‘More similar than different:’ LGBTQ+ experts say discrimination from past mirrors present

by Emily Hamer

It’s June 1989.

University of Wisconsin-Madison junior “Jack” and his friend are walking through James Madison Park when two men come up from behind them and start beating them. Jack suffers a skull fracture and almost gets a broken nose.

Jack’s only crime? Being gay. Continue reading “‘More similar than different:’ LGBTQ+ experts say discrimination from past mirrors present”

Black students engage in long tradition of campus activism

By L. Malik Anderson

Wind whistles through the campus streets where students once protested for the validation of black bodies. Where students once echoed “Black Lives Matter!” at night there is now silence.

“The campus climate was very eerie and off balance,” sophomore Devonte Foley said. “Opinions seemed one sided in favor of liberals but many people had radical views which surfaced every once in a while.”

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Through the eyes of an LGBTQ+ student

By Emily Hamer

While society is generally more accepting of the LGBTQ+ community, being gay still comes with a range of challenges that a straight person would never have to deal with.

From slurs to violence, University of Wisconsin sophomore Zaakir Abdul Wahid has had to live his life being singled out for his sexual preference. Abdul Wahid now sees that discrimination against him is going to be the norm.

Diversity Frameworks: Then and now

By Katie Scheidt

Beyond the buildings and landscapes and infrastructures that make up an educational institution, it is the people that occupy its physical space that often serve as a university’s image. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the framework of its student body, and the administrative efforts that affect it, have a history as storied as the school itself. Continue reading “Diversity Frameworks: Then and now”

12,000 Years and Counting: Honoring what occupied the Madison area

By Jenna Mytton

As students walk around campus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, it’s hard to miss the beautiful architecture and scenery. The institution often speaks about its rich history as a flagship university or a land grant institution. Too often though, the history of the area that campus occupies is forgotten.

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