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.
Continue reading “Development on the Isthumus: Madison’s history”
By Parker Schorr
A global team of researchers are working to understand the effect temperature has on when lakes freeze and thaw – and how this affects the identity of those who live near and rely on its waters.
Continue reading “If Madison’s lakes don’t freeze, a lot more is lost than just ice, researchers say”
By Flora Deng
You might think that lake activies only include sailing and boating on the lakes during the summer. In fact, people walk on the lakes in winter. There are marathon, swimming, walking by the lake and many other!
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By Jenna Webster
Breathe in. Exhale out. Deep breath in. And let it out.
The world is a bright orange behind my closed eyelids, swells of water trickle past me on their own journeys.
Continue reading “As more people try water workouts, yoga takes Madison by storm”
By Will Kenneally
There are two cities in the country that are built around isthmuses: the larger being Seattle, and the smaller being the familiar setting of Madison, Wisconsin. In Madison especially, the geography of the isthmus defines the culture of the city–shaping neighborhoods and even lending its name to one of the city’s weekly periodicals The Isthmus.
Continue reading “Communities outside Madison find common ground over health of, education on area lakes”
By Scott Reichel
Learn about five different types of fish found in Lake Mendota!
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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.
Continue reading “Stories of Ho-Chunk’s ceded land are yet to be told”
By Jonathan Mills and Isaiah De Los Santos
Why did you pick your freshman dorm? Reminisce about your first year on campus with this story about why the Lakeshore dorms continue to attract new Badgers.
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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.
Continue reading “Terrace chairs serve as more than a symbol of summer for UW-Madison community”