Badger football season has come around once again, but as University of Wisconsin-Madison students have begun their annual pilgrimage Camp Randall stadium, many have noticed some changes that have garnered mixed reviews.
When current Madison Mayor Paul Soglin was an alderman in the early 1970s, he supported a proposal to convert State Street into the pedestrian mall it is today, a plan that was vetoed by his predecessor William Dyke because he “feared it would turn the street into a hippie haven,” according to a 1974 TIME Magazine article.
Studying abroad presents an opportunity for students to plant themselves in foreign countries among unfamiliar cultures to experience something new and gain perspective, and many students find that experience here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As many college students know, when you’re living the university life and rocking it in a city that treats parking like the Hunger Games of asphalt and broken dreams, transportation is a scarce and valuable commodity. College may be portrayed in the movies as a time for young people to fly free, but for the unlucky majority of us who are without cars in this city, that freedom only extends as far as your feet can take you. Your wings can end up feeling decidedly clipped.
Noted cartoonist Alison Bechdel spoke to University of Wisconsin-Madison students Wednesday in an event co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Union Directorate’s Distinguished Lecture Series, the UW-Madison LGBT campus center and the New Harvest Foundation.
Aron Ralston, the outdoorsman who famously amputated his own arm after being trapped beneath a boulder, spoke at Union South Wednesday as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series to discuss his accident and the effect it has had on his life.
We’ve all been there. You’re at a party, enjoying an intellectually stimulating conversation shouted over the music, or you’re swilling a PBR and pretending to enjoy it, when someone throws down that despicable gauntlet of our post-post-modern young adulthood: “Oh Shannon, you’re such a hipster.”
Morgan Spurlock, acclaimed director and producer of multiple documentary films, including “Super Size Me” and “Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?,” discussed his filmmaking experiences at Union South Monday as part of the Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series.
Halloween: from riots to Freakfest: The transformation from the event’s violent past to ‘source of pride for city’By Shannon Kelly | Oct. 25, 2012
Madison will once again host Freakfest Saturday, the annual Halloween bash that takes over State Street with music, food and costumes, which has become an integral part of Madison’s culture as a party destination on Halloween.