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Media Students Share Victory

The 2015 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association awards presented a unique opportunity for students from SPTV and 90Fm to solidify a supportive relationship between their organizations. The awards were held Saturday, March 6, in Madison to recognize students who submitted entries to the competition. Students from organizations didn’t just walk away with awards, but a stronger sense of collaboration. As Promotions Director ... Read More »

Above 30,000 Feet

I have never felt simultaneously significant and insignificant at the same time. Before leaving Wednesday afternoon to head over to my co-worker Carly’s house, so it was a shorter drive Thursday morning to Chicago, I was told by media professor Chris Shofner that flying would change my perspective on life. He told me I would realize how small I was, ... Read More »

Valentine’s Day Commentary: 25 Reasons to Just do You

Back in sixth grade, I recall getting stuck doing an entire group project during the night of this beloved, ooey gooey celebration. That’s probably how a lot of people feel on Valentine’s Day – stuck doing all the work for people who don’t really care either way. The remedy? Being single with a healthy cynicism. I love writing lists. They’re ... Read More »

American Politics in London

Similarities to Wisconsin’s recent political atmosphere loomed at a demonstration held on Saturday, October 20th, 2012 in London. Students along with union members and union sympathizers gathered outside the University of London Union (ULU) in Bloomsbury to protest the recent cuts in welfare and education as part of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) demonstration for “A Future that Works.” Pamphlets ... Read More »

Raging at the Refs

If you were anywhere around social media on Monday night, it doesn’t matter if you watched the Packer game: You knew what was going on.Posts such as: “Helen Keller to ref next week.” “This is what the Mayans predicted.” “Do these refs actually just work at Foot Locker?” “Expletive Expletive refs Expletive.” Littered Facebook and Twitter. Packers’ guard TJ Lang’s ... Read More »

The Tough Case of Stephen Strasburg

After much debate throughout the last month, the Washington Nationals have officially shut down their ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg. The debate has been going on for months as to what the Nationals should do about the upcoming, self-imposed, innings limit put on Strasburg after undergoing Tommy John surgery at the end of the 2010 season. After only pitching three innings, ... Read More »

Militarism is the Problem

Global military spending makes the international system and its economy go around. By far, the largest spender is the United States, which according to the War Resisters League will spend $1.355 trillion on “defense” in 2013. Even if media covered this gigantic expense, their efforts only ever scratch the surface. For instance, MSNBC, the “liberal media” in the U.S., is ... Read More »

Is the Internet Making Us Stupid?

I submit to you that, in fact, it does make us stupid. You’ll get no argument from me that the sheer quantity of information on the Internet is as vast, but does information being so readily available really mean anything good for our intellectual capacity? If anything, the effect it has on our cognitive abilities is problematic. It’s BECAUSE of ... Read More »

Why Doesn’t Wisconsin Have an NHL Team?

Ever since I began watching hockey I have always wondered why Wisconsin does not have a team in the National Hockey League. Milwaukee plays host to the Milwaukee Admirals which play in the American Hockey League, but have you ever followed the AHL? Name three Packers: Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, and Clay Matthews. Okay, now name three Brewers: Ryan Braun, ... Read More »

2012 NFL Draft NFC North

All seven rounds of the NFL draft occurred last weekend at the famous Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Now that the dust has settled, let’s take a look at who the teams from the NFC North acquired in the draft, and how they stack up against each other. The Bears’ next pick was in the third round ... Read More »