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Darlinne Kambwa

With one whole election under my belt, I felt like a pro. On Nov. 2, I stood in front of a blue plastic voting booth in the library of Glendale Elementary School quickly skimming position, name, party affiliation, then filling in arrows. The entire process took about five minutes. more

Dec 2, 2010 3:00 PM Opinion

In a classroom with walls lined with bright pictures, Erin Conway's third- and fourth-grade students are working on mathematical word problems. For the first time in their relatively short educational careers, the problems are in English. more

Jun 11, 2009 2:00 PM News

People might think the members of Students for Obama have an easy job -- backing a Democrat in a president election in which the Republicans are blamed for an unpopular war and tanking economy. But Bryon Eagan nonetheless perceives the stakes as high. "If he didn't win and I didn't give my all, I would be kicking myself down the line," says Eagon, 20, from Neenah, Wisconsin. more

Sep 30, 2008 9:00 PM News

With college students flocking to Barack Obama in unprecedented numbers, Mark Bednar has the toughest of jobs: Organizing UW-Madison students to vote for Republican presidential candidate John McCain. As co-chair of Students For McCain, Bednar says he's ready to argue for McCain's election any time any place. "Sometimes I get pretty loud," he admits. more

Sep 4, 2008 5:00 PM News

Jerry Overstreet Jr. has two homes. He shares one with his wife, Jenny, and his kids, a 7-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. The other he shares with roughly 50 Madison middle and high school students who need a safe harbor in their stormy adolescent years. more

Jul 17, 2008 2:00 PM News