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Henry Vilas Zoo Promotes Badgers in Public Exhibit

BY JESSICA BLACKBURN | PHOTOS BY ALEX THOMAS Last fall, the Wisconsin Heritage exhibit opened to the public at Henry Vilas Zoo and is now the home for badgers—Kaminsky, Dekker, and Bucky—as well as one sandhill crane. On a sunny day, a portly brown and grey badger scurried through his new enclosure, flinging dirt with long,

Mood Change Could be Caused by Weather Change

BY YASIR ALHUMAIDAN With this gloomy weather, many Midwesterners develop a seasonal phenomenon called SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder, and this condition affects more females than males. Edgewood Director of Health Services, Kimberly Moreland, said, “Refer them to a provider who’s knowledgable about that area.” The evidence-based website, uptodate.com, defined SAD as “recurrent episodes of

Winners of the Music Scholarships Are Announced

BY ALEX THOMAS | PHOTO BY YASIR ALHUMAIDAN On Friday, March 24, 2017, the winners of the scholarships for the Music Department were announced. There are five scholarships that were announced for the 2017-18 Academic year. The $2,500 Ken and Diane Ballweg Music Scholarship, which is open to declared music majors with a 15-minute audition,

Signups Make Edgewood College Admissions Optimistic

BY SHANZEH AHMAD | PHOTO BY YASIR ALHUMAIDAN A record-high number of students have signed up for Admitted Student Days at Edgewood College this spring. About 200 students were either signed up for one of the last two Admitted Student Days or are signed up for the next one in April, said Derek Johnson, director

New Edgewood High School Stadium Worries Nearby Residents

BY SHANZEH AHMAD | PHOTO BY YASIR ALHUMADIAN Recently, Edgewood High School has been under scrutiny from the surrounding neighborhood for wanting to update its practice field into a full-fledged football stadium. The proposal includes adding stadium lights, a sound system, and seating for 1,300 people to convert the current field so that Edgewood is able to

Woodrow Street Closed For Construction

BY SHANZEH AHMAD | PHOTO BY ALEX THOMAS The entrance to Edgewood on Woodrow Street will be closed for construction beginning on Monday.    Mike Metcalf, director of security and transportation, sent the following email:      “Due to the construction project on Woodrow Street set to begin Monday March 6th, the gate at Woodrow Street on

Edgewood To Host Second Annual Illuminated Harmony Concert

  BY SHELBY LOOCK | PHOTO BY ALEX THOMAS Guitars, puppets, and animations will join together Sunday, March 5, to produce the second annual Illuminated Harmony concert at Edgewood College. This collaborative project combines the work of the Music and Art departments, as well as Theatre Arts and Religious Studies. The concert, subtitled Laudato Si: On

International Travel-Based Documentary Director Visits Edgewood

    BY ALEX THOMAS  The Edgewood College Social Science Department brought Melody Gilbert to talk about her film, The Summer Help. In the film, Gilbert follows the journey of eight students from American University in Bulgaria, where she used to teach. It documents their time from the end of their schooling to their jobs in

Declining Enrollment Challenges Edgewood College Officials

  BY SHANZEH AHMAD AND YASIR ALHUMAIDAN | PHOTO BY YASIR ALHUMAIDAN In recent years, Edgewood has seen a steady decline in undergraduate enrollment that is making cuts in staff and faculty more likely. President Scott Flanagan spoke at the college assembly last November and explained that Edgewood’s decline in enrollment goes back to 2015. Flanagan

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