For many Milwaukee students, the first day of school is just around the corner, which also means a return to the lunchroom.
School lunches have been a hot button topic for years. First Lady Michelle Obama has made it her mission to make them healthier, and politicians from both sides of the aisle have voiced their own opinions on the issue.
Students and faculty are back on campus at Mount Mary University on Milwaukee’s northwest side. The all-women’s Catholic university has nearly 1,400 students, among them, many students from diverse backgrounds and financially disadvantaged situations.
The school just received a $2.6 million federal grant that aims to make sure some of those students can finish their course of study.
Astronomers were excited to learn of the discovery of a new object in the Kuiper Belt recently. The Kuiper Belt is a distant part of the solar system, past the orbit of Neptune, estimated at more than 4 billion miles from the sun.
The belt is believed to contain comets, icy bodies, dwarf planets and asteroids. Since the Kuiper Belt is relatively distant, it's difficult to know exactly what the object is or even get basic facts like size.
Wisconsin election commissioners were busy Tuesday. They voted to mail postcards to more than 1 million unregistered voters, urging them to join the system and also agreed to place seven presidential candidates on the ballot in November.
The musical life of Laney Jones has not been all that long in years, but in that short time she's packed in a lot of life experiences and a lot of songwriting. Her self-titled album came out a few months ago, and is actually her third release.
Of the many archetypes that exist in popular culture, the cowboy may be considered the most American.
From Hollywood movies to dimestore novels and the Marlboro Man, for many of us the image of the cowboy conjures up nostalgic ideas of old world charm and masculinity. Even today, people in other parts of the world sometimes stereotype American attitudes and personalities by using the metaphor of the cowboy.