Harrowing and Necessary: Amer-Ind 100

Learning about other cultures is a very different type of learning than scientific understanding or acquiring technical skills. It’s a test of empathy and the ability to recognize personhood/humanity in others with their differences. And in the case of learning about Native American history, it’s a test of your capacity for second-hand grief and also the necessary development of some shame for the white people present.

A New Kind of Math: Discrete with Beck Hasti

For most students, telling them to take a math class “for fun” would be like telling them to drink vodka “for the taste.” But I’m here to argue some unpopular opinions: vodka is delicious, and Math 240 with Beck Hasti should be your next elective. Here’s my pitch: Do the phrases “trigonometry,” “limit,” “derivative,” “integral,” Read More…

Sunshine and Good Times

Spring has finally sprung. You survived the cold winter months in Madison, congrats! It’s time to head south and have the best spring break. Cabo San Lucas, here we come. If you are looking to have an active vacation, Cabo is the perfect place. There are plenty of things to do: snorkeling, zip-lining, scuba diving, Read More…

The class that helped decide my future

 After a rough start to college, I wasn’t finding anything that I was interested in, until a friend recommended Communication Arts 155 the Introduction to Digital Media. At this point I was willing to take anything that wasn’t Econ 101. So I signed up for it and decided to give it a shot. Surprisingly I Read More…