Our Wisconsin

An Unabashedly Wisconsin celebration of our state’s people, places and stories


For the past four months, 25-year-old Veronica Lourich has been chalking the images of groundbreaking individuals on the sidewalk near her Madison home. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
For One Madison Woman, Chalk Art Is Her Activism

Veronica Lourich predominately sketches the images of women and members of the LGBTQ+ community that she never learned about in school.

Darla Dernovsek submitted this photo of her husband Mike and their dog Sunny on a hike at St. Peter's Dome near Ashland.
There’s Much to Be Thankful for in Wisconsin—the Places and the People

Our travel writer offers reminders of what we have and what will still be with us after this most unusual year.

Photo courtesy of Jonathan De Campos.
Meet the Boricua From Wisconsin Working to Activate Florida Voters

With the 2020 political season in full swing, Joseph Martínez has a foot in two battleground states decided by razor-thin electoral margins.

We Asked for Your Best Fall Photos—and You Didn’t Disappoint!

Enjoy the most colorful scenes from our theater of seasons.

Greenbush Cemetery was established during the same year that Wisconsin became a state.
For Sites with Unconventional History Lessons, Look to Wisconsin’s Dead

Cemeteries provide more than Halloween tales of terror and dead-calm tranquility the rest of the year.

A police officer patrols around Camp Randall Stadium, home of the University of Wisconsin-Madison football team, prior to the team's season opener against Illinois in Madison. No fans were allowed in the stadium. (Photo © Andy Manis)
No Fans, No Tailgating: UW-Madison Football Season Kickoff Looks Very Different

In contrast to a regular season opening, the UW-Madison campus was a ghost town Friday night.

Wisconsin volleyball player Dana Rettke goes up for a block during a Badgers practice at the UW Field House. Rettke, a senior three-time All-American, would have competed with the U.S. national team over the summer in hopes of earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. (Photo by Bianca Miceli for UW Athletics)
Delayed Schedules And Sideline Watching: How COVID Changed UW Badgers Volleyball Team’s Season

With most of the key players from the team returning, the Badgers are the favorite to win the national title.