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9 Types Of Students You See On Campus At The University Of Wisconsin-Madison

"So good news, I saw a dog today."


At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, students come from over 100 countries, and almost all 50 states in the US. With all of our cultural differences, we still share many of the same interests such as getting coffee, going out on weekends, dressing in the current trends, and seeing dogs. As you walk through campus each day, you see certain types of students, and it reminds you that no matter where we're from, we're not so different after all. There are many types of students on campus, but these are the 9 that stand out to me.

1. Athletes

It's D1 athletics here. You can easily spot the athletes because they are decked out in Red, White, and Gray Under Armor apparel. They most likely ride around on their mopeds or electric scooters. Athletes are lowkey seen as celebrities around campus, and they know it.

2. Coffee Shop Goers 

State Street is flooded with coffee shops. There's Starbucks, Caribou, Colectivo, Espresso Royale, Michaelangelo's, and more. These are the hotspots for studying, writing papers, and talking with friends and classmates. Coffee is also a hug in a mug, and with the stresses of college, students like to find their little bits of happiness where they can.

3. Dog Owners

People walking their dogs are like kings and queens of campus. If I see a dog, I will stare, and it will probably make my whole day, so thank you. Oh and yes, I'll probably ask to pet your dog (please say yes).

4. Party Goers

Some parties have a theme, so when you see a group of people in Hawaiian shirts, basketball jerseys, or button ups/short shorts/white crew socks, you can take a good guess at where they're going. If it's below 50 degrees and you see girls in crop tops, jeans, and carrying water bottles, they're probably going to a party. Around 1-2am, you can find Ian's Pizza packed with drunk college students, because who doesn't want late night pizza after a night out?

5. "The Hangover" 

Sweatpants, sunglasses, messy hair, and smells slightly like alcohol from the night before. This wild specimen is typically seen in your Friday lectures, Saturday mornings literally everywhere, and Sunday mornings at brunch. They can probably be overheard saying "Guys! I totally blacked out last night. It was so much fun!" or "I do not remember that at all." The most affected often claim they will never drink again...until the next weekend.

6. Bikers

Students on bikes pretty much follow their own rules; they're like a hybrid mix of pedestrians and mopeds. Biking on the sidewalk? Yep. Biking with car traffic? Yep. Biking in the bike lane? Well, duh. Is that bike going to stop at the crosswalk for pedestrians? Honestly, who knows.

7. Students from Warm States

It's a nice 60 degree fall day in Wisconsin, yet there are people wearing parkas. For the students from warm states, this 60 degree weather is like their winter. Many of these students also don't buy winter boots or coats, so they end up scrambling to find some outerwear on campus. Meanwhile, Midwesterners are chilling in their t-shirts and shorts, talking about "what great weather we're having!"

8. Business Students

The School of Business at UW-Madison is very selective and respected. When walking around the Grainger Hall area, you will often see many people dressed up in suit and tie, or other formal apparel. I personally love seeing a man in a suit, so there's no complaints here.

9. "White Girls"

This is probably the majority of the girls on campus. North Face jacket, new iPhone, Patagonia, Birkenstocks, Lululemon... all decked out always. They most likely have a Hydro Flask bottle with stickers all over it, and stickers all over their Macbook as well. Coffee is always in hand in the morning, probably Starbucks. These girls are not dangerous, but you may catch a bitchy look every once in a while, but don't worry, most of these girls just have RBF.

The typical college student attire is a baseball cap, headphones, sweatshirt, tennis shoes, comfy pants, and a backpack. When you attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison, you will run into all these types of people on the daily, and you may even be a couple of these people. If you attend another university, you can definitely relate to seeing many of these types on your campus, as well. What's important is that we let everyone be who they are, and do what they want to do.

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Vine may be dead but Vine references live on. I still watch Vine threads AT LEAST twice a day. Here are 75 of the most quotable vines:

1. "Ooooooo, he needs some milk."

2. "Hi, welcome to Chili's."

3. "It is Wednesday, my dudes."

4. "Country boy, I love you ahhhwweelhwh..."

5. "Escalera oooooooaaaa!"

6. "F**k ya chicken strips!"

7. "Barbecue sauce on my titties."

8. "Gimme your F**KING money!"

9. "That was legitness."

10. "Ms. Keisha, MS. KEISHA! Oh my f**king God, she f**king dead."

11. "Fre-sha-vocado."

12. "Staaaahp! I coulda dropped my croissant!"

13. "That's my OPINION."

14. "You're not my dad, ugly ass f**king noodle head."

15. "What the f**k, Richard."

16. "This bitch empty, YEET!"

17. "Road work ahead? Yeah, I sure hope it does."

