Behind every football recap, concert review and campus event, there are photographers running all over the University of Wisconsin capturing the moments of everyday student life. 

This semester, The Badger Herald’s photo editors and photographers will be discussing their experiences shooting some of these events and what it’s like to be behind the lens. 

Daniel Yun, Photographer

Homecoming celebration week continued this Wednesday night with the Light of the Moon 5k run. This event gives an opportunity for students, faculty and other community members to run “by the light of the moon” on Lakeshore Path.

As I arrived for the event, there was already a large group of participants warming up ranging from serious runners looking to break their own personal records to participants just wanting to have a fun time.

Daniel Yun/The Badger Herald

Daniel Yun/The Badger Herald

Before the start of the race, Dean of Students Lori Berquam spoke in support of “Lighting the Way with the Pink,” an initiative which will light the entry to University Hospital with pink lights in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Proceeds from the 5k will go toward the initiative to support breast cancer patients like Berquam who are currently fighting the disease.

As the clock ticked down to mere seconds, runners started lining up posing with their runner stance. Then — boom! Off to the races the runners sprinted away under the light of the moon.

Daniel Yun/The Badger Herald

Daniel Yun/The Badger Herald

As I was running around the race track chasing runners, a couple of participants were almost at the finish line. So, I raced back just time to take pictures of the first participants finishing.

One by one, participants finished and were welcomed by cheering bystanders including the UW cheerleading team and Bucky Badger himself.

Overall, the 5k was a great event to support a great cause, socialize and get a run in at the same time.

Daniel Yun/The Badger Herald

Daniel Yun/The Badger Herald