Of Bikes and Busses

Moving to a city means many new changes: more people, less open space, and (of course) expensive parking rates. Some students have a hard time leaving their cars at home when they come to college. However, rather than paying for the sky-high prices of cramped parking stalls, take advantage of the cost-effective and accessible options…

Transfer students connect through programs like BadgerCETE

This post was contributed by guest blogger and transfer student Brianne Huettner.  Your first year of college can be both an exciting and terrifying experience. You’re leaving home for the first time, and the doors of opportunities seem endless. You have to advocate for yourself more than before but you also get to enjoy your…

“Confidence is Power”

Hey hi hello! Happy holiday season, friends! It’s the best time of the year. The home-cooked meals get better, school’s off for breaks, the snow starts falling, and people seem a little cheerier. Well, okay, maybe not everyone, because this is also the time when midterms and finals grace us with their presence –– but…

“Where We’re Going”

As I write this, there are about 27 hours left until the Early Action/ Early Decision Common Application deadline. I had a feeling the deadline was coming up because I’ve been oddly reflective for the past few days (maybe my Facebook Memories helped with that a little). My senior year of high school, from October…

“Was All This Worth it?”

That day, I was very scared. I remember having mock interviews with my best friend in high school and shaking as she asked me why I wanted to be a YouAtUW blogger. It was the hardest thing ever. All I knew was that I loved writing and sharing it for the greater good. At around…

“The Honeymoon Stage is Over”

It seems like my days of being a tourist in this country are numbered. I now have to make this country my home (at least for the next four years) and find ways I can embrace all the changes I am facing, and it is clear that the sooner I do that, the better my…

“Pursuing a Better Me”

On this campus, I have grown by having friends that don’t look like me, and on this campus, I have grown by having friends that do look like me. I am African American and from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which feels like a completely different world now compared to Madison. Milwaukee was racially diverse (something that we…

“Face Off”

A pack of players congregates at the opposite end of the ice, each trying furiously to dig the puck out of the corner. “Get it out of there!” says the guy behind me, as if the players can hear him from the student section. Although it’s useless, I echo his sentiment. Finally, a break ––…

“Time for You”

Between classes, studying, and work, the time seems to fly by during the week; and we get in a cycle of simply completing our ‘to do’ lists. I am as big of a fan of lists as the next person, but I also think it’s really important to learn the beauty in stepping away. There…

“Nothing like Chad’s Sixth Floor”

Roses are red. Violets are blue. Rosenberry house is the place for you! On this huge campus, we have our own small communities that make us feel like we belong. Smaller communities allow a deeper understanding of one another and also stronger connections between members of that community. It is not every day that someone…

“Time Flies”

Time flies indeed. It seems like it was yesterday when I was back in my country, writing my first blog and dreaming of how my experience at this school would unfold. I can still smell the aroma of the food my mom was cooking that day. I image many of you would agree that it…

Emi’s Transfer Story

Written by Brianne Huettner “Why would you transfer from Cornell University? That’s a great school,” This was often the response Emi faced when asked where she transferred from. But, don’t be mistaken, this was no mistake in Emi’s eyes; transferring from Cornell was a blessing. Being the hardworking and go-getter person Emi is, being accepted…