Joe Biden stirs up support at Parkside

Vice President Joe Biden appeared at Parkside last Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. On his one day, two-stop tour of Wisconsin, he urged supporters to take the opportunity to vote early and rallied people in Wisconsin during the home stretch of what has shaped up to be a tight campaign race. Packed into the Student Activity Center gymnasium, Biden told 1,500 students and other supporters that, “We’re going to win Wisconsin.”

Biden praised President Barack Obama’s performance in the final Presidential debate against Republican opponent, Governor  Mitt Romney. “I didn’t know if Governor Romney was endorsing Barack or debating Barack,” Biden said. He referenced back to earlier in the campaign when Gov. Romney was shown in the media as a “flip-flopper,” frequently changing his position on key issues. Biden took it further by stating, “I didn’t recognize that guy but I was appreciative he endorsed everything we’ve done in American foreign policy.”

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Taking advantage of golden opportunities

On Friday, Oct. 12, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Rangers men’s soccer team squared off against the University of Illinois-Springfield. The Rangers started off the game like bats out of hell. They swarmed around the goal, and there was nothing the UIS defense could do about it. UW- Parkside had two outstanding corner kicks within the first ten minutes. Unfortunately, neither attempt could be converted with a header.

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No time wasted

On Friday, Oct. 12, the lady Rangers soccer team took on University of Illinois-Springfield. The opening whistle blew to start the game. Before I could even bat an eye, the lady Rangers scored the first goal of the game. Madison Pickett bombed a lead pass down field to Ashley Meyer, who shielded off a defender with her body to receive the pass cleanly. Ashley then floated the ball ever so perfectly over the UIS goalkeeper’s head into the net, while still being harassed by the pesky UIS defender who was hanging around like a gnat.

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