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Students go after invasive weeds in Lakeshore preserve

Six student volunteers are helping pare back invasive weeds in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve while also advancing research on how to best control invasive species in disturbed environments. Weeds like Canada thistle and garlic mustard are the target.

Cannibalistic caterpillars — who knew?

Caterpillars are supposed to be herbivores, but when the going gets tough, UW researchers found that caterpillars can end up eating each other. Plants can use certain chemicals to make themselves taste so bad not even a hungry caterpillar will munch on them. Click here to see video evidence.

Koenig: I’ll ‘sacrifice everything extra … for the pursuit of this game’

Badgers basketball star Bronson Koenig is seriously ready for the NBA, as this story he wrote for the Player’s Tribune before last week’s draft makes clear. Neither Koenig nor Nigel Hayes was drafted, but both signed free-agent contracts with NBA teams — Koenig with the Bucks and Hayes with the Knicks.

UW-Madison junior has clothing company — and it’s got wings

“One day I was sitting on my couch, not doing my ACT homework, and thought ‘I’m going to start a clothing brand and it’s going to be all about being a good person and everything is going to have angel wings!’”

Campus response to protests aims to protect free speech for all

You’ve heard a lot in the news lately about protests against speakers on college campuses. UW-Madison works to ensure all sides can have their say.

Student research: It’s already making a difference

Do children learn more from eBooks or print books? How do you get people to recycle the proper materials? These are among the student research topics presented at the 2017 Undergraduate Symposium.

Your parents were right: Hard work and brainpower do pay off

Two undergraduates were among 18 UW-Madison students receiving National Science Foundation fellowships. In addition, 15 undergrads were part of seven projects receiving Wisconsin Idea Fellowships.

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You can vote early on campus

The Wisconsin spring election will take place Tuesday, April 4. View Wisconsin ballot information. City of Madison residents may vote early on campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily through Friday at Union South and the Student Activity Center.

Alpine ski team at nationals: Fun on and off the hill

The Wisconsin Hoofer Alpine Ski Team last week competed in the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association National Championships at Mount Bachelor in Oregon, after qualifying at a regional competition. The Weekly caught up with team members to reflect on a thrilling season.

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UW students look at poverty in southern Wisconsin

A team of UW-Madison students met with more than 275 people to better understand poverty in southern Wisconsin and what policy solutions might help. They found many poor families that refuse to give up. The team came up with seven key findings.