They See Me Rollin’ (Lint)

When you move out to Madison for the first time, the essentials that everyone will tell you are basically the same. Bring supplies for your dorm room, bring clothing, bring a microwave, and a ton more super obvious items. But there is a slept on item that I guarantee most freshman would never think to Read More…

How to Survive UW Madison: POC Edition

Prepare yourselves… What is a POC, you ask? A POC, or a person of color, is used to define any other person who is not considered white. As a Latinx student before coming to this institution I never used the word POC to self-identify, but after my first-time setting foot on this campus a POC Read More…

Being a Transfer Student: What it’s Really Like

Going to college, you are filled with a mixture of emotions; excitement, stress, anxiety, and happiness. You wonder about what dorm you’ll get, what friends you’ll make, the classes you’ll take and all of the new experiences. For me, my college experience might be a little different than others, because I was a transfer student. Read More…

The Freshman 15: Expectation vs Reality

It’s one of every incoming freshman’s biggest fears – at least, I know it was mine upon entering college. I had been told countless times to watch out for the stereotypical fifteen pounds comprised of late nights, unhealthy food, Ian’s Pizza slices and not enough walks up Bascom Hill. Vain? Maybe, but I couldn’t help Read More…

The Mug That Prepared Me For College

Starting college is a very interesting time. It is so exciting, but it is also quite nerve-wracking especially if you are moving far from home and separating from basically all you’ve ever known for the first time. I was in Target in Madison picking up all my bedding, towels, etc. I couldn’t even enjoy these Read More…