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Police can no longer investigate their own

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Jonathan Lesniak , Opinion Writer
May 6, 2014

Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill requiring investigations of officer-involved deaths be turned over to outside parties, rather than within law enforcements’ internal affairs, according to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writer Gina Burton. This legislature is taking innovative steps to solve the problem... Read more »

African-American kids offered less opportunity

Jonathan Lesniak , Opinion Writer
May 6, 2014

Wisconsin has been named the worst state in the U.S. for African-American children. In a recent study done by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a charitable organization that focuses on family issues and well-being, states were scored on 12 different factors varying from educational skills to home situations... Read more »

Tattoo removal offers second chances

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Jonathan Lesniak , Opinion Writer
April 29, 2014

A local Green Bay business is trying to help former gang members turn their lives around by offering free removal of gang-affiliated tattoos. Tattoos can be seen as works of art and symbols of beauty, but it’s hard to find individuals employable with this said art plastered on their faces. Although... Read more »

It’s time to level drug testing playing field

Bobby Joe Magers Jr., Opinion Writer
April 29, 2014

A freshman strives to be a great college student, stays current on all assignments, reads and studies the appropriate material and instead of spending time at After Hours at the Phoenix Club, stays up late and studies meticulously for an exam. What if every time a college freshman received an above average... Read more »

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 »