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Stop at the Top

Mike Leckrone is as synonymous with the Badger spirit as Bucky. This year he’s saying his good-byes after 50 years with the UW Marching Band.



On the one night of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to be someone (or something) else, there are sure to be just as many tricks as there are treats in Madison. The city has a history of wild nights when Halloween weekend rolls around. Although the UW has hosted…


Becoming Bucky

Each spring, a small group of students vies for the chance to become the most visible member of the UW’s Spirit Squad: Bucky Badger.


13 Custom Confections

Danielle Lawry The Babcock Hall Dairy Plant makes special ice cream flavors to honor notable Badger people and events, and we think their creativity is pretty sweet. Here is a partial list of some of the dairy’s commemorative concoctions. Alumni Park After Dark: Chocolate ice cream…


12 Alumni Twitter All-Stars

Anders Holm returned to campus to speak at commencement in spring 2013. Bryce Richter Anders Holm ’03 @ders8 Actor, cocreator, writer, and executive producer of Workaholics Dan Katz ’07 @BarstoolBigCat Cohost, Pardon My Take podcast Jacquelyn Gill MS’08, PhD’12 @JacquelynGill Cohost, Warm Regards podcast; ice age…


Winter Carnival

Bryce Richter When frigid temperatures have settled in and sunny skies are rare, what could bring UW students out of their homework-induced hibernation for some frozen fun? That’s the puzzle that the Wisconsin Hoofers solved when the student group took over the university’s Winter Carnival…


Photo Gallery: Hoofers Winter Carnival

Even Wisconsin’s harshest winters haven’t stopped students at its flagship university from outdoor antics. A tradition since the early 20th century, the UW’s Winter Carnival grew into a popular place for students who like to ski, skate or sculpt — ice sculptures, that is. (For more, read “Winter…


Ask Helen C.

Bryce Richter Even in today’s era of selfies and Snapchat, a bulletin board in the corner of the College Library lobby has turned into a must-see spot for the library’s thousands of visitors. Dozens of comment cards make their way into the suggestion…


Major Milestone

Grandparents University welcomes its first great-grandchild and continues a treasured tradition for one Badger family.


Dane County Farmers’ Market

It could be the cheese curds and the spicy cheese bread that set it apart. After all, the market is tucked into the heart of America’s Dairyland. Or perhaps it’s the fact that — with one hundred and sixty vendors offering their goods each week — the market is the nation’s largest producer-only farmers’ market.


Taking the Plunge

Newlyweds Matt Hill and Jessi Hill ’12 pose for a photographer at the Memorial Union’s swimming pier on a June evening before heading to their wedding reception at Tripp Commons.