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Common core conundrum

Megan Poczos, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2016

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There is a new method of teaching out there for students and teachers alike: The Common Core Learning System. This system is a federally organized education system that basically creates a universal outline of what students will l...

Grappling with anxiety, a silent problem

Destiny Baitinger, Staff Reporter

April 18, 2016

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Mental health is a hot topic regarding college students. Depression and anxiety are among the numerous mental illnesses that commonly affect college-aged students. Though these illnesses can affect all ages, these specific mental...

Social justice at UW-L

Megan Poczos, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2016

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April 4 through 8 is social justice week here at UW-La Crosse. This means that along with a general presence on campus, there will be several diverse speakers and events for raising social justice awareness on campus. While thes...

College pet prospects

Destiny Baitinger, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2016

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Though the traditional house pets consist of cats and dogs, they aren’t the only ones UW-La Crosse students are hoping for on and off-campus. The pet policy on-campus, unfortunately, is limited to fish. However, some UW-L stu...

How much is you work worth?

Eagan Norman, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2016

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Over the course of almost all of our lives, we’ve probably spent some time working a minimum wage job. Whether it was scanning someone’s groceries, serving someone fast food or bussing tables at a local restaurant, many of ...

Who reports, who decides?

Destiny Baitinger, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2016

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“We Report, You Decide” has long been Fox News Channel’s slogan. What happens when they fail to report neutrally, and you only have one option to decide? Take this 2016 Presidential Primary as an example: CNN and Fox News...

First world terrorism

Eagan Norman, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2016

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Since the start of this year, there have been several terrorist incidents as we’ve all seen in the news and on social media. Whether it’s your friend from back home changing their profile picture to the French flag, or a live c...

Apple vs. Android

Megan Poczos, Staff Reporter

April 6, 2016

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There is a lot of speculation about which phone brand is better: Apple or Android? It seems that most people are for one or the other, never both. I have had an Apple phone since I first was granted use of a cell phone, so I would...

Are Americans terrorists?

Megan Poczos, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2016

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When I say the word “terrorism,” what do you think of? Do you think of hot, abandoned deserts in the East? Do you think of masked men parading weapons around the streets? Do you think of melted steel beams and hundreds of liv...

What is Early Onset Parenthood?

Eagan Norman, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2016

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You walk into your 11:00 lecture after having no breaks between your prior two classes and this one. You go sit next to your friend Steve who is in class with you and say “I’m so hungry right now,” and just as you finish ...

Should we colonize Mars?

Eagan Norman, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2016

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  Since the discovery of other planets, people have talked about the possibility of being able to colonize and live on them. Most of this talk has been dubbed science-fiction, and impossible, but in recent years, there have...

No ID, no vote

Megan Poczos, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2016

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With elections coming up just around the corner, many people—both young and old—are  in a hot debate over whether or not it should be required by law to show photo identification while registering to vote and when entering polls...

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