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Creativity Is a Joke

February 27, 2014

Sometimes, funny things make a big difference.

Many Moos

November 11, 2013

It’s all in the family for the UW dairy herd

Kletsch’s Klunkers

August 29, 2013

Good luck, Coach Andersen

We’ve Got Mail!

June 13, 2013 9 comments

Travel back with us now into the shadows of ancient history, to the year A.D. 1993.

Jump Around

March 7, 2013 3 comments · 1 reader letter

Take a hop, skip, and jump back in time . . .

Badger DNA

November 10, 2012 2 comments · 1 reader letter

Before Bucky, there was a raccoon.

Farewell to the Head

September 4, 2012 1 comment

Badger Nation has lost its head.

All Wet

May 30, 2012

In May 1969, [the Mifflin Street Block Party] began as a street dance and ended as a three-day riot

Torrid Madison

February 28, 2012

. . . very little about Madison’s winter has been appropriate this year.

Flashback Winter 2011: Fiddlers on the Run

November 9, 2011 1 comment

… they are known for playing oldies. Really, really old oldies.

Flashback: Fall 2011

August 29, 2011

When you enroll at the UW, you’d better be prepared to learn a lot — and to develop your upper body strength.

Tears and Gas

June 2, 2011 3 comments · 1 reader letter

. . . the teargas has been absent.

Foul Weather, Fair Ball

February 28, 2011 1 comment

Wisconsin does not, perhaps, have the most felicitous climate for outdoor sports.


November 3, 2010 4 comments

What’s that campus that looks so much like the UW? It’s the fictitious Grand Lakes University, which 25 years ago hosted non-grad Thornton Melon (aka Rodney Dangerfield).

Bye Bye, Bernie

August 24, 2010 1 comment

Happy trails, Bernie. Thanks for keeping our UW memories alive.

Seeing Is Believing?

May 25, 2010 1 comment

Did the Zoological Museum’s taxidermists take on the Easter Bunny?

Badger Beauty

February 18, 2010 4 comments

What happened to the “Campus Mascot for the Seventies”?

Floating in Furs

November 16, 2009 2 comments

The residents of Ann Emery Hall create a nautical display for Homecoming 1931.

All Hail John Muir!

November 4, 2009

One of the UW’s first great non-graduating alumni, John Muir x1863 got busted (in bronze) on campus in 1918.

Hey, Dummy

June 28, 2009 1 comment · 1 reader letter

What did ventriloquy, dances, and electioneering have in common? Dormsylvania!

Pat Answers

June 3, 2009

St. Patrick’s Day in Madison used to mean just one thing: the annual battle between engineering students and those at the Law School. It was shysters vs. plumbers, and everyone took a side.