The Swedish duo Klara and Johanna Soderberg are also known as First Aid Kit. These sisters from Stockholm are celebrated for haunting melodies and beautiful harmonies. The music can make you can visualize the women strolling through a foggy forest or waiting near the sea for someone to come back who has been lost. The […]
I wear his last name as a reminder of the last disastrous mistake that I made. I can still hear his voice screaming obscenities at me and the embarrassment and humiliation I felt as he did this in front of strangers on the street. There were plenty of times I should have left. Many women […]
Habitat for Humanity volunteers at UWM have been giving back to the community for 20 years. On a breezy, sunny day in Spaights Plaza, I spoke with several volunteers raising awareness for the cause. They all agreed that their favorite event is the Collegiate Challenge Week during spring break. This year they will be taking 25 randomly selected participants to Georgia for a week to rebuild houses. Volunteers will experience the whole process of building a house. “There are many people who want to come on the trip,” said the volunteers, but space is limited. Next year the chapter hopes to raise enough money to take more volunteers, possibly on two different trips.
This college story is one of a forty-seven year old first generation college student. I try to convince myself that my college experience is just like everyone else’s. It is not. I tell myself I am just like any normal student; only I am decades older than my peers. When I was working as a […]