By Namrata Trikha
1. Holi is an ancient Hindu Festival celebrated as the festival of colors and it signifies the victory of good over evil, hence the celebrations.
2. Save the date! This year it falls on March 13, 2017.
By Abby Born
So what is Galentine’s Day? …well it’s only the best day of the year!
Leslie Knope introduces Galentine’s Day on the television show Parks and Recreation as the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13th, a day to celebrate your love for your gal pals and also your love for yourself (see Parks and Recreation, Season 2, Episode 16 –available on Netflix- for more details). I enjoyed a beautiful Galentine’s Day last year with my best girl friends. We took a trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum, enjoyed some delicious Mexican food, had a slumber party in a fancy hotel room, and of course, indulged in plenty of wine and chocolate. That was back when my main concerns were my classes and what flavor of ice cream I should order from room service.
By Kelsey Murzyn
One of my favorite traditions growing up was (and still is) St. Nick’s Day. Finding an orange and chocolate coins in my shoes the morning of December 6th each year meant extra time spent with family before school that day and a reminder that Christmas was just around the corner. Although my small gifts this year (delivered to my college apartment) were a coffee mug and Reese’s Pieces, these simple gifts remind me that the holiday season is upon us and my family, even 90 miles away, is still very much present in my life.
By Jessica Brown
Being a transfer student is a different kind of experience from the usual freshman life. I received my Associates in Engineering Science from Rock Valley College (RVC) in Rockford, IL in the Spring of 2014. After visiting several schools and filling out applications, I chose The Milwaukee School of Engineering as the place I would complete my degree in mechanical engineering. I moved to Milwaukee in the late summer of 2014 from my home in Rockford, IL. I was ready for new experiences and to be out on my own.
By Amanda Mudlaff
Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970. Every year on this same day since it is continuously celebrated. People celebrate Earth Day by giving back to their community and back to the Earth. Many organizations like the Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Emergency Management Agency work to give back to nature as well as give back to those in need.
Click the button below to view Ron Finley's story. He plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA for fun, for defiance, for beauty, and to offer some alternative to fast food.
Earth Day may have a specific date designated for helping the environment, but it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t contribute year round. Let’s take a pact to do whatever we can, no matter how miniscule the task may be, in order to better our environment and the others within it.