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EDITORIAL: President Bush should not fund faith-based programs

February 4, 2001

Separating religion from government is one of the most fundamental concepts of the United States. The Constitution clearly states that no government shall promote or discriminate a religion. Why can't President Bush understand...

EDITORIAL: University provides many unexpected adventures

February 4, 2001

Hello. I'm here to tell you about my typical day at UW-Eau Claire. I first arrive at college in the wee hours of the morning. Early classes allow me to watch the sun's rays filter through thousands of square miles of pollution...

EDITORIAL: Houses can keep heat by using creativity

January 31, 2001

The other night I got home and walked into the living room to find a couch full of my roommates each looking like Kenny from "Southpark." It is always a feat to fit five people on the couch — so how they did it with bulky...

Morning-after pill shouldn’t be used as contraceptive

January 31, 2001

The proposal to terminate the sale of the morning-after contraceptive pill was rejected Monday by Britain's House of Lords in hopes that the pill may be a link to the solution for Europe's highest teen-age pregnancy rate. Levonelle-2...

EDITORIAL: Clinton wrong to let contributor off the hook

January 31, 2001

Presidential pardons always have been a subject of controversy. It seems that every outgoing president pardons a large number of people in the closing days, or even hours, of his presidency. Former President Clinton granted 140...

Freshman life has many twists

January 31, 2001

Hello again fellow students and staff. It is me again, here with yet another exciting column to complete your lives. While I have racked my brain trying to find something worth writing about, I have come to the saddening conclusion...

Origin of name-calling unknown

January 31, 2001

Calling people names is common among every social, economic and age group. As we all know, this kind of competition can be found most commonly with younger children. But who comes up with these names? In the seventh grade, one...

EDITORIAL: TV program not to blame for burning; parents, teens must take responsibility

January 31, 2001

Mind if I pour lighter fluid on your legs and then set them on fire? Of course you wouldn't let me. You wouldn't suggest it and you'd say anyone with one ounce of common sense would say "No" as well. OK, let's say I'm a 13-year-old...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Newspaper OK to base cartoon on Jesse Ventura

January 28, 2001

Public figures are just that - figures in the public eye, under constant scrutiny. That is why they should expect all the criticism they receive. Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is no exception. The St. Paul Pioneer Press is planning...

COLUMN: White House pranks not amusing

January 28, 2001

Many things former President Bill Clinton have done disgusted me, but my personal approval rating of Slick Willy dropped even lower due to the "surprise" the Clinton team left behind for President George W. Bush. Bush aides moving...

Britain not right to experiment with cloning humans

January 28, 2001

Cloning is not cool. Too bad the British government doesn't know it. Monday the House of Lords approved a change to government regulations that makes Britain the first country to legalize the creation of cloned human embryos,...

EDITORIAL: Going to movies alone isn’t really as bad as it may sound

January 28, 2001

I was scared the first time I did it. I was alone. It was dark. I was surrounded by strangers . and the sound of slurping soda and crunching popcorn. I was, of course, in a movie theater. Now, I know what you're thinking: What...

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