Welcome, Badgers, to the start of another year. The beginning of the semester is a perfect time for new resolutions.
Getting involved in one of the many clubs on campus is great. Making a point of hitting the gym is cool, if you're into that life. But, I have another resolution for you. This year, go to brunch.
In case you haven't noticed, brunch is spectacular.
A combination of breakfast and lunch, brunch is the only meal where I can order something sweet and savory, drink ten cups of coffee, and drench everything in syrup, without being judged one little bit.
Now, I may be somewhat more enthusiastic about brunch than the average person, but the point remains: brunch is an event that every Badger should take part in regularly.
Madison has about 10,000 brunch spots, and I intend to cross them all off my list.
It's a tough job, but someone has to do it. And so, I'm volunteering myself as The Daily Cardinal Bruncher.
Ever hear of a quick brunch? Nope. That's called breakfast, and the two could not be any more different.
Don’t put it in the same category as lunch, either. Coffee is not acceptable at lunch.
There is no such discrimination at brunch; it is accepting of every food, every drink.
The real concept of brunching, however, is to spend time with someone you care about in a relaxed environment, alongside some fantastic food that you would never realistically make for yourself.
Brunch is often spontaneous, but it shapes the rest of the day.
So, go for it. Between new courses and syllabi, Badger football games and Group-X classes, take a couple hours these first few weeks of school to brunch with someone you missed over the summer.
Go even further and invite someone who hasn’t experienced the true beauty of brunch. Try a new place together, bond over bacon.
Drench some pancakes in syrup, keep the coffee refills coming, and take a breath of that wonderful, brunchful Madison air.
Catch up, recharge, and remember how lucky we are to be back in one of the best places on earth.
Welcome home, Badgers. And welcome to Brunch'd Together.