By supporting women to succeed in education, we can create an environment that is conducive to positivity and equality, both abroad and domestically, and especially on campus.
I distinctly remember the first time I was catcalled. It was the middle of summer, and my cousin and I were walking down the sidewalk of a wide road in my hometown. I was 12 years old. I was 12 years old, and that was my first taste of what the years ahead of me would bring.
I want to believe that we go to school in an environment that gives every voice equal weight, and views all contributions with equal importance, but I seem to have been sadly mistaken.
The jokes about hungry students are partially a commentary on the price of a college education —there’s no money for food when you have to make a loan payment every month — but something that started out as lighthearted might not be so funny after all.
The money-hungry nature of the United States’ prison system is rearing its vicious head in our state, and doesn’t seem to be letting up any time soon.
A blog post by the Office of the Chancellor dated August 22 entitled "UW's relationship with China," which originally mentioned Taiwan in the student statistics, sparked a degree of controversy among Taiwanese students.
You may have heard the term, but what does brain drain really look like?
College Democrats at UW-Madison has a long-standing history of organizing and progressivism that has led to numerous successful elections at the local, state and federal level. But this organization that supposedly welcomes diversity has shifted into an exclusive club.
After Night One’s fiery start, Night Two of the 2020 Democratic Primary Debates certainly did not disappoint.
Well, folks, we did it. We survived the first round of the Democratic primary debates. Yes — that’s debates, plural. Although President Trump was tweeting about his ostensible boredom (concrete policy ideas seem to rattle the President) and MSNBC’s technical difficulties, 10 of the 24 presidential candidates for 2020 battled it out on stage last night. Striving to have a memorable moment, few candidates triumphed. Others did not.
Although UW-Madison is generally a great environment and community to be a part of, it's also time to face the truth that this may not be the case for every Badger. However, it is important to acknowledge that UW is committed to providing an inclusive space for all students, especially for incoming students.
The Daily Cardinal's outgoing social media manager Abby Friday reflects on finding a place on staff despite wanting to avoid journalism. There truly is something for anyone to do at the newspaper.
It’s 9:35 a.m. as countless students speed walk down State Street, rushing to class in the hopes their professor is doing the same so they won’t be late after all. As the morning rush causes many to dodge and weave through the leisurely walkers abound, it’s not uncommon for them to pass several people who look like they’ve been living in poverty for far too long. While there are occasional walkers who stop to engage with these folks, the majority decline their request for spare change and keep walking for fear of an uncertain encounter or the potential of an impending class tardy.
In November of 2018, Wisconsin saw a massive turnout in the midterm elections, resulting in the election of Democratic Governor Tony Evers over Republican incumbent Scott Walker in the gubernatorial race. With just over 1 percent of the vote, Evers’ win was narrow. As he celebrated his victory, Evers promised Wisconsin residents “change is coming” — and change has certainly been seen in the field of environmental policy in just a few months since the election.
As a large school with a proportionally large environmental impact, it is vital that students are aware of ways to live a more environmentally-friendly life. Not all commitments to sustainability need to be drastic. Some students think that they lack the time to create a more sustainable routine, or that it can be too expensive for students to buy products that are better for the environment, for example. But simple changes such as turning off lights, recycling, composting and using the bus can make a difference, and are easy to implement.
Tucked between two lakes, UW-Madison has a lengthy and unique history of environmental activism and conservation.
With the growing predicament of climate change and its associated impacts, which were felt across Madison last summer with extensive, destructive flooding, it is important that leadership within the City of Madison continues to make sustainable development a priority.