Hi, I’m Brandon

Hello my name is Brandon Bensen. I’m a senior at Madison studying Communication Arts with an emphasis on film, and Computer Sciences. I’m from Minnesota and had lived there until I came to Madison in 2007. I have three older sisters and two nieces and two nephews. I enjoy scuba diving, video games, and spending ridiculous amounts of time online. I’m living alone this year for the first time ever, as my girlfriend has graduated and has gotten a job elsewhere. This leaves me doing dishes, which I hate, and my own cooking, which isn’t so bad. As well as all the other household duties that were mine in the past.


Hello, I’m Margie!

Hey guys! My name is Margaret Papa, but everyone calls me Margie. Sadly, I’m a senior here at UW-Madison majoring in Communication Arts and French. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas but moved to Victoria, Minnesota in middle school. I have two younger brothers, one of which is a baby freshman badger! I love to figure skate and play volleyball, but I am also on the executive board for Mu Kappa Tau Marketing Club; you should all join! I am not a fan of cooking or scary movies. I studied abroad last semester in Paris and had the time of my life. However, it’s back to reality and I’m excited to learn all about the internet! Hopefully I can figure out this whole blog situation relatively quickly; I cannot figure out how to post a picture for the life of me so I apologize for that. Help?

Hi, I’m Olivia

Hi everyone! My name is Olivia Granat and I’m a senior here at UW. I’m majoring in Communication Arts, on the rhetoric side. I’m from the Chicago area, and with that comes my love (and sorrow) of Chicago sports. In addition to being a huge sports fan, I am also obsessed with sushi, sweets, and comedian Chelsea Handler. Another little fun fact about me is that I originally attended the University of Kansas, so even though I am a senior this is only my second year at Madison. I couldn’t be happier that I’m spending my last years of college in a place like Madison…after all, what’s not to love about the terrace and farmers markets around the capitol?

Peter Charles Allen

Hey y’all!

My name’s Peter. I’m a senior here at the University and I’m doubling in Creative Writing and Media. I am a member of the executive management team at the student radiostation WSUM and host a weekly radioshow 2-4 PM on Fridays called “Sad Bastards” @ http://www.wsum.org or 91.7 FM. I write for Emmie Magazine, a music rag on campus. I have also been published in the study abroad journal Souvenirs, as well as in Illumination, the undergrad Humanities journal. I play in a band called Ferdinand The Bull and we’re currently working on writing and recording our debut album, but I released a solo EP you can listen to and/or download online under the name P. C. Allen about a year ago – google Peter Allen and you’ll understand why I took a different stage name. I am also currently working on a novella for my thesis in Creative Writing about a crazy adventure of mine in Morocco that I undertook while I was studying abroad in the Netherlands. I also volunteer with True Endevours, a music promoter around town as well as run live sound at a concert venue on the East side called the Project Lodge.

Hi- I’m