Posts By: Madysen Schmidt

Happy Blame Someone Else Day!

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We’ve all seen it: a scene out of a movie (or real life) in which a parent sees his or her child, trying to avoid eye contact, while standing next to a broken lamp. The parent then springs the question: “Who broke the lamp? You, I mean, ‘the child’ probably answered with, “It wasn’t me!… Read more »

Welcome to my home: Scott Hall(s)

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A residence hall is like a dog; they come in all shapes and sizes and have a unique personality. It’s important to consider whether you want one that’s big, small, or in-between because each brings you a different experience. Scott Hall is like a Great Dane: fun-loving and outgoing, while being easy to get along… Read more »

Big squirrel on campus

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What’s gray, acrobatic, and full of personality? If you guessed a common gray squirrel, you are correct. Also known as our campus’s “unofficial university animal,” they are often seen wandering around buildings, grassy areas and the residence halls — with nothing more than a window pane separating your face-to-face encounter. Squirrels are often met with… Read more »

National Volunteer Week kicks off today

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Through my job here in the Admissions office, I’ve been discovering how many cool “holidays” and weeklong events exist: National Nap Day? Pi Day? Grilled Cheese Month? Who knew? The month of April is full of holidays… and this week is no exception. Happy National Volunteer Week!

What Hollywood taught me about college…

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Movies offer a lot more than a couple hours of entertainment. They offer valuable life advice, especially for college students. Don’t believe me? Check out some of my all-time favorite movie quotes… complete with my personal explanation of how these offer solid advice for you in your college experience. “’Sometimes when the crew is up… Read more »

The poor student’s guide to rocking spring break

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As I went up to my room after classes today, I ran into my friend Chelsea, who was carrying a package under her arm. “You got a package? Lucky!” I exclaimed. “Yeah. I bought myself a cute swimming suit for when I go to the Bahamas on break,” she responded. Some of you may be… Read more »

Happy National Nap Day!

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There’s a phrase that my friends and I often quote: “In college, you can get good grades, have a social life, and sleep. Now pick two.”

UW Oshkosh and LGBTQ Resource Center Work to “Make it Better”

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UW Oshkosh offers many opportunities to students to connect with others that differ from themselves. One of our campus resources, the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual Queer (LGBTQ) Resource Center, sponsored a movie night featuring the documentary Bullied and the premiere of the center’s student-made film “Together, We Make it Better.”