I may be not much of a spiritual person, but one of the most profound experiences of my life was behind the wheel of a 1999 Toyota Highlander on the road from Madison to Florida for spring break. In a 24-hour period, I spent half that time behind the wheel, and the rest talking to my fellow passengers, bickering with other members of our collegiate caravan or attempting to get some uncomfortable sleep. We made the return trip about five days later, with similar distributions of fitful rest and bloodshot-eyed driving.
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When it comes to archetypes, sports are chock-full of them. There’s the tall but slow center in basketball, the loud, team-leading middle linebacker in football and the low average, power-hitting catcher in softball and baseball.
As a redshirt senior, Frank Cousins has seen the best and worst of Wisconsin wrestling. In his redshirt freshman year, the Badgers turned in a strong season with four All-Americans and a 10th place finish in the NCAA Championships only to turn around and go winless in Big Ten competition the next year.
After three straight years of losing in the semifinals, the Badgers are finally WCHA Final Face-Off Champions. Wisconsin was powered by sophomore forward Sarah Nurse, who scored four times in two games and was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
After watching the Nov. 22 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” I was curious to see if the hilarious and catchy skit “Back Home Baller” was true to Thanksgiving break (pause reading here if you have not seen the video and watch it). As a freshman, I had always watched my older sister come back from college with stories and leave with leftovers. In the SNL skit the lyrics say, “I’m a back home baller, if I want something I just holler. I do what I want and I get what I want cause my parents miss their daughter!” I wondered if the situation would be the same for my Thanksgiving break.
Azealia Banks first announced the release of her debut album in early 2012. After numerous delays, dropping a label and igniting some ugly controversy on her Twitter, Banks slipped through the cracks of publicity and drifted from the minds of those anticipating a new release from the promising musician. Now, in similar fashion to Beyoncé’s latest release, Banks surprised the industry with the release of Broke With Expensive Taste Nov 6.
UW-Madison sophomore Ethan Claes will help bring a new meal option to campus as he readies for the upcoming launch of Envoy, a student-to-student food delivery system.
"And the fever called living ... is conquered at last.” It will be extremely pompous and presumptuous of me to begin my first column of the semester with a randomly—albeit exceptionally brilliant—selected sentence from a poem that you may or (probably) may not be aware of. But then again, where’s the fun in not doing something like that?
Oligarchy is a word you better get used to; because that’s the system of government we have in America today. It’s been a long time coming, and we’ve been far too apathetic to its toxic approach. A government of the corporation, by the corporation, and for the corporation is what we have now. Oligarchy isn’t a pretty picture, unless you enjoy the idea of corporate slavery. Say goodbye to worker’s rights, women’s rights, student’s rights and certainly prisoners’ rights. Keep your mouth shut about the broken system, and don’t question authority! Disregard the principles of physics, because with oligarchy, it’s not gravity that makes the world go round; it’s unfortunately money.
I’ve talked with countless people about their sex education. It varies so widely, it is amazing we can all come to any of the same conclusions about sex. Sex is almost universally desired and experienced, unlike almost every other subject we learn in school.
CHICAGO- Storybook endings are nice but in the world of sports, they rarely come to fruition. After three games against top-10 competition this weekend in Chicago, the slipper finally fell off of Cinderella’s foot as No. 22 Wisconsin (12-6 Big Ten, 23-11 overall) went without a field goal over the final 7:03 that turned a 41-39 lead into a 50-43 loss at the hands of No. 10 Ohio State (13-5, 26-7).
It’s 7:00 on a Friday night, and as the lights dim over the Kohl Center ice and Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” fades in, five words flash across the big screen, juxtaposed over a highlight reel of the season’s biggest moments: “Wisconsin, this is your team.”
A badly misinterpreted subtweet sent out by University of Wisconsin-Madison sophomore Lexi Strand threw friends and family into a frenzy this weekend.
A proposed increase in Metro Transit bus fare will not affect student bus passes in 2013 but could potentially affect the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s negotiations with Metro Transit when their contracts are up for renewal.
University Health Services announced Wednesday they received a three-year $306,000 grant, which will be used for suicide prevention services.
A city homeless shelter will keep its mens drop-in shelter open during May in response to the city denying extension of Occupy Madison’s permit.
Excuse Peter Konz if he has things on his mind besides College GameDay, trash-talk, revenge or Bowl Championship Series rankings this week.