Find your family with Surma

When I came to UW-Madison, I remember walking through the Student Organization Fair at the the Kohl Center completely dazed. I was so overwhelmed by all the options that I didn’t notice a girl waving a flier by me until she tapped me on the shoulder. She told me all about UW-Madison’s premiere competitive co-ed Read More…

No Supervisors, No Problem?

In high school, there was a constant reminder if you weren’t doing good enough to get into college. Whether it be your guidance counselor or your parents, everyone always seemed to stick their nose in your business. Now that I’m in college I almost wish I still had that. Becoming an adult means no more Read More…

The Greatness of Greek Life

As you embark on your journey through college at UW-Madison, it is important to interact with many different people and make various connections. A way to help you meet new people sits in the hand of Greek Life and recruitment. There are many pros and cons to Greek Life but I believe the pros outweigh Read More…

How To O-fish-ally Have the Best Dorm

When packing for your first year of college, most advice you’ll find is practical:  laundry pods, sleep masks, even your winter coat because let’s face it, this is Wisconsin and we very well might get the first snowfall before you take your first Thanksgiving trip home.  I’m here to advocate for something a little less Read More…

The Hidden Greenhouse of Madison

There’s a lot of things people say you “have to do” your freshman year. Sled down Bascom, go to Babcock ice cream, jump around, and so on. But it is important to explore the random parts of campus, like D.C. Smith Green House. I found the greenhouse during the winter of my freshman year. I Read More…

Walking from class to class and need lunch?

The food trucks at the bottom of Bascom Hill on State Street are a must when looking for lunch. Every morning, there are vendors that come to State and set up shop for lunch time throughout the year. These food trucks bring authentic foods from around the world right here to State Street. There are Read More…

I Scream For Ice Cream

When you start college, no matter where you are, it is a whole new experience. You are on your own, no parents and living in a shoebox of a room. Yet despite dorm life, you have a different type of freedom you probably have never had before. With this spare time and the ability to Read More…

There is a leader in all of us

While I didn’t experience my freshman year at Wisconsin, I do know what it feels like to be in a new community with unfamiliar faces and overwhelmed with all the different organizations to choose from. As a transfer student, I had to experience the feelings, doubts, and uncertainties of freshman year all over again. The Read More…