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It wasn't hard to figure out which soccer team had post-season aspirations on a chilly Wednesday night at Valley...
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Soccer Beat: Bennett rolls with punches PDF Print E-mail
Louis Bennett knew there would be adjustments to make when he moved from UW-Milwaukee to Marquette during the...
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Democracy Now an Illusion at UWM PDF Print E-mail
Written by Drew Baryenbruch   

ImageThe noble idea behind student government is to allow students to be actively involved in the decisions that govern their experience at UWM.  Law allows students to set and allocate the segregated fee portion of tuition.  These fees in turn are meant to enrich UWM for all students on campus

Your Student Association (student government) is based off of the U.S. system of democracy.  Three branches that work for the common good of those they represent.  Three branches of government that create a constant pattern of checks and balances.  With such noble ideas and such a great basis for a governmental system, what are we lacking at UWM?  What has happened to corrupt our system?  Simply, personal greed has eroded the foundation on which our student government is based.

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 October 2006 )
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Rules to Working out at the Klotsche Center PDF Print E-mail
Written by Nate Smidt   

I have had my fair share of interesting experiences at the Klotsche Center, as I'm sure we all have.  Of course, with the wide array of activities to do at Klotsche, you are bound to find many different kinds of people ranging in age, gender, ethnicity, etc.  With that said, here are seven rules to working out at Klotsche:

 

1)      For all guys who run on the treadmill: Don't act like you're actually running on the treadmill, we all know that you're flirting with that cute girl who is on the treadmill next to the one you picked. If you really want to run, use the track.

 

2)      Why is there always a fight during basketball games?  The games are not that intense. It's not life and death, just play the game and have fun. If you lose, slap your opponents hand and tell him, “good game.”

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Facebook founders defend new changes PDF Print E-mail
Written by Beth Mueller   

By Beth Mueller

Badger Herald (U. Wisconsin)

09/15/2006

 

(U-WIRE) MADISON, Wis. - The creators of Facebook held an online news conference with the student media on Sept. 14 to talk about recent and upcoming changes to the social networking tool.

Facebook is the seventh most-trafficked site on the Internet according to the site's co-creator Mark Zuckerberg, and serves as an electronic social network for over 9.5 million students and adults.

In the online college news conference, Zuckerberg and co-creator Chris Hughes addressed the concerns of college students regarding changes to the site, including the controversial "News" and "Mini-Feeds."

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Facebook's developers look forward PDF Print E-mail
Written by Hallie C. Falquet   

By Hallie C. Falquet

U-WIRE (DC BUREAU)

09/20/2006

 

(U-WIRE) WASHINGTON - "I check it, like, 7000 times a day ... mainly to stalk people," said 17-year-old Brianna Russo.

"Yeah, I check my email, and go on Facebook," added Kristen Warn, 18, who also uses the popular internet site to "stalk people."

The University of Maryland freshmen laughed as they described their obsessive relationship with Facebook.com, a popular Web site used to keep friends connected, but the truth is their comments are part of the normal buzz that surrounds the latest internet fad.

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 September 2006 )
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Call Waiting? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Amanda Ford   

There have been a good number of times when I, as a rational human being, have wondered why people would either answer their cell phone or continue to be on their cell phone in certain situations.

 Inappropriate cell phone usage #1: A teacher answered his/her cell phone in class, while giving a lecture.

Jessica Helminiak, a senior in the education program, experienced this first hand. “After pointing people out in class when students’ cell phones would go off during lecture, and for her to sit there and carry on a conversation for even a couple of minutes, it was just shocking.”

Sure, I can see if the professor is expecting a call from his spouse because they’re about to have a baby, by all means! In that situation, though, how many times have we, as students, been harped on by teachers to make sure our phone is off? It’s a little hypocritical, okay not a little, it’s a lot hypocritical. So if a teacher were in fact expecting such an important phone call, he should have the courtesy of letting the class know ahead of time.


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The Freshman Fifteen? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Clare Gajkowski   

ImageEvery college student preparing for school has heard of “The Freshman Fifteen.”  But is it a common misconception or somewhat accurate?  It seems logical that students, (dorm students, especially) who eat late night meals and sleep during their free time may gain some pounds. Yet on the other hand, all the walking we do between classes has to be of some advantage, right? 

A study at Rutger’s Cook College in New Jersey tested this theory. They conducted an experiment using 67 students. The students volunteered to weigh in periodically to chart their progress throughout their first school year. Three quarters of the test subjects did in fact gain weight; however, it wasn’t fifteen pounds (the average was seven pounds). Still, it did show a somewhat substantial amount.

Last Updated ( Monday, 11 September 2006 )
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Green: Board of Regents Should Work to Restore Wisconsinites' Faith in UW System PDF Print E-mail
Written by The University Standard   

GREEN BAY – In advance of today's Board of Regents meeting, gubernatorial candidate Mark Green sent a letter to David Walsh, President of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, asking that immediate steps be taken to restore Wisconsinites' faith in the UW-System.

“As I travel the state, I continue to hear from families who are upset that their children are having a difficult time getting into a UW school,” Green wrote. “They are also angry that tuition has increased by 50 percent in just four years. That massive increase is even harder to accept in the wake of tuition being reduced by $2,000 for out-of-state students.”

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 August 2006 )
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