T.J. Thao stood in a corner of the Fireside Lounge at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The scene around him was bustling: a student recited poetry at a microphone from the front of the room, the audience shouted encouraging commentary, and a live band accompanied the whole scene. For T.J., though, it was as if it […]
Lack of excitement for Hillary Clinton, and hopelessness, led to low voter turnout in the struggling Sherman Park neighborhood. Amanda Becker spent a day with neighborhood residents.
Carli Knudsen finds way to reflect the hard – and fun – realities of life through her photography.
Jake Beckman is a video game master.
Wednesday, November 9th 2016. Campus has never been more silent. Each and every person passing through Spaights Plaza around 11:00 a.m. was had their head down. Hands either in their pockets or scrolling through their phone. Shock. That’s all students are feeling. Classes were cancelled, in others students were sent home. That shouldn’t be the […]
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 […]
James Vielbaum grew up in Hartford, Wisconsin, raised in a tight-knit family, as one of five children. His father, Louis, was a machinist in West Allis. His mother, Dorothy, helped maintain a hospital. He enjoyed a typical childhood in Wisconsin. James enjoyed spending his free time outdoors, including frequent visits to Pike Lake to swim. […]
Pfc. Gerold Schaeffer died in combat at the young age of 21 in 1966. The story of Gerold’s life is shaped by siblings’ memories, which often revolve around stories about Gerold and his identical twin brother, George, who also served in Vietnam. In many aspects, the twins from West Bend were quite inseparable. The two […]
On an unseasonably mild, rainy, Sunday December afternoon, Nancy Wichert revisits her hometown and stops by the former corner drug store she would frequent as a kid, which is now the Coffee Corner Bistro. She reminisces about her brother Jim’s upbeat personality and his passions in life, like the outdoors, athletics and flying. Wichert was […]
“This is not fixable,” said Donna Glassford as she reflected on the night of April 8, 2014 when her son, Matthew Glassford, 48, was fatally shot near 6th St. and Concordia Ave. after he went to give diapers to a friend. At the Milwaukee Safety Building Courthouse on Wednesday morning, Donna Glassford’s personal statement was […]
UW-Milwaukee men’s basketball player Matt Tiby isn’t walking across the graduation stage this month, and – in the latest social media vent on the Athletic Department – Tiby says he’s “bitter” because UWM, which he called a “big Junior College” made his student-athlete experience “subpar.” Recently, Tiby sought Facebook as his outlet to express why […]
So, what did Bill Johnson say that got him suspended this February? After longtime UW-Milwaukee men’s basketball announcer quit in a major Instagram vent that harshly criticized campus higher-ups, they responded with a statement that said he’d been suspended in February for making “racially insensitive remarks.” Media Milwaukee wondered: What exactly did Johnson say? So, […]
Have you ever tasted Streuselkuchen (pronounced, shtroi-zuh l-koo-khuh)? Its crumbly, yeasty, sugary top and familiar coffee cake bottom captivated the appetites of many as they drank coffee and mingled Thursday afternoon at the UWM Union during the International Coffee Hour, sponsored by Sociocultural Programming, the Center for International Education, and Inclusive Excellence Center. “UWM is […]
Reporter Jonathan Powell chronicles a local business whose owner also creates pet portraits.
On the morning of March 25, the Student Union’s Wisconsin Room was nearly filled to capacity with people ranging in age and professions who had one objective in common: Finding out what’s going to be done about the proposed $300 million budget cut in the UW System. They ended up getting something surprising: A promise […]
Before he starts school on a given day, rising track star Dexter Schleis, goes to Starbucks. Then there’s homework. More studying. He goes home for an hour or two, eats lunch, heads to class, works, and then it’s time to work out. Through it all, he’s planning how he’s going to take his track success […]