On Wisconsin Magazine

A Rink of One’s Own, Summer 2017

UW grads break the rules on what it means to be a woman athlete.


An Unexpected Landing, Winter 2016

A former Badger rower traded boats on Lake Mendota for fires in the Wild West.

Chasing Abloh, 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.


Badger Insider Magazine

Badger Brewski, 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.)

Brush Up on Your Shakespeare

At 5:30 p.m. on November 3, 2016, lecture room L160 in the Elvehjem building was at capacity. “To be, or not to be — that is the question,” the crowd recites in synchrony. The collective voice stumbles a bit around “To die, to sleep. / To sleep, perchance to dream …” but recovers and finishes the Hamlet soliloquy. “Well, now you don’t have to go to church on Sunday,” jokes Professor Joshua Calhoun.

Aca-Believe It

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

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.

Graduate School

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….

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….

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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