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Tracey Pollock

Tracey Pollock

Tracey Pollock is an alumna of UW-River Falls.

02 Oct 2009

Oil company responsible for health, environmental damage

Are you sick of hearing about oil companies screwing over (scamming) communities? I am for sure, but it seems like a habitual pattern of multi-billion dollar, multi-national companies that don’t take responsibility for environmental catastrophes done by their hand.

07 May 2009

Mother’s, May Day result from conflicts

May is probably the best month of the year. It’s finally spring. School is getting out. And May Day and Mother’s Day are within a couple weeks of each other. Generally when people think of these two holidays, we think of appreciating our mothers and May Day baskets and parades. I rarely hear of the […]

23 Apr 2009

Bigotry and ignorance dangerous for everyone

Generally I like to take the time for my columns to write about issues that I feel are generally not talked about or are over looked.  This week though, I would like to address the two recent columns that have been written about gay marriage.  I would like to thank Nathan Sparks for taking a […]

02 Apr 2009

Obama’s presidency does not signal an end to racism, bigotry

Tim Wise spoke to a large crowd Tuesday night in North Hall auditorium. The theme of his speech was white privilege, with an emphasis on how the recent election of Barack Obama does not mean we live in a post racist society. “Tim Wise is among the most respected antiracist writers and educators in the […]

26 Mar 2009

Sexual Assault Awareness month begins

April is officially recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The month is dedicated to raise public awareness about sexual violence and educate communities how to prevent sexual assault. Communities around the country dedicate several different kinds of events to sexual assault awareness in April.  At UW-River Falls, Take Back the Night is the event that […]

05 Mar 2009

Public figure voices hypocritical opinion

Bristol Palin, Gov. Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter, gave an interview a couple of weeks ago about her experience being a new mother, and taking the position of advocate for teen pregnancy prevention and a mother’s choice. That’s right, an advocate for teen pregnancy prevention and choice. You may have seen this interview on YouTube or […]

26 Feb 2009

Obama’s speech covers array of issues

President Barack Obama gave his first address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. The speech was of the same annoying format that all presidential speeches are, where there is an interruption, due to clapping, nearly every five minutes.  Obama’s speech began with discussion of our struggling economy. However, the tone quickly turned […]

12 Feb 2009

Wal-Mart cheap in pay, benefits

Wal-Mart is a common household name wherever you go in the United States, as well as in parts of Mexico, Brazil, Canada and 11 other countries in the world. The mega store is the largest private employer in the U.S., with 1.2 million employees, and accounts for 8 percent of retail sales (excluding automobile sales) […]

05 Feb 2009

More to 'pro-life' belief than anti-abortion

The pro-life movement is a huge faction in this country. It is generally thought of as a movement of people who do not support abortion in any form, based off of a moral and/or theological objection. But have you ever really read into what it means to be “pro-life?” Obviously this group of people does […]