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What can you invent in 100 hours from SWAP materials?

The 100-Hour Challenge contest starts tomorrow. Create and pitch a valuable, innovative or socially beneficial product or service using materials from SWAP. Check out the video submissions of some of last year’s winners: The AdjustTable and Switch It.

Photo: Aerial view of Camp Randall Stadium during football game

Unbeaten Badgers prepare for big game vs. Hawkeyes

Temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling and the Badgers football team remains unbeaten. But they still have work to do to make the College Football Playoff. They play the Iowa Hawkeyes at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Camp Randall.

Stressed? There’s a class for that

While most classes add homework, readings, papers and exams to your already stressful like, one class is teaching students how to manage their stress. Learn relaxation methods and other ways to practice mindfulness in Counseling Psychology 105.

Results of first-ever campus-wide climate survey released

Thousands of students provided feedback through a first-ever survey on campus climate. The results, released today, show most students view the climate positively. But that’s not true for everyone. Much work remains to make sure all Badgers feel welcome.

From darts to Disney, student orgs offer lots of options

Student organizations are a vital part of the UW–Madison campus, and joining one is a chance to make friends and boost your resume. With more than 900 organizations, which ones will you choose to join?

Take emergency alerts seriously; know the steps to follow

An emergency alert at about noon Wednesday warned of a man with a gun at the Law School Library. Fortunately, the report turned out to be unfounded. But it’s an important reminder to use the WiscAlert system to stay safe. UWPD’s Active Shooter Response Guide details steps you should take in an emergency.

A downright wicked introduction to your winter Commencement speakers

This year’s speakers are two of Hollywood’s top storytellers. They met years ago in the basement of Vilas Hall. Here to introduce them is the Evil Queen herself.

Stay safe and smart during Halloween this weekend

Don’t sacrifice safety while you’re having Halloween fun. Stay with a group, don’t leave your drink unattended and use safety services like SAFEwalk and WiscGuardian. Also, consider these tips when planning a costume.

Wiscopinion: What is the best Halloween candy?

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 cheese curds — your favorites were from the Old Fashioned. This week, we want to know what your favorite Halloween treat is.

Photo: 2013 Homecoming Parade

Come along with me, Badgers — it’s Homecoming!

Light of the Moon race tonight, parade on Friday and the No. 5 rated Badgers football team taking on Maryland Saturday at Camp Randall (with a possible special guest). Add in tailgating, a trivia contest and block parties, and Homecoming Week is a busy time to be a Badger.