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You are holding a special edition of the UWM Post, specifically designed for you. We’ve tried our best to provide you the information
that no one gave us when were new students, and in doing so we’ve deviated a little from our regular format. During the year you can expect us to provide regular weekly coverage of all the good stuff and our usual hard-hitting news. First, though, a few words. You
are now officially Panthers, although that may not mean much to any of you yet. It is entirely possible that for some of you, it won’t mean anything after four years either. That would be a shame, and regardless of your successes, would qualify as a waste of your money and your time here. That is not to say that the point of education is school pride, not hardly. It is, however, important that we take note of our circumstances. We live in a world where, whatever our personal political beliefs, public education is under attack. It is an unfortunate reality of our time that budgets are tighter for everyone than when our parents were in our shoes. One of the targets of efforts to make ends meet is public universities. It’s a time when the decision to pay the rising cost of tuition on the gamble that
higher education will help in a failing economy is a choice that must be justified at every corner. Brook no misconceptions about your role at UW-Milwaukee; it goes far beyond attending classes. You are entering a community that needs you. You are agreeing, for better or worse, that you value what you will learn here, and value those who share this community with you. We expect nothing less. And you will be surprised at the real results you can achieve. UWM is a school that is still defining itself, and that means there is plenty of room for your input. There is much to be gained here, both academically and otherwise. But as we are not in the business of hypocrisy, we will be the first to admit that the responsibilities to our communities can quickly grow tiresome. Who remembers to vote in every local election? But we are also firsthand evidence of the accomplishments and damn good times that can come from those responsibilities. If you don’t believe us, stop by sometime. So we urge you, embrace Pantherhood. Take the bus to basketball games; go to Pantherfest; play an intramural sport; run for student government; heck, buy a sweatshirt. Join a club, or start one if you don’t like any of them. Go out in your city, it’s not as scary as they say it is. Go to your classes, get your degree and graduate. And most importantly, when you leave, remember what you did here, and wear it with pride. So we say again, congratulations and welcome.
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Classes can be cool Multitude of interesting classes available By Stephanie Schmidt Assistant News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org With the 2012-2013 school year drawing ever near, UW-Milwaukee’s incoming freshman class must pick which classes will influence their college experience this fall. UWM has a wide variety of classes to choose from, with subjects ranging from Africology to food studies. This expanse of course topics comes in handy when students are looking for ways to rack up the 120 credits required for graduation. When one considers that most majors only require around 30 to 50 credits and general education requirements require about the same, that leaves a few credits to be taken for no particular reason at all - hence the existence of sport and recreation classes. Who would pass up the opportunity to take a golf class for two hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays
for college credit? That class would be SPT&REC-166 by the way, and as of June 6 there are 14 available seats. For classes with more academic merit, UWM student Bryana Tastad recommends English 111. “It’s a really fun class; you learn a lot about the basics of film and television,” Tastad said. “Everyone should take that class.” Another class related to that particular form of media is Film 117, which Cortney Lau took last year. “Film 117 is an interesting one to take for an arts credit,” Lau said. “You get to learn basics of filmmaking and use actual film and a camera from the World War II era.” All freshmen are eligible to take freshman seminars. These are small discussion-based courses that help students get used to college classes in a more intimate setting. “I also took a freshmen seminar called
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‘The Beat Writers’ where I learned about some pretty influential and founding literary artists of the beat generation,” student Victoria Ortiz said. “I learned about writers such as Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs. It was really cool to learn about the people who started a different literary movement that not only sparked the evolution of present-day literary works but also had a prominent influence on the music during that time.” Beat Writers is being offered again this fall, taught by Jeffrey Perso. Other freshman seminars include “What is Randomness,” “The Literature of Love and Romance,” “The Memoir: Writing Your Life,” “Aspects of Hell” and “Trolls, Gnomes & Goblins: Scandinavian Myth & Legend.” A simple PAWS search is all you need to add some fun to your class schedule.
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The Black Cat Ultimate Club at UWM is one of the most popular student orgs. Photo taken by Caitlin PenzeyMoog.
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By Justin Jabs Assistant News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Incoming freshmen may recount their high school experience fondly through their involvement with after-school clubs and organizations. UW-Milwaukee offers many of those same opportunities and more, with a club to fit almost any interest a student may have. Currently, over three hundred student organizations are registered with the university, with more forming every semester. Can’t find one you’re looking for? The Center for Student Involvement can help you form your own club. “[Student organizations] are important to the students who join them,” Assistant Director of Student Organizations Tom Dake said. These groups provide leadership opportunities, career networking and a way to meet new people with similar interests, according to Dake. “In a university of thirty thousand people, it’s impossible to be friends with everyone,” Dake said. “Student organizations let
you find smallness in the largeness.” Below is a list of high quality groups new students should check out this fall. American Marketing Association The AMA at UWM is not just for business students. The group describes themselves as “a networking and resume building source” for students of all majors. AMA brings in a number of guest speakers each semester, the last two being Wayne Breitbarth, CEO of Power Formula LLC and Robert Grede, author of books such as Naked Marketing. Business members from around the community are invited to a networking dinner each fall with the students. Furrow This organization helps students display their literary and artistic works for the university community. They publish a magazine every spring, and invite an influential writer to speak yearly. Future plans include monthly workshops for writers. Interested students can contact the group on Facebook for more information. Black Cat Ultimate Frisbee enthusiasts will want to check out Black Cat Ultimate, UWM’s competitive ultimate frisbee club. The group strives
to promote the unique sport around the university. Tryouts are at the beginning of each fall semester. After tryouts, the team participates in a number of tournaments throughout the year. More information can be found on blackcatultimate.com. Honorable Mentions There are many other groups on campus worth looking into. Bam! Pow! is a recreational organization for students who love all types of comic books. Although it is less than a year old, the group has increased in popularity with its comic book movie nights. The Japanese Animation Association exists to “expand student’s knowledge of Japan through anime,” according to their website. They strive to break stereotypes about anime and co-sponsor a public anime convention which draws over 2500 people a year. Finally, Engineers Without Borders raises money through silent auctions, events, and other fundraisers to travel to Guatemala to work on water pipes. For a full list of the many student organizations on campus, go to the Center for Student Involvement’s website at http:// www.uwm.edu/sao/.
Photo taken by Sierra Riesberg. Every year UWM hosts the Campus Kick-Off, a week full of events, movie showings, exhibitions, sports games, and outings. It all leads up to Pantherf est, a concert held at the Marcus Amphitheater on the Summerfest grounds and boasting big-ticket names. Last year UWM brought Lupe Fiasco and Girl Talk to Pantherfest. It has yet to be announced who will come this year, but it’s sure to be big. And best of all, it’s free to students. Check your Freshman Issue of the Post to see who’s playing this year. Other events during Campus KickOff include a Brewers game, carnival, throw-together games of volleyball, tennis and soccer, scuba diving at the Klotche Center, canoeing, trivia, a bicycle tour of Milwaukee, tie-dying, and more.
