Protestors were very creative in their sign-making. Media Milwaukee’s Melissa Leverenz captured some of the unique phrases and drawings.
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.
The Milwaukee Press Club celebrated unity and growth at the city’s 171st birthday party Thursday night at The Grain Exchange. Members nominated superheroes who work nonstop to help Milwaukee remain a healthy and thriving city. Aggie Purcell and Debbie Crivello, owner and manager of Aggie’s Bakery and Cake shop, stole the room with their tall […]
Milwaukee celebrated its 171st Birthday at the Grain Exchange on the eve of Jan. 26, with many public figures joining the top 10 nominated “superheroes” of the city. Once word was out that Milwaukee was in search of its own superheroes, nominations poured into the Milwaukee Press Club. Then it came time to deciding which […]
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett celebrated Milwaukee’s 171st birthday with a speech about what he called the federal government’s failed immigration reform, criticizing President Donald Trump during an event featuring Milwaukee’s local heroes. The Milwaukee Press Club created the event for Milwaukee’s 171st birthday sponsored by companies such as Meijer, Miller Lite, and Gruber downtown late […]
Citing dropping enrollment and another looming $15 million budget cut, Chancellor Mark Mone told the university community that UW-Milwaukee is trying to make up the difference by recruiting more students from Illinois and overseas. The latter students will see a hike in tuition. Mone spoke to a half-full Zelazo Center during his spring 2017 Plenary […]
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 day after the 2016 presidential election, Chelsea Miller started looking for flights to Washington D.C. Not for the inauguration, but instead to attend a march of comparable size that was already in the works for the next day. “I felt compelled to do something. I was researching for three days, I was so […]
If you are on any social media network, chances are you have heard of “Di*ks out for Harambe.” It all started with Harambe, the 17-year-old gorilla that was killed at the Cincinnati Zoo when a child fell into its enclosure, forcing officials to shoot. Many people believed the killing of the beloved gorilla was unnecessary […]
Wisconsin is a red state for the first time since 1984 and this year’s election saw its lowest number of ballots cast in 16 years. Low-income neighborhoods like those in the center of Milwaukee were major contributors. Tucked behind a gas station, on the corner of Capitol and 20th, is Mr. Perkins. It’s a neighborhood […]
As of today, while the University Recreation Locker Room policy draft is still being discussed, there is no policy for transgender students for the locker rooms at UW-Milwaukee’s Klotsche Center. Despite the ongoing debate over this draft, transgender students are able to use the locker rooms of their choice, but they first have to speak […]
President-elect Donald Trump’s arena-rock-like “thank you” tour stopped in West Allis on Tuesday. Trump addressed the fired-up crowd for about an hour after several other speakers, including Gov. Scott Walker, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President-elect Mike Pence. The boisterous audience feverishly cheered Trump’s statements and broke out into several chants during his speech, […]
The Libertarian student group whose idea it was to bring Milo Yiannopoulos to the UW-Milwaukee campus has received a Facebook threat that warns “Do not walk alone at night….We are coming for you. We are going to beat the sh*t out of you.” The student members were ordered to leave their organization “or else.” The […]
A Media Milwaukee journalist was banned from taking photos in the Milo Yiannopoulos event, hosted by Turning Point USA at UWM, as well as outside of the event anywhere on the second floor of the Union, and no media passes were available for the event. The student organization said it reached out to Yiannopoulos and […]
How prepared are UWM students and staff in the event of an active shooter on campus? The recent attack at Ohio State University has universities questioning their plans. Ariel Goronja reports.
Students’ choices on election day fueled Donald Trump’s surprise win in Wisconsin. Journalism students fanned out to ask what motivated young people, or turned them off. Wisconsinites overwhelmingly voted Republican for the first time in a presidential election since 1984. Evan Casey reports. In Milwaukee county, […]