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U.S. Ukrainian aid won’t save anyone

Bobby Joe Magers Jr., Opinion Writer
April 22, 2014

The U.S. is now crossing a fine line between humanitarian aid and starting a second cold war after announcing a financial package to help an embattled Ukraine, bringing back images of the Cold War and the dark decades that enveloped them. . Barack Obama’s administration announced a $1 billion economic... Read more »

Green Bay isn’t nearly as fat as they claim we are

Jonathan Lesniak , Opinion Writer
April 22, 2014

According to a recent survey preformed by Gallup surveyors, our own city of Green Bay was ranked the tenth most obese metro area in the U.S. Unfortunately, this survey’s findings don’t sit well. All this survey is really doing is promoting skinny weights and considering them healthy. Gallup collected... Read more »

New Potter trilogy will be average as a muggle

April 22, 2014

In a money-making ploy, author J.K Rowling’s novel, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is going to be made into a separate trilogy after the gigantic success of the “Harry Potter” series. The new trilogy will begin in the same Harry Potter universe but 70 years prior to the series,... Read more »

Journalists must report, not persuade

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Bobby Joe Magers Jr., Opinion Writer
April 15, 2014

How do the media influence public opinion? They have the ability to change public opinion by loosely reporting a story and slanting statements to make the reader think what’s written is fact. Recently, the Los Angeles Times published a story titled, “Student’s death in Colorado raises questions... Read more »

Body farm offers morbid, but needed lessons

Jonathan Lesniak, Opinion Writer
April 15, 2014

Wisconsin, the nation’s leader in dairy farming, is now pursuing a very different agricultural hobby — body farming. At first mention, the concept of a body farm can sound morbid and inhumane, but there are great benefits to this gloomy service. In hopes of helping forensic researchers study cold-weather... Read more »

Child rapist deserves harsher punishment

Bobby Joe Magers Jr.
April 8, 2014

Harming a child is the worst crime an adult can commit. Our society does not tolerate the inhumane treatment of children, nor should it. Robert H. Richards IV, an heir to the DuPont fortune was charged with “raping his 3-year-old daughter,” according to Ashley Alman of the Huffington Post. He also... Read more »

Administrative censorship restricts students’ voices

Jonathan Lesniak , Opinion Writer
April 8, 2014

Student journalist Tanvi Kumar of Fond du Lac High School recently published an article titled “The Rape Joke” for her school’s publication Cardinal Columns. This in turn touched off the age-old debate of censorship and students’ freedom of speech. The Cardinal Columns is a student magazine formed... Read more »

Implant surgery offers beards to the beardless

Jonathan Lesniak, Opinion Writer
April 8, 2014

Balding can be a troublesome thought for aging men, but in an age where popular culture has taken a glorified interest in facial hair, many men are now concerned about their hairless faces. According to Chris Boyette of CNN, men with the inability to grow a thick beard are turning to hair transplant... Read more »

Unionizing will hinder college athletes

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Bobby Joe Magers, Opinion Writer
April 1, 2014

In a groundbreaking court decision, the State of Illinois has determined the poor college athletes of Northwestern University have the right to unionize. The repercussions of this landmark outcome might change the status quo of the student athlete forever. The organization behind the  unionization’s... Read more »

Recording police officers is fair practice

Tyler Smith, Opinion Editor
April 1, 2014

Police departments nationwide are ushering in a new era of accountability. Departments are experimenting with mounted, portable cameras for their officers during citizen interactions to ensure honesty on both sides of a conflict. “Most law enforcement leaders and civil liberties advocates believe the... Read more »