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Many LLCs are offered at the Sandburg Residence Halls. Photo taken by Sierra Riesberg.
The LGBT Resrouce Center provides a safe space for LGBT students and allies. Photo taken by Sierra Riesberg. By Stephanie Schmidt Assistant News Editor email@example.com One of the many advantages of going to UW-Milwaukee is the wide variety of student services offered on campus. A few of these services include LGBT and Women’s Resource Centers, as well as health, transportation and legal services. The LGBT Resource Center aims to embrace the diversity of UWM students and increase awareness of LGBT issues while providing a resource for students to get involved with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. The LGBT Resource Center is located on the street level of the Union, near the Terrace Cafe. The Center is host to many events for the UWM community and information about upcoming events can be found on their website. The Women’s Resource Center is located right next to the LGBT Resource Center. The WRC provides assistance for sexual assault and abuse. The Center was created to help women stay healthy and happy while juggling with classes, jobs and other responsibilities. Be On the Safe Side, or BOSS, is a
student transport service. BOSS is paid for by the segregated fees that are part of your tuition. The BOSS office is located on the ground floor of the UWM Student Union, next to the information booth. Add BOSS’s number (414-2296503) to your contact list so you can call when you need a ride. BOSS runs from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day and will take you anywhere within a three-mile radius of campus. Unlike the transportation service at UW-Madison, UWM students can enjoy unlimited BOSS excursions. This is due in part to UWM’s commitment to campus safety, so that students may be transported safely to their after-dark destinations. The Norris Health Center is located near the Klotsche Center. Students can make appointments for all their healthrelated needs. They offer general medical care as well as mental health services, including counseling and support for victims of sexual violence. Norris also offers individual and group services for stress management, sexual health, depression and help to quit smoking. They are open from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday and
9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Fridays. Students are given health insurance through UWM to utilize the Norris pharmacy at a very low cost. The First Year Center is located in the Student Success Center in Bolton 120. This is where freshmen can meet with their orientation leaders and mentors, as well as take part in any number of events put on by the First Year staff. The First Year Center aids students in succeeding during their first year at UWM. The University Legal Clinic is here to help students with their legal needs. Located on the third floor of the Union in room 357, the ULC has paralegals and attorneys who aid students with legal issues including traffic citations, underage drinking, personal injury and even divorce. The ULC offers consultation on a walk-in basis and is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. Part of your tuition money goes to these centers to provide resources for you, the student. Be sure to take advantage of them during your time at UWM.
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By Justin Jabs Assistant News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Freshmen beginning their college career this fall will experience a new chapter in the history of UW-Milwaukee. For the first time ever, new freshman are required to live in one of the university’s residence halls. The new policy change comes under Chancellor Michael Lovell. According to the administration, campus living gives new students the best chance to succeed by making it easier to find academic help and get involved on campus. There are exceptions - first year students who are over 20 years old, are married or are military veterans are exempt from this policy. Most students have already received their housing assignments; now it is time to see what each residence hall has to offer. Sandburg Hall – North, West and South Tower Named after the late Pulitzer Prize winning writer Carl Sandburg, this residence hall has four high-rising towers that hold nearly three thousand students. Sandburg is located one block north of the Student Union and is a short, fiveminute walk to most classes. Sandburg has one of the largest common areas out of all the residence halls. Students can catch a film for free five nights a week at the Flicks Movie Theater. Dining options include the Emporium for convenience store-style shopping, the Sandburg Cafeteria for a variety of meals, and Palm Gardens for late-night food until 12:30 a.m. Coffee drinkers will appreciate passing the Grind on their way to class each day. Each tower in Sandburg has Internet available, but be sure to bring an ethernet cable to use it. Cable and laundry services are also included. Close proximity to classes and the two-floor common area make Sandburg an ideal living location, but there are some drawbacks to living in these towers. There is no kitchen space available as part of the dorms and only one microwave for every two floors. Also remember to bring a fan – there is no air conditioning in the North, West and South Towers. Sandburg Hall – East Tower East tower has access to all the common area amenities described above. The tower was built in 2000; it is an updated version of its counterparts. Each suite includes a kitchen with an oven, refrigerator and sink for suitemates to use. The updated feel of East tower is a pro to many of the other tower’s cons. It
is not totally absent of faults, however. Each tower is over twenty stories tall. The elevators are fast but are used heavily throughout the semester. Students who live on even numbered floors may get annoyed over the semester – a majority of the elevators only stop on odd floors, so residents get extra exercise walking up or down a floor to get to their rooms. RiverView RiverView is located a mile south of Sandburg and the main campus. Shuttle services are available to transport students to class. Sophomore Lainey Estrada did not mind taking the shuttle every day, but cautions untimely students. “The shuttle was fine for the most part, except for days when everybody is running late,” Estrada said. “We all couldn’t fit on one shuttle so you would have to wait for the next one.” What RiverView lacks in closeness to campus it makes up for in amenities, living space and location on the Milwaukee River. Inside, residents will find an art gallery for their viewing pleasure. Rooms are larger and air-conditioned with walkin closets. Many first year students call RiverView home. Cambridge Commons Cambridge is just down the street from RiverView. It is the newest residence hall to UWM and was built with the environment in mind. Much of the building is “green” and environmentally friendly. Cambridge’s rooms include more amenities than RiverView. Rooms have walk-in closets and air-conditioning like RiverView, but also include a kitchen and full-size refrigerator like Sandburg East. “I really liked the designs of the rooms,” Estrada said. Residents who are expecting visitors need to be aware of the university’s guest policy. Registering guests is easy, but each one must bring valid identification. Check the university housing website for what is and is not acceptable; there are no exceptions. If friends from another hall are trying to enter a building they do not live in late at night, they too will need valid identification and a guest pass. Purin Hall and Kenilworth Square Apartments It is unlikely that incoming freshman will be living in Purin or Kenilworth, but these residence halls are something to look forward to down the road. Kenilworth is apartment-style living for students 22 years old and up. Purin is a much smaller apartment community of only fifty students, mostly sophomores and juniors.
