By David Hayes
For a structure that opened its doors after most of University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Class of 2018 were born, it’s hard to imagine Monona Terrace’s roots actually stretch farther back in Wisconsin history than Bucky the Badger himself.
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By Parker Schorr
The history of swimwear fashion mirrors in many ways the history of fashion itself. The Smithsonian notes that the first depiction of swimwear for women appeared in writing in 1687. In that time, women wore stiff, layered dresses. Later, in 1829, the first painting of women in swimwear appears. “Mermaids at Brighton” by William Heath shows women in large, complex bathing gowns that are as unwieldy as they are unfitting.
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By Mitchell Rose
Madison is defined by its lakes. The isthmus affects every part of life in Wisconsin’s capital. It provides beauty, recreation and attracts people from across the world. But the lakes also provide hard boundaries where development is impossible, and they require constant monitorization for environmental problems. Homes, businesses, parks and so much more line the lakes. They’ve shaped and molded life in Madison it’s hard to dissociate them from the town at this point, but once not so long ago they stood undisturbed by development.
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By Flora Junhua Deng
Lake Mendota in Hocąk — the Ho-Chunk tribe’s language — is Waaksikhomik, which means “where the man lies.” This name derives from a Ho-Chunk legend of a young man who fell in love with a water spirit that lived in the lake. He transformed himself into a fish to be able to live in the water, in order to be with his love.
UW-Madison is located beside Lake Mendota, but this romantic legend may not be widely known to UW-Madison students.
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By Hannah Spears
Since its emergence in 1928, the Memorial Union at the UW has been a spot for learning, growth and creativity. Overtime, Memorial Union has seen many changes— new restaurants, renovations, a range of student organizations and different directors.
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By Noa Rubnitz
You heard it. Folks from the ‘Between the Lakes’ Team shared why they love the Terrace.
By Karolina Barej
Music on the Terrace is the heartbeat to summer lake life in Madison.
You won’t believe who’s performed right on Lake Mendota throughout the years. Dig a little deeper into the history of the Terrace’s programming and events with this timeline. Continue reading “Terrace programming timeline”
By Sammy Gibbons
Is there a monster living in Lake Mendota?
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By Luke Verdecchia
When settlers first arrived in what is now Madison, Wisconsin, they described crystal clear lakes in an idyllic setting.
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By Will Kenneally
There may be a couple ghosts haunting the lakes of Madison.
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