Tag Archives: Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin Calls for Free Tuition

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Student Government Association made a bold statement last month demanding free tuition for all black students. UW-Madison reasoned that African-Americans were legally barred from enjoying the advancements of an education due to slavery and Jim Crow Laws in the past. Currently, African-American students enrolled in the university make up only 2 percent of the demographic. The university has ... Read More »

2-1 Vote May Save Wisconsin Elections

A Wisconsin state court case has climbed its way to the top of the judicial totem pole, facing the United States Supreme Court for a verdict on a questionable drawing of Wisconsin voting district lines. A panel of three federal judges in Wisconsin voted 2-1 in favor of a new district map to be drawn by Nov. 2018. Due to ... Read More »

Moo-ve Over for Local Dairy

The Dairy State Cheese Company is located in Rudolph, Wisconsin 15 miles away from campus. This local business offers a wide variety of dairy products made on-site from its own cows. The average American eats over 30 pounds of cheese a year. Not only is cheese often cited as a source of calcium and protein, it is also made in ... Read More »

Wisconsin DNR Website Omits Humans as Cause of Climate Change

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has removed any mention of human-caused climate change from their website. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel believes these changes were made around Dec. 21 of 2016. One of the most prevalent changes in language on the DNR website takes place on a page which was previously titled, “Climate Change and Wisconsin’s Great Lakes.” Now the ... Read More »

School’s Out for Winter

Come Dec. 22, students will be closing their books, turning in their final papers and hightailing it away from campus to enjoy a well-deserved winter break. For four glorious weeks, students will be itching to get outside and enjoy what winter in Wisconsin has to offer. If you’re still unsure of how to make the best out of the break, ... Read More »

How Warmer Temperatures are Effecting the Deer Season

The deer hunt is a tradition in Wisconsin that may have been threatened by the abnormally warm weather this fall. Hunters have expressed their worry over the warmer temperatures in November thinking that the deer will not be moving around as much which may make the deer harder to find. When asked why cold and snow were so desirable for ... Read More »

Low Unemployment Rate Diminishes Job Search Concern Among Students

Scott Walker promised to add 250,000 jobs to Wisconsin when running for governor. The Bureau of Labor Statistics data confirms that more than 140,000 private sector jobs have been created since he took office, far below the jobs promised. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that when Walker took office, Wisconsin’s unemployment rate decreased from 8 percent in 2011 to ... Read More »

Creepy Clown Epidemic Spreads Rapidly Across the Globe

  Clowns have been present throughout history as hysterical means of entertainment, however clowns have taken on a scary persona, most recently known as the “creepy clown.” Creepy clown sightings have made the headlines of numerous cities in Wisconsin including Sheboygen, Green Bay, West Bend, Racine, Milwaukee and Wausau. Reports include sightings, interactions, threats, and overall creepiness. According to Bill ... Read More »

Oil, Environment and Water, Oh My!

The Dakota Access Pipeline, or DAPL, is the most controversial environmental issue in the news right now, but what exactly is it and why should we care? DAPL is a proposed underground pipeline meant to connect the oil fields of North Dakota to the Gulf Coast. The DAPL pipeline facts website explains that it would stretch 1,172 miles through North Dakota, South ... Read More »

Primary Election Voting Proved Challenging for Students

Three hour lines and lots of confusion was how many students described their primary election experience. Jack Ivansek, legislative affairs director for the Student Government Association, explained that the long lines many experienced was most likely due to the amount of people who waited until the day of the election to register. He also believed the new photo ID law ... Read More »