A “modern-day leper.” Those are his words, not ours. Ventae Parrow is branded by the state of Wisconsin as a “homeless sex offender” and, by many in society, an outcast to be feared, warned about, and shunned. He’d have more rights to move freely if he’d killed someone. He’s served his prison sentence (again), but […]
Concerns about football concussions have been well known for years now; there was even a Hollywood movie about it. However, no oversight agency in Wisconsin tracks non-catastrophic high school football concussions in a systematic fashion, and many state school districts make it exceptionally difficult – even impossible – for someone to learn the number of […]
A Native American student, on the edge of graduation, reflects on his journey of cultural rediscovery and revitalization.
Students in JAMS 602 spent the fall semester reporting and writing in-depth stories on topics of their choice. Find their multimedia presentations here.
An inspiring story about how loyalty, determination, and a dog played key roles into the 10-year friendship between an unlikely pair.
Madison, Wisconsin’s very own “Velvet Darkness” cast member Lantry takes his viewers on an emotional journey describing his personal struggles and life lessons learned both before and after he was introduced to his saving grace, the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
This is the story of one woman starting a movement to save a Wisconsin State Park, Rib Mountain, from being developed into a privatized major ski area and resort.
A story that personifies the incurable auto-immune disease called Lupus.
22-year-old college student Joe Micholic spends 48 hours homeless in Milwaukee’s northeast side.
There are statistics, maps and numbers—and then there are people. Getting into the minds of voters is exactly what student journalists and instructors set out to do less than three weeks after Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States in a stunning victory that not many saw coming. One of the […]
Oklahoma-based indie wrestler Aaron Anders attempts to escape the Tulsa wrestling scene and go pro as he nears retiring age.
In January 2016, a transgender woman — a student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — was asked to leave the women’s locker room at the fitness center. When she filed a complaint, UW-Milwaukee’s provost said she was welcome to use the locker room, but only if she covered up her “non-conforming genitalia.” LGBTQ experts say the […]
She was 14. She was dirty, she was hungry, she’d been running away from home for about a year, and she was 14. There came a time when she hadn’t eaten anything or slept at all in three days when a man who had taken her out to dinner in the past approached her. He […]
Wisconsin rocked out to air guitar riffs in the 1960s when Sgt. Glenn Fredrick Dean and his band played the taverns around Washington County. At just 20 years of age, Dean left his family, friends and fans heartbroken when the news broke about his death. Writing Dean’s biography in 2015 came easier than expected for […]
As Pfc. Robert G. Mueller was leaving his home, he looked back at the farm where he grew up and said he would never see the place again. It was as if he knew his fate was to never return home. Mueller was the third child of eight children in the two-story red farmhouse with […]