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Manfred Olson Planetarium: UWM’s Gateway to Astronomy

Manfred Olson Planetarium: UWM’s Gateway to Astronomy

Photo: The Manfred Olson Planetarium by Jordyn Noennig  Since the dawn of time, space and the stars have kept the unexplainable curiosity of the human race. Thanks to the Manfred Olson Planetarium the students of UW-Milwaukee and the entire community alike can enhance and continue their…

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Joe Austin Speaks on Campus About History of Black Youth Incarceration

Joe Austin Speaks on Campus About History of Black Youth Incarceration

 photo credit: http://jjie.org/   UWM Professor Joe Austin spoke last Thursday about the struggle of being young and colored in the 1940’s, arguing that the news media purposely portrayed blacks as criminals, helping lead to the high black incarceration rates in the country and state. Austin…

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Student Association Pushes Tuition Equity Act for Undocumented Students

Student Association Pushes Tuition Equity Act for Undocumented Students

There are around 100,000 undocumented immigrants living in the state of Wisconsin according to Pew Research Center’s 2010 study. As of now, none of them are eligible for FAFSA student aid or in-state tuition. The Student Association at UWM is looking to change that by…

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Mary Burke encourages college accessibility during visit to campus

Mary Burke encourages college accessibility during visit to campus

Photo credit: Sean Cornell Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke focused on issues that face Wisconsin students such as college costs and jobs after graduation during her campaign’s visit to Fireside Lounge in the Union on Saturday afternoon. The crowd of more than 200 listened…

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Controversial ‘Yik Yak’ App Hits UWM Campus

Controversial ‘Yik Yak’ App Hits UWM Campus

Yik Yak is the new anonymous social media app that is picking up steam across college campuses, including UWM. Founded by Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington in 2013, Yik Yak uses GPS location to give users an anonymous, Twitter-style newsfeed from the user’s immediate area,…

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Voter ID Law’s Pending Status Causes Confusion for Students Registering to Vote

Voter ID Law’s Pending Status Causes Confusion for Students Registering to Vote

Election Day is Nov. 4, and back and forth implementation of the controversial voter ID law has a lot of people asking, “What’s next?” UW-Milwaukee officials say they are still giving out student Voter ID cards and urge students to obtain them even though the…

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We Will LeadHer Into the Right Direction

We Will LeadHer Into the Right Direction

 The Wisconsin Lounge was enlightened by positivity on Monday evening as people joined together to kick-off LeadHer, a new program promoting women’s civic leadership.  This program will provide 13 female UWM students with the leadership expertise, experience and exposure to pursue active campus and community…

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Norris Health and the College of Nursing Begin Seasonal Flu Vaccination Campaign

Norris Health and the College of Nursing Begin Seasonal Flu Vaccination Campaign

Photo credit: http://www.bioquellus.com/ This winter the Center for Disease Control estimates nearly 200,000 American’s will be hospitalized due to complications from one of the world’s most common viruses, and no it’s not Ebola. Influenza season is here once again. Influenza, better known as “the flu,” is…

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UWM Sports Club Is Steadily Increasing Student Involvement

UWM Sports Club Is Steadily Increasing Student Involvement

The on campus Sports Club is boasting another successful year of student involvement. During welcome week on the campus of UW-Milwaukee, the UWM Sports Club held their inaugural sports club fair. The UWM Sports Club, which offers a large variety of intramural sports to students…

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Deaf Awarness Week at UWM Sheds Light on Student Body

Deaf Awarness Week at UWM Sheds Light on Student Body

Looking back to September, many may not know it as Deaf Awareness Month.  The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee held a week-long tribute to this annual event.  Each day last week had a theme to it which displayed the pride of the deaf community, guiding those who…

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