Calling All Incoming Badgers!!!

While entering your first semester at UW-Madison it is always hard to make a decision on which classes to take. Throughout history, and currently, the black community in the United States has been facing forms of individual, systemic, and institutionalized racism for the past 400 years. As the University of Wisconsin-Madison has had an issue Read More…

English 173: A Course that will Help you be the Change

The United States along with the rest of the world is in desperate need of change and leaders who are educated on various topics of racism, police brutality, microaggressions, along with other forms of systematic oppression. It is in our hands as students to learn about these problematic issues so that we can be the Read More…

The Whimsical World of Italian Film

Communication Arts 460, or Italian Film, is one of my favorite classes I’ve taken during my time at UW Madison. It is taught by Professor Patrick Rumble and consisted only of small lectures of about sixty people. I went into the class without any expectations of the coursework or difficulty level, but was pleasantly surprised. Read More…

Want to Enjoy Reading Again? Take LitTrans 254!

I still remember how overwhelmed I was as an incoming freshman signing up for classes. I was undecided in my major, so I had no idea what to take. To satisfy my Literature requirement, I decided to take LitTrans 254. As someone who typically only reads when I am required to, I was dreading taking Read More…

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…