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Matt Torkelson

November 4, 2010

Green Bay Packers to win the division

At 5-3, I think that Green Bay Packers fans should be pretty happy with their current situation. We have three losses, with a combined loss total of nine points. Two of those losses were in overtime. Over the past few weeks, the Student Voice published a column bashing Rodgers and another one kissing up to […]

October 21, 2010

Vintage commercials trigger childhood memories

I was lucky enough to have the experience of watching an old Disney movie taped on VHS the other night. The movie was delightful, yes, but the best part for me personally was the 3 minute commercial blocks and seeing things I absolutely adored as a kid.  As these ads would flash before my eyes, […]

September 23, 2010

Loss unable to silence fans

This last Monday, it seemed that there was this aura of sadness and disappointment coming from a lot of students on campus. I can only imagine that the Vikings starting off 0-2 has something to do with that. Sure, my beloved Green Bay Packers are 2-0, but I’m not going to sit here and claim […]

May 5, 2010

Summer-time fun emanates from social gatherings, not money spent

“Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do, cuz there aint no cure for the summertime blues.” Summer is literally right around the corner, and I couldn’t be happier. For many, it’s bittersweet; the end of an era, and yet a beginning of something new. OK, I know that sounded like it belonged in a graduation […]

April 28, 2010

Critics of ‘organized religion’ too often attack Christianity, Christians

No “National Day of Prayer?” I’m ok with that, because people who believe certain things shouldn’t have to have a specific day put aside to pray to God. Oddly enough though, why is it that when something tragic happens, people who claim to not have religion hold certain people “in their thoughts and prayers?” One […]

April 21, 2010

Job hunt requires sense of confidence, flexibility

Bold actions often times lead to bold results. Everyone has a “dream job,” but too many feel that it will stay just that, a dream. My question is who’s to say that you can’t be doing exactly what you want to do? I’m randomly reminded of an interview of Judd Apatow, the director of movies […]

April 14, 2010

Summer travel agendas call for reflection on past trips

Oh, the places you’ll go. This summer, hopefully you have some sort of awesome trip to look forward to. This time last year, I was a mere month away from the most epic week of my life, and yes, it deserves the word “epic.” I did a semester at California State University-Monterey Bay in spring […]

April 7, 2010

With the correct suggestions, everyone can enjoy The Beatles

I don’t know about you, but when I can’t focus on something, whether it be prepping for an exam or writing a paper, I usually turn on some tunes to get focused. Three out of four times I do this, I turn to John, Paul, George and Ringo. Everyone knows tunes like “Hey Jude,” “Let […]

March 31, 2010

New Health Care Bill opens door for superficial arguments

Here at the Student Voice, it seems that a lot of articles, editorials and columns carry a theme of “raising awareness.”  That’s not necessarily the point here, though. With the passing of the health care bill very recently and absorbing people’s reactions, I am just more and more convinced that people have no idea what […]

March 24, 2010

As summer movie season draws near, excitment grows

I’m no Pete Travers, Roger Ebert, or the lovely movie critics we have at the Voice. However, I am an avid movie goer who recently has done less going. In the past seven months, the only movies that I have gone to see in theatres are “Sherlock Holmes,” “Inglourious Basterds,” “Paranormal Activity,” and recently “Alice […]

March 10, 2010

Spring break on tight budget can still be very fun, entertaining

Spring Break is finally here, and I, like most of you, am very excited this wonderful time off in the semester. Unlike many people, I won’t be traveling to a coastal city, or even leaving the state of Wisconsin.  I will be spending my budget spring break in my home town of Merrill, and I […]

March 5, 2010

Packer fans should be very optimistic for 2010 season

NFL football in 2009 is all said and done with. Packer fans have long put behind them that painful loss to the Cardinals, and Viking fans are finally shutting their mouths about a “Favre Super Bowl!” In case you didn’t know, Viking fans, Favre didn’t come through, and now you get to look forward to […]