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“Obamacare” an Aid to Student Health

Obamacare. Americans have heard it talked about on the news by savvy politicians or healthcare industry lobbyists, but some are unaware of the true contents of the act and what it has changed since it passed. Known officially as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), “Obamacare” was signed into law in March of 2010. It has made certain ... Read More »

Wall Street occupation brings global uprising to the U.S.

In hundreds of cities across the country, doctors, veterans, nurses, professionals, middle class, service industry and agricultural workers, indigenous and immigrant organizations, senior citizens, teachers, trade unionists, environmentalists and antiwar activists, and students of all ages add support for the Occupy movement. Steadily growing since its birth on Wall Street on September 17, despite the absence of a clear agenda, ... Read More »

Greenhouse to be reborn as local food eating hub

Cold, disheveled, and hollow: Sorenson’s Greenhouse sits peace- fully across the street from down- town Stevens Point. After years spent enduring nature’s degrading forces, the building once known as Sorenson’s Greenhouse is about to blossom into the Central Rivers Farmshed’s “The Greenhouse Project.” The Central Rivers Farmshed is a Central Wisconsin organization working to strengthen the connec- tion between local ... Read More »

Davis execution puts justice system on trial

The State of Georgia murdered Troy Davis Wednesday night, a man who was convicted of murdering a police officer in 1989. We use the term murdered instead of executed because that is exactly what the state did to Davis, as there was more than enough doubt of his guilt to not only grant a re-trial but that he was, more ... Read More »

Sundial Redesign in the Works

Students walk on it every day, passing over it while bustling to and from class. Some study on it, some picnic by it, while others nap on its grassy knoll. The Specht, or more affectionately known as The Sundial, is a part of every student’s life. It’s been a meeting place for rallies, a gathering area for group studies – ... Read More »

Professors leave due to budget cuts

They stay at work late to grade our papers, they come to work early to open their offices to us, they’ve dedicated their lives to teaching us about the world we live in, and have spent countless hours guiding each and every one of us though our college careers. But as time progresses they are finding it more and more ... Read More »