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Saturday, July 31, 2021

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The new meal plan is rife with problems that prospective students should take into consideration.
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Letter to the editor: Potential students should be aware of the meal plan

Dear prospective student, Welcome to University of Wisconsin, Madison! As you begin the process of deciding if you’ll be attending school here, a large group of concerned students and alumni have some important information regarding a new mandatory meal plan that may impact your decision. Recently, University Housing implemented a new mandatory meal plan for all incoming students living in residence halls.


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Masculine expectations prevent open emotions

I have been taught to not be ashamed of my emotions. However, I have also been taught to use my emotions wisely and that certain emotions are not always appropriate. As a woman, I have definitely benefited from that cultural identity when it comes to feeling free to express my emotions.


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Parkland shooting spurs necessary common sense gun action

Earlier this week, sporting goods giant Dick’s Sporting Goods announced in a letter from their CEO Edward Stack that they will halt the sale of all firearms similar to those used in the Parkland, Florida school shooting. According to the letter, they will no longer sell assault-style rifles or high capacity magazines in any of their online or retail locations.


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Don't blame the player, blame the NCAA system

Since details of the FBI investigation into the NCAA last week exposed some “shocking” revelations about the corruption within college sports, we have seen analysts, economists and professional players offering their opinions on how to fix what is clearly a broken system. These ideas include paying players small stipends for their services, or eliminating the concept of amateurism, which would enable talented players to hire agents, sign endorsement deals and profit off their likenesses. While it should be obvious by now that the multibillion-dollar corporation that does not pay its labor force needs a 21st century reevaluation, the appropriate treatment of the current NCAA players caught up in the probe has been more ambiguous. Last week, as the Michigan State Spartans clinched the Big Ten title with a win over the Badgers, fans at the Kohl Center serenaded Spartans’ sophomore wing Miles Bridges with chants of “cheater.” Bridges, a projected lottery pick this upcoming draft, saw his name surface in the recent investigation.


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'Mumble rap' poorly represents hip-hop's history and tradition

Hip hop has always been a genre that evolves with the times. Since it was born in the early 80s in the Bronx, hip hop has changed with the culture and has had a growing influence on our society. Over the years, there have been various styles of rap but the current most popular form, mumble rap, is the most dumbed-down version of hip hop yet and is a disgrace to the proud lyrical tradition that was built by legends of the past. When hip hop was first created, it had elements of jazz, spoken word poetry and soul music.


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Ryan and Johnson ramp up absurd FBI attacks

Although the State of the Union did not mention it, the state of the special counsel’s investigation into possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign is in peril. While former FBI director Robert Mueller presses onwards, Republican congressmen, including Wisconsin’s Paul Ryan and Ron Johnson, have attempted to undermine the validity of the investigation in ways that are clearly misleading and shocking to those paying attention. Republicans in the House Intelligence Committee voted to release a memo from its chairman, Rep.



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