Wednesday, November 9th 2016. Campus has never been more silent. Each and every person passing through Spaights Plaza around 11:00 a.m. was had their head down. Hands either in their pockets or scrolling through their phone. Shock. That’s all students are feeling. Classes were cancelled, in others students were sent home. That shouldn’t be the […]
After a triumphant 20 years, modern-day rock veterans Yellowcard decided to call it quits. There wasn’t any rockstar drama or a traumatic event, they just thought it was time to preserve their legacy as it stands. With ten albums and over two decades of touring under their belts, it’s no question whether or not they’ll […]
Rising indie stars Hippo Campus captivated students on October 6 with a wildly energetic and, many students felt, impressive show in UW-Milwaukee’s own Union Ballroom – closing the book on UWM’s debut Homecoming week. The event drew in over 300 students on a Thursday night and set the stage for a (possible) new UWM tradition. […]
My phone alarm rings into my ear at 8:30 a.m. three days a week, but rarely do I actually get out of bed immediately. Some days it takes 20 minutes, some days I just don’t leave it at all. I like to blame the weather outside my window, or how late I stayed up doing […]
The view from the 1970’s-resemblent couches in the Sandburg Residence Hall lobby is one that can’t be matched. Unfortunately, unlike a luxurious getaway, there’s no white sand beach outside the window. Instead, you’re placed smack dab in the center of the day of the college student who’s craving that first plane to Aruba.
Five minutes after the hour, a few students are nearly sprinting through the white-tiled, white-walled lobby and out the gray doors. Their destination is obvious – class that began several minutes ago. Five minutes before the next hour, students are flooding the lobby. They impatiently wait in line, ID cards locked and loaded in their hands, itching to be the closest they can get to a getaway – their room.
Feeling alone in a (relatively) big city is a cliché I never thought I would identify with. Before college, I had built up this false hope that I would move to Milwaukee and instantly have everything – new friends, opportunities for my career, and most of all, happiness and a sense of belonging. I thought […]
Growing up in a white town, Sabrina Johnkins has learned to live with racism.