The Badger Herald is an independent student digital publication at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Below are some of my favorite articles that I’ve written for The Herald. For a complete list, please follow this link.
UW botanist, team are preparing to send up their third experiment with NASA later this year
By Cadence Bambenek | February 16, 2016
Taking his research and questions to space, a University of Wisconsin faculty member now works closely with NASA to study how environmental stress affects plants…click to continue reading.
Users engagement with university social media has grown in recent years
By Cadence Bambenek | December 14, 2016
Running the University of Wisconsin’s social media takes quick wit.
With the advent of social, Nate Moll, UW’s social media specialist, said everything moves at lightening speed…click to continue reading.
Identity politics, a misunderstanding of middle America by mass media used to interpret results
By Cadence Bambenek | November 30, 2016
If the large crowd at the University of Wisconsin Center for the Humanities’ event Thursday evening was any indication, many people were left with lots of questions following the results of the 2016 election…click to continue reading.
Remembered for having built real relationships with his students and colleagues
By Cadence Bambenek | October 27, 2016
Former students, colleagues, family and friends remembered University of Wisconsin journalism professor James L. Baughman as an academic who loved learning, inspired academic pursuit in others and was a consistent friend in a celebration of his work and life at the Wisconsin Historical Society Thursday evening.
Numerous speakers broke out letters from and notes scribbled on dissertation papers by Professor Baughman to share and express how their relationship with the professor impacted them…click to continue reading.
Investigative journalist, foreign correspondent Jacob Kushner says reporters must give context behind disasters in their coverage
By Cadence Bambenek | October 26, 2016
While Jacob Kushner is an accomplished journalist by any definition — his work is widely published on sites from Al Jazeera and The New Yorker to VICE and WIRED — he said it took until the last year and a half for him to feel comfortable writing opinion pieces…click to continue reading.
National Geographic contributing writer touts finding the human element behind environmental journalism
By Cadence Bambenek | October 5, 2016
It took getting a Ph.D. in genetics for Nadia Drake to realize she was more interested in writing about science than practicing it…click to continue reading.
Speakers at the event drew comparisons between Trump and Reagan
By Cadence Bambenek | September 29, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hammered home his intent to achieve peace through strength and to restore law and order in the United States at a Waukesha rally Wednesday…click to continue reading.
One third of Wisconsin’s counties don’t have active practitioners
By Cadence Bambenek | September 27, 2016
One third of Wisconsin’s 72 counties are without a practicing obstetrician or gynecologist — a figure that predominantly affects the state’s rural areas.
It is a gap that the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is looking to fill beginning this November, when they will start interviewing medical students for the nation’s first-ever rural obstetrics and gynecology residency program…click to continue reading.
Jessica Cavazos said even just a few new jobs can bring hope to a community
By Cadence Bambenek | September 19, 2016
Jessica Cavazos is in the business of creating hope.
As the new executive director of the Latino Chamber of Commerce, Cavazos wants to see Latino businesses expand to some of Madison’s abandoned buildings…click to continue reading.
Summer camp empowers tribal youth to tell stories in their own voices, grows next generation of storytellers
By Cadence Bambenek | April 11, 2016
A University of Wisconsin summer camp in northern Wisconsin teaches video and audio technologies to tribal youth, building on the oral tradition of storytelling to amplify native voices in the digital age.
The idea for the Tribal Youth Science Media Camp hatched from a conversation…click to continue reading.