The Spectator

EDITORIAL: Transgendered child not given fair treatment from law

February 14, 2001

Imagine you have a 2-year-old son who is different from other boys his age. Your son wants to dress up as a girl and plays with toys traditionally associated with girls. Your son insists he is a girl, and acts out violently when...

Fellas, find out how the date really went and if she’ll want to see you again

February 14, 2001

Hey, loverboy. Think you scored big on Valentine's Day? Big time, huh? But how can you be sure? Not that it's news to you, but what women really think remains one of the hardest mysteries to crack - especially this time of year. Of...

EDITORIAL: City elections will benefit with young candidates

February 14, 2001

One of the most common complaints students have about government officials is that officials don't pay attention to students' needs. One of the most common complaints among government officials is that students don't care enough...

World on verge of end; help is needed – and fast

February 14, 2001

Wars are raging, earthquakes are destroying everything, the energy crisis is a reality and the rainforests are still dying out. It's clear the world is in desperate need. People must realize that things have to change, otherwise...

There’s more to holiday than just dating

February 14, 2001

Love enters the air we breathe and the thoughts in our heads on Valentine's Day. Many who have that special someone this time of year savor that they weren't left alone watching another romance movie by themselves. And for the...

EDITORIAL: Minnesota seat belt laws should not be more strict

February 11, 2001

Seat belts save lives, there is no questioning that. It has been statistically proven over and over that seat belts cut down on the amount of harm caused by car collisions. But people don't need the government to tell them that....

EDITORIAL: Valentine’s Day: There’s lots singles can do, as long as they are creative

February 11, 2001

Well, we can tell you for certain the original St. Valentine never intended Feb. 14 to be celebrated by exchanging Winnie The Pooh cards and edible underwear. No, that would be bad, seeing as the poor man was beheaded more than...

EDITORIAL: Pro wrestling hard to shut off, despite being fake

February 11, 2001

It's over. I got too close to the black hole called the World Wrestling Federation and now I'm increasingly being sucked in. At first, its soap opera-filled plot kept me at bay, but yet something still kept my interest. I kept...

EDITORIAL: President Bush’s first actions bad sign of things to come

February 7, 2001

I was wrong. I thought our new president would be as incompetent as he was in the elections. Instead, he surprised me by asserting my deepest fears by asserting his own personal values to overturn years of progress made by previous...

EDITORIAL: Bars not to blame for alcohol abuse in Madison

February 7, 2001

It's no surprise that alcohol plays a large role at just about every college campus. Administrators are constantly trying to find ways to curb underage drinking and alcohol abuse at their school. UW-Madison is no exception. Except...

EDITORIAL: Critics good for newspaper’s growth

February 7, 2001

Well, he certainly earns points for creativity. In case you haven't noticed the photo above of my smug little head, somebody obviously doesn't like this column. Either that or he sits downwind of me in some class. Otherwise...

EDITORIAL: Dogs kill woman; owners to blame

February 7, 2001

It was a Friday afternoon, and 33-year-old Diane Whipple went grocery shopping. When she returned to her apartment, she was attacked, mauled and killed by at least one Canary Island fighting dog. It sounds like something that...

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