Badger BrewskiBadger Insider magazine, Summer 2016

There’s something about an ice-cold beer and a lake and a sunset. In fact, that’s practically the beginning of every country song ever. (Or, if it was a warm beer and the hood of a Dodge, the beginning of the greatest Springsteen song ever.)

A Day on the Terrace,

Is there such a thing as too much Terrace? We decided to find out. – See more at:

BREAKING: Student Waits for Walk Sign,

MADISON, WI—It was a sunny Friday, well above freezing, and UW–Madison senior Scott Witz was in no particular hurry. Earlier this morning, as he does every day ending in -y, Witz hit snooze only once, leaving himself plenty of time to prepare for a full day of classes …

Chasing AblohOn Wisconsin Magazine, Winter 2015

Some months ago — never mind how long, exactly — having little to no expectations, and nothing in particular to lose, I thought to do a story on Virgil Abloh. Haven’t heard of Abloh? You will. Since graduating from UW-Madison in 2003, he has thrown caution and his engineering degree to the wind to build an empire of music, fashion, and celebrity connections.

Aca-Believe It,

Meet the former UW Madhatter who’s dropping beats in Universal’s latest blockbuster, Pitch Perfect 2.

Words with Nigel,

Nigel Hayes, who was called the “X-Factor” for Wisconsin Basketball during the NCAA Tournament, has also proven to be quite the wordsmith…and jokester.Here’s the definitive guide to Nigel Hayes’ press conference vocabulary.

Roll out the Barrel,

Eighty-two years ago, Memorial Union grabbed Prohibition by the bottle. Today, it’s still at the forefront of beer culture.

He Shoots, She Snores,

Like every other red-white-and-blue-blooded American girl, I grew up with a working knowledge of sports. I was shuffled to soccer practices with all of the other neighborhood first-graders. I was encouraged (read: forced) to participate in volleyball and dodgeball throughout middle and high school. I learned baseball by listening to Ron Santo’s voice crackle through an AM radio feed. In high school, I went to a football game at Camp Randall and knew instantly that I wanted to attend a big sports college. Four years later, I bought my first round of Badger football season tickets. I never missed a game (except for one in 2009, thanks to the Swine ’09, but it doesn’t count as “missing” if you were quarantined, right?)…

UW’s Next Top Model,

The atmosphere shifted the moment he arrived on set. The studio lights were bright, but his presence was blinding. You know that look that cartoon characters get when they’re really, really hungry, and everything around them turns into giant cakes and ice cream sundaes? That look of pure wonder and infatuation? That was me when Bucky Badger…

Are You as Adventurous as Your Social Feed Makes You Seem?,

“Come on, we have to out-Facebook John Smith (name changed for obvious reasons)!” My mother said this when she visited me a few weeks ago. My mother. My 53-year-old mother. As if this were 1963 and the Joneses just got a brand spankin’ new refrigerator, and we needed to get the next expensive model….

The End Of Mean Girls’ Reign?,

Hands in the air if you’ve been personally victimized by Regina George. *raises hand* Okay, not the Queen of the Plastics herself, but I’m sure we’ve all had a Regina George type in our lives at one point or another. But bullying isn’t just behind-the-back, lunch table heckling anymore…

Great Thing of the Day: Sam Smith Covers Your Favorite ’90s Sob Song,

There may have been some tears shed at today. And it may have had something to do with Sam Smith’s newest cover…

Throwback Thursday: The 8 Biggest Hairstyle Mistakes,

We’ve done many “Biggest Mistakes” stories like these, and it turns out that our predecessors did, too! Here are the eight biggest mistakes you were making with your hair…all the way back in March 1950…

7 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Wood Floor,

Despite their reputation, wood floors are easy to care for. That said, there are a few things to avoid….

The 10 Things You’re Forgetting to Clean (But Shouldn’t),

Follow these tips from Carolyn Forte, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute’s resident cleaning expert, to make sure your home is truly clean….

 The 6 Biggest Mistakes You Make Cleaning Your Bathroom,

Let’s face it: Cleaning your bathroom is never going to be a fun task. Get the job done efficiently and effectively by avoiding these common blunders and following advice from Carolyn Forte, the Good Housekeeping Research Institute’s resident cleaning expert….

Catching Up With Kristi Yamaguchi,

She does it all: Clothing designer, best-selling author, philanthropist, mother, and, of course, 1992 Olympic Figure Skating Champion. We talked with Kristi about transitioning from skater to supportive parent, getting active, and giving back….

Olympian to Watch: Meet Julie Chu,

With three Olympic medals to her name and gunning for a fourth in Sochi, this hockey player knows how to keep fit. Here she shares her training routine, tips for a healthy lifestyle, and the importance of family….

 Olympian to Watch: Meet Kikkan Randall,

This four-time Olympic cross-country skier shared some of her unique training tips, quirky pre-race rituals, and how she and her family are gearing up for the Games….

We Take Care of Our Own, SKATING Magazine Blog

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, news outlets shared stories of loss, survival and courage – families watching their homes drown in flood waters, small businesses fighting to rebuild and tales of rescues by neighborhood heroes. Apart from coverage of the canceled New York City Marathon, however, stories involving the fate of local sports teams were put on the media-coverage backburner while the closures and losses of ice rinks throughout the New York area put the competitive fate of more than 1,000 New York City-based figure skaters on thin ice…….


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