Amtrak could finally connect Madison and Milwaukee

The Obvious Missed Connection If Amtrak receives the $80 billion in funding from President Biden’s infrastructure bill, this Milwaukee train station could see a whole lot more action. Amtrak recently released an “aspirational” plan for nationwide growth over the next 15 years and that growth would bring some welcome additions to Wisconsin, including new routes […]

Wisconsin Badgers Making Us Proud Again

Wisconsin Badgers Win

Can’t Talk Right Now… I’m Winning Championships In a season marred by COVID-19, the No. 2 University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team, Wisconsin Badgers, was forced to only play conference games for the entire regular season. The team prevailed in the NCAA Championship Game against No. 1 Northeastern University, 2-1. After wins over No. 7 […]

BadgersVote & 2020 Election


BadgersVote is a campus-wide initiative that strives to provide the University of Wisconsin–Madison students with everything they need to know in order for them to participate in their elections. The Coalition is comprised of many individuals, units, and departments across campus and the city of Madison. In the run-up to the 2020 Presidential Election, As […]

Origin of the “Badger” state

What the heck is a badger, and why are we the Badger State? Most states have a state animal. Michigan and Illinois have the majestic white-tailed deer, and then there is dear ol’ Minnesota. They have the Common Loon as their state bird. A loon? Hmmm. Let’s move on. Typically we think of Bucky Badger, […]