Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Don’t Panic: Preparing for Winter in Wisconsin

I am not really a winter girl. Sure, I adore the holidays and the look of snow on the trees and I’m just as down for hot cocoa as anybody on campus. Just don’t make me go outside. I was still trapped in the romance of fall, when I can just sip my pumpkin spice latte and dip my toes in the frost that was to come instead of being submerged in the 9th circle of hell. But I received the first icy slap of wintery reality in early November, during my English seminar, when the first visible snowflakes began to float down from the sky.

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Black Friday: How Far is Too Far?

On the last Thursday of November families will gather together, or split up in groups, to participate in a timeless tradition. Small children and some adults will be too full from their extravagant Thanksgiving meals to participate, but that will not eradicate the ever-approaching Black Friday.

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Berstrom Residents Endeavour in Gourmet Cuisine

As the weather gets colder, residents of North and South Bergstrom are exercising their impeccable ability to find new and exciting things to do, all within the (usually) warm comfort of their residence halls. One way these innovative students are doing this is by cooking challenging cuisine. Rather than venturing to the Pit to satisfy late night cravings or consuming Pop-Tarts at any and all times of day like other student debauchees, some residents have been attempting artisan dishes such as Easy Mac, which is taking their dorm by storm.

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Features

How To Use Your Smartphone Smarter

Too many times have I seen peers around me try to study when their phone beeps from a Facebook notification and before they know it they’ve been scrolling up and down their timeline for half an hour. We look to our phones to entertain us, but it goes too far. Have you found yourself not paying attention to a friend trying to tell you something important?

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Artist of the Month: Marissa Gerretto

Congratulations to junior Marissa Gerretto on being named Artist of the Month who is a double major in photography and graphic design. Having a love for photography and art, she wants to start out in Graphic Design “to get my feet on the ground” and later start her own photography business.

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Sports

Alyssa Szczepeniak Athlete of the Month

Alyssa Szczepeniak Athlete of the Month

Alejandro Merlan Sports Editor You swim some you lose some. Ask any swimmer on campus or any swimmer you know and you will realize that swimming is one of those love hate relationships. That is exactly how Alyssa Szczepeniak, freshman swimmer, describes her relationship with the sport.   Alyssa Szczepeniak finished the season by placing more »

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Sochi 2014: The Anger Games

  Hugo Durand-Boureau   The Winter Olympics of Sochi 2014 just ended, leaving behind them a complex mix of feelings from a variety of people. There is the joy of the winners taking back home their treasure around their necks, and the disappointment of the defeated (sorry USA Hockey team, not this time…). There is more »

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