Opinion | Should College Advising Be Determined by Race?

Walking through Bolton Hall, you may notice the handful of offices lining the first floor. A quick glance shows signs like “African American Student Academic Services,” “American Indian Student Services,” “Southeast Asian-American Student Services” and “Roberto Hernandez Center.” Ever wonder what’s behind those doors? Ever think, what do those people in those offices do? Or […]

Opinion | Democrats Can Only Blame Themselves

Despite extensive efforts by the Democratic Party to propel its gubernatorial candidate, Mary Burke, into the Wisconsin governor’s seat this past Tuesday, failure was almost inevitable. Over the past four years, Republican Governor Scott Walker has become nothing short of a Jesus figure to conservatives. Walker’s many disciples flocked to the polls in droves on […]

Dark Day in a Cream-Colored Chair

It’s cold and cloudy outside, which seems like the perfect way to sum up how I’m feeling inside as I sit in the waiting room contemplating just what I’m going to say. It’s been five years since I was here last and I do not have fond memories. I hear my name called and a […]

The Tale of the Untold Story

There I sat, two days after semester’s end, journalistic gumption bleeding out my side from the final, decisive puncture wound in a miserable month of sporadic attacks. “I must deny this request because the information you requested is not a public record,” read the crippling message. The author: a UWM public records custodian with an […]

New Arena is Only Way Forward for Milwaukee

If someone offered to pay for half of your meal at a restaurant, you’d probably say yes, right? Multiply the cost of that meal by a hundred million and you’ve got the basis of the choice facing the citizens of Milwaukee. When Wes Edens and Marc Lasry bought the Bucks from Herb Kohl last month, […]

Why Go to Class When You Can Drink, Bro?

A pack of Milwaukee Neanderthals are observed at their local watering hole, sloshing their colorful drinks about as they search for a new mate. Their low brows and large muscles provide excellent stimuli for attracting the opposite sex. Occasionally though, they get distracted by group activities such as chanting traditional songs, taunting other clans, and […]

Move to Milwaukee (you get the coast without the hurricanes and snobs)

Move to Milwaukee. Mill-e-wah-que. Algonquin for “The Good Land,” as Alice Cooper taught us in Wayne’s World. Move to Milwaukee if you want a city with a rich history and a bright future. If you want the coastal life without all the hurricanes and snobbery. Milwaukee is tightly snugged against one of the largest bodies […]

Be Mine, Someday

Toward the end of my first year of high school, I jumped into my first relationship with full force. This bad boy was intoxicating to me – from his flippy hair all the way down to his skinny jeans. It was the first time that I had ever felt what I thought was love. In […]