Campus Life Spotlight

UW Taekwondo Club throws its opponents, wins championship

The UW-Madison Taekwondo Club won the first place in this year’s Midwest Collegiate Taekwondo Championship (MCTC) on Nov. 11 in Ford Dodge, Iowa. While some members of the club compete, others join simply to learn a fun new sport, make friends and get in shape.

9 student clubs you wish you were a part of

From tango to sign language, Beowulf to improv, there are a wide variety of student organizations on campus. Here’s a list of nine of the most unusual ones.

Step out of your comfort zone — try new foods at the campus dining halls

You might be hesitant to try new foods from the dining halls or other campus food places, but the chefs work hard to cook up dishes that go beyond your standard chicken tenders or cheeseburgers. Here are some tasty choices served around campus for you to try.

Biocore program connects biology students with nature

In a dense tallgrass prairie west of Picnic Point, students in UW’s biology honors program make observations, then form their own investigative projects. The prairie serves as a “living laboratory,” where students ask questions about what they see, then create experiments.

How to throw yourself into fall

Carving pumpkins, picking apples, baking and wandering through a Bucky Badger-shaped corn maze. Don’t let the falling temperatures get you down — check out this list of fun things to do throughout the fall before the snow hits the ground.

Flashback to how Memorial Union looked in decades past

After more than five years of restoration efforts, Memorial Union is now open in its entirety. While a lot has changed over the years, that same union vibe remains. Take a look back at photos — some from nearly 90 years ago — to see for yourself.

Alumni Park opens this weekend

October 6 is the grand opening of Alumni Park, and along with the unveiling are a bunch of events to help you experience the new green space. Attend opening celebrations, nighttime showcases, art activities and guided tours. Or explore the artful exhibits yourself and explore more than 200 alumni and UW-related stories.


Calling all Badgers: HLN to broadcast live from campus sites

If you’re relaxing at the Memorial Union Terrace or tailgating before this weekend’s football game against Northweestern, you could be on national TV. The Headline News (HLN) morning show will report live from Memorial Union Terrace on Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. and from Union South on Saturday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

At ‘Kick Back,’ plenty of fun but deeper bonds, too

A welcome celebration called “Kick Back” brought together students involved in various UW–Madison diversity programs, to have fun and connect. “I feel a really positive vibe here tonight,” one student said. “I hope it carries with us as we walk around this campus spreading our multicultural Badgerism.”

Best views in the Campus area, from the Capitol to SOHE

All around Madison, and even right here on campus, you’ll find a variety of vistas that you’ll want to take in again and again. From the Capitol to Observatory Hill, art museums to the Terrace, there’s no way your eyes will get bored. Here are some of the best views on and around campus.