Essay

Commentary
12:52 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Essay: Super Toddler

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It is officially playground weather here in the Brew City, and when you’re two and a half years old, a jungle gym has its own magnetic pull.

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Commentary
9:31 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Essay: Ordering Up a Better Kids' Menu

Essayist Lane Pierce would like to see better options than this on kids' menus.
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It was a Wednesday afternoon when my phone beeped with a text from my husband that read, “Wanna go out to eat tonight?”

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Essay
2:34 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Essay: We Shouldn't Charge Children as Adults

Lake Effect essayist Paul Heinz believes the cycle of imprisonment ought not to start so early.
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A child is not an adult. Even if we ignore recent research that concludes human brain development continues well into our 20s, there is long-held support that teenage brains are developing throughout adolescence.

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Health & Science
3:51 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Essay: Why I Decided to Have My Toe Amputated

Essayist Cari Taylor-Carlson says life is better off without her problem toe.
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I inherited a toe with a hump.

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Commentary
9:30 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Essay: Motherhood's Mystical Formula

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When I’m out and about with my two-year-old son, it’s nearly impossible to avoid conversation with strangers. 

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Health & Science
2:18 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

ESSAY: Mixing Methane and International Politics Is a Gas, Gas, Gas

A methane pipe
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Could a molecule composed of one carbon atom and four hydrogen atoms ignite Armageddon?

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Arts & Culture
5:43 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

ESSAY: The Subtle Rules of Etiquette for a Shiva

In the Jewish religion when a person dies, their body is buried as soon as possible. After the burial at the cemetery, there is a gathering back at a family member’s home to comfort the bereaved. This is known as a Shiva.

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Essay
6:25 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

ESSAY: Badgerland Gets a King - At Least According to This Man

Essayist Joel Habush says as king, he'll make all decisions for Wisconsinites.
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Royal Proclamation: As King of Wisconsin, I Hereby Decree...

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World
3:57 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

ESSAY: Ukraine Turmoil Reflects Russia’s Influence

Russia President Vladimir Putin has sent troops into Crimea, and is pressing a referendum later this month to confirm separation of the region from Ukraine.

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Commentary
10:00 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Essay: Looking For a Valentine, Online

Candy hearts might be easier to interpret than some online dating profiles.
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A cross-dresser wasn’t what I had in mind when I logged in to my online dating account the other night. 

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