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UW-Madison Student Tests Himself On Team Ninja Warrior

Inside Andrew Phlibeck’s dorm room is a cluttered combination of super hero posters, marketing textbooks and ninja warrior training equipment. ...

River Water: One Man’s Lifelong Connection To The River

There’s something about particular landscapes that can really get into your soul. For Ed Erdmann, it’s the Mississippi. He’s spent ...

Gwen Gillon’s Fight For Civil Rights

Stokely Carmichael called her a “gutsy little sister.” Gwen Gillon became the youngest staff member of SNCC and participated in ...

UW-Whitewater Has A Very Successful Wheelchair Athletics Program

Laura Vacek was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma in her right femur when she was only seven years old. The sometimes ...

Wisconsin Life #401: “Up to the Challenge”

This collection of stories from people sharing their “Wisconsin Life” includes the story of Sue Dompke. After her husband died, ...

Songwriter Shane Leonard Blends Diverse Musical Styles As Kalispell

Kalispell is the solo project of Shane Leonard, a musician out of Eau Claire. Leonard’s has an eclectic musical background, ...

Han Solo In Ripon: Harrison Ford’s Wisconsin Roots

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away from Hollywood, future movie star Harrison Ford was coming of ...

Brandi Elam, A Young Woman’s Milwaukee

Brandi Elam was born in Milwaukee and grew up on the city’s northwest side. She attended high school in Green ...

Leaving Madison – And Home – for College In New York City

On the near west side of Madison, there’s a triangle-shaped patch of grass in the middle of the Hillington Green ...

August Rites of Passage As School Begins Again

I often introduce students in my English classes to the concept of liminality, or the important middle phase of the ...

Moving to Madison

After growing up in St. Louis, I wanted to settle down somewhere smaller. I liked Midwestern college towns, so I ...

Retired Rhinelander Man Helps Conservationists Track Loons

Alan Schwoegler is a retired Rhinelander man who has joined the ranks of the “Loon Rangers,” a group of citizens ...