The Spectator

Obsession with movie grants freedom

April 22, 2001

All "Star Wars" fans are geeks. Not just the regular fans, but the ones who own all versions of the Trilogy, have all the Web sites bookmarked and camped outside for "Episode I." And I'm proud to be one of them. Go ahead, say...

Real solution to education problem often overlooked

April 18, 2001

In two recent ballots - one from the San Francisco School Board, the other from a small voter turnout in New York City - decided that a premier for-profit charter school company, Edison School, was not welcome in their municipalities. Never...

New baseball park essential part of state

April 18, 2001

I remember the lines, the broken concrete, the thousands of smiling faces. But none of those things were the one image that was, and always will be, indelibly burned into my memory until I die. There was this father toting around...

EDITORIAL: Housing should consider controllable thermostats

April 18, 2001

It's all a part of living in the dorms. Sure, the rooms are small and everyone has to share a bathroom. But one thing is often overlooked, but always is a concern to residents, is controlling the temperature. The temperature...

Council should reconsider ban on Racy's

April 18, 2001

It's been nearly one year since the Eau Claire City Council passed a ban on smoking in local businesses that receive less than 50 percent of sales from alcohol. The ordinance was adopted last February and was enacted last May....

Jonathan right; salvation is possible through Jesus

April 11, 2001

I agree with Jonathan and this is why: I was attending a Catholic high school and learning about God, but I did not have a personal relationship with him. To me, God was a being that was very far away. Sometimes I prayed to...

Rioting after major events uncalled for

April 11, 2001

Oh, the social injustice of it all. The Arizona Wildcats lost to the Duke Blue Devils, 82-72, in the NCAA men's basketball championship in Minneapolis April 2, proving even more need for the U.S. government to get involved in...

Ventura not as smart as once thought

April 11, 2001

Dear Gov. Ventura, I remember when you were elected two years ago. All my Minnesotan friends were shaking their heads in embarrassment that a former professional wrestler was now their governor. I stuck up for you. I told them,...

Horowitz ad not for publication

April 11, 2001

The Spectator is well within its rights to refuse the David Horowitz ad "Ten Reasons Why Reparations for Blacks is a Bad Idea for Blacks - and Racist, Too," but some confusion has arisen over why. The ad contains false and misleading...

Degree audits should be easier to understand

April 11, 2001

Everyone has gone through the process. It's one of the most frightening things of being a freshman, or a transfer student for that matter. Quite possibly the most confusing part of being a student at UW-Eau Claire is having to...

EDITORIAL: More research needed to uncover cause of gender gap

April 8, 2001

Women are better than men. At least, according to a recent study done by Counseling Service's Dick Boyum. His survey stated that women at UW-Eau Claire fair better academically than men. The reasons Boyum gave as possible explanations...

EDITORIAL: `Jonathan’ campaign misses big picture with religion

April 8, 2001

The itching curiosity came and went just as quickly as its creator appeared, spoke and exited the Burger King dining area. Yes, the Jonathan whose name appeared on campus sidewalks, fluorescent green shirts of students, various...

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