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They say, “Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it.” Luckily, this doesn’t apply to our favorite Badger. In the week leading up to the annual Wisconsin vs. Minnesota football game, Bucky takes to Twitter to publicly roast the golden gopher in what’s become known as #AxeWeek. As we gear up for Axe Week 2015, we present a retrospective of our favorite Bucky vs. Goldy Twitter feuds.

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Becoming Part of Memorial Union History

We know that the Terrace isn’t exactly a beautiful sight right now, but it sure will be when it reopens — bigger and better than ever. One family’s already left its mark on the new Terrace. Find out how you can, too.

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We Got the Beat

You’ve seen the Game Day buttons: Beat ’Bama. Beat Iowa. Beat … basically anyone the Badgers are playing. For the October 31 game against new foe Rutgers, the UW’s Carbone Cancer Center introduced a new button that really can’t be beat.

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Blue Energy

Green is so last season — green energy, that is. Scientists in the UW’s Department of Chemistry are dubbing blue the shade of the future by creating solar cells from the dye that’s used to make the color blue.

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Fearless Dreamer

We’ve all had big dreams. Maybe it was to be a racecar driver or the president or a rock musician. What would you do if, as you’re halfway through your set, one of your favorite star athletes appears in the crowd to cheer you on? Fred Cichy ’07 knows the feeling.

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Fudge Bottom Pie

During the early to mid sixties, a favorite treat at the student union was fudge-bottom pie — absolutely delicious, especially for the non–calorie counters! Do you have a recipe for it? When I returned to the Union last summer, it was no longer on the menu, and I could not find anyone who remembered it. Can you help?

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Q&A: Howard Moore ’95

Fact: Student-section tickets for the 2015–16 men’s basketball season sold out in four minutes. And with good reason. Big Ten Network analyst and former Badger basketballer Howard Moore ’95 weighs in on what to expect from the team that made us believe.

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