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Living Learning Communities
University Housing offers comprehensive living for students
By Caitlin PenzeyMoog News Editor email@example.com
Living Learning Communities - or LLCs - are a living option for freshmen students who are looking for a way to be more involved in their field of study and campus. It’s an area within the dorms where students live and take classes together, combining academic interests with residential living. Professors hold both classes and office hours in the student dorms, and each LLC has its own resident assistant (RA) and first year mentor. LLC’s sizes vary from 20 to 72 students, depending on the community program. “It’s a great connection between student’s learning experience and residential experience,” said Matt Mountin, University Housing Outreach Coordinator. “It pairs the students up with great resources in that they have a faculty instructor who comes and
teaches in the residential environment.” An RA lives on the same floor as the LLC students and is in the same course of study as their residents. Mentors help connect students to resources on campus and the First Year Center, which provides services to freshmen. They also work with the instructors to plan activities for their LLCs. “All these people are not just dedicated to the residential side of things but to the courses themselves, providing extra resources that really help the students,” Mountin said. A few of the 21 options for living communities include Dance Foundations, Architecture, Environmental Sustainability and Biology-Mathematics and Honors House. Each offers students the benefit of working with like-minded or similarlytracked peers. “I saw my residents critique one another in progress and their works became so highly developed,” said Jacklyn Thomas, RA of the Art and Design LLC. “Their works were
The Film LLC at work. Courtesy of the UWM Film LLC Facebook Page. pushed farther than they would be in a normal classroom setting.” Alexandria Sedar was an RA for the Community Leadership LLC last year and a student member of the Beyond Borders LLC the year before that. “You are all connected by a common interest and end up having other things in common,” said Sedar. Her students all understood what it was like to have to juggle orgs, school and service work because nearly all of them were doing that. “Sure, there are plenty of other people that do that as well who weren’t in the LLC,” she said, “but when you get to live with 40 other people who are like that it makes things easier and fun.” The difference between living in an LLC and normal housing is meeting more people and making more connections, said RA Isiah Davis. “In a normal setting most residents don’t venture outside of their own suite to find
connections,” Davis said. “With an LLC, residents take classes with mostly every one that lives on the same floor as they do. You meet other people with the same interests as you.” Both former RA’s said that living in an LLC takes the edge off meeting new people. Freshmen meet fellow students in their LLC’s that share their interests, and that makes it a lot easier to make relationships that often turn into friendships. This is especially advantageous to programs such as the American Sign Language LLC, in which students learning ASL can choose to live. Deaf and partially-deaf students are encouraged to join as well. Students living in LLCs also benefit from the extra care that comes from the combined efforts of the professor, RA and mentor. This includes networking within the field, more interaction with professors and field trips. As part of the Honor’s House courses
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“Bandits!” and “Rogues, Vegabonds and Other Lowlifes,” students are touring some of Chicago’s famous gangster landmarks. “You build a more personal relationship with UWM professors and staff because class size tends to be smaller, you do projects together, and you usually go out in the community,” Sedar said. “You get introduced to other people in the department and as an RA you plan events for the LLC that gets them more connected and gives them experience in the field.” University Housing Interim-Assistant Director Kari Dawson said applications are still being accepted for LLCs. “The chancellor has the goal of 1,000 students in LLCs this year, and we’re close to that,” she said. For more information go to www.uwm. edu/livinglearning.
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The Post’s self-guided tour
You’ve taken the university’s official tour – now here’s ours. Walk through the campus with this guide to get the unofficial and uncensored tour from your fellow students.
By Caitlin PenzeyMoog News Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
1 Even though this basement, like most basements, is windowless and underground, it is one of the few places in the library you can get a quiet piece of room all to yourself. While the Learning Commons is equipped with all your state-of-theart Macs and bathrooms, it’s also full of sounds of lattes steaming, annoying, loud conversations and bros “studying.” The study room upstairs is nice but can get crowded during exams, and there is always that one person listening to headphones way too loudly. Hunt around in the basement and with a little luck you’ll find a spot with no loud headphones, no cute student distracting you and only books to keep you company. This makes the basement the perfect place for true serenity in the face of hours of studying. 2 The courtyard nestled behind Curtain Hall and next to the fountain is the perfect place to take in a sunny day, enjoy the weather and do whatever. The fountain is easily the best
fixture on campus and lends the spot a postcard-worthy picturesque feeling. The courtyard’s trees combined with the running water of the fountain can make you feel as though you’re in nature despite the fact you are on a busy city campus. And, if you sit against the back wall of Vogel Hall facing the fountain, you can make friends with the chipmunk family who resides there. 3 The 8th Note is more renowned for its atmosphere than its coffee. It’s one of the few places on campus you can go to get a wonderfully un-corporate feeling, as it is run by a student organization and staffed by volunteers. There is a projector to watch movies and play video games and the music is an ever-changing surprise depending on who’s in charge of the speakers that day. It was here when your parents went here, and it shows - the 8th Note is as unpretentious as your dad’s old flannel. 4 The Studio Arts and Crafts Center is located on the street level of the Union, meaning you get at it from the entrance on Kenwood Boulevard. Go to the right of the stairs and fol-
low the hallway back. The Studio is free to all students to use as a workspace for their projects and hosts a variety of craft events and workshops throughout the year. There are also resources for ceramics including throwing wheels and clay for sale. 5 Continue down the hallway past the Arts and Crafts Center and you’ll see both the Post’s office and the office of the Student Association (SA). The Post can be a destination for prize winners of the newspaper’s competitions, and the SA can be a place to get involved in your student government. There is also a door to your left that leads out onto a concrete courtyard – one of the most popular places to smoke for both staff and students coming out of the parking garage. It’s industrial and unappealing and the best place to hunch miserably as you take a long drag in the freezing Wisconsin sleet. 6 In the basement of the Union you’ll find a decent (but not great) bar and a decent (but not great) restaurant. Welcome to the Gasthaus, the only place you can legally drink on campus. It’s a popular destination
to catch the game and grab a beer between classes. Trivia is a big draw and the space also hosts bands throughout the year. It may not be the world’s greatest bar, but it is the only bar on campus. 7 The Kenwood Inn is by far the most underrated place to eat on campus. That’s probably because it’s tucked away on the third floor of the Union, but it is definitely worth the trek up. The restaurant offers delistyle and hot sandwiches, soups and salads, with a nice emphasis on vegetarian options. This is the place to take mom or a potential business client – it makes you (and your stomach) feel far more taken care of than the Taco Bell or Burger King downstairs. 8 The Union Fireside Lounge is where the university puts on big events, but more importantly, it’s where you take naps. Always warm and stocked full of comfy cozy couches, this is the best place to catch up on z’s after a night of “studying.” You may get kicked out every once in a while for an event, but for the most part it’s empty and way closer to your classes than your own bed.
Coffee Life’s a grind, and the UWM administration plans to suck every spare cent out of you to cope with it. Welcome to the Grind, the UWMrun coffee shops. Far, far more swanky than the 8th Note, the Grinds provide everything your typical corporate coffee shops provide at the typical corporate coffee shop price. There’s another Grind every time you turn around – in the Union, the library, EMS, Sandburg and Cambridge Commons. Each serves up Alterra coffee (which if you don’t know is pretty good) and is a good place to study and meet up with friends if you like to do that in coffee shops.
