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 […]

A Skate Park Could End Our Problems

“Why are you being a nuisance?” “Get the hell out of here!” This is where the story starts. It sounds like something a belligerent drunk would shout at me as if I was cruising on my skateboard down State St. These words actually slapped me in the face as I was being patted down by […]

#CommonWhiteGirl is Uncommonly Demeaning

Want to create your own stereotype? There’s an app for that. If you are a college student, chances are you have seen, if not contributed to, the “#CommonWhiteGirl” trend taking over the social media world. If you are not familiar with this particular hashtag, you might be more familiar with its equally degrading counterparts “#WhiteGurlProbz” […]

Opinions on High

You know the people who will randomly ask questions to springboard their opinions? “So, when are you ever going to graduate?” or “Are you ever going to get a boyfriend?” Opinionators, those with too many opinions, slip those opinions into conversations so expertly it’s practically a Jedi mind trick. The trick is making you so […]

Transgender Bias Gets Personal

One can legally be fired or denied housing simply for being transgender in 33 states, including Wisconsin. Milwaukee County fixed this problem on April 24, when the County Board voted 12-6 to expand its non-discrimination ordinance to include gender identity. The ordinance passed despite Julaine Appling’s attempt to rally opposition. Appling is president of Wisconsin […]