women’s, gender, and sexuality studies major to know that the media portray women unfavorably. From unrealistic beauty ideals to the lack of fair representation, the depiction of women needs to change....

Confessions of a binge watcher

Taylor Pasell, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

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On any given night, I can walk past the room of freshman Kaylea Latal and sophomore Julie Fuerbringer to see the door wide open, flooded with girls surrounding the TV watching nothing other than Gossip Girl. In this day and...

Furgeson: Not just black and white

Zach Olson, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

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Instead of looking at black and white, let’s look at a few things differently with the Ferguson trial. First, one person of the human species shot and killed another person of that same species, and someone’s life was manually...

Do your SEIs!

Cody Fortney, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

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It’s that time of year again, where we are all stressing out over registering for classes. In hopes of finding the best professor, students usually go to ratemyprofessor.com to write and read instructor evaluations, rather than...

Deconstructing plastic surgery

Emily Schulz, Senior Reporter

December 2, 2014

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Whether or not plastic surgery is viewed as acceptable likely depends on the part of the country you’re from, as well as your family’s socioeconomic status. Here in the Midwest, we tend to value those who are ‘au naturel’...

From the Editors

Katie Hartnett, Business Director

December 2, 2014

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Looking at pictures and videos of adorable puppies and kittens (or whatever other pet fetish you may have) can be a great stress reliever at the end of a hard day. Many of us were raised with family pets, which we miss dearly...

Improving the university’s image in the eyes of our neighbors and community

Nick Bezier, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2014

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For the majority of my time at the university, I’ve worked in the student government, but I semi-retired in May of last year. With all the extra time I had after, I decided to join a local citizen’s group, the Grandview Emerson...

Respect the F-word

Emily Schulz, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2014

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“Sexism: does it still exist? Many men say no.” This is a quote from a recent episode of The Daily Show that, while humorous, actually holds a lot of truth in my experiences. I am a proud feminist and make it known in...

It’s not like the movies

Taylor Pasell, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2014

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We came into college with a preconceived idea of what it was all going to be like. Thanks to movies like “21 Jump Street” and its sequel, as well as “Neighbors,” “Sydney White,” “House Bunny” and “Post Grad,”...

The only way to reduce the cost of education is on the homefront

Nick Bezier, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2014

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UW-La Crosse offers a variety of programs, from athletics to clubs to student buildings, that all have one thread of commonality. The Segregated University Allocation Fee Committee, also known as SUFAC, allocates revenues gathered...

From the Editors

November 19, 2014

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As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday each year, the typical college student population looks most forward to the little things over any extravagant plans our families could ever plan. Some of us don’t live close to La...

Family, football, friends…oh my!

Tia DeHaan, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2014

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Thanksgiving! It seems as soon as Halloween came, it left us - the costumes, candy and creepy movies - all passed by in the blink of an eye. The next holiday on the horizon is one well known for four F’s, as I like to call it:...

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