UWM Gasthaus is the place for sports Try catching a game at this Union hotspot By Tony Atkins Sports Editor email@example.com
For forty years, the Gasthaus has served the UW-Milwaukee campus and surrounding community with quality food and drinks. In the spring of 1972, it opened its doors and has since become a place for students to hang out and catch up between classes. Not only is the Gasthaus an ideal spot for an outstanding meal, it is a great place for students to watch live sporting events on campus. Each of the restaurants at UWM have something special to offer. The Kenwood Inn specializes in gourmet deli sandwiches; while the Union Station offers an expansive breakfast and lunch selection. However, the Gasthaus sets itself apart with its amazing entertainment environment. Seven large projection screens line the walls, each with a vivid display of programs ranging from football to breaking news stories. Mike Burns oversees the Gasthaus and has served legions of students since he took over in 2005. He knows that incoming freshmen will feel right at home in the Gasthaus. “I feel freshmen should come to the Gasthaus to get a great menu,” Burns said.
“Then of course, we have our fine AV system in which we have seven projector screens going with a variety of programs, primarily sports. It’s also a good social area to meet up with your friends, relax and of course it’s a great place to kick back.” One attraction that has recently become very popular is the Monday Night Special. Every Monday this fall, students are served chicken wings with a sauce of their choice prepared right in front of them. This special was originally offered to coincide with Monday Night Football but is now a year round favorite. “That originally started during football season and now we’ve expanded it into the spring semester,” said Burns. “Every Monday, you will have the opportunity to choose from our selection of sauces and we have someone up front that will make it right in front of you.” This fall marks the start of the NFL football season and to the delight of many, the Gasthaus and Direct TV offers NFL Sunday Ticket for students looking to catch all of the big games. The Gasthaus is also working toward airing Panther games via the Horizon League Network. “We do our best to televise all of the local sports and when the fall rolls around we do
have the Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket and we are able to broadcast all of the games that are going on for that Sunday and of course we are able to air Monday Night Football as well. So there’s plenty of reason for you to come down and catch your team, even if it’s not the Packers,” Burns said. The Gasthaus hosts many events throughout the year, from comedy acts to concerts. One can only guess what that may have up their sleeve in the future. As the Gasthaus heads into its ruby anniversary this year, students can look forward to many enjoyable experiences. “It’s actually been 40 years now,” said Burns. “In 1972,The Gasthaus opened its doors in the Union to the community here and as of this year it’s going to be heading into its 40th anniversary. It’s the ruby year and we are working on some fun things for the university.” Any student looking for a restaurant with that sports bar feel and greater food variety should look no further than UWM’s own Gasthaus. Freshmen will soon learn that it is the ideal place to catch up on sports; and with the 40th anniversary looming, expect the Gasthaus to pull out all the stops.
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The Klotsche center offers a wide variety of activities to keep students active.
By Zack Garhart Assistant Sports Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Summertime is filled with spontaneous travels, long beach days and plain relaxation. This being said, it is only right that UWMilwaukee offers one-of-a-kind facilities and programs to help fight the dreaded “freshmen fifteen” from arriving in fall. This phrase may not apply to all incoming freshman, but the Klotsche Center is an excellent outlet for students to keep in shape while networking with other Panthers. The Klotsche Center, which is named after UWM’s first chancellor, is home of the UWM women’s basketball team, as well as many other recreational facilities and instructional programs for current students. The arena, located in the northeast sector of campus between Sandburg Residence Halls and Downer Avenue, welcomes all UWM students to engage in anything from weight lifting to a pick- up game of basketball. Students have the opportunity to take advantage of inexpensive membership fees while enrolled as well as nutritional services for dietary counseling. In addition to state of the art work out facilities and fitness advising,
students have access to unique classes such as martial arts, cardiovascular cycling and yoga. Intramural Coordinator Jim Baker said that the Klotsche Center is a multi-sport facility, offering a handful of sports and activities. “The pavilion gym is used more for a free use space,” Baker said. “This place is almost like a field house, they play indoor soccer, indoor flag football, dodgeball, basketball, racquetball and disc golf in here.” Included in the Recreational Sports and Facilities (RSF), the Klotsche Center is a hot spot for fitness and wellness programs. The facility includes an 8 lane swimming pool, a personal training studio, a 4 court gym with an elevated jogging track, a 6 court gym with a running track, and 8 racquetball courts. While the RSF accommodates students with indoor facilities, an Outdoor Pursuit program is also offered to UWM students. When participating in the Outdoor Pursuit, students have the opportunity to get involved in several trips like camping, canoeing, rafting, climbing, hiking and biking. To go along with the unique opportunities offered at Outdoor Pursuit, students can also rent tents, bikes, snowboards, skies, sleeping bags and stoves for outdoor activities. Students also have the luxury of joining
organized sports and intramural teams. The Klotsche offers several intramural sports, including floor hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball, dodgeball, flag football, trivia, late night Olympics, badminton, racquetball and even disc golf. “I don’t care if you’ve never played the sport before, we want students to come out and take advantage of all of these opportunities,” Baker said. Students are encouraged to visit the website at http://www4.uwm.edu/recsports/ index.cfm for more information regarding Klotsche Center passes and intramural league registration. General Fall Semester Building Hours: Monday- Thursday 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Semester Pool Hours: Monday- Thursday 6 a.m. – 7:50 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1:20 p.m., 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday 6a.m. – 7:50 a.m., 11 a.m. – 1:20 p.m., 6 p.m. – 730 p.m. Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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The venue menu A look at the places to catch Panther athletics live
