The Spectator

Quiz gives insight to spring break

March 29, 2001

Spring break is an anomaly, not just because it seems to be a free pass for college students to turn southern Florida and certain parts of Mexico into Caligula for a week, but it's also an actual break from the hustle and bustle...

EDITORIAL: Sports teams should not keep American Indian mascots

March 29, 2001

When the Atlanta Braves brought its disrespectful spectacle known as the "Tomahawk Chop" to a national audience in 1991 when they faced off against the Minnesota Twins in the World Series, it was no wonder why many American Indians...

EDITORIAL: Death penalty not for those with mental disabilities

March 29, 2001

The death penalty is a topic of constant controversy. Many unclear consistency issues persist within the topic regularly. The latest being tackled by the U.S. Supreme Court is if people with mental disabilities convicted of capital...

Parking lots, streets speak out on storms

March 15, 2001

After Monday's tragic storm, one may wonder just who exactly has had to sustain the intensity of the storm's destruction. Well, from many interviews with traffic lights, street signs and, most importantly, roads and highways,...

Liberal arts education beneficial for all

March 15, 2001

The first big mistake I made in college was to sign up for an 8 o'clock class my very first semester. English 110, nonetheless. The second big mistake was to disregard one of those non-grammar lessons my professor in that ungodly...

EDITORIAL: 6-year-old should face discipline for behavior

March 15, 2001

With the addition of the term "zero tolerance" to rulebooks, what constitutes sexual harassment has been stretched to apply to even the strangest of situations. In Oshkosh, a 6-year-old boy has been threatened with suspension...

Special legislation for hunting rights waste of time

March 15, 2001

A constitutional amendment that would guarantee Wisconsin residents the right to hunt, fish and trap was unanimously approved by the state's Senate March 6. Somehow the 31 Senate members became convinced that there is a real...

Man deserves to be pardoned

March 15, 2001

In the past weeks everyone has been hearing about Marc Rich, a man who basically bought himself a pardon in the last days of the Clinton administration. What has not been discussed, however, is who did not receive a pardon and...

The Badger Herald’s behavior uncalled for

March 12, 2001

There's a big difference between the advertising and opinion sections of newspapers. One is reserved for customers who pay for space and the other is designed for the open discussion of various ideas. The Badger Herald, one...

Animal-rights organization wrong in lying to public

March 12, 2001

Guess what, folks? Milk is bad for you. And, apparently, it doesn't do a body good. Or at least that's what People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are telling grade school children in the Madison area and soon all across...

Alternative Oscars needed

March 12, 2001

Attention members of the Academy. With the Oscar ceremony just two weeks away, we as American citizens and products of pop culture feel that recent achievements in movies have been unfairly overlooked, while others have been,...

EDITORIAL: Servers need more respect from students

March 8, 2001

I hang up your coat, make sure you are comfortable, feed and pamper you. I wait on you, clean up your mess and scramble to catch all the change thrown at me. That's right, I'm a waitress. I've been working for about two months...

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