According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, Halloween is defined as “the night of October 31 when children dress up as ghosts, witches, monsters, etc., and go to houses to ask for candy.” A marginally less reliable source, Urban Dictionary, defines Halloween as an annual excuse for girls to dress promiscuously and get away with it.
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There seem to be two philosophical approaches to education. One, most prominently espoused by Gov.
This general election is historic for many reasons.
In a college setting where we are situated within a campus of 40,000 students, it can be hard to formulate your own opinion.
The Republican Party is in shambles and party officials have no one to blame but themselves. Donald Trump has emerged from years of fear-mongering and conspiratorial thinking within the party.
As a new undergraduate student a year ago, I was looking forward to exploring various disciplines since I had not decided on a major.
For many Wisconsin students, November will mark the first time they cast a ballot in a presidential election.
The definition and rights of shared governance at UW-Madison have undergone so many changes since Gov. Scott Walker released the 2015-’17 budget in January 2015 that the relationship between shared governance and university administration still appears unclear today.
Donald Trump has had an interesting few weeks on the campaign trail. Hours before the second presidential debate, the now infamous and misogynistic tape of him and Billy Bush found in the Access Hollywood archives came up for air, leaving his campaign flailing.
A week ago, a video, which recorded Donald Trump talking about his attempts to grope and seduce a married woman, was released to the public.
The 2016 presidential election has left two key groups unfulfilled. Conventional supporters of the Republican Party and millennials who were galvanised by the refreshing campaign of Bernie Sanders.Both groups feel underrepresented by the two candidates.
The upcoming general election has been on the minds of Americans for over a year. It is in the final stretch, with Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton facing off in debates, something that will surely have an impact on the election next month. For many, voting is a definite, especially in an election this buzzed about.
When UW-Madison students graduate from college, they will enter into a society markedly different from that of their parents.
My great-grandfather was an immigrant from Germany. Nearly five years ago, just a few months before she died, his daughter, my paternal grandmother, told me the story of his immigration to America as a teenager.
Wisconsin’s commitment to environmental conservation, long a critical component of state politics, has taken a backseat in this age of budget cuts under Gov.
I was an 18-year-old UW freshman in 1991 when I helped shepherd Hillary Clinton through a visit to the Law School and a walk back down Bascom Hill. Most of the American public did not yet know of her then, but I did. She was more than just the wife of the candidate I supported in the upcoming Democratic primaries.
I sit in an early morning lecture struggling to focus on my notebook. When the horizontal blue lines on the paper begin to blur, my eyes shift to concentrate on another source of distraction and I am supplied with rows upon rows of computer screens.
As highly-educated college students on a politically active campus in an election year, there is perhaps no better time to realize our civic duty as students of UW-Madison.
Recently it seems like more and more events happening in the news are connected with each other. Of course Jennifer Aniston flying to New York to get away from Los Angeles has a direct correlation to the heartbreaking split of celebrity couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
I have to admit, when Donald Trump announced he was running for president, I was a bit intrigued by his candidacy.