The Spectator

COLUMN: Study shows several benefits of later starts for students

September 5, 2001

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On Monday morning, the alarm will be buzzing at 7 a.m. so I have enough time to take a shower and eat some cereal before heading down the hill for an 8 o'clock class. Unless there are strict penalties for skipping this class,...

Townie prepares new students for life in Eau Claire

September 5, 2001

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Eau Claire isn't a bad place to live during college. The tour guides do a decent job of telling their groups of potential students about the campus area. But since there isn't enough time in one tour, they usually leave out details...

U.N. Commission on human rights a farce without U.S. help

May 9, 2001

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In one of the strangest twists of fate, last Thursday saw the United States voted off of the U.N. Human Rights Commission. Since the commission's founding in 1947 through the insight of former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, the...

Twins new to the winning game

May 9, 2001

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There we were - fans of Major League Baseball's Minnesota Twins in what could be considered the national spotlight. The World Champion New York Yankees brought baseball's biggest payroll and most acclimated pitching staff to...

Reflection on not graduating has benefits

May 9, 2001

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This is the space typically reserved for the big "so long, thanks for the memories" column that lets one lucky senior Spectator staff member reflect on his or her college life and put some of the wisdom he or she has gained by...

Spectator within right to publish incomes

May 9, 2001

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It was hard not to notice the three-page spread of the academic staff and faculty base salaries in Monday's issue of The Spectator. It's equally hard not to go anywhere without overhearing someone talking about it. The purpose...

President's actions draw suspicions

May 9, 2001

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Anybody got a bike to sell? If you won't sell me yours, I can understand. Most of my summer probably will be spent walking or pedaling just to save some pennies. And the main reason why is from the expected cost of gas this...

Responsible energy policy essential for prosperity

May 6, 2001

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As gasoline prices once again begin their summer climb (current estimates are as high as $3 per gallon in the Midwest) and with California beginning to drag the rest of the country down in an electricity shortage, it might be...

Space tourism next big deal; good thing people will be ready

May 6, 2001

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My life-long dream of being an astronaut was crushed when I first discovered they have to know how to add and subtract with proficiency. That's something I never have had. So I thought I would do the next best thing to being an...

Staff editorial: Capital punishment should be broadcast

May 6, 2001

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Taxpayers have every right to witness where their money is going. And it should be no different when that money is funding the death penalty. ABC-TV's "Nightline" recently aired audio recordings of executions that occurred from...

Recycling program needs re-evaluation

May 2, 2001

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We were the first generation to have it beaten into our heads so thoroughly. Grade school classes, Saturday morning cartoons and even McDonald's preached to us about the importance of recycling. It was up to us to preserve the...

Graduation brings about memorable moments

May 2, 2001

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Sixteen days. No, it's not the amount of time I'm giving Robert Downey Jr. in rehab. It's not even the number of days until the opening of "Pearl Harbor." (That would be 22 days). No, in exactly 16 days, I will be walking down...

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