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What does the Fox say? Trucking in the Valley

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Outside of Wisconsin, a large slice of America may think that the spaces between Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay are populated by cows. Inside state lines, many Wisconsinites know that those same spaces are filled with another beast: semi-trailers, or “semis.” Last year, there were roughly 4.65 dairy cows to every registered semi-trailer in the READ MORE

A Breath of Fresh Air: High Cliff State Park

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017 by Kate Morton
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This past weekend, I went to hike around in High Cliff State Park in Sherwood with my friends Maddie and Chris. What really makes High Cliff unique, along with its aesthetic beauty, is its geological history. The first time I visited High Cliff, I went with my geology class, where we talked about the cliffs READ MORE

Sustainable Gardening in the Fox Cities: SLUG

Posted on Jul. 12, 2017 by Grace Reif
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This week, I interviewed the woman who got me into sustainable gardening in the first place: Jenny Hanrahan. Jenny is a rising senior at Lawrence and the garden manager of SLUG, or Sustainable Lawrence University Garden. Jenny and I talked about the ins and outs of SLUG, what it means to be sustainable, and what READ MORE

Introvert’s Guide to the Fox Cities: Camping

Posted on Jul. 9, 2017 by Dan Meyer
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With the first half of the summer in the books, you might find yourself looking to branch out from your usual slate of activities to spice up your weekends and vacation days. Sure, you could take up new hobbies or start binge-watching a new show on Netflix (Rick and Morty season 3 comes out July 30!), READ MORE

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