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Staff editorial: University needs more mascot options

Story by The Spectator Staff

February 18, 2010

Posted: 10:00 p.m., 2/21/2010 There needs to be more options besides the mascot options UW-Eau Claire announced last week. Last week, the university announced three mascot options - a rugged-looking voyageur, a hardy blue ox ...

Toll roads in WI could be beneficial

Story by The Spectator Staff

February 11, 2010

The presence of toll roads in Wisconsin could provide benefits to the state's highway system and transportation if they are implemented. Tom Carlsen, who used to be Wisconsin's state transportation secretary, said last week...

Bad timing for Sheriff to propose raise

Story by The Spectator Staff

February 11, 2010

Posted at 7:45 p.m. 2/14/10 While requesting a raise is always an option, Eau Claire County Sheriff Ron Cramer's request for a raise comes at an inopportune time of budget cuts and wage freezes. The Eau Claire County sh...

Dirty dancing to see decrease in schools

Story by The Spectator Staff

February 4, 2010

From Elvis Presley's hip shaking to the dance floor at Shenanigans on Water Street, it's easy to see the evolution - or devolution - of dancing over the past 50 years. Pop music videos popularized on MTV have influenced the way...

Student Senate recall unnecessary

Story by The Spectator Staff

February 4, 2010

Posted at 6:45 p.m. 2/7/10 Student Body President Michael Umhoefer and Student Body Vice President Amber Bretl do not deserve to be recalled after the whirlwind of controversy surrounding Student Senate's approval of the Blugold C...

Staff editorial: Texting interferes with safe driving

Story by The Spectator staff

January 28, 2010

The Wisconsin State Assembly's passage of a ban on text messaging while driving is a good step toward safer driving. Texting while driving should be discouraged, and this bill is a step in the right direction to prevent it. According...

Staff editorial: Senate fails to use survey results

Story by The Spectator staff

December 10, 2009

After months of columns, editorials and letters to the editor urging students to participate in the decision about the Blugold Commitment, the voice of the student body was not heard after all. Student Senate passed a resolution...

Staff editorial: Letters should be sent to all families

Story by The Spectator staff

December 3, 2009

For any member of the service who loses his or her life on active duty, the traditional 21-gun salute is used to honor their sacrifice. And for most, the president sends a letter to the family of the fallen soldier to recognize...

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