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The Music Of Circe Johnson

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School freshman Circe Johnson expresses herself through poetry and music. She wanted to share a ...

Living With Childhood Grief

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School student Abbie Pochel reflects on her journey of finding out her father had pancreatic ...

Rejection, Gratitude, And Forgiveness: Dealing With Divorce

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School student Sarah Hubler reflects on the pain she feels from her parents’ divorce. She ...

‘Like It Or Not, This Is Me’

Want to get to know Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School student Asias Johnson better? She’s prepared this elevator speech ...

My Brother, Thomas: By Cierra Riederer

Earlier this year, “Wisconsin Life” started working with students at Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School, or MG21. The goal ...

Local Barista Finally Snaps

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School junior Kendra Gillingham works two jobs. That's 40 hours a week plus high school ...

My Sister, Rosie: By Sam McNurlan

Monona Grove Liberal Arts Charter School student Sam McNurlan interviews his mom about his sister, Rosie. The family were foster ...

Flying Forks And Aggressive Drivers: Tales From Vacation

Monona Grove Charter High School student Corinne Zegadlo tells about some amazing (or terrifying?!) incidents that happened when she was ...

Rare Wisconsin Tobacco Farmers Hang On To Tradition

Tobacco used to be a major cash crop in Wisconsin, but today very few farms remain. Those that do are ...

The Grand Canyon, Al Capone, And My Mom

Here's a tale about a northern Wisconsin family's supposed encounter with gangsters. Norman Gilliland found the connections in a family legend. == Not long ago, ...

A City Got Together And Built A Place To Play

When you picture a playground the image of swings and slides and monkey bars comes to mind. But a playground ...

Parenting, Prom, And The Packers

The smell of heavy cologne, hairspray, and nervous energy in the air can only mean one thing: it's prom season. As ...

Complex Grief: ‘I Am A Little Damaged, But I Am Oh So Good’

We all grieve in different ways. It’s painful. It lingers. It's complicated. In working through her own grief, Nikotris Perkins ...

Cannibal Sandwiches: A Polarizing And Misunderstood Wisconsin Tradition

Imagine. It’s the holidays and to quiet your pre-dinner hunger, someone hands you a slice of rye bread topped with ...

A Father And Son’s Chilly Trout Fishing Expedition

Trout fishing conjures an image of sparkling sunlight reflecting on a rushing stream and a fisherman in hip boots confidently ...