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Feliz Navidad, Hippies!

Christmas in August? Certainly it is for anyone who’s looking to snag a ripped, plaid couch or a one-armed desk chair. Read more about this curious Madison tradition, celebrated (or despised) by apartment dwellers each August 14.

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Top 10 Homecoming Moments

Did you know that, in 1948, UW students tried to replace the live badger mascot with a live raccoon? Of course, it didn’t catch on (as if a raccoon could replace Bucky). Here are the ten best moments in UW Homecoming history.

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These Are Happy Tears

Ann Trachtenberg had two major accomplishments in July. Firstly, she finished chemotherapy for breast cancer at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. Secondly, she watched a wish come true … and go viral. Get the inside story on the video that swept the nation.

Via University of Wisconsin-Madison News
Ask Abe

Ask Abe: Art the Window Washer

I remember a gentleman named Art — that’s all my friends and I ever knew him as — who walked up and down State Street during my time at the UW. I remember that he died around 1980–81 and that his death was noted on campus, but I don’t remember the details. He seemed to be a permanent fixture on State Street, and everyone I knew at the time knew of Art. I wrote a paper about him for an English class and seem to remember getting a pretty good grade. Do you have any more information about him?

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