The holidays can be a really rough time of year for a lot of people, especially college students. Being away from your homes and thrust back into the purgatory that is whatever small-Wisconsin-town you managed to crawl your way out of can be hard enough as it is. To make this time easier Almanac has created a conversation guide to get you through what can only be described as a minefield — especially in today's political climate amiright?? Without further adieu, here are the topics to avoid, and bring up, at your holiday gatherings.
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The Green Bay Packers exempt MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers from coronavirus protocols after he tested positive for COVID-19.
“I've been putting my whole life online for eight years,” said Paris Boswell, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s most renowned internet star. “It seeps into every aspect of my life even when I don't think it will — I’ll meet someone new at a party and talk to them and then 10 minutes later they're like, ‘Oh by the way, I've seen your videos.’ It's like they know you, and you don't know them, and that's a weird feeling.”
The newest Target in Madison opened on State Street Monday and students have mixed reactions to its presence.
A cornerstone Greek life tradition for UW-Madison sorority chapters is bid day. All the PNMs open their bid envelopes to find out their fated new ‘sisters’, which ends in either excited screams or destitute tears, after which the girls are told to “run home” to celebrate their newfound comradery.
Double ‘The Bachelorette’ seasons, Double the Fun
Hey Almanac readers! We hope you enjoyed the special edition of our beloved column this week. The Almanac editors would like to opportunity to share some really exciting news: this section now has a podcast! (not at all related to our article published from a few weeks back about another mediocre white guy starting one) We’d love if you’d take a minute to sit back and enjoy 4 of UW-Madisons dullest students talk about random shit.
Coastal students at UW-Madison, commonly known as Coasties, have started an effort to address income inequality after listening to their econ professor, Daveed Johnston, talk for two minutes and then tune out everything that applied to them.
As I was browsing Twitter this week, I came across an unfamiliar face in the UW-Madison community. Member of the Phi Alpha Fraternity — notorious for excessive drinking and leaving mounds of trash on the frozen lake after dartys (as well as being completely made up). Tanner Smith left a tweet that piqued my interest: “Listen. If you abolish Greek life, who’s gonna do the dirty work of making Madison objectively worse? This city needs us.”
The day of reckoning for Donald J. Trump has finally arrived: This week the New York tyrant’s tax returns were released to the public and the Department of Justice is at last able to expose the scamming, cheating scum he really is.
If you haven’t gotten tested for Coronavirus with the safer-badger app up until this point, you may have received an email from the university asking you to go.
For some, this weekend means roses, chocolate, dropping loads of money on dinners, and best of all: gifted squishmallows. Couples will be swept away by the spirit and whimsy of the holiday and enjoy themselves on intimate dates, relishing the one-on-one time that only COVID-19 can provide.
Groundhogs Day predictions: 6 more weeks of winter, detrimental climate change and a nonexistent end to the covid lockdown
Madison residents and students were not surprised over the prediction gifted by Punxsutawney Phil Tuesday morning. Although him seeing his shadow usually signifies 6 more weeks of winter, most Midwesterners don’t hold his forecast highly.
Experts speculate that Covid-19 causes permanent brain damage after seeing Paul Chryst’s performance Saturday
It has been a disappointing past two weeks for Badger fans, to say the least. Some have been able to chalk it up to bad luck and a couple of questionable plays, but medical experts speculate that it could be much more consequential.
College students and Wisconsin residents alike were shocked at the news of a vaccine being so close to approval this week. Many have concerns about the vaccine containing a chip for brain control, which is hard to believe considering so few Americans use their brains to begin with.
Major news networks declared Joe Biden the winner of the 2020 presidential race this Saturday, and some residents are claiming it is the end of racism as we know it in Madison.
To everyone’s surprise, Joe seems to be doing extremely well — knock on wood. As the margin of victory grows wider and wider within the continental states, Trump is looking at another potential path to victory.