For You: My “Not Everyone” Crew

Good morning/afternoon! (Please enjoy my classic orientation picture. Thanks again, Mom.) This post has undoubtedly been the trickiest to write thus far. I’m fully aware that this is only my third blog post ever, but listen, the past two have been a breeze. It’s only tricky in that I didn’t know exactly what to cover. My…

College is (not) that easy: Lessons from a six-year-old

College life is not that easy. (lessons from an almost 6-year-old Erin) As I got into the car, eyes very watery; a headache getting worse; shaking a little and trying to hide it; many thoughts whirling in my head; all I was asking myself were “what ifs.” What if I was not ready for college?…

“A Space to Call ‘Home’ On Campus”

Move in day is quickly approaching, and there is a lot to think about. The transition from home to college will definitely be tough, but something that may help is having a space to call home on campus. That place for many of us will probably be our dorm room, so how do we make…

“College Library & the Room of Requirements”

The best part of SOAR was not the carrot cake or talking about how a picture of a forest made me feel with a Future Badger from Maryland, (You’ll understand when you get there). It was not even getting my Wiscard and breathing a sigh of relief when the picture wasn’t the worst one I’ve…

“The Badger’s Prep”

Abraham Lincoln once said, “If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I would spend seven hours sharpening my axe”. You don’t have to be an expert on trees and axes to get this quote. It simply emphasizes the importance of preparation in undertaking every act; and in this case, I am going…

“Why UW-Madison?”

Hey there, me again. I hope you all had an enjoyable July! As the start of the fall semester and my SOAR date approach, I’ve been reflecting a bit on why I chose to come to Madison. To me, the reasons are clear; but for many of my neighbors and friends, my choice is apparently…

“Avoiding Alienation After Orientation”

Orientation can be a bliss. Meeting all those shiny potato faces, exchanging awesome ideas on how to end the summer break, finding potential friends; the list goes on. At this moment, almost every freshmen is so eager to know more about UW-Madison, and the energy levels are so high. Positive vibes fill the campus as…

“Let’s Start Reaching!”

Hi all! I am Alexandria Millet (most people know me as Alex). It is very exciting to document my first year at Madison, and I am ready to jump in. UW-Madison is not too far from my home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where I attended Brown Deer High School. For the past four years, I put…

“Solving for (Wh)y”

I can’t decide what’s more stressful: applying to college or actually getting there. I’m starting to think that studying for the ACT was better than arguing about the price of bath towels with my mom in the back of a Kohl’s department store. After years of reading Young Adult novels about the summer before the…

“I Can’t Wait to be a Badger! Can You?”

Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when you finally saw that threatening email? “Your admission decision is available at your UW student portal,” read part of the message. When I saw the email, all I could manage to say to the friend sitting next to me was “Allan I think…

“Senior Year: Nothing Like High School Musical 3”

Hello internet: especially you, Badgers and #FutureBadgers. Welcome! I’m excited to share my next six months with all of you. Let me take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Maura Scrabis, and I’m from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (that’s right, hockey fans, the home of your back-to-back Stanley Cup Champions). I plan on majoring in…

“With Achievement, Comes Fear”

Dear Lovely Readers, I hope that this post finds you well and ready to know more about me as a writer. I have nothing much to mention about myself because I am still under the process of self-discovery. Well, to start with, I am a very proud extrovert; I hardly run out of words to…