By Nick Bornheimer Staff Writer sports@uwmpost Though UW-Milwaukee is not necessarily renowned for athletics, the school has had much more success over the years then some may think. The men’s basketball team recently became the 2011 regular season champions of the Horizon League. Women’s volleyball had a 16-0 Horizon League season and was regular season and tournament champions. The men and women both earned Horizon League titles in swimming and diving. The women’s soccer team was ranked 15th nationally last season and won their first ever NCAA tournament game. All of this led to the women earning the 2012 All Sport’s Award for the ninth time since 2001, and Milwaukee athletics as a whole earning the McCafferty Trophy as the Horizon Leagues allsports champion for the sixth time. That being said, the venues in which you can watch these teams are very impressive as well. UWM hosts sporting events both on and off-campus at a number of different facilities that you cannot miss out on. The Klotsche Center and Pavilion First and foremost, there’s the K. The Klotsche Center, UWM’s oncampus sports facility for both student athletes and students in general. The Klotsche Center is host to most women’s basketball games, women’s volleyball games, swim meets, track meets and the occasional men’s basketball game. The K Center regularly draws large crowds for big events, and admittance is absolutely free for students. The pavilion contains basketball courts, a weight room, an indoor track and different pieces of gym equipment for students to use. There are also multiple intramural sports, classes and fitness programs that take place at the Klotsche Center. It’s the place on campus to catch a game or to break a sweat. Laura Moynihan Field at Engelmann Stadium The field formally known as Engelmann Field is host to both the men’s and women’s soccer games. It was recently renamed to honor former women’s soccer coach Laura Moynihan at UWM. The field
was given a new synthetic surface in 2010, which was given a FIFA 2-Star rating last year, the highest rating that can be received. Laura Moynihan Field at Englemann Stadium was host to the first round match-up of the Panthers and Illinois State Cardinals last November in the NCAA Tournament. The stadium is located in the heart of campus, and offers a genuine home field feel. The U.S. Cellular Arena The U.S. Cellular Arena is located in downtown Milwaukee, right next to the Bradley Center. The arena is home to the men’s basketball team, as well as the women’s team a few times during the season. The student support is very high, and there is always a great student turnout for many games. Admission is free for UW-Milwaukee students, and the arena is only a few miles away from campus. Shuttles are provided for a large number of games to and from the arena. The Cell gets rocking for big games, and is a lot of fun to be a part of. Henry Aaron Field Just a few miles from campus is Henry Aaron Field, home to the Panthers baseball team. Named after the former Milwaukee Braves great, the field is a fun place to catch a ball game. Admission is free for everyone, so it is an easy way to get out and do something with family and friends. Henry Aaron Field has a great ball park atmosphere. Le Club A couple minutes up I-43 right off of the highway there is Le Club, the home of the UWM tennis team. The facility has 10 newly renovated climate controlled indoor tennis courts clearly visible when you walk through the door. There are glass windows so that all of the courts can be viewed from the lobby, which has a bar and televisions. Admittance is free if you are there to watch tennis. Le Club is a great place to comfortably catch a tennis match and cheer for the UWM ladies. UWM Panther athletics are the foundation of school spirit. With so many great venues to experience, be sure to get out there and support your UWM Panthers this fall.
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The Klotsche Center’s state of the art facilities allow students to continue playing through intramural sports By Zack Garhart Assistant Sports Editor email@example.com A program run by students for students, intramural sports at UWMilwaukee serve as an outlet for one to continue days of athletic stardom after high school. The wide array of organized sports allows students to expand their social circles while claiming bragging rights over fellow Panthers. With each sport contesting throughout a five to seven week season, students have the opportunity to compete in anything from badminton to basketball. The fall semester hosts one season, and the spring semester hosts two. While the opportunity to play a number of organized sports throughout the course of one season is an alluring aspect to the intramural program at UWM, it’s moreso the low cost factor that draws students to the Klotsche
Center for registration. “We get our funds from the segregated fees in your tuition, which makes the cost for teams to register low,” Intramural Coordinator Jim Baker said. “Mostly all of the registration fees are reimbursed if the team does not forfeit a match.” Baker added that any fees not reimbursed are put towards scheduling and reserving outside locations for sports like ultimate frisbee. Registration costs range anywhere from $10 to $25 per team, depending on the sport. Though sports like basketball and volleyball allot two separate leagues, Baker said that it does not denote either sport as being more popular than the other in terms of participation and interest. “Our intramural sports are based more on what students want out of their participation,” Baker said. “In looking at a sport like basketball, you see a people who were great varsity
athletes but couldn’t quite play here so they still get that opportunity to compete.” Having such a level of interest from former athletes makes sports like basketball and soccer more competitive. Flag football, he added, is also one of the more aggressive sports offered. “Flag football can be a very quick game, which makes it fun,” Baker said. “I’ve even seen some guys lay out like Donald Driver for some of those balls and hit the ground hard.” With that, Baker noted that those in charge of the intramural program have recently had to revamp some of the rules due to safety issues. Particularly with flag football, he said contact has been removed in order to keep the sport safe for all players. “We want to make sure students make it to class the next day,” Baker said. In addition to reinforcing safety
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rules, Baker said that the matter of checking students in is crucial to keep the intramural program running smoothly since the service is eligible only to current students. “Any sort of problems we have are usually related to students showing up without their ID,” Baker said. “Since we play at different arenas, they need to show up with their ID. No ID, no play.” Baker reinforced the fact that the intramural sports are designed to have fun, and while modifications have been made with certain rules, a competitive and physical nature to each sport is maintained. Most of all, Baker said that the program is based off of what the students want. “If we can program an ultimate frisbee league, let’s do it,” Baker said. “We can find places to play and arrange things to make it happen if something like that does come up.” Though the objective of finding
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a team for ‘free agent players’ can be tough, Baker said that students shouldn’t shy away from participating in intramural sports simply because they don’t have a team. However, it does help immensely if a player has a team together before registering to play. “We want to make people aware that there is this service on campus,” Baker said. Students are encouraged to visit UWM’s Recreational Sports & Facilities website at http://www.uwm. edu/recsports/ for more information on forming teams and registering before deadlines. For further questions, feel free to stop into the Klotsche Center and ask for more information. All students are encouraged to participate and utilize the wonderful facilities of UWM.