18. "What up, I'm Jared I'm 19, and I never f**king learned how to read."

19. "Um, I'm never been to oovoo javer."

20. "My God, they were roommates."

21. "Why are you running, why are you running?"

22. "Whoever threw that paper, your mom's a hoe."

23. "I can't swim."

24. "Lebron James."

25. "It's an avocado, thanksssss..."

26. "Mother trucker dude, that hurt like a butt cheek on a stick."

27. "Watch your profanity."

28. "I love you bitch, I ain't never gonna stop loving you, biiiiiitch."

29. "What are thoooooose?"

30. "I smell like beef."

31. "You better stop."

32. "What the F**K IS UP KYLE?"

33. "Come get y'all juice."

34. "Two bros, chilling in a hot tub, 5 feet apart cause they're not gay."

35. "So you just gonna bring me a birthday gift on my birthday to my birthday party on my birthday with a birthday gift?"

36. "I wanna be a cowboy, baby."

37. "Why you always lying?"

38. "Nice Ron" "I sneezed, oh, what, am I not allowed to sneeze?"

39. "I'm washing me and my clothes."

40. "Honey, you've got a big storm coming."

41. "XOXO, gossip girl."

42. "Shoutout to all the pear."

43. "A potato flew around my room before you came."

44. "Chipotle is my life."

45. "Look at all those chickens!"


47. "I like turtles."

48. "It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life, watermelon, INSIDE A WATERMELON."

49. "Deez nuts, HA GOT EM?"

50. "F**k you, I don't want no ravioli."

51. "21."

52. "I'm in my mum's car, broom broom."

53. "Iridocyclitis."

54. "You know what, I'm about to say it."

55. "That is NOT correct."

56. "Uh, I'm not finished" "Oh my God, can you let me do what I need to do?"

57. "I have osteoporosis."

58. "ADAM."

59. "Merry Chrysler."

60. "Wait a minute, who ARE you?"

61. "Try me, bitch."


63. "I didn't get no sleep cause of y'all, y'all not gone get no sleep cause of me!"

64. "Do you want to go see Uncle Cracker or no?"

65. "So no head?"

66. "You got eczema."

67. "I am shooketh."

68. "Hey my name is Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow."

69. "Can I PLEASE get a waffle?"

70. "There is only one thing worse than a rapist." "A child."

71. "Ah f**k, I can't believe you've done this."

72. "Bitch, I hope the f**k you do."

73. "Two shots of vodka."

74. "F**k off Janet, I'm not going to your f**king baby shower."

75. "JEEEEEZ, Jesus Christ."

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Stand-Up Comedy Can Make The Most Stressful Days Way Easier

If you're stressed to the max, I highly recommend giving stand-up comedy specials a try!


Have you ever been laying in bed after a long and stressful day, scrolling through Netflix, trying to find something to watch? You can't make a decision on something, so you decide to try something new. Now, this could be a big mistake or you could find something amazing. This happened to me a few weeks ago and somehow I ended up in the stand-up comedy section. I have seen a couple of clips of Gabriel Iglesias, or "Fluffy," on YouTube in the past, but I've never watched a stand-up comedy special on Netflix before. It never was appealing to me and I don't know many people that watch stand-up.

After deciding to watch Gabriel Iglesias' new Netflix special, I was intrigued. Then, my friend told me that I had to watch Bert Kreischer's new Netflix special. He promised that I would find it funny and that he was really good. He added that Bert does all of his performances shirtless and it makes it that much funnier. So, I watched it and I've been hooked to stand-up ever since. Now, I've become a fan of the many classic stand-up comedians that many people know and love like Kevin Hart, Ellen Degeneres, and Iliza Shlesinger as well. It quickly became something I couldn't get enough of, especially after a stressful day. I figured out that even after the most trying day and even when I was extremely stressed or drowning in homework, I forgot about all of that. I got an hour to myself to just take a breath, have a good laugh, and forget about all of my problems.

A lot of times, I use the hour to eat some food while I watch the special or just lay in bed for a little while and enjoy forgetting about all of the things I could be doing. I've also learned some things. Like the fact that Ellen got her start by doing stand-up, or that Fluffy is coming to Columbus this summer to do a show. I also learned that even though these people are celebrities and have thousands of followers and fans, they're very relatable and more like me than I realized. We sometimes forget that they are people too.

I highly recommend taking an hour out of your day to see if stand-up comedy could be a stress reliever for you. This is definitely a topic that many people don't think of when it comes to relieving stress or getting into a better mood. I'm glad I stumbled across this new found stress reliever to be able to try something different and new and to enjoy a good laugh while doing so. If you're down in the dumps or having a hard day, try watching stand-up. I promise it'll make your day better.

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