Standing atop State Street in downtown Madison, Wisconsin as the seemingly never-ending mass of people marched towards you, you saw the signs and heard the chants for women’s civil rights. Although that fact is unsurprising considering that it was a ‘women’s march’, the wide degree of those chanting and carrying signs may have surprised you.
Firmly entrenched in the backseat of her mom’s mid-2000’s Honda Accord sits UW-Milwaukee graduate student Anna Burant. She has spent the week mentally and physically preparing for 20-hour drive that traverses roughly half of the continental United States laterally. Burant will be joined by her mother and aunt—three strong matriarchal figures in a large Midwestern […]
The UW-Milwaukee transgender student who was singled out by controversial speaker Milo Yiannopoulos sent an angry, expletive-filled email to Chancellor Mark Mone, accusing the chancellor of insulting her and engaging in “goddamn lip service.” “GO F-CK YOURSELF,” Adelaide Karen Kramer – whose photo Yiannopoulos projected onto a screen during his speech – started the email, […]
Hillary Clinton’s loss has been digested by many as one of the great upsets in all of presidential election history. Although many saw it as a dramatic surprise, with the aid of hindsight, the result seemed to be the final outcome in a long stage of events. Before Election Day Simply, people thought Clinton was […]
In the 2016 presidential election cycle, a certain demographic of men, ‘bros’, have made their voices heard. Specific definitions vary, but bros come in all shapes and sizes. You have your frat bros, your lifting bros, or your skater bros…they take many different forms. Whatever specific sect they belong, the American bro was an audible […]
Upon entering the Roberto Hernandez Center, nestled in the narrow Bolton hallway that leads many UWM students toward the library, you’re treated to a colorful collage made up the flags of many Latin American countries.
On the surface, the center is an advising office for the university’s around 2,000 students of Latin American heritage. If you were to see the space as strictly an academic advising office, you wouldn’t be doing the center justice.
From the office’s director Alberto Maldonado, to the two advisors Gabriela Dorantes and Olivia Navarro, to the many different students who frequent the office on a daily basis, the center is a place for advice, shared experience, and in the words of UWM senior Leonardo Serrato, a “second family”.
“They’re there for you,” Serrato said. “It feels like you are welcome to ask questions, even personal ones.”
A 30-win season, the second in a row, didn’t seem in the cards for the Milwaukee Panthers baseball team heading into 2016, especially considering that 21 of their 35 players hadn’t taken the field for the Panthers before… but they did just that. That overachievement, with largely a cast of newcomers, has expectations sky-high as […]
It’s about 10 a.m. on a generic Saturday morning in October 2014. A 20-year-old version of myself sits alone on his bed nursing a very typical hangover from a very typical Friday night. He, myself, is a mere sliver of the professional and student that I would become in the ensuing 20-plus months. But without […]