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An inside look at student hosted radio shows

Each week there are students who take part in weekly radio shows on WSUM 91.7 FM. This student run radio station is located in the Student Activity Center. The full schedule of shows can be found on the WSUM website.

How much do you know about your graduation speaker?

Get to know the 2018 Commencement speaker with trivia! Follow along on Twitter and be sure to cast your votes for what you think the correct answer might be. There will be a question each day this week on the UW Senior Class Twitter account.

Fighting crime with cuteness, police puppy starts training

UW–Madison police have started training their new police dog. First step in K9 training? Stop looking so cute. The UWPD has three K9 teams — each has specific training in a variety of specialties to keep our campus, and surrounding area safe.

VIDEO: What did you last Google?

What movie is showing at the Marquee? What’s the effect of gravity on planets? Badgers use the search engine to seek all types of information.

Photo: Student voting at early voting site

Wiscopinion: How interested are you in current politics?

Last week we asked what most concerned you about your information’s privacy. Financial records were your biggest concern. This week, we want to know how interested you are in current politics. Answer for a chance to win a $25 gift card to the bookstore.

Happy 40th birthday, McBurney!

The McBurney Center recently celebrated its 40th anniversary providing access and support to students with disabilities. Floyd Michael McBurney graduated from UW law school in 1963 and became Dane County District Attorney in 1966, but died in 1967.

Wiscopinion: What’s the main way you communicate with your family?

Last week we asked you about how you like to receive information from the university. The top choice was email, second was The Weekly, the rest were really close. This week, we want to know how you communicate with your family. Answer for a chance to win a $25 Union gift card.

Dazzled by ‘Blank Panther’? Afrofuturism might be for you.

Since its release in February “Black Panther” has been breaking records. The futuristic movie encourages people to “begin to imagine futures based on Blackness.” This type of entertainment is called Afrofuturism. Here are some other examples you might like.



Student to Student: College Kids Cookbook

Sick of ramen noodles and frozen pizzas? Students have submitted some of their favorite recipes to make on campus that are not only low cost, but also don’t take too much time to prepare. 

Loyal voices ring in this unique version of our fight song

You’ve never heard “On Wisconsin” like this. Take a look at musician Brett Newski —  whose genres include geek rock and folk punk — as he encourages you to “plunge right through that line.”