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…

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…

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…

You Won’t Remember That. Write it Down

When I turned 18, I thought I was a true adult. However, when I got to college, I couldn’t believe what I had gotten myself into. Luckily I started to write things down. I don’t think I’ve ever been told with good direction: “don’t write that down, you’ll remember it,” because I won’t. Therefore, tip Read More…

Lake Mendota: The Hub of Student Life

Whether you’re from Wisconsin or not, when you move to campus you will quickly realize that you must become accustomed to all types of weather throughout the year. That being said, you can use these seasons to your advantage in order to bond with your friends and experience some of the best part of the Read More…

Hmong American Inclusion | HASA

Many Hmong-American students on campus are first-generation students and are far away from home. Many freshmen have a hard time connecting and finding social clicks within campus. This could lead to loneliness and seclusion from the campus spirit. Hmong American Student Association is an organization on campus that helps connect fellow Hmong students who are Read More…