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The family you find in college

Cody Fortney, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2014

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College is always hyped up to be the time of reinventing yourself or discovering who you are. You can change your wardrobe, hair, makeup, attitude, study habits and friends. You can basically start a new life when you come to...

THE OPEN FORUM

November 6, 2014

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Dear Editor, Most of us believe our opinion is correct and we tend to ignore what others have to say. However, there is a reason behind their advice. As freshman in college, we tend to ignore the advice of upperclassmen because...

The best time of your life

Tia DeHaan, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

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How do you classify happiness? Is it when you visit home and are encompassed with the love and comfort of your parents and siblings, temporarily free of worries? Do you thrive at work, in a fast-paced environment, constantly interacting...

UW-L: Seeking advising on our own time

Taylor Pasell, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

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It’s past the halfway point of the first semester and it’s starting to get a little tense around the UW- La Crosse campus. Between midterms, group projects and the enormous pile of procrastinated work sitting on your desk,...

Exploring space should not be left to filmmakers and their audiences

Nick Bezier, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

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Interstellar, director Christopher Nolan’s love letter to the seminal film 2001: A Space Odyssey, released recently to the excitement of his many fans. In the film, humanity has no choice but to leave the planet, having ravaged...

Note to the haters: Quit the fat shaming and focus on the beauty in happiness

November 6, 2014

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College students: We are at the prime of our youth—beautiful, young people. But do we put too much emphasis on our appearance? I have to say, based on the posts I see on Lax Rants and Raves, Lax Confessions, Lax Hotties and...

UW-L and Ebola: World health here on campus

Emily Schultz, Senior Reporter

November 6, 2014

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Ebola: it’s headlining world news platforms week after week, it’s all over our Facebook newsfeeds (often in the form of fake news articles and unfunny jokes) and it’s being talked about constantly. In other words, people...

So you graduated, now what?

Cody Fortney, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2014

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Being a senior, it seems that graduation is always looming over my head. With receiving my diploma, there comes this expectation that I must have the next step of my life all lined up and ready for me once I step off the stage....

The death of the chick flick

Emily Schultz, Senior Reporter

October 29, 2014

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Raise your hand if you went to see “The Dark Knight” in theaters on opening night. According to box office numbers, the movie made over $1 billion worldwide, making it one of the highest grossing films of all time. Now...

If only everyday were a holiday!

Taylor Pasell, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2014

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Every day is a holiday if you choose to celebrate it. There is a different official, unofficial or just fun holiday almost every day of the year. From Star Wars Day, National Paper Airplane Day, Ask a Stupid Question Day, to CAPS...

Beware of the landlord

Cody Fortney, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2014

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‘Tis the season for booking showings and signing leases for off-campus housing. When you make the big move to off-campus living, there are a lot of factors that go into the decision. Most of us prioritize the cost of rent, proximity...

The open forum

October 29, 2014

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Dear Editor, Most of us believe our opinion is correct and we tend to ignore what others have to say. However, there is a reason behind their advice. As freshman in college, we tend to ignore the advice of upperclassmen because...

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