The Wisconsin Idea, according to UW-Madison’s website, seeks to “influence people’s lives beyond the boundaries of the classroom.” It is the state’s application of what the world calls a liberal arts education.
Being from a large city like Minneapolis, Minnesota and a student at a large and well-known university, I have sometimes wondered how I’ve gotten lucky enough to escape a terrorist attack by domestic or international assailants. This wondering usually turns into anticipation as I know attacks on university campuses will only continue and rise without any type of prison or gun reform.
I'm just going to say it: Americans have no idea what the “Green New Deal” calls for. With the snazzy new name that holds the same connotations of the mainstream environmentalism movement, how could it NOT be the perfect gateway to renewable and clean energy?
So you go to your first party as a thrilled freshman, buy a red party cup for $5 and have a great time with your friends. Congrats! You just took your first step into the “Wisconsin Experience” and are on your way to becoming a full-fledged UW-Madison student.
With the growing popularity of the phrase “democratic socialism” amongst millennial Americans, conservatives love to point out the political and economic catastrophes occuring in Venezuela, stating that Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are really no different that the dictator Nicolás Maduro when it comes to economic visions.
I think we all know the feeling. You’re walking to class and minding your own business when you find that you’ve lost your footing, your phone has slipped out of your pocket and is taking your earbuds and ears down with it. Suddenly, you’re facing the sky and praying you didn’t break a bone.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a PWI, which means this school is a Predominantly White Institution. It is not hard to conclude that the majority of the students at UW-Madison identify as being white.
On Monday, February 11, the Associated Students of Madison Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC) unanimously voted against the University Health Services’ (UHS) $18.9 million budget for the 2020 fiscal year. The budget and SSFC recommendations will be presented to Chancellor Rebecca Blank in March for a final decision.
Critics of the controversial Gillette razor commercial, which discusses toxic masculinity and the importance of teaching children empathy, equality and strength, claim the advertisement is anti-men.
As the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has been a pioneer advocating for racial justice, tuition-free public universities, healthcare for all, abolishing ICE and mass mobilization against climate change. She is a bold example of what a new Democratic Party might look like.
Dear students, On February 11, you’ll receive an email invitation to participate in the Association of American Universities (AAU) Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey to gauge UW-Madison’s environment of sexual violence. Sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence impact our campus community and—with your input—we can work together to make UW-Madison a safer space.
Madison is unique in the fact that it has a history of youth activism and engagement with politics. There are so many opportunities afforded to students and young people that help them get involved in the political process, and I’m lucky that I have been able to take part in them and help push for change.
It goes without saying that college is a balancing act. Students have to cram classes, coursework, jobs or internships, extracurriculars and some semblance of a social life into a 24/7 schedule. For most, it’s ultimately manageable, but nonetheless a massive headache. Of course, everyone has that one friend that somehow goes the extra mile. For me, that friend is Matthew Mitnick.
The greatest fear of the Ancient Roman government for much of its existence was popular revolt. To keep the people docile and controlled, the Roman government would provide entertainment in the form of gladiatorial combat and rations of free bread. This solution, commonly referred to as the “bread and circuses” tactic, distracted the public from a pressing sense of civic duty.
As temperatures continue to drop in Madison, students seek warmth from harsh Midwest weather conditions, unsurprisingly, in winter jackets. For many students this means wearing the same jacket they’ve had since high school, for others it means buying their first winter jackets and for some it’s a chance to purchase a really expensive jacket that, knowingly or not, serves as a visual reminder of their privilege at this university.
Syllabus week — the best time of the semester for many students who welcome the opportunity to zone out in lecture, skip discussion and go out without any next-day consequences. next-day consequences. Oftentimes, professors repeat the same policies we’ve heard before. No, I don’t know yet if the final will be cumulative. No, you cannot use your laptop in this class.
A couple weeks ago, an editor from Calvin College in Michigan called me hoping to get my thoughts on student journalists working in this era of media distrust. We talked about it for several minutes — how our office has taken extra safety measures in the wake of what our government says about news media, how our content falls under extra critical eyes.
An epidemic has rampaged through every nook and cranny of American dialogue, with no sign of ceasing its havoc upon public discourse. Indeed, the malevolent word ‘like’ has infiltrated every other sentence spoken by young adults in today’s new era of conversation, and I am merely here to shine a beacon of awareness upon the matter, not to unwield a vitriolic slew of insults and jeers at those who misuse the filler word. Full disclaimer: in no manner am I attempting to portray myself as ‘woke,’ considering that I once pitchforked these speech irregularities into my daily linguistic habits, far more than those who presently do. And yes, I am fully cognizant that I sound similar to a Gen Xer ripping on every facet of millennials and younger generations, but there is some substance to this argument.
Instead of empowering survivors and holding perpetrators accountable, the proposed Title IX changes introduced by the Department of Education in November 2018 create additional obstacles in an already fraught process.