Receiving emails about student research surveys has to stop

It’s not usually the small things that bother me, or maybe it is.  Either way the “student survey emails” have got to go.  And if not, at the very least some changes have to be made. A computer is designed to make life easier.  We go online to stay in touch with friends, open up […]

Five reasons why you should join Twitter

There’s no doubt that in the land of social media, Facebook reigns king.  Worldwide, Facebook has grown to more than 800 million active users compared to only 100 million active Twitter users. But honestly, I’m #NotClearOn why so many people are hesitant to join Twitter. It’s quick, easy, and super fun. So now that Facebook […]

Axis of Brilliance: REDUX (April 12, 2012)

The worst defense since O.J.

I wasn’t old enough to remember actor O.J. Simpson’s defense lawyer demonstrating a glove “not fitting” on the alleged murderer’s hand, but I can sure tell you that it was the stupidest thing I’d ever watched on YouTube. And just when I thought defense lawyers couldn’t get any more desperate, I was proven wrong. On […]

Staff editorial (April 12, 2012)

Last Thursday, Gov. Scott Walker quietly signed 51 bills on Thursday and announced the list of bills on Friday.  Among them are three controversial bills that limit access to abortion services stress, abstinence-only sex education and repeal the state’s Equal Pay Enforcement Act, which made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to take it […]

End homophobic language

Writer Angela Carter once said, “Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.” Language is a powerful tool. We can express emotions, intelligence and opinions with the words we speak and write. Those words are then interpreted differently by the people who hear them, based on their own […]

The benefits of pesticides

Over the past few years we’ve seen an increase in the consumption of organic food. The demand for it has increased for many reasons, but those reasons typically revolve around the idea that it’s healthier for our bodies and the environment. But the word organic doesn’t necessarily mean ‘healthier’ and eating organic products doesn’t really […]

Intruder bill prompts unnecessary violence

This doesn’t seem like justice to me: The shooting of 20-year-old Bo Morrison last month in Slinger has ignited a fierce debate in Wisconsin over the intruder bill signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker last December. The law, known as the Castle Doctrine, a reference to the phrase “a man’s home is his castle,” […]

Service with nothing more than a smile

UW-Eau Claire prides itself on the amount and variety of service its students participate in each semester. To facilitate this, the university provides many opportunities for students to give their time, energy, and intellect. As students head out each semester to undertake their various service-learning experiences, I ask that they consider the following ideas. First, […]

Axis of Brilliance: Redux (April 4, 2012)