I’ve always wanted to be a mermaid. Not for the sexy, mystical persona, The slim figure sunbathing on a rock, nah, I want to be a mermaid for the tail. I want to swim into the waters that swallowed My ancestors, feel my beautiful glistening tail Power through the waves, go back Through time, meet all of those who left too soon. I imagine when we die the earth enveloped us back In its arms it made us mermaids, Ethereal and magical. I want to delve deep into the waters That we call home, Swim up to Emmett Till as he was Before the lynching, a gorgeous black Boy with a tail that matched the color Of the autumn leaves. He’d welcome me home with the sun in his smile, Ask if the world is better now. How do I tell a boy who died in 1955 The trees still seep our blood, That we’re in a losing race with bullets? We’d swim together, water particles Brushing our skin like we’re kindred spirits, He’d show me the family I’ve never known. I’d play messenger for the unarmed black boys Who want to tell their families they’re okay, Now, there’s no to worry for our safety because Who would shoot a mermaid? I can’t look at the water Without seeing the ships, they’re calling me home, waiting to welcome me with open arms. What can I say, I’ve always wanted to be a mermaid.
As Election Day approaches, President Donald Trump has been seen on the campaign trail, endorsing various like-minded right-wing candidates across the country. His goal? To give more time to candidates than former President Barack Obama did in 2010. After all, his painstakingly competitive nature remains necessary in order to maintain a total disregard for any bipartisan roles he might be expected to fulfill as the representative of an entire country. It may be that the common conspiracy is true: The first of Trump’s “ten commandments” as president is to solidify a republican majority, or, in his own terms, to push out the “angry, ruthless, unhinged mob” that is the democratic party.
It’s blatantly obvious that the public education system is built around rationality and prioritization, so it is no shock that a recent study conducted by UW’s Political Science Department was focused around those very topics. The study was sent out to everyone on campus that identified themselves as watching or reading the news at least once a year.
With Lake Mendota water levels on the rise, the ducks of Madison are now floating higher than ever: despite the misfortune brought on by the recent algaeplague found in the waters of their summer home, the ducks embrace climate change’s gift of an elevated eye level. Whether they find themselves closer to a concert on the terrace or to the breadcrumbs of an unsuspecting child, it is quite plausible that these waterfowl are gaining a new confidence.
Sun Prairie suburbian John McGeneric was very frustrated Monday afternoon when lane closures on the US 12/18 beltline caused him to detour through downtown Madison during rush hour.
Despite the fact that Batman has repeatedly and single-handedly saved Gotham City from many unimaginable perils, Gotham City PD’s Commissioner Gordon announced on Wednesday the city’s intentions to shun Batman.
Urban Outfitters made an exciting announcement over the weekend, gaining the attention of hipsters across the world.
Ah, Bid Day. Hordes of sorority sisters traveling, speaking, singing, and dancing in impenetrable packs: what’s so scary about that? However, the glory of the over-enthusiastic and estrogen-fueled Bid Day for campus sororities was less than enjoyable for Linda Johnson, a concerned mother, essential oils dealer, organic tomato grower, and avid Facebook user.
A disgruntled Starbucks factory employee set the coffee company’s main distribution center in Kent, Washington aflame on Thursday.
After John McCain’s scandalous dying plea for Barack Obama to speak at his funeral and even more heinous notion to keep President Trump from merely attending, our nation’s capital has been completely uprooted.
It’s officially fall! For UW-Madison Students, that means game days, changing colors, new exciting classes and election season.
“Yup, it’s true,” said U-Haul representative Hank Van Box on Sunday morning.
Every college student - or any human being, rather - knows the struggle of waking up to an alarm every morning.