For many Americans, watching television is their favorite pastime. According to the Bureau of U.S. Labor Statistics, in 2019 the leisure activity that occupied the most time was watching television (2.8 hours per day), which accounted for just over half of all leisure time on average. This means that many Americans gain a substantial amount of their knowledge from watching television. “It has been proposed that television can have an impact on both the formation and organization of viewers’ concepts” (Anderson & Collins, 1988). In addition to gaining knowledge from watching television, “There exists a large body of research that…

By: Karolina Dryndak

The Root River is located in downtown Racine- and is a beautiful 43.7 mile long river that flows into Lake Michigan. There is a group of individuals who work together to look after and promote the river called the Root River Council, which is currently made up of a total of 12 members. Each member has a strong commitment to create a sense of place, stimulate economic growth, improve water quality, and allow public access and interaction with the river.

The President of the Council, Marvin Letven, has been a resident of the Racine area for over…

The University of Wisconsin- Parkside has been greatly obstructed by the current spread of the COVID-19. This has affected around 4000+ students and has caused them to hit a huge deficit. Also, there are over 400 organizations that have been affected as well, one of which is the Parkside Student Government, also known as PSG. Being that there is a lot that they do, there have been a handful of challenges, especially during this time.

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers Logo.

This organization consists of an executive board and senate, which in total is about 30 members. Meetings are held weekly and everyone works together to…

A few months ago, nobody could have predicted the current situation we find ourselves in. Many things have changed over the last few weeks, and many people’s lives are being directly affected by these changes.

Amount of new cases, confirmed cases, deaths, and where cases are taking place around the world

Many times when an issue arises, only a section of the world is directly affected, and being that the Coronavirus has become so widespread, many people would agree that this pandemic marks an especially important time in our history that will likely go down in the books for generations to come.

Some of the ways that people have been directly affected include unexpected unemployment, canceling…

Story written by: Karolina Dryndak | Interview conducted by: Karolina Dryndak | Research and editing done by: Matthew Beyer and Jada Peters

There is a fairly new restaurant in Racine, Wisconsin called Chit Chaat, that is known for it’s authentic Indian Pakistani street food. Many locals applaud the couple in charge for their food, value, and service.

Junaid Shafique, head chef (left) and his wife Angela Downs, co-owner (right)

Junaid Shafique, who was born in Pakistan, moved to America a few years ago, and brought his culture with him. He introduced his wife, Angela Downs to his native food.

“I really loved his Pakistani food and I thought it was so good…

Many people are unaware of the fact that they need to take a day off in-between lifting. Although it is recommended that people lift two to three times a week when trying to strengthen their upper body, it is crucial that they give their muscles time to recover.

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If people don’t alternate between upper body and lower body, they could cause damage to their muscles, forcing them to take a break from working out altogether. There is a difference between pain due to strengthening, and pain due to damage, and it is important that people know how to distinguish between the two.

Story written by: Karolina Dryndak, Matthew Beyer, and Jada Peters


Damian Evans talking to a student at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Many first-year and minority students face struggles throughout their time in college that other students typically don’t have to worry about. There is an individual named Damian Evans who focuses on tackling such struggles.

Evans is the Assistant Dean of students and the director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMSA). He has worked at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside for 20 years, and dedicates much of his time to helping students.

“I provide leadership to a group of people who are developing projects and programs,” says Evans. “I…

Matt is outdoorsy and athletic, and although he always has a smile on his face, he is a no nonsense kind of guy.

The bicep curl is no easy task. When using this piece of equipment, people are required to keep their elbows on the pads, bend their arms slowly to a curled position, and return. Above is a photo of a woman lifting 20 pounds.

Karolina Dryndak

I am an optimistic individual who loves art, fashion, and nature. I also enjoy talking about music and fitness! I am currently a senior at UW-Parkside.

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