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Adventurer For Life: Dan York
Apr26

Adventurer For Life: Dan York

Spending his summers in the family cottage in Amery, Wis., north of Eau Claire, Dan York fell in love with the waters of Pike Lake and the surrounding woods he traversed each day. The cottage was idyllic, York remembers. It didn’t have running water or a bathroom. Nor did it have a canoe or kayak, so York spent his time on the water in a rowboat, fishing and exploring the lake. When it was time to go to college, York decided to attend...

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Home is Family
Dec13

Home is Family

By Kelsey Pulera Everyone who has spent time at the Wisconsin Union knows it’s a place where strangers become friends and friends become family. For the Stutz sisters, it’s a home away from home. As Badgers and lovers of the outdoors, Margaux, Ella and Laurel Stutz each found a place to belong in Outdoor UW and in the Wisconsin Hoofer community. Student leadership here at the Wisconsin Union helps create an...

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A Place Where All Can Play: The Union’s Fall Campaign
Sep27

A Place Where All Can Play: The Union’s Fall Campaign

As children, our job was to play. Our parents encouraged us to let loose and simply have fun with games and toys. But as we get older this emphasis on play fades, and instead we focus on balancing school, work, exercise and relationships. The Wisconsin Union wants to bring play back into our adult lives. Since 1935 when the Board of Regents charged the Wisconsin Union with the recreational welfare of the student population and...

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Kicking Off Gameday at the Union
Aug24

Kicking Off Gameday at the Union

As summer comes to a close, students return to campus and prepare to take new classes. But aside from the academic excitement a new school year brings, many are looking forward to another thing autumn has in store–athletic festivities. Fall means college football season for campuses across the nation, and it also means the reappearance of Wisconsin’s beloved gameday traditions–tailgating with brats and cold beverages,...

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Terrace Yoga Introduces a New Way to Connect with the Wisconsin Union
Jul29

Terrace Yoga Introduces a New Way to Connect with the Wisconsin Union

Since its reopening in May, the Terrace has been host to many traditional Terrace activities; sunset watching, brat eating and the like. This summer, however, we added something new to the daily ritual of devoted Terrace go-ers. Terrace Yoga began regularly offering classes in June to anyone with a yoga mat and the desire to improve their “om.” There are two different sessions: Terrace yoga and standup paddleboard yoga, for...

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Winter Carnival Continues its Icy Tradition
Feb23

Winter Carnival Continues its Icy Tradition

Every year, Lake Mendota becomes an icy platform for fishing, hockey and more, with droves of students embracing the fun that winter brings to Madison. One weekend in particular sparks an icy passion among Madisonians: the Hoofers annual Winter Carnival. This year brought a trove of activities to the lake, starting off with a snowshoe hike from the Union to a bonfire part at Picnic Point. Participants skied and hiked across Mendota to...

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