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Independent Student Newspaper Since 1969

The Badger Herald

Independent Student Newspaper Since 1969

The Badger Herald

President Biden speaks to supporters at a Madison campaign event. July 5, 2024.
State of Wisconsin
President Biden held a campaign event in Madison. Here's what you should know.
by Sami Bitat July 6, 2024
Pro-Palestinian protesters hold a sign outside Monona Terrace. June 26, 2024.
Pro-Palestinian protesters rally outside Monona Terrace National Space and Missile Materials Symposium
by Sami Bitat June 27, 2024

Representatives from local anti-war organizations including Madison Area Democratic Socialists of America  and Students for Justice in Palestine...

Pro-abortion rights candidate Susan Crawford enters race for Wisconsin Supreme Court
Pro-abortion rights candidate Susan Crawford enters race for Wisconsin Supreme Court
by Anna Kristoff June 22, 2024

Liberal Dane County Circuit Judge Susan Crawford announced her candidacy for the Wisconsin Supreme Court June 10. Crawford will face conservative...

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State Capitol, Madison, State Capitol, Carroll St,
City of Madison
Overdose spike alert issued following unexpected increase in Dane County overdoses
by Ava McNarney July 10, 2024

Public Health Madison & Dane County issued an overdose spike alert Tuesday afternoon after a higher-than-expected increase in drug overdoses...

Wisconsin legislators and reproductive rights advocates gather for a roundtable discussion. June 24, 2024.
State of Wisconsin
Sen. Baldwin, Sen. Warren held events in Madison surrounding reproductive rights. Here's what to know.
by Margaret Shreiner and Brianna Davis June 27, 2024

Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, held a roundtable and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, held a rally Monday, June 24, focusing on reproductive...

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Badger Herald archival photo of Madison Police Department. September 20, 2023.
Firearm violence declared a public health emergency in the U.S.
by Brianna Davis June 27, 2024

Madison experienced three shootings in one weekend, breaking a five-week streak with no reported gunfire, according to a statement from Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. Firearms are the leading cause of death by suicide and homicide among non-Hispanic...

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Badger Herald archival photo of the womens volleyball team. December 9, 2023.
Women's sports at UW benefit from 'Day of the Badger' fundraising
by Max Kappel May 10, 2024

The University of Wisconsin held its annual “Day of the Badger” April 16. Running for exactly 1,848 minutes in celebration of UW’s founding in 1848, “Day of the Badger” is a time for giving. Donors can support professors, experiential learning...

Gracie Nelson People of UW graphic.
People of UW: Senior Class President discusses representing 2024 graduates
by Olivia Decker May 8, 2024
Library Mall encampment demonstration. May 5, 2024.
‘Solidarity forever’: UW takes national stage with pro-Palestine encampment demonstration
by The Badger Herald May 7, 2024
People of UW: Association for Women in Communications President talks empowering women, elevating careers in male-dominated fields
People of UW: Association for Women in Communications President talks empowering women, elevating careers in male-dominated fields
by Nyssa Connett April 25, 2024
Wisconsin Badgers v. Illinois Fighting Illini. March 8, 2024.
Collegiate transfer portal causes more harm than good
by Sammie Garrity May 8, 2024

Former Wisconsin men's basketball guard Connor Essegian decided to leave Madison and enter the transfer portal in March, recently committing...

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Afrofuturist mural inside Gamma Ray Bar. June 13, 2024.
Gamma Ray Bar invites Madison to sing along
by Ava McNarney June 16, 2024

Since Gamma Ray Bar opened off Capitol Square on June 1, its purple front door at 121 W. Main St. has been a wormhole to another galaxy inhabited...

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