The Union Theatre was packed on May 8 for the 68th annual Student Film Festival where I Am Here won first place. The film is an art piece where a young female protagonist goes through deep psychological trauma after experiencing sexual assault. There are various images of drowning and her screaming in a street but […]
Soap Operas are amusing to say the least. The over-dramatic scenarios, next-to-impossible life events and the intertwined familial chaos provide quality entertainment. Spanish soaps, also known as telenovelas, are on a whole new level of drama. I never gave much thought to soap operas; they were over dramatized shows that had on been on air […]
Music can be a creative outlet that allows one to express their inner emotions and feelings in an artistic way. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee junior, William Johnson, otherwise creatively known as Will The Glide, has been a part of Milwaukee’s “low-key” rap scene for a short time now but has been working on building his artistic […]
Community and political leaders pledged the continued revival of Cesar Chavez Drive at an 80th birthday celebration for the civil rights leader at the City Hall Rotunda, revealing plans to create a statute of the icon this summer. “He wasn’t just an icon in the Mexican community; I just want to make that clear, he […]
The Eighth Note Coffeehouse is located on the ground floor of the Union, right by the Parking and Transit windows. You know, the room that is darkened and filled with loud music or the occasional obscenity. The “nerdy” hang out on campus where students can play video games or Magic the Gathering. The Eighth Note […]
Smiles were plentiful on Wednesday as UW-Milwaukee Department of Spanish and Portuguese Senior Lecturer María Estrella Sotomayor made her way around the third floor of the Golda Meir Library’s east wing, expressing personal bouts of gratitude to audience members and supporters before taking the podium to begin her presentation. The lecture, titled “Reproductive Rights and […]
To some it may be a gross thing to go dumpster diving, venture into abandon buildings or clean out farms. But on the edge of Riverwest in Milwaukee, there is a shop called the Riverwest Compound where artists do exactly that. As Erica Peckarsky discovered, they’re turning found objects into sculpture and musical instruments.