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Wiscopinion: How did you meet your best friend?

Answer our weekly poll for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the University Bookstore! Last week we asked you about the best Terrace chairs — your favorite was orange. This week, we want to know how you met your best college friend.

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Looking to do research as an undergrad? Here’s how

As an undergraduate, finding a research lab to join can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. Faculty, advisors and other students are here to help you get involved. Here are six tips for starting research on campus. And research scholarships are available.

Photo: Ali Walton and Ryan Holtz at the Emmys

Two UW students spent Sunday working the Emmys — yes, the Emmys!

As an extension of their summer internship at CBS, UW communications students Ali Walton and Ryan Holtz got the opportunity to work at the Emmys this past weekend. They logged 10-hour days, brushing shoulders with stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mandy Moore, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Nolan and more.

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Free flu shots available through UHS

Almost every year the flu goes around UW–Madison’s campus, causing students to miss an average of five days of class. Get your free flu shot from UHS to stay healthy and prevent the flu from spreading!

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Memorial Union east and central spaces reopen

Last week, a good portion of floors two through four of Memorial Union reopened, completing the union’s five-year restoration. The reopened central and east portions include treasured gathering places and versatile meeting rooms, such as Main Lounge, Great Hall and Tripp Commons.

Wiscopinion: What’s your favorite 5th Quarter song?

Cast your vote for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to University Bookstore! Last week we asked you about your favorite TV shows — see the full results here. This week we’re wondering what your Wiscopinion is on the best 5th Quarter jam.

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Your first-month resource guide to campus

Where do I pay tuition? How do I fix my computer? Campus is big and perhaps hectic, but it becomes easier once you learn where everything is, and what services you can utilize. Here are some resources to help.

Dorm Decorating 101

Looking for some inspiration on beautifying your room? Each spring, University Residence Halls host a competition to find the best-decorated room. Take a look back at last year’s finalists to find your inspiration, and maybe this spring you can win the title for the best room on campus!

Bored? Here’s how to have fun in Madison

Whether you are overwhelmed by everything going on in Madison or looking for new things to do, we’re here help! Learn how to find events, go to concerts or explore other entertainment options.

Slide show: What a first week it was!

After a relaxing summer, the college school year has started off quickly. Move in, Welcome Week events, and then the Chancellor’s Convocation on Tuesday — we captured pictures of all of it. Next? Settle in for plenty of studying.