The Spectator

Defining patriotism

October 22, 2001

I don't have a PhD. I don't even have a college degree. I have no credentials what so ever that would make me an authoritative figure on anything. But there are three things which I do have: patriotism, a sense of justice and...

Annual Homecoming celebration an interesting display of spirit

October 22, 2001

Having spent the past couple of days living UW-Eau Claire's latest homecoming weekend, it's relatively easy to see that the two-day event (and for some of us, three- or four-day event) is like none other in the city. I don't...

U.S.’s involvement in military strikes appropriate

October 18, 2001

When it comes to making decisions that will cause people to die, there is no such thing as a no-brainer. But that doesn't mean the United States' participation in military strikes in Afghanistan aren't merited. After giving...

Blind to the cause

October 18, 2001

I must belong to the wrong minority group. I've never been one to demand anything special just because I'm blind. The way I look at it, I have to live in the real world. I have to learn how to get from place to place, on my...

Call to Cleo’s pal expensive

October 18, 2001

I did it. I gave in to the advertising - I'm sorry. I called Cleo. I know you've all seen the commercials. I just couldn't help myself. I had to know what lies in my future. For the bargain price of $30 for 32 minutes I received...

Analysis of Homecoming as freshman missed mark

October 18, 2001

During the first few weeks of my freshman year I remember, oh so vividly, the casual conversations I had with upperclassmen about what to expect from our beloved university. Discussions ranged from finals to how awesome it was...

Requirements should be lowered for GE’s

October 15, 2001

As students of UW-Eau Claire we must look out for the best interests of ourselves as students and of the university as a whole. Protecting one's own interests is obviously important, but so is protecting those of the university....

Capitol flagged again

October 15, 2001

Ah, Madison. It is our beautiful, majestic state capital surrounded by the twin lakes Mendota and Manona. The UW there gives the state Big Ten football to cheer on autumn Saturdays. Until recently, it was the home of The Onion,...

`Bleeding heart’ defends stance

October 15, 2001

I, too, am saddened by the tragedy of Sept. 11, and I think we will all remember what exactly we were doing when we heard about it. We'll remember the sudden ache to call home, just to make sure everyone was OK. I, too, am frustrated...

Eleven-year-old shouldn’t go home for WTC sketch

October 11, 2001

During the month that was a wake of emotions since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, different institutions in America have had to deal with the event collectively almost as much as individuals have had to on their own. Schools...

First-timer gets some hangtime

October 11, 2001

Waking up at 6:30 a.m. on a Saturday is not standard procedure for a college student. Then again, neither is plunging from an airplane a mere 10 hours later. After enduring almost eight hours of classroom training, the 15 new...

Hail to the regents

October 11, 2001

Last week we were treated to the spectacle surrounding the meeting on the UW-Eau Claire campus of the UW System Board of Regents. From the armed security personnel (who are present at every board meeting, not just since the Sept....

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