Last week I finally declared an English major. After two years of being undecided and testing out different degrees, I chose one that today many regard as useless.
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President Trump swore to protect the Constitution when he was inaugurated. Now, he’s speaking out against the First Amendment right of freedom of the press, a fundamental part of our democratic system and an indispensable aspect of our society.
As students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we are defined by our unequivocal willingness to protest wrongful ideas, beliefs, and actions.
The Wisconsin Idea is a core piece of the UW-Madison experience. It is as familiar to students as Jump Around, Babcock ice cream and trudging up Bascom Hill.
After the devastating acts that occurred in Charlottesville, VA there became in increase in the discussion over confederate monuments and what they really represent.
After a second string of statements by Jemele Hill that were deemed to have violated ESPN’s social media guidelines, the company announced they were suspending her for two weeks.
"If students can’t protest, who can? I’m not about to get expelled.” That is what a UW-Madison undergrad told me this week after I asked him how he was feeling about the Regents’ new policy threatening expulsion for students who engage in disruptive speech.
Recently, Matt Server, a guest columnist from The Daily Nebraskan, wrote that athletes are not justified in protesting during the national anthem.
We are only a month into the semester, but already the days have started to blur together. Syllabus week came and went and summer feels like a distant memory while winter break only exists as a time beyond our scheduled final exams.As a student, this can be a bleak time of year.
Before tricky exams, UW students rub a statue’s toe for good luck. After they graduate, they photograph themselves on its lap.
Another week of NFL football has been met with another week of political statements. However, week five of the season saw a response from the administration that went beyond the Twitter rampages of the president.
Having the religous freedom to deprive women of contraceptives is the despicable mindset of the Trump Administration.
At the risk of henceforth being known as the campus dildo girl, I am inviting all Badgers to attend the Bonerfide Penis Arts Festival. The festival is being organized with Cocks Not Glocks UW-Madison in response to a visit by the pro-gun activist Katie Pavlich. As a student concerned about gun violence, especially when a campus carry bill is on the verge of passing (allowing someone to carry a firearm into classrooms, dormitories, or Camp Randall), Pavlich’s invitation to spread misinformation has very read risks. For example, Pavlich encourages women to carry firearms to prevent sexual assault, despite overwhelming data confirming that women are more likely to have their guns taken and used against them.
On Monday night, a panel of three UW professors will take the stage to address this year’s Go Big Read, “Hillbilly Elegy.”J.
We all know what happened in Las Vegas last Sunday.I believe that, deep down, we also all know what needs to be done about it to lessen the possibility of such a tragedy occurring again, and again, and again, as it always seems to do.Acceptance of a problem is the first step to solving it, yet despite this fact, many in our country feel more attached to their firearms than to basic morals.The gun culture in this country is pervasive, toxic and extremely deadly.It allows people like Stephen Paddock to commit acts of domestic terrorism and mass murder, who cling to not one or two guns for reasonable purposes like for sustainable sport or recreation, or for the feeling of self-protection, but feel the insane need to own an arsenal of 43 weapons, including assault rifles.Like after Orlando, Sandy Hook and so many of these events before, people are taking to social media and conversations in their daily life to offer their thoughts and prayers.These are great, don’t get me wrong, but they are not enough.There are integral pieces missing from these discussions.
What was supposed to be a fun and joyous time for everyone that was attending the Route 91 music festival quickly turned into a war zone in Las Vegas.
Monday morning our country awoke to news that has become all too familiar. Sunday night a lone, cowardly, gunman opened fire on innocent concertgoers from the window of a Las Vegas hotel.
I’ve always wondered what was going through Francis Scott Key’s mind on the night he wrote “The Star Spangled Banner.” When he saw Old Glory waving at dawn’s early light after spending the night expecting to see the enemy’s flag flying, his pride for his country had to have been at an all-time high.
According to UHS, 9 percent of UW-Madison students have reported experiencing suicidal ideations over the past year.
Music has the power to evoke so many different emotions. It can cause happiness, joy, and sadness but it can also change a life.