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Il-Youp Kwak, a graduate student from Korea studying statistics, takes a break and quick nap while studying at the Ebling Library at the Health Sciences Learning Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on August 24, 2010.
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Don’t let finals get you down — tips to fight stress

College students usually spend finals week catching up on projects or worrying about exams, but between those study periods, they need to relax and unwind. A few suggestions to de-stress during finals week this spring:

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Tips to raise your grades

As you finish up the last few weeks of school and begin to prepare for final exams, check out these five tech tips that turn your smart phone into a personal study tool rather than a distraction.

More than 2,200 UW-Madison students and alumni aspired to stand out from the crowd, share resumes and talk with recruiters from 183 registered employers participating in the Spring Career and Internship Fair, held at the Kohl Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Jan. 31, 2012. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

How to get that perfect summer job. Or at least a pretty good one.

Instead of enjoying spring afternoons on the Terrace, many college students are on the hunt for a summer job. Whether you are looking for an internship, full-time position or easy money, here are some tips.

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Nothing like a Charizard to brighten your day

Pokemon Go people are happy people. That’s the finding of UW-Madison media researchers who leapt to study the wildly popular mobile game shortly after its release in July 2016. So it’s true — gotta catch ’em all.


11 things to check off your Bucky List before graduation

Graduation is approaching quickly. Where has the time gone? You’ve spent time in the dorms and library, met new friends, maybe even studied abroad. But what haven’t you done? Make sure to check these items off your Bucky List before graduation day!

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Are you ready for graduation?

There are fewer than 40 days until commencement. And whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, everyone who intends to graduate in May needs to follow the steps to prepare for the ceremony. Check out this timeline.

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No spring break trip? Make the most of Madison

Spring break is typically associated with sandy beaches, clear skies and warm sunshine. Unfortunately, it’s also associated with money. We can’t all go to Daytona or Key West. But that doesn’t mean students can’t have a great ‘staycation’ in Wisconsin and save a few dollars in the process. Read more »


One semester ends, another starts: Dates to watch

Don’t bypass the important dates and deadlines that come at the end of each semester. And don’t forget the important dates coming up for spring semester — like the first day of class. Here are the key dates:

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Safety during winter break — protect your stuff

Don’t leave campus too quickly! Take 10 minutes to go through the checklist provided by the UW-Madison Police Department to ensure that your belongings are kept secure over break. Lock your apartment and close the shades.


‘We’re a culture, not a costume’

When pulling together your costume, remember that some portrayals may offend without you realizing it. The Mariachi, the Kimono princess, the kung fu master — they’re not funny to many, as they stereotype or appropriate other cultures.