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Introvert’s Guide to the Fox Cities: 4th of July

Posted on Jun. 26, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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The sun has set and the sweltering midday heat has dissipated. A few mosquitoes circle around you, waiting for their chance to strike. The sound of children at play echoes off brick walls and metal swingsets, interrupted by the soft scolding of their parents. The sky is still with anticipation. A single flare breaches the READ MORE

A Breath of Fresh Air: Introduction

Posted on Jun. 20, 2017 by Kate Morton
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“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” ― John Muir From when I was born until I left home for Lawrence University, I lived in a rural area outside of Madison, Wisconsin. It was a big transition to go from living across from READ MORE

What does the Fox say?

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Today marks one week since I’ve been back in my hometown. It’s been seven days now since my mom and I packed up my car tetris-style, boxes and drawers wedged all the way up to the ceiling. It’s no small wonder that we had to build the Leaning Pile of Luggage; that was nine months’ READ MORE

Introvert’s Guide to the Fox Cities: Introduction

Posted on May. 22, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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Bubbles can be downright exhausting. Throw a rock in any direction during the summer months and you’re bound to hit 28 bubbly, overflowing descriptions of local landmarks and events. Trees, taken for granted after they’ve shed their leaves, become “awe-inspiring.” Community members attending the opening of a neighborhood’s fourth hair salon become “ecstatic.” The list READ MORE

Intern Intro: Nicole

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Get to know Nicole, our newest editorial intern… Name: Nicole Witmer Age: 19 and 3/4 Hometown: Plainfield, IL School attending: Lawrence University Tell us about your background: I am a sophomore at Lawrence University and plan on graduating in 2019. I am majoring in English and contemplating a minor in Communications. I played volleyball for READ MORE

Learning the Land: Why it Matters

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As we’ve seen in this blog series, learning about the geology of an area can reveal fascinating secrets and intricate associations between ancient processes and modern civilization. Not only that, it allows us to gain a deeper understanding of the world around us, and how billions of years of geologic change have shaped the planet READ MORE

To Infinity–And Beyond!

Posted on Sep. 6, 2016 by Katie Nelson
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All across the country, stores are putting up Valentine’s Day decorations, which can only mean one thing: It’s almost September. Summer is just about over. Today is my last day as a Fox Cities Magazine Editorial Intern, and this week I’ve been finishing up my last few assignments, packing for study abroad, and reminding myself that READ MORE

Telling the New Histories: Shenandoah Books, Etc.

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“The name ‘Shenandoah’ is my grandmother’s. She’s a medicine woman, and so then the name went from Scandoa to some form of Shenandoah, and then I’m Skenandore, now.” “So it even changed between you and your grandmother!” “Well, yeah, because the white people got involved. I call that the ‘whitenizing.’” I sit in Shenandoah Books, READ MORE