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Still No Crisis? PDF Print E-mail
Written by The University Standard   

Over the past few weeks, Milwaukee has been at the center of attention across the state and across the country. No, it wasn’t some innovation from one of our Universities, it wasn’t a victory by one of our sports teams and it wasn’t even in lieu of some natural disaster.

Milwaukee has been the center of attention for one thing: crime.

The once thriving city of immigrants has become a city that has been taken over by thugs who think that they have the right to terrorize those of us who choose to obey the law and earn a living the hard way.

On Hallowed Ground PDF Print E-mail
Written by Josh Dirkse   

ImageMemorials are defined as something designed to honor the memory of a person, persons, place or event.  Nearly five years after the tragic events of September 11th, 2001, Ground Zero has begun to become something a little bit more sacred.

On August 17th, ground was broken where the World Trade Center towers once stood, paving the way for an elaborate reconstruction of land that has stood undeterred.  The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation will oversee the construction of numerous buildings and the eventual memorial on 16 acres of land.

Launched in the spring of 2003, the LMDC promoted an international competition to find a suiting design for a memorial. Governor George Pataki chose architect Daniel Liebskind to plan the site which would set guidelines for contestants. In an immaculate showing, 5,201 designs were entered from 49 states and 63 countries. The designs were then sent before a jury compiled of architects and local dignitaries, which narrowed the designs down. 

Last Updated ( Monday, 11 September 2006 )
Remembering 9/11: 5 Years Later PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lorenzo Vicini   

Buildings surrounding the World Trade Center were heavily damaged by the debris and massive force of the falling twin towers.
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It was the event that defined our generation. A half decade ago, most Americans woke up to just another day while most of us were getting ready for another day at high school. The morning papers were covering the latest news on the Chandra Levy case. Just how innocent was Gary Condit? If those names don’t ring a bell, you’re not at fault – the Chandra Levy case would very rapidly disappear from headlines all over the world. The world abruptly changed on September 11th, 2001. 

What we saw that morning was unlike anything Americans had ever seen before. It hit close to home – much closer than the attack on Pearl Harbor did. We were caught off guard. 

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 October 2006 )