Wisconsin is a dairy state. It's a beer state, a corn state, a football state and a Badger state. As UW-Madison students know, it's also a Forward state. The students here have the most noble of ambitions--we study stem cells, analyze social movements, mold influential artists, raise agriculture standards, and even produce world-class ice cream.
We've got it all, but what we needed in order to speak both within and outside of our beloved campus was a new voice. Badgers were missing a down-to-earth, nitty-gritty outlet to speak our truths. This is the environment we hope to provide by bringing The Rival to Wisconsin.
We want to raise our hand in the sea of college publications, and start conversations about what we actually care about. We want to tell stories and offer voices for people and topics that go unnoticed.
Not everything we write will be breaking news, and you will occasionally disagree. That's alright. We're just looking to start a conversation and be a trustworthy new voice.
Thank you for being the most important part of our mission.