At the end of all of this, when the bodies are counted, they will likely claim they had no choice. They did everything they could and democracy is messy. We will know better, and we will vote like it.
Without the immediate issuing of these government-backed loans, companies will be unable to pay their creditors, let alone their employees — an undoubtable recipe for mass bankruptcy.
After Indiana, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and countless other states postponing their primary elections and expanding absentee voting guidelines, it comes as a shock that Wisconsin’s institutions have ruled otherwise.
The most privileged in our society are now being forced to face the reality that they aren't actually invincible, that there are some glaring gaps in services and support, and we can only hope that this leads to a revolution of sorts.
Perhaps disasters of this magnitude would always hit such groups the hardest, but the fact that a section of society lives life forever hanging perilously off a precipice highlights a deficiency in our society, where we are not able to adequately provide for all our fellow humans.
As the coronavirus pandemic tests our switch to alternative modes of education delivery, we should be reminded how online learning is increasingly relevant to ambitious and self-motivated students today willing to trade off the benefits of an on-campus instructional experience for greater convenience and flexibility.
I am exhausted. I imagine you are too.
Many in support of a universal healthcare system argue the financial burdens placed on uninsured Americans in the aftermath of a coronavirus pandemic would finally necessitate the implementation of a medicare for all system.
Wisconsin voters are left with the choice: Do they want a moderate candidate that could draw support from anti-Trump Republicans, or a progressive candidate that could increase voter turnout?
Liz Warren was young once. Liz Warren was considered “poor,” once. I’m the beneficiary of a full Pell grant, so me too. Our stories have a similar beginning, who knows if they will have a similar end. All I know is that beyond policy or party, it has been a tremendous honor to support her over the past few months. And even though it is hard to imagine that her campaign is ending despite so much promise, nevertheless, we persist.
2020 marks the start of a new decade, one where we can no longer afford to live with divides in the face of global crises. If we cannot adequately handle the first crisis that comes our way this decade, we might as well consign ourselves to our doom.
Patriotism is an understanding that a perfect country really does not exist. Such an understanding promotes critical discourse, but also ensures in the failure of fear mongering. This is not a dismissal of threats but an understanding that paranoia can be destructive, often serving as yet another reason for justification of hate crimes on people that do not fit the existing, flawed mold.
The F-35s will worsen Madison’s housing crisis and harm Madison’s residents of color. Let’s be alert and knowledgeable about it — and let’s act like it.
Just to satisfy course requirements during SOAR, international students are left to choose courses from the “scraps” discarded by domestic students.
As we grieve the loss of Kobe Bryant, remember all the good he did. Remember the jaw-dropping games and the heart-breaking images of him and his family. Remember the Bryant you knew and loved, but don’t let this element of his past fade away. Remember it as tangibly as you remember his winning shots. Hold him accountable. You’d want Bryant’s assault case remembered if you were that young, impressionable 19-year-old girl.
Hopefully, this is just the beginning and technology continues to advance around campus to make life more efficient for students and faculty.
We should continue the great work Badgers past and present have done for our prized Dairy State, and push it a step further. We should flock to the polls, pay attention to what is happening city-wide, and if we decide to leave to go on to other cities and states, leave behind a legacy worth being proud of that isn’t a resume or GPA.
Considering the technological advancements of the world in the last 45 years or so, phone numbers of students enrolled in American postsecondary institutions should be protected under FERPA as non-directory information. A public database has many useful applications, especially at a large institution like UW, but the database could be established with wisc emails alone.