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In your neck of the woods A quick overview of Milwaukee’s notable neighborhoods
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As UW-Milwaukee students, we spend the bulk of our time either on campus or in its general vicinity, but that doesn’t mean our lives are limited to bland classrooms and pavement paths between buildings. Milwaukee is a city of almost half a million people, and local life and culture is not just limited to campus life and the old duplexes that surround school. Many of the neighborhoods within just a few miles of UWM are quite old and full of local flavor, and even though a lot of their entertainment options are bars, that doesn’t mean they’re not loaded with other things to do. Nearest to UWM – in fact, the campus is part of it – is Milwaukee’s East Side, a bustling, rapidly-developing hotspot for new residents. North
Avenue has risen in the last few years to become the hottest spot in the area for eating, shopping and nightlife, and the Kenilworth dorms are located just a few blocks south of one of the busiest intersections in the city. While the bars card at night and are inaccessible to underage students at that time – which means so are the many concerts that populate them – almost all of them serve as restaurants during the day, with outdoor summer dining. A variety of summer street festivals are hosted on the East Side, including the Summer Soulstice Music Festival. The East Side is also home to two Landmark movie theaters, the Oriental and the Downer, both of which are over 90 years old. Be sure to explore Brady Street as well, home to Rochambo teahouse, a variety of clothing boutiques, boasting both new and vintage finds, and an equally as impressive selection of restaurants as North Avenue. The East Side’s last remaining great re-
cord store, The Exclusive Company, is located just a few feet south of Brady on Farwell and is well worth the trip for its vinyl selection alone. West of the Milwaukee River is, appropriately, Riverwest, which has become the center of hipster life in the city – but don’t let that dissuade you from checking out a variety of establishments that cater to mainstream tastes, as well as high-class and kitsch. Fuel Café has been around since 1993 and is one of the most loveably unaffected eateries in the city. Right next door is one of the oddest stores in the country – Riverwest Film & Video – which, in addition to offering sales and rentals of massive amounts of DVDs (including, ahem, those of the adult variety), sells 16mm film and various supplies as an extension of the UWM Film Department. With its substantial local music scene, Riverwest is also far more accessible to underage, alcohol-free music fans than the East Side is. And the
restaurants, bars and grocery stores that populate the area are notable in their own right, including the entirely non-profit co-ops that have flourished in Riverwest for many decades. The most recent is the Riverwest Public House, a 21+ bar, and the famous Riverwest Co-Op Grocery Store, which relies on anarchist ideology to provide affordable local and organic food to an area that isn’t exactly swimming in income. One of the greatest summer traditions in this part of the city is Locust Street Days, which, despite its name, is a one-day extravaganza with dozens of live acts inside and out of many venues and is regularly one of the most crowded and memorable festivals in the city. The newest in the Milwaukee area, however, is also the farthest from campus: Bay View. Located on the south side of the city near the lake, Bay View is just a short trip south on Interstate 794, accessible from Lincoln Memorial
Drive. It takes a little gasoline to get there, but the results are well worth it. Preserved in a time capsule with very little development (for now), Bay View is essentially Milwaukee as it looked in 1990. But the culture is young and vibrant and features a variety of mustsee venues and establishments. There’s Collector’s Edge, one of the best comic book stores in the city, only a few blocks away from some phenomenal restaurants – Café Centraal, Café LuLu, Honeypie, Hi-Fi Café and a variety of others. You can see any number of exceptional local and national acts at the Cactus Club and Club Garibaldi, and if you’re into bowling, there’s Bay View Bowl, one of the oldest operating bowling alleys in the city. Bay View is notable for its PBR Fest, which takes place as a Summerfest alternative every July and has in the past played host to acts like former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus.
A guide to Milwaukee’s all-ages venues What to Where to see music when you can’t buy a drink do on By Steven Franz Fringe Editor email@example.com You may not know this from where you sit now, but Milwaukee’s music scene is both remarkably good and remarkably diverse, and live music has been steeped in the city’s identity – think Summerfest, the Guinness World Record holder for largest music festival in the world – for decades. It’s an essential part of the Milwaukee experience to see small-time bands play small-time gigs multiple times a week. Unfortunately for incoming freshmen, Milwaukee is also a beer city, which means that almost all of the city’s multitude of live music venues – which can feature dozens of live shows within spitting distance of campus every weekend – are only accessible to drinking-age patrons, which leaves out a hefty chunk of the UWM student population. It’s been a problem for many years, one everyone in tune with the local arts beat has had to deal with at some point. Seeing as how we at the UWM Post do not encourage or condone purchasing a fake ID, we decided to throw together this brief list of some of the city’s more notable all-ages venues, which regularly put on shows that anyone at any age can legally enjoy. While going to a basement show might be a blast, it’s a lot easier to figure out who’s playing where at venues with actual websites and for-real schedules.
Pabst Theater/Riverside Theater/ Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee’s three premier concert venues also happen to be all-ages venues, much to the delight of many an indie rock fan. All three are operated by the same owners, with the beautiful and historic 1500-seat Pabst Theater – the favorite theater of singer Rufus Wainwright – operating as the centerpiece of the set. The venues play host to all kinds of acts, from comedy to indie to metal to live theatre, with some shows at Turner Hall running as little as $10. The 3000-seat Riverside Theater, just east of the river on Wisconsin Avenue in the middle of downtown, plays host to some of the biggest touring acts around, including Paul Simon, who gave a memorable performance there just last year. For the smaller touring indie rock groups, Turner Hall offers amicable space, sometimes with chairs and sometimes without, for when the inevitable mosh pit simply must develop. For concert news and announcements, follow the Pabst group of theaters at http://facebook.com/PabstTheater and Twitter @pabsttheater. The Rave Located on the corner of 24th and Wisconsin near the Marquette campus, the Rave has been one of the premiere live music venues in the entire Midwest for many years, playing host to a great many genres of music – hip-hop, heavy metal, punk rock –
that are specifically geared toward the angst of a young populace. What began like Turner Hall as a health and fitness club with a massive entertainment ballroom in the early 1900s – the Rave still has a swimming pool, which is supposedly haunted – has now become a three-level concert behemoth, with a mid-level stage on the first floor, the enormous Eagles Ballroom upstairs, and a variety of bar stages that play host to local groups, battles of the bands, and small-time tours. The Rave also features its famous two-drink minimum coupons – which you’ll find scattered all over campus most days of the week, and sometimes under your windshield wiper – that offer additional discounts to already reasonably-priced tickets. The one drawback to the venue is the facility itself, a dark, dank, sweaty building with outdated pitch-black (and disgusting) bathrooms that hasn’t been reasonably updated since the 1990s, but that can be forgiven for the right act. Follow The Rave on Facebook at http://facebook.com/therave and on Twitter @ the_rave. UWM The campus of UW-Milwaukee might not seem like the most logical place to find good live music, but with the multitude of student organizations that share access to millions of dollars in activities funds, on most any weekday during the school year there’s bound to be some performer or other,
be they UWM-based, national touring acts, political/motivational speakers, or local groups. The Gasthaus, the UWM Union’s downstairs bar & restaurant (!!!) features shows every other Thursday, with wristband access to alcohol so that freshmen and sophomores can enjoy great music even in a bar setting. Upstairs, the Union features several multi-purpose spaces, like the Union Ballroom (where sex advice columnist and SavageU host Dan Savage spoke a few years ago) and the Wisconsin Room (which played host to a raucous evening with the Wayans Brothers last fall). Bob Saget even performed at the on-campus sports facility, the Klotsche Center, to close out spring 2012. The real benefit to attending on-campus shows is that the tickets tend to be absolutely free for UWM students – all you have to do is pick them up at the Bookstore for most shows. Other notable all-ages venues include the outstanding not-for-profit co-ops Borg Ward Collective (https:// w w w. f a c e b o ok .c om /p a g e s / B or gWard/151212100627) and Cream City Collectives (http://creamcitycollectives.wordpress.com/), as well as the Miramar Theatre (http://www. themiramartheatre.com/), which is located just down Oakland Avenue near UWM and has developed into the premiere live electronica venue in the city.
