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Wealth and Poverty: Daily Cardinal Action Project Part Two
Wealth and Poverty: Daily Cardinal Action Project Part Two

How is the Madison art community adapting to financial challenges during the pandemic? We also discuss the cost of attendance at UW-Madison and why it is higher than other UW campuses. Finally, we learn where food deserts exist in Madison and how to increase access to nutritious food. 

This is all covered today in our 2-part episode series on the Cardinal’s spring 2021 action project issue Wealth and Poverty, hosted by Gaby Vinick and Hope Karnopp.

Guests: Emily Knepple, Samantha Benish and Forrest Ziebell

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How To Spend A Summer Weekend in Madison

After enduring a stereotypical midwest winter filled with icy streets and sub-zero temperatures, it’s impossible not to appreciate warm weather to an elevated extent. When you’ve spent three months fiddling your thumbs trying to figure out what to do inside all day (a feeling that became even more exaggerated from the pandemic and working from home), it starts to feel criminal not to be outside once the temperature hits 60 degrees or higher. 


Badger Promise rumored to have been discontinued in original form, now a threat

When it was introduced in 2017, the Badger Promise made it look as though UW-Madison was providing a major incentive for first-generation college students to call Madison home. The program, which originally offered two to four semesters of free tuition to first-generation college students transferring from two-year colleges around Wisconsin, is rumored to have been discontinued due to budget cuts and the fact that one of the university’s high ranking officials wants a new boat.


Mifflin Street Block Party quiet, respectful

Since 1969, the Mifflin Street Block Party has been an annual tradition for UW-Madison students. While it originally began as an anti-war protest, one thing has been true for decades — it is an opportunity for students to get obliterated with their peers before getting ready for finals week. That is until the 2020 Mifflin Street Block Party was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Something appears to have been learned from the past year, as Mifflin was reportedly very tame this past Saturday.


“Heroic students save dog from hot car during Mifflin”

Anticipation for the annual Mifflin St. Block Party has subsided in Madison, Wis. Thousands of crushed cans and shattered glass were all that remained Sunday morning as the students in attendance reeled from their collective “post weekend denial.” Public concerns regarding student safety and COVID-19 precautions are being raised in response to the large congregation of maskless children. However, these questions appeared insignificant and misguided in light of the heroic act that took place Saturday.


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