Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Students Speak Their Minds at ‘A Day Without Latinos’

An estimated 14,000 activists gathered in Madison to take part in “A Day Without Latinos and Immigrants in Wisconsin” to protest two legislations they argue are racist and discriminatory against immigrants. One these legislations, Assembly Bill 450, would permit police and government agencies to investigate a person’s immigration status if they are charged or involved with certain crimes. They would ... Read More »

The American Birkebeiner

Birkie Fever has swept across the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point this past week as myself and many other students headed to Cable, Wisconsin to ski in North America’s largest cross-country ski marathon, the American Birkebeiner. What is Birkie Fever? According to Birkie.com, it can be described as “that yearly craving for the excitement, camaraderie and challenge that can only be ... Read More »

Students, Faculty Discuss Wisconsin’s Hunting Tradition

The week of Thanksgiving is a special time in Wisconsin. For nine days, men, women and children take part in one of the state’s biggest traditions- deer hunting. Students and faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point discussed their hunting background and their plans to participate in this year’s hunt, which will run from Nov. 21 through Nov. 29. Scott Hygnstrom, ... Read More »

350 Stevens Point Addresses Wisconsin Frac Sand Mines

The controversial petroleum and natural gas pumping process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has strong roots within Wisconsin’s sandy soil. Environmental activist group 350 Stevens Point is drawing attention to sand mines in western Wisconsin that currently hold 75 percent of the frac sand market throughout the United States. During fracking, millions of gallons of fresh water and chemicals are ... Read More »

Ragweed Wages War

Allergy season has set in with a vengeance this fall, mostly because ragweed is thriving under the current weather conditions. Pollen levels are high, especially pollen from ragweed. Ragweed starts blooming in mid-August and usually lasts for about six weeks or until the first frost kills off the plants. Ragweed is a wind-pollinated flowering plant and the main cause of ... Read More »

Romney Cannot Stop Lying

After Tuesday’s primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C., it seems certain that Mitt Romney is going to win the Republican Party nomination for president, and face President Barack Obama in November. This assumption was never seriously challenged by any of the other candidates in the race, despite the media’s weekly obsession with the next person to surge in the ... Read More »

Brewers Breakdown

In this inaugural year of the post- Fielder era there have been a rash of interesting storylines develop during the offseason. Between the Braun Debacle, Corey Hart’s knee, and Zack Greinke’s contract situation there is much more to Friday’s opening day at Miller Park than the Brewers taking on the rival Cardinals. Opening Day signals the beginning of the future ... Read More »

Four Senators, Constitution Changes Threaten Recall Efforts

Four Wisconsin state senators challenged pending recall petitions against them on Feb. 9 in an effort to retain their seats. In light of these recalls and challenges, state lawmakers are proposing changes to the state constitution that would make election recalls more difficult. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Sen. Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls), and Sen. ... Read More »

Walker’s Wisconsin: Closed for Business

The news that the recall effort against Governor Scott Walker had eclipsed 300,000 signatures on Monday came as no real surprise to those intimately acquainted with the political atmosphere of Wisconsin. Even those faintly acquainted could have figured as much just from the size of the rallies in Madison last winter. While there was a worry that some of the ... Read More »

Opening Day is Headed Our Way

I’m not much of a hunter, but from growing up in a family that hunts, eating venison burgers and being watched by deer heads on my living room walls has become a norm. Throughout the years I’ve learned a thing or two about deer hunting, including the infamous holiday of opening day for firearms deer hunting season, falling on Nov. ... Read More »