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October Horoscopes

October Horoscopes

Elliott Weix October 31, 2022

Aries. Be engaged in your community. Appreciate your friends and celebrate family. Taurus. Take up a new cause. No, that's too many causes. Put some causes back. Gemini. Get someone to match costumes...

Jim Leonhard Takes Over Badgers Football Program

Sanjay Palta-Hill October 29, 2022

After a disappointing 2-3 start to the season, the Wisconsin Badgers fired head coach Paul Chryst on October 2. This was a surprising move for many people, as Chryst had been quite successful with...

Beneath Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero’s Lyrics is a Deeper Message About Mental Health

Beneath Taylor Swift’s Anti-Hero’s Lyrics is a Deeper Message About Mental Health

Sophia Jiang October 28, 2022

On October 21 at 7 A.M. CT, Taylor Swift dropped her first music video for the Midnights Album: Anti-Hero. Unlike the other songs on the album that revolve around revenge and romance, Anti-Hero represents...

Lunchroom Worker Shortages in MMSD and their Impact on School Food Nutrition

Lunchroom Worker Shortages in MMSD and their Impact on School Food Nutrition

Sophia Jiang October 28, 2022

In the recent weeks, MMSD parents and staff have filed complaints regarding the school food quality and service, citing limited nutritional value, incorrect listing of menu items, and repeated menu items....

Herschel Walker, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Georgia, flashes a police badge as he speak to supporters during a campaign rally Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Herschel Walker: Pro-Life or Pro-Convenience?

Alexandra Saffman October 28, 2022

In Georgia, a tight race between incumbent Raphael Warnock (D) and former football player Herschel Walker (R), could swing the Senate into Republican hands. Trump-backed Walker has emerged as an appealing...

2023 Dane County Budget

2023 Dane County Budget

Alexandra Saffman October 27, 2022

On October 3rd, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi revealed a record $834 million budget for the upcoming year. Highlights include $12 million in funding for a new election facility located downtown, a $30...

Non-Swifty Rates Taylor Swift’s Midnights Songs

Non-Swifty Rates Taylor Swift’s Midnights Songs

Sophia Jiang October 27, 2022

We all know that devout Swifties are falling head over heels for Taylor Swift’s Midnights album. But what are the first impressions of a non-Swiftie? My friend, a non-Swiftie who doesn’t regularly...

Midnights Taylor Swift 2022

Best Quotes from Taylor Swift’s Midnights Album

Sophia Jiang October 27, 2022

All her fans met her at midnight. With 3 songs trending on Youtube, 357 million on-demand official streams, and earning 1.3 millions US dollars in just 4 days, Taylor Swift's Midnights has taken the world...

Jess Wades Take on Lack of Female Recognition in STEM

Jess Wade’s Take on Lack of Female Recognition in STEM

Vince Kim October 27, 2022

Outside of her research on polymer-based OLEDs and public engagement in the STEM field, physicist Jess Wade spends her free time writing Wikipedia biographies for under-recognized female and minority scientists...

Renewables Could Pay Off Within Six Years

Renewables Could Pay Off Within Six Years

Elliott Weix October 27, 2022

A recent study published by Stanford University researcher Mark Jacobson suggests that a transition to renewable energy sources could pay for themselves within 6 years. Jacobson's study, titled Low-cost...

Crimean Bridge Explosion a Huge Blow to Russia

Crimean Bridge Explosion a Huge Blow to Russia

Sanjay Palta-Hill October 27, 2022

On October 8, a huge explosion wrecked a significant portion of the Crimean Bridge. The bridge, also known as the Kerch Bridge, was the only physical connection between Crimea and mainland Russia. Spanning...

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