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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

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Use of the 'r-word' ignorant, unnecessary

A boy living on my floor freshman year laughed as his friend called him “retarded” for missing the point to his joke. Retarded is a word loosely used in American society, often suggestively linked with other derogatory words like “idiot” or “stupid.”  Somehow, many people don't realize the extent of the harmful damage their ignorance creates. 


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Female comedians deserve to be heard

Let’s play a game. Name all the late night TV comedians you can think of in a minute. How many were women? Just one: Samantha Bee (if she even came to mind at all).  Late night comedy shows are one of the most-viewed comedy platforms in America and almost all the hosts are men.  So men must be funnier than women, right? If all of America’s favorite satirists are men comedy must just be a “man’s thing.” Like sports, carpentry and being seen as first-class citizens.


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Making the most out of your frustrations

So I have some bad news for you: in your life there will always be people that frustrate you. This rude awakening came to me a few weeks ago when I decided that I wanted to start a coat collection for the homeless on State Street and someone on my floor stole the collection bin and everything in it that had been donated.


By being open about her working-class upbringing, Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brings much needed economic diversity to Congress. 
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Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's economic 'struggles' matter

Combine a willingness to accept her identities with social media savvy, and the Democratic Party has itself a new darling. Honestly, it’s hard to resist: Ocasio-Cortez combines the razor-sharp wit of a millennial with political smarts (enough to topple Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives) so well that it’s hard to tell whether you want to be her best friend or if you want her to be president.


Voters in Wisconsin are required to show photo identification before they can vote. However, UW-Madison students cannot use their Wiscards as a proof of identity.
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Voter ID laws unfairly impact students

Voting should be easier. This is a commonly held belief, yet there isn’t a consensus as to how to amend the problem. The United States fares poorly in voter turnout compared with other countries to an embarrassing extent. According to U.S.


The idea of what our student government does is often misconstrued. 
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The real purpose of our student government

In a recent Badger Herald opinion piece, a UW student criticized The Associated Students of Madison’s advisory role in the University, arguing that it does not have legitimate power because of a lack of direct enforcement capabilities.


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Letter to the editor: Pro-Palestine demonstration justified, necessary

It is ironic that people on this campus are upset over a mock apartheid wall yet are not upset over the fact that it represents the actual apartheid wall in Israel that blatantly denies Palestinians the right to return to their homelands and restricts their movement through the oppressive body that Israel is and always has been. Students for Justice in Palestine held a demonstration on Library Mall on Oct. 18, 2018, in memorializing 70 years of occupation the Palestinian people are undergoing today at the hands of Israel.


Older generations have a tendency to prejudge millennials without fully understanding circumstances that face younger generations.
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Baby Boomers are too quick to judge

Among list marks of millennial I the can’t laundry stand hallmarks I can’t stand lies the phrase “entitlement,” closely followed by Tinder and veganized pastries. Baby boomers and Gen Xers think we’re ignorant to their reductive perception: The millennial girl Snapchatting down the street, disengaged, drafting a mental coordinate plot of every Starbucks within a 5 mile radius, on her way to 8 a.m.


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