Terrace Views
Behind the Scenes at the Union: Lance Raney
Oct23

Behind the Scenes at the Union: Lance Raney

It’s a Badger football home gameday and you’re surrounded by a sea of red and white. “Build me up Buttercup” and “Sweet Caroline” blast over the loudspeakers. Bucky is busy posing for photo-ops, and the Spirit Squad is getting ready to cheer on the Badgers. I bet we can guess where you are. Badger Bash has been one of the Wisconsin Union’s greatest game day traditions for more than 40 years. And while you’re busy tailgating your heart...

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Behind the Scenes at the Union: Sarah Calvert
Jun30

Behind the Scenes at the Union: Sarah Calvert

While you may know about Outdoor UW at Memorial Union, including its abundance of rental equipment and endless outdoor classes, there are some pretty amazing student employees and volunteers who make it all possible. One of these students is 22-year-old Sarah Calvert, who, while preparing for physical therapy graduate school, teaches yoga classes for Outdoor UW. Teaching both Terrace yoga and stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga, Sarah...

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Hoofer Mountaineering Club: Climbing to New Heights
Apr27

Hoofer Mountaineering Club: Climbing to New Heights

Since becoming the president of the Hoofer Mountaineering Club, Rachel Andrie has helped the Mountaineering Club reach new heights with her vision and leadership. The University of Wisconsin-Madison junior did not set out to become the president of the Hoofer Mountaineering Club, one of the Wisconsin Hoofers six clubs. In fact, she found the club when, as an avid horseback rider, she sought out the Hoofer Riding Club. “I made some...

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Know Your WUD Leader: Deshawn McKinney
Feb06

Know Your WUD Leader: Deshawn McKinney

Deshawn McKinney, the president of the Wisconsin Union, offers this advice to students: Take advantage of each and every opportunity, whether that is studying abroad or joining a student organization. McKinney, a University of Wisconsin-Madison senior, is doing just that. He is an activist, an artist, a scholar studying creative writing and African American studies, and so much more. He was also recently awarded both the Truman and...

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Behind the Scenes at the Union: Joe the Painter
Jan31

Behind the Scenes at the Union: Joe the Painter

Joe Padgham, known as “Joe the painter” around the Union, sits down to admire the 90-year-old ceiling of the Founder’s Room in Memorial Union. He’s dressed in white painter’s pants and a white button-down shirt, speckled with paint and plaster. Joe is a defender of history, a champion of the cracked, faded and crumbling, and a historical conservationist in his own right. He appreciates detail. Joe is a painter by trade, but he is also...

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Introducing WUD Cuisine
Sep28

Introducing WUD Cuisine

Fresh out of the oven is a brand new Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Committee: WUD Cuisine. The student-run committee is centered around food and dedicated to exploring Wisconsin’s food system through education about food sustainability, practicality and justice. Sound appetizing? Read on to meet WUD Cuisine Director Federica Ranelli (‘17), and learn more about the events and outreach planned for the upcoming year.   What is...

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