If they are not already gone, enjoy the last few days of tranquility that exist in downtown Madison. It's getting darn near close to the beginning of the semester, and pretty soon you're favorite eatery will be flooded with wandering freshman, searching in vain for a fast food joint that accepts "Wiscard." This is the time for my identity crisis, in which I look around and realize that I am living in a college town (sort of), surrounded by college students, and yet I am never going back to college myself.
A welcome change is the return of student newspapers. Although I poked a little bit of misinterpreted fun at a Cardinal piece yesterday, I know the incoming editors of both papers, and I'm confident they will perform well this year.
Frankly, putting "Cancun" in the name of a Mexican restaurant is not the way to get me as a patron, but JM thought "Fiesta Cancun" was pretty good.
There are some aspects of alumni status I am looking forward to, however. For instance, it's well-established that even the most venerable UW alums make complete asses of themselves during gamedays. Speaking of, Scott Tolzien is returning as starting QB. Any thoughts?
Mayor Dave excited about new poll that shows support for same-sex marriage to have majority nationwide.
Campus Drank, a service that delivered alcohol to students, files suit against the city of Madison, saying its illegal liquor operation was based on faulty advice from Ald. Mike Verveer.
No need to save the Humanities building, says Cardinal writer Todd Stevens.
UW gets $32 million to expand broadband.
You wanna be on that no-call list? Better sign up soon.
Asian Carp presence in Great Lakes? The guessing game continues.
Cap Times: Read between the lines of Ron Johnson's coded language on Social Security.
Man, I have completely missed out on this Justin Beiber craze.
Wot? The WSJ gives Mayor Dave a deep-tissue massage in an editorial lauding his "move to the center."
Oshkosh Northwestern: UW should heed to stricter hiring policy for administrators.
State speeds up train spending. Could we just get the damn thing built before Walker becomes guv?
About that 8th Congressional District...Reid Ribble gets former Assembly Speaker John Gard's endorsement.
Apparently Sean Duffy, in the 7th CD, is "keeping plans simple."
"Feingold targeting Johnson." That is the title of a Journal-Sentinel article. You think?
Barrett releases a state tourism plan.