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    Independent Study 498: Fear and loathing in the Las Vegas adult entertainment industry during the pandemic

    On August 18, the fear and loathing post-pandemic follow up story takes the independent news reporting source to Fremont Street and the Las Vegas Strip for vox pop interviews. The investigation will begin at a club called De Ja Vu, where showgirls entertain and provide steamy live streams for voyeurs on their website, which boasts “1000s of Beautiful Girls & 3 Ugly Ones!®.” We will be meeting up with a porn star expert documentarian named Robert Harley, who spends his time on social media reporting about great venues in Vegas he loves. According to Harley, the porn industry has taken a huge hit, noting the industry is flooded with amateur performers who…

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    Gonzo-19: The Valedictory Essay

    The following valedictory retrospection documents my fear and loathing journey as a university press multimedia journalist, which takes place over several semesters. This essay is dedicated to my number one driver Tom Clementi, my history media teacher at Appleton High School West. Clementi threw me against a wall locker during class and told me I was a waste of his time because I would never get into the university. From March 13, 2020, to March 13, 2022, I took several trips to Las Vegas as a freelance multimedia journalist. I am a member of the National Press Photographers Association working as a consortium student entrepreneur surveying the Las Vegas sex…

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    Thompson and Henderson bid farewell to Warhawks

    As of Monday, April 4, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater witnessed an interim chancellor quit, who weeks earlier was noted by outgoing University of Wisconsin President Tommy Thompson as an asset to education. Thompson visited UW Whitewater on March 7 for his farewell address in the University Center Hamilton Room with Interim Chancellor Jim Henderson. “I had the opportunity to appoint Jim Henderson and name him chancellor,” Thompson said during his farewell speech. “He turned me down the first time I asked him to do something, and I was a little peeved.” Thompson, despite being peeved, thanked Henderson for his work during the pandemic and his role, while chuckling about his…

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    Jefferson County Board addresses rural broadband solution resolution

    Jefferson County Board discussed positive financial outlook including expanding broadband services to rural communities Mar. 8. Parks Committee reported updates with Interurban Trail contractor selection and bidding process. County Administrator Ben Wehmeier shared Jefferson County’s financial forecast during his “2022 Budget Amendment/ Carry Over Update” presentation. Line Items 10 and 11 on the agenda provided insight regarding the selection of both a broadband tower installation contractor and a newspaper publisher. The Jefferson County Board provided development overview with Interurban Trail competitive bids for next phases. “We want to present the story of the 2022 results. We have roughly 13,000-line items on our accounts that the finance department manages. I do…

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    Whitewater City Manager tackles transparency dilemma and Youth Build development

    Whitewater Common Council members face strict scrutiny over red text agenda items and discuss Youth Build concerns at Feb. 15 meeting. City Manager Cameron Clapper and Council President Lynn Binnie went back-and-forth with Council Member At Large James Allen, who brought concerns forward over shared governance transparency for public discussion. Allen discussed violations to the transparency ordinance, which overworked staff on a Friday night, who became confrontational with city executives over the agenda’s red texted items. One of the agenda items receiving public comment sought approval with the implementation of the “Youth Build” program at the high school. “He is talking about the items on the agenda with red text,”…

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    Gonzo-19 Capstone Pandemic Report: Badgers reflect upon the 50th year anniversary of Title IX

    On February 11, fear and loathing at the La Bahn Arena set in with subzero chills. The 50th year anniversary Title IX celebrates the victories like tennis champion Billie Jean King and her efforts moving parity forward. Badger fans love the Edwards family, and the Quinniplac Bobcats understand the Badgers’ women’s hockey team is a force to be reckoned with. The following chronical spans further than 50 years unearthing one of the earliest victories for King and the Women’s Sports Foundation. As on collective bargain, Title IX brings families together and fans to their feet gleaming over the sweet pep band sounds of “Varsity” while t-shirts launched across the Kohl…

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    University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrates 50 years of Title IX Feb. 6

    The University of Wisconsin Badgers’ women’s basketball team faces Illinois Sunday Feb. 6 including a Title IX meet and greet with players. The Kohl Center hosts the Badgers v. Illinois starting at 1 p.m. Players meet with fans prior to the game inviting all for family interactive games. Title IX evolved women’s sports at universities by requiring nondiscrimination based on sex and gender identity. What’s the big deal with Title IX anyway? Funny you should ask. The quest for women and their Title IX advocacy began in 1972. The Women’s Sports Foundation website’s “History of Title IX” offers insight regarding the journey from 1972. WSF was founded in 1974 by…

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    Badgers’ hockey mom shares her family’s formula for success at the La Bahn Arena on New Year’s Day

    Wisconsin reaps hockey championship rewards from the contributions made by the Charon Edwards-Gray family. Her daughter, Chayla Edwards, is one of the freshman forwards playing for the NCAA Frozen Four Championship Badgers’ women’s hockey team. On New Year’s Day 2022, mom sat in the bleachers cheering along with her daughter Laila, while watching her daughter Chayla crush pucks with slapshots at the La Bahn Arena. The family showed up as a Badger trifecta ranging from current player, mom, prospect and future player. Fall of 2022, the Charon Edwards-Gray family will be the first to witness two family members of color playing for the Badgers’ women’s hockey team.   The team…

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Kicks off March 12

    Fear, loathing and Gonzo-19. For one of the features this semester, we will take a jaunt to Las Vegas, Nevada to investigate both the airline and hotel industry, plus the ongoing flux with locals who have become enraged over the new Hard Rock Cafe Hotel development. MGM Resorts, the Mirage owner, will sell the hotel to the Hard Rock Cafe investors. The new owners seek permits to demolish the volcano and make the nostalgic aura of the Mirage disappear. Locals continue collecting signatures hoping the volcano will stay alive.

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    The Jaded Patriot PRess AND OUtpost 422 Capstone Projects

    Fear and loathing in Las Vegas, Nevada builds the Gonzo-19 profile. Take a minute to check out the Jaded Patriot Press and Outpost 422 Facebook pages and get involved in Bradley J. Burt’s 2022 capstone adventure. All contributors will get their name mentioned in the final capstone project. The blogs are interactive and offer contributors the chance for publishing through the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater press. Burt’s pressroom email is centaurfivedelta@yahoo.com. Reach out and let’s get to work.