The Bus Driver with the Smile

“Hello there!” This isn’t the usual greeting one would expect when boarding a bus, but driver Stefven Turner makes sure to greet each of his passengers this way. The Capitol-Humboldt Park and Ride driver has been driving for Lamers Bus Lines for 11 years He says his unique approach to interacting with his passengers stems […]

Gubernatorial Hopeful Burke Campaigns at UW-Milwaukee

Mary Burke, the Democratic candidate for governor, spoke to a crowd of supporters packed into the Fireside Lounge at UW-Milwaukee Saturday afternoon about how hard it is becoming for people to become upwardly mobile, citing the rising cost of education as a major issue. “Everyone deserves a fair shot to get ahead,” said Burke, adding […]

Students Gather for Governor’s Race Debate

The UW-Milwaukee Gasthaus was packed with about 30 students Friday as they came to watch the first debate between Gubernatorial challenger, Mary Burke and Gov. Scott Walker.  As the students watched eagerly, cheers from both sides of the aisle were heard for the hour-long debate, with those watching primarily interested in the candidates’ comments on […]

Riding the Pedal Tavern to Campus

Buying gas to travel to the moon would be expensive. But imagine how expensive it would be at 4 miles per gallon.  The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee housing shuttles have done just that, figuratively. On Earth Day, UWM hosted Pedal for Change.  The event was an effort to help eliminate carbon emission by swapping a housing […]

The Cost of UWM Shuttles Under Scrutiny

As the university grapples with student transportation problems, a study has revealed that its Zilber and Freshwater Science shuttles average just 27 riders a day at the cost of $599.50 in tuition dollars. “I didn’t know they were offered, and I’ve been here for five years. The daily cost of $600 for about 25 or […]

Free Speech Wall Draws Conflict, Comments

By the late afternoon, the Free Speech Wall board at UW-Milwaukee was a colorful mess of jokes, political statements, and everything in between ranging from “Free Venezuela!!! Muerte ala oppression!!!” and “Take back our government. Return to by the people for the people” to “Republicans suck, Democrats (expletive)” and “Give me all the bacon and […]

Supreme Court Allows for Same-Sex Marriage in Wisconsin

In a surprise turn of events, the U.S. Supreme Court declined appeals of federal court rulings in regards to same-sex marriage bans on Monday, requiring Wisconsin, and several other states, to recognize same-sex marriages. Last summer, Wisconsin began recognizing same-sex marriages; however, the decision was later appealed, and marriages performed during the seven-day period were […]

Michelle Obama Stumps in Milwaukee for Burke

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Center on Monday Sept. 29 to rally support for Mary Burke as Wisconsin’s next governor. Although Mrs. Obama admitted to having met Burke for the first time only hours earlier, she said that she “loved” Burke as a candidate for Wisconsin’s next governor. “She is smart. She is […]

Students Protest TKE Fraternity After Drug Allegations

Some UWM students are angry. And they’re through being silent. A crowd of Milwaukeeans and students gathered Thursday night to march in protest of the continued presence of the Tao Kappa Epsilon (TKE or “teek”) fraternity on the UW-Milwaukee campus. Starting at Riverside Park, hundreds of students and their allies carried their signs and voices […]