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Witness to history: WESLI international students comment on Obama Inauguration

It was standing room only during President Barack Obama's inauguration in many venues across the United States, and indeed, the world. The same held true for 70 international students, and their handful of American teachers, gathered to watch the inaugural speech in a WESLI classroom. Located on the Capitol Square, the Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute has been teaching students from around the world for over 28 years. >More
 Witness to history: Rocking the Obama Inauguration in Madison

Downtown Madison was pervaded with an optimistic and energetic mood the night of Obama's inauguration. Parties and celebrations in his name, even unofficial ones, seemed to line the streets on this particularly lively Tuesday night. I attended several of these functions to scope the scene, and found a fairly consistent and quintessentially Madisonian vibe at each. >More
 Witness to history: A Marquette Elementary School student reports from the Obama Inauguration

I am Lea, and this commentary is about Inauguration Day from my perspective. First of all, I'd like to thank Senator Russ Feingold for giving my family tickets! Thanks a bunch. >More
 Witness to history: A UW-Madison College Dem reports from the Obama Inauguration

As I stepped onto the U.S. Capitol lawn, chilled from waiting outside for hours in the cold and about to witness the inauguration of the first African American president of the United States, my involvement with the Obama campaign came full circle. >More
 Celebrate the Obama Presidential Inauguration with parties across Madison

The more informed I became through involuntary osmosis via an absolute inundation of election coverage, the more passionately I reacted. Come Election Day last November, I found my once-unaffected self among the hundreds of revelers in the spontaneous parade down State Street celebrating the victory of Barack Obama. So, why not celebrate this step toward progress? >More
 The Week on Forum: Black and White News, pricey jeans, and coots

Despite the arctic blast, Forons abandoned attacks on the weather, instead advocating for Israel, Palestine, and Egyptian cotton sheets. >More
 The Week on Forum: Weeknight drinkers, Home Depot hot dogs, and gasoline demand

Forons shared more "overheard in Madison" stories, pondered big box hot dogs, and of course, chattered about the ongoing economic troubles over the last week. >More
 The Week on Forum: Million-dollar skylines, Blago and Benjamin Button

Forons did not abandon their work stations for the holidays. Quite the contrary, actually. They not only took on all of the standard topics -- local restaurants, politics, music -- they ventured into film crit. >More
 Hail 2008 and welcome 2009 with New Year's Eve parties in Madison

One might consider the slightly profound decision regarding how to commemorate this significant milestone. Or, perhaps it's simple to submit to the decadence of indefinitely open bars promising music, hors d'oeuvres and free champagne toasts. Either way, Madison offers a wealth of options for New Year's Eve options for party goers, from gourmet restaurants to grungy basement shows, not to mention plenty of family activities for the kids. >More
 The Daily Page: Our favorite stories from 2008

As the world lives increasingly online, so does Isthmus, publishing original stories every day on Here is some of the more memorable coverage from the past year. >More
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