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Nigel: Don’t just shut up and play

Badger forward and all-around solid guy Nigel Hayes is graduating Saturday, meaning we won’t see him in red anymore. But he’s leaving us with some excellent advice, and as always, he’s not afraid to stand up for his beliefs.

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Free help on your way to financial wellness

UW-Madison teamed up with Salt, a program created by the nonprofit organization American Student Assistance, to help students become financially savvy. The program allows students to create a free account that helps them budget.

A thank-you letter to UW-Madison, from a graduating senior

Saying goodbye to the one you love can be hard. The Weekly’s own Kelsey O’Hara, who graduates Saturday, has a few parting thoughts.

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Becoming Bucky: It’s about way more than pushups

It ain’t easy being Bucky. Fourteen students tried out for the role of Bucky Badger at a three-night audition recently, proving their creativity, strength and humor. See what they had to endure.

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Students honored for research, academics

More than 150 students were honored at the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Awards Ceremony. The winning research topics range from sanitation in archaic Greek households to evolutionary change in guppies to Muhammad Ali’s influence on hip-hop.

Unions offer extended hours for finals week

Union South and Memorial Union will have extended hours May 4-7 for finals week. Both buildings will open at 7 a.m. and close at 3 a.m. during this period. In addition, several Union dining options will have extended hours. Other facilities also have changed hours: Read more »

Meet Miss Wisconsin USA — and she’s a Badger!

Skylar Witte, a UW-Madison student, is serving as Miss Wisconsin USA and will be competing for the title of Miss USA on May 14 in Las Vegas. Learn more about Skylar and the competition in this Q&A.

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Spring celebrations: let’s be smart

It’s finally springtime. And warm weather brings end-of-year celebrations, sometimes involving alcohol. Regardless of how you spend your weekend, it’s important to keep in mind tips that will help you stay smart and enjoy your weekend.

The Bucky’s: Award name says it all

The Bucky’s Award for student organizations and individuals showcased the best of UW-Madison, from the designers of the  BadgerLoop transportation pod to a sorority that raised more than $80,000 for charity.

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UW community mourns loss of student killed in weekend crash

A UW–Madison graduate student who died Saturday after being struck by a vehicle near campus is being remembered as a stellar student and a cherished classmate and friend. Wenxin “Wendy” Huai, 24, of Beijing, had been part of the campus community since 2015. She was to receive her master’s degree in economics next month.