Freakfest is one of the most anticipated and well-known weekends in Madison.
By Marina Oliver and Jaime Brackeen
What does it mean to be a grown-up? Be it the 18-year-old incoming freshman or the 22-year-old senior at the cusp of graduation, adulthood and the pressure to grow up hovers above both. But do any one of us even know what it means to be a grown-up? I’ve spoken to people in their late twenties and almost thirties who scoff when referred to as a grown-up. So clearly, it isn’t the state of holding a professional full-time job, living by yourself in an apartment or seriously seeing someone. But what is it then? We’re told that turning into the milestone of our legal age and entering college puts us into the world of those that have grown up at some level. We’re also told that graduating college and entering what is sadly called the real world is the mark of adulthood. And yet we neither feel nor think of ourselves as grown-ups.
The San Diego Chargers clearly had their sights set on Melvin Gordon.
No. 4-seeded Wisconsin (29-2 overall) started off its NCAA tournament run Thursday by sweeping Western Michigan (22-14) at the UW Field House. The Badgers won the first and final sets easily, at 25-9 and 25-10, while Western Michigan made life difficult for the Badgers in the second pushing them to a highly contested 26-24 set win.
The Badgers (11-7 Big Ten, 22-8 overall) traveled to the Great Lakes state for a pair of matches this weekend, coming out with two solid wins against ranked opponents.
The Wisconsin volleyball team returned home this weekend to take on Nebraska Friday night and Iowa on Sunday. The No. 16 Badgers lost to Nebraska 3-1, but came back to defeat Iowa in a three game sweep.
Fade Away, Best Coast’s newly released mini-album, is undeniably the strongest effort we’ve seen from the band in their short four-year span. With seven songs led by Bethany Consentino, a pop-powered California girl for the college crowd, Fade Away transitions the band into a new phase of Vaccines-like power pop with a coastal vibe.
The Madison Police Department released a statement last week that, in short, said the Mifflin Street Block Party is no longer a city sanctioned event, which only proves the MPD lacks confidence in Revelry as an alternative to the block party. Their statement is an insult to the people who have worked so hard on planning Revelry as well as the artists performing there.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Emeritus and Department of Statistics founder George E. P. Box died March 28 at the age of 93.
As students of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we are all so lucky to be receiving a great education at one of the best colleges in the nation. Unfortunately though, we always hear horror stories of happenings after graduation. People we know can’t find jobs, and they have to settle for anything they can get. It’s enough to make us all question our directions and career aspirations.