A brief guide to local bands
Who to get to know in the Milwaukee music scene By Steven Franz Fringe Editor firstname.lastname@example.org The first thing you should know about Milwaukee is that it’s about the music. There are bands everywhere. And we’re not talking middle-agedblues-rock or Journey-coverband type stuff; we’re talking young, talented, forward-thinking indie artists who deserve major label deals, not just indie label deals. Milwaukee has all the musical talent of grunge-era Seattle or New York during the hip-hop explosion of the 80s and 90s, but for one reason or another – Milwaukee’s reputation as a “small” city, and the fact that Chicago dwarfs Midwest media attention, for instance – Milwaukee’s local bands get criminally overlooked on a national level, despite the best efforts of some of the city’s more notable music writers. The UWM Post therefore brings you this brief guide to the five bands you absolutely must get to know on the local music scene. Jaill Jaill (yes, with two L’s) might be Milwaukee’s musical crown jewel, a quick-witted, darkly comic three-piece rock-and-roll outfit that calls on everything from punk to guitar rock to grunge with lots of stuff in between. Now three full-length records into their career (including this year’s excellent Traps), Jaill is notably signed to legendary independent record label Sub Pop Records, the label that signed Nirvana, and toured at one point with indie rock heroes The Hold Steady. Like them on Facebook at http://
facebook.com/jaillbook. And be sure to pick up a copy of Traps. Call it homework. Prophetic Prophetic is Milwaukee’s emcee du jour, a supremely intelligent and quicktongued rapper who has taken the thriving local hip-hop scene by both the ear and the mouth and functioned as its primary spokesman. He’s strongly associated with many notable charitable and political causes. He opened for Lupe Fiasco at last year’s Pantherfest, and has also been featured in the pages of The Source. He’s also insanely gifted, and out of all Milwaukee’s struggling or wannabe rappers, is by far the most deserving of the national recognition that he seems destined to accrue. Hear and follow him at http://www.facebook.com/prophmke and be sure to follow his excellent Twitter account @prophpeezy. Juniper Tar Juniper Tar are Milwaukee’s folk rockers extraordinaire, crafting beautiful, melodic, and expansive electric folk that recalls fellow Wisconsinite Bon Iver at the same time that it pushes into an abstract atmosphere that borders often on becoming ambient. They craft tightly polished but loosely energetic love songs that build and build and build, and have a gracious and welcoming live demeanor that only seems to enhance the sense you get from their music of utter grace. Juniper Tar are long veterans of the Milwaukee music scene, growing out of legendary local act The Championship and becoming a whole lot more; their CD release show this year at Turner Hall, which they organized to be a trib-
ute to The Band’s great concert film The Last Waltz, was a celebration of Juniper Tar, The Championship, and a variety of other local acts that deserved to be highlighted. They are nothing if not friendly. Check them out on Facebook (https:// facebook.com/junipertar) and Twitter (@JuniperTar), and hear their music on Bandcamp at http://junipertar.bandcamp.com/. Sat. Nite Duets Sat. Nite Duets haven’t been signed to any historic independent record labels like Jaill, but they have been featured once on the CNN website, bizarrely enough. Drawing the bulk of their influence from slacker indie rock legends Pavement, the band’s sound is nostalgic, lazy, laid-back, heavy, crunchy, melodic, snide, intoxicated and gleefully clever all at once, displaying a secretive and surprising knack for melody (and the occasional kick-ass guitar solo). They’ve developed a sizable local cult, which isn’t surprising given Milwaukee’s loving devotion to its great local music, but you’ve got to earn the kind of following Sat. Nite Duets has garnered over only a few short years. Listen to them at http://www.satniteduets.bandcamp.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter, or else. The Fatty Acids The Fatty Acids are Milwaukee’s very own legendary live act, who once ran a concert venue for their friends out of their own house and whose shows regularly dissolve into delirious mosh pits no matter the venue, be it outdoors, in a bar, in a basement, or in a club. They also put
the most energy into their live presence of any band you’ll ever see, with frontman Josh Evert headbanging so hard you think he’s sure to fall over. They’ve also been known to headline for touring acts and donate their share of the funds to their pavement-hitting brethren out of kindness and generosity, and reward those bands with big crowds and tons of vitality. But they’re also one of the most intelligent bands around, with literary lyrical depth (“Year of Dairy Products from the American Heartland,” from 2011’s Leftover Monsterface, is a reference to Infinite Jest) that’s quite unexpected considering the bubbly psychpop nature of the music. Follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ thefattyacids There are other local bands to check out, too, you know. Be sure to look up Kane Place Record Club, Faux Fir, the Promise Ring, the Invaders, Wolves (the metal band on the list), the Delta Routines, Monk-bms, Wolfgang Schaefer, Castle Thunder, Canopies and Absolutely, among the dozens of other creative and often amazing local bands that dot Milwaukee’s incredible local indie music scene.
campus Cool at school By Clair Sprenger Staff Writer email@example.com Living in a city like Milwaukee gives you plenty to do. Going to UWMilwaukee only expands the city’s offerings, with the Union and residence halls providing ample on-campus events and places to hang out. The UWM Union Theatre shows an array of films you won’t see at your typical movie complex. Each week the Union Theatre plays some of cinema’s most revered works, in addition to LGBT and experimental programming and, of course, student films. It brings films to campus that students would normally never see, and even better, it’s close to home. For the nights when your wallet is getting thin, Sandburg Hall plays movies for free at the Flicks movie theater (located in the Sandburg commons) on weekends. Unlike regular theatres, Flicks can be arranged to fit as many people as necessary onto the space’s couches and you can bring your own pints of ice cream from the grocery store instead of buying measly boxes of candy for twice the price. For the drama geeks, the Peck School of the Arts puts on excellent shows on the main campus and at the Kenilworth studios. The art school here at UWM is renowned for a reason. The music, choreography, acting – basically everything about the shows will leave you in awe. Need somewhere to sit for unreasonably lengthy hours between classes, to watch a soccer game or get entertainment and a drink on Thursday nights? The Gasthaus, though by no means gourmet, serves good food for less than most restaurants, and the fries are addicting. Afterwards, walk across the hall to bowl and play pool, Ping-Pong or video games in the Rec Center. Other than the video games, which are free, you’ll find that the bill for most activities adds up, so keep track of time. The Arts and Craft Centre also offers a slew of activities for the hobbyist and creative types. Just read some of the classes and workshops they host, or go in and work on your own projects with the tools and materials they have there. Most materials you must buy and the classes get expensive, but they also offer free stuff a few times each semester. Looking for those classic college discussions, but having trouble finding deep friends? Visit the LGBT Resource Center and ask about their forums. Or, for patient nerds who enjoy listening, lecturers speak on campus all the time, in the Union, library and even Klotsche Center. If none of these things sound fun and you still want to explore on-campus offerings, go to Union’s atrium and look up. The banners will tell you about all the awesome events you can go to.
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Kaber’s on campus nap hotspots
Where’s a fella take a nap around here?
