The Important History Behind the Music: Afro-American Studies 154 Hip-Hop and Contemporary American Society

The hip-hop culture we know today extends far beyond the music and is deeply rooted in African American history. All students who love music and have an interest in history and contemporary social issues are guaranteed to appreciate AfroAmer 154.  Professor Alexander Shashko’s voice carries through the lecture hall in a way that makes you Read More…

No Grooving Needed – Dance 268

To dance is to “move rhythmically to music, typically following a set sequence of steps”, according to Merriam Webster. But when it comes to Dance 268, Political and Cultural Perspectives in Dance Studies, rhythmic movement is not needed.  Instead while taking Dance 268, you will emerge yourself in the political and cultural messages behind dance Read More…

College Life: “You Can Do It!”

I don’t know about y’all, but my senior year of high school, I was SO nervous about college life. I wasn’t sure which school I should commit to, I wasn’t sure what major I should declare, and I thought the workload was sure to kill me. My teachers would always tell us things like, “I’m Read More…

A UW Madison Hidden Gem: LSC 251

As a rising junior at UW Madison, I have taken most classes based off of recommendations. Most classes in my list of favorites come as no surprise because they are classes that other UW students have raved about. The precedent changed, however, when I randomly took LSC 251 to fill my schedule and it became Read More…