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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Jim and Emily

Jim Dayton and Emily Gerber comprise the management team.

Sift and winnow on your UW journey

After all the AP exams taken, cover letters written and applications filled out, you’ve finally made it here to the University of Wisconsin. Welcome!

Of course, your hard work doesn’t stop now that you’re in college. It’s just beginning, but the tools that got you here will put you in a great position to succeed at this level. Trust yourself.

We remember what it was like to be incoming freshmen. The last month before you move in is full of jitters and excitement amid a flurry of other mixed emotions. But we’ve all been there, and we all got through it.

With that in mind, we wanted to introduce you to our own slice of campus life and make UW seem a little more intimate. Named after the official color of the university, The Daily Cardinal is a student newspaper that aims to inform and engage readers on campus, city and statewide events.

After almost 124 years of serving the UW campus, the Cardinal is still working to be the best possible resource for you—the student.

Our newspaper can be found on stands throughout the week, in places like your dorm, unions or academic buildings. Inside, you’ll find news stories, sports coverage, opinion writing, arts highlights, satire and more, all written and published by our student staff.

From “Jump Around” to the Grateful Red; the Farmer’s Market to Bascom Hill snowball fights; sitting at the terrace to skating on Lake Mendota and everything in between, we’ve got you covered.

Take this issue as an opportunity to familiarize yourself with everything the UW campus has to offer. Read about the popular spots on campus and check out our Bucky List to see what we think are the quintessential Madison tasks you must complete before graduating.

College is full of opportunities. Though you may not yet know exactly where UW will take you, explore your options. There are many paths to choose, but whatever your path may be, make it your own.

Whether you end up joining our staff or just become a dedicated reader, we want you to know that wherever you are on campus, the Cardinal is right there with you. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check out our Instagram.

The next phase of your life is just beginning, Badgers. Welcome home.

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