By Kevin Kaber Fringe Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Welcome to college, incoming freshman. You’ll have fun, believe me, and half of you will not graduate from here, believe me. With however long you decide to hang out and learn, you’ll definitely find yourself in busy periods. You’ll likely find yourself haphazardly redoing the same high school math homework for college credit in addition to entry level English compositions. Unfortunately for most of you, these types of things don’t mesh well with your new lives sans immediate parental supervision and care. There are friends to make, extracurricular hobbies to enjoy, parties to be awkward at and you might have to work 15 hours a week too. With all that, you’re bound to get tired from time to time. That said, it’s not uncommon to
have a stroll through campus and notice a few not homeless people napping in the university’s buildings. And since you’re now entering their shoes, I’ve detailed a few places that you might get your best snooze on around campus, if you’ve found yourself losing hours of sleep each week to whop and/ or Call of Duty. The Union Easily the most frequented building on campus, the Union has many sitting and meeting areas. However, given the heavy traffic that the building receives, the Union is hardly the best place to nap (in most cases). Sure, there are communal study rooms, but they’re not always quiet. Certain hallways also have comfy chairs and couches as well, but if you choose such an area with lots of foot traffic, be prepared to sulk with wide eyes. Nevertheless, certain areas in the Union, while public, are almost un-
known to the general student population – just head upstairs. On the second floor (which is home to the Union Theatre), you’ll easily find a place or two to rest up before Philosophy 101. It’s mostly empty besides a few nomadic studiers. Head upstairs one more flight, and not only will you find a largely empty sitting area before the flight of stairs, you’ll also impress your friends by mentioning you’ve found a Hogwarts-esque hidden room. More or less, the Union’s third floor is home to office workers and not much else. There’s nothing really to do up there (except to work in your office or eat in the pseudo-exclusive Kenwood Inn), therefore it’s quiet and largely unbothered. Tip: Move some empty chairs around to form a bed that will rival your Sandburg mattress. The third floor could be considered UWM’s best kept secret and a perfect place to nap your ass off.
Ernest Spaights Plaza If you’re an outdoorsman, napping on Spaights’ green lawns might be your cup of tea. For maybe a month or two out of the academic year, a nap on the lawn is possible without uncomfortable weather. However, it fills up quick and nappers there are vulnerable to bugs, onlookers and squirrels. A word for the wise: if you see a Frisbee, don’t bother attempting a nap. And there will likely be Frisbees –at a higher rate than the normal Frisbee per capita rate would have it. You’ll learn about the annoyances they cause as soon as you leave the door of Sandburg’s lobby. Golda Meir Library The library is supposedly a studious and quiet place. However, it often falls victim to the annoying chatterbox types, study groups not in study rooms and homeless people watching
conspiracy videos on the commons’ Macs. While you should spend most of your time at the library studying, prioritization doesn’t always work as you’d like. Napping in the library isn’t terribly difficult. Golda is pretty big and seclusion can happen at any wrong turn. If you must, head downstairs to either the media reserve (grab some movies if need be) or the area opposite. These are largely undisturbed and quiet areas where napping can be done with pleasure, except the seating may not be to terribly comfortable. Of course, there are plenty of other areas on campus to enjoy a nap. Most of them are in less frequented commons areas. The Northwest Quadrant is probably chock full of them, but I have no idea why you’d have to go there.
Area restaurants to check out
Some of the best places to eat around UWM By Kevin Kaber Fringe Editor email@example.com Sick of dormitory food? Binged one too many times on deep-fried treats from the Gasthaus or at the wallet-friendly fast food spots in the Union? Tap that piggy bank, and go expand your taste buds around the city. You get a bus pass with your tuition – here is a chance to use it! Café Hollander (2608 N. Downer Ave.) This quaint eatery on Milwaukee’s East Side is one of the best spots to sit down for a meal just a few blocks south of campus. The Dutch-themed café shows its support for biking on its brickexposed walls, as well as a few biking events the restaurant sponsors. But by
far the most interesting aspect of Café Hollander is its expansive list of beers – or bier, the German word for beer, and the preferred spelling of the restaurant’s menu. Unfortunately, many of the bier choices are hard to pronounce. What to try? The Napoleon Dynamite at breakfast or brunch time. It won’t get old, unlike the movie. Comet Café (1947 N. Farwell Ave.) One of several hip restaurants in Milwaukee owned by Scott Johnson and Leslie Montemurro, Comet Café is of the most hip eateries on Milwaukee’s Lower East Side. Comet presents an comfortable chic atmosphere, along with a menu that delights both carnivores and vegans. Johnson and Montemurro’s other restaurants (Fuel Café, Bel-Air Cantina, HiHat Lounge, Hi-Hat Garage, Balzac,
Palomino and Honeypie) share similar dining experiences with diverse, individualized menus. Although they are scattered about Milwaukee, each will satisfy even the pickiest eater. What to try? The BBQ pork sandwich. It’s delicious and messy, and there’s enough for two servings. Lisa’s Pizza (2961 N. Oakland Ave.) If you’re sick of the same old fast food pizza franchises (and you have a little extra cash), Lisa’s Pizza is the best pizza near campus. Tucked just a few blocks away from campus, Lisa’s is a hole-in-the-wall type of place – one that is easily overlooked. Whether you dine in Lisa’s tiny but inviting dining room or have it delivered to your dorm, you won’t regret not staring at Dominos’ Pizza Tracker. What to try?
An extra large pizza with whatever toppings you like. If you get a few friends together to pony up for this big portion, there will be plenty left over for your next couple of meals.
room, too. What to try? Tuesday’s $1 tacos. Fast all day Monday, so on Tuesday, you can gorge yourself on a variety of tacos, chips and salsa and, of course, margaritas.
Rio West Cantina (2730 N. Humboldt Blvd.) This establishment is definitely more Tex-Mex than true Mexican cuisine, but that certainly doesn’t cut down on Rio West Cantina’s business. Located in none other than Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood, the restaurant is known for its popular day-to-day specials and a huge, unrivaled tequila menu. Rio West Cantina does, however, get packed on certain days, and it can be a hectic experience if you’re sitting next to the kids’ playroom. Luckily, there’s a nice outdoor patio and huge, underground dining
Ian’s Pizza (2035 E. North Ave.) If you’ve never been to Ian’s Pizza in either Madison or Chicago, now is your chance. Ian’s Pizza opened its Milwaukee franchise in January 2010. It may not be the fanciest joint, but in terms of late night, by-the-slice pizza places, Ian’s takes the cake. Ian’s offers a selection of toppings that may seem odd at first but truly are delicious. What to try? A slice of the Mac ‘n’ Cheese pizza and a slice of something you’ve never had before. Seriously, you’ll always want both, and you’ll never want to forgo the almostsacred M&C.
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