By Sophie Reeves Jennette McCurdy’s recent memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died” is flying off the shelves — and not just because of its comedic cover and shocking title. In her debut memoir, McCurdy, who is best known for her role in the late 2000s Nickelodeon show iCarly, paints a jarring picture of childhood stardom … Continue reading Jennette McCurdy is Glad Her Mom Died
By Zoe Furman The Madison skyline is filled with high-rise apartments, many of which are occupied by students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. High in the sky with all of the apartment buildings are construction cranes building the newest luxury apartments. While riddled with amenities, these apartment buildings come at a cost to both the … Continue reading The Madison housing market:
By Amy Laabs Personally, I really don’t like being told what to do. This stems from early experience of being told that food being green and devoid of flavor qualifies it to be “healthy,” and that eating them will “make me grow big and strong” –– a horrible experience for a child who hates the … Continue reading What does it mean to be a young voter?
By Mia McCauley The Nicholas Recreation center located in the heart of SouthEast Madison is home to 30,000 feet square feet of high tech fitness space, five master studios, eight sports courts, and a fifty-meter pool. Students from all ages and grade levels gather to “blow off some steam” in this state of the art … Continue reading Gender in the gym
By Cate Schiller UW–Madison’s Public History Project is showcasing its newest exhibition, “Sifting and Reckoning,” at the Chazen Museum of Art this fall. The University of Wisconsin–Madison prides itself on its motto: “Sifting and Winnowing,” a term coined nearly 130 years ago as a metaphor for the school’s dedication to the academic pursuit of truth. … Continue reading “Sifting and Reckoning,” an honest look back at UW’s troubled history
By Faith Piercy Taylor Swift released her new album Midnights on Oct. 21, shattering records. Swift announced her 10th studio album on Aug. 28 at the VMAs as well as on her Instagram. She said that the album tells the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout her life. On release day, 13 songs were … Continue reading Midnights by Taylor Swift release
By Faith Piercy The United States had a huge election this past month, holding the fate of many individuals’ rights in its hands. On top of deciding between candidates, there were also questions asked at the bottom of the ballot –– differing depending on the state. This midterm election focused on members of the House … Continue reading Wisconsin’s 2022 midterm election results
By Katie Gunderson As of Oct. 27, 2022, Elon Musk — the richest person in the world — officially purchased Twitter at the low price of just $44 billion. That’s right. A single person. Bought Twitter. But instead of dissecting how a single man can accumulate such wealth, or whether one person should have the … Continue reading Elon Musk bought Twitter and doom scrolling just got worse Elon
By Kate Hertz When I was a freshman I wrote an article about the rise of antisemitism following the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. I spoke about the world turning its back on the survivors of the Holocaust. As an east coast Jew finding her way in Wisconsin, I pled for an end … Continue reading Hitler is not a Halloween Costume.
By Amy Laabs On November 1, New York Times bestselling author Clint Smith joined Chancellor Mnookin at Memorial Union to discuss his book “How the Word is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America.” Chosen as the 2022-23 Go Big Read by former Chancellor Rebecca Blank, “How the Word is Passed” explores … Continue reading “Go Big Read” author Clint Smith comes to Madison