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Having a spring thing fling

Having a spring thing fling

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor

April 29, 2016

For me, my spring-thing starts with a great state of mind. After all, it kind of rushes past us in a place like Wisconsin. Here, it snows in the morning and is 75 degrees by late noon, so no one can really be sure when springtime is anymore. So, if someone asks when does spring start, just tell them ar...

Freedom of Speech is meant for everyone

Freedom of Speech is meant for everyone

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Editor-in-Chief

March 22, 2016

According to the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government ...

Don’t doom Domes

Don’t doom Domes

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Campus Editor

March 3, 2016

I picked up the phone and a voice rang out, “One of the Domes caved in, taking out six people and a blind person’s dog!” I looked at my phone in disbelief. “I’m just kidding. It is falling apart though, and may need to be demolished,” said the voice of my relative. I didn’t think the joke was ...

Make your resolution stick

by Kirsten Schmitt, Times Editor-in-Chief

February 11, 2016

Each year at this time, we make New Year’s resolutions with the greatest intention of keeping them. Often I make a new resolution and never keep it. This year I went with one that was on my mind. My New Year’s resolution is not to get sick and I’ve kept it so far! Last year in October, November, a...

Mind your manners

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Milwaukee Campus Editor

December 8, 2015

Manners. Is it something we’re born with, or taught? One can recount the number of times that you’ve ever held the door for a stranger, only to get a body storm past, and no, “Thank you.” But when I think of the pet peeves I have with lack of manners, my list doth scroll out like a red carpet o...

My opinion on veteran appreciation

November 18, 2015

We as Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Coasties alike are trained and groomed to be silent professionals. We aren’t boastful and certainly don’t need a pat on the back and/or a thank you for our service. We don’t do it for the pay, benefits, to march in parades, or the freebies and discoun...

Christmas Creep is getting too creepy

by Kirsten Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2015

Every year it seems that Christmas is coming sooner, or at least the stores are preparing for Christmas earlier and we, the public, are responsible for it. Most people I talk with agree that Christmas decorations are out way too early. This year in particular, I saw Christmas decorations in September. That...

What do you consider to be sexual assault?

by JoAhne Penney, Times Mequon Campus Editor

October 14, 2015

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) is April, but that will not stop us from talking about it in October. On Sept. 21 the New York Times published an article in response to a survey commissioned by the Association of American Universities. The article stated, “In four years of college, more than on...

Hold on, I’ll call you back

Hold on, I’ll call you back

by Kirsten Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2015

Walking the halls of MATC, you can hardly go 50 feet without seeing someone with a cellphone. Last week I saw one girl next to an outlet with her laptop plugged in and open, but she wasn’t paying attention to that, but rather her phone. Benches in hallways are filled with students on their phones....

What’s Education without the Experience?

by Kourtney Stevens, Opinions Editor

September 16, 2015

I was predominantly raised in a one-parent home, a single mother of four, with the determination and drive to provide the best for her children. Against all odds she maintained her resilience and ambition to drive for results that would ultimately make a difference for her family. Although she raised us...

The Law of Attraction: What is it?

The Law of Attraction: What is it?

by Teresa Rae Butler, Times Downtown Campus Editor

July 2, 2015

I’m sure you’ve heard by now the term, Law of Attraction, or LOA., but not many people actually know what that means. In 2006 Rhonda Byrne, best-selling author of “The Secret,” reintroduced sacred mind information seemingly lost to the general public. The basic interpretation of the book is t...

So what’s up with the “Brain Drain” Wisconsin?

by Kourtney Stevens, Times Opinions Editor

May 11, 2015

Wisconsin is hemorrhaging 20-somethings and struggling to keep young talent at home. These bright, goal oriented, ambitious college graduates are taking their fresh ideas, talents and top-notch education abroad. Many of them seemingly view their diploma as a ticket to leave the state. The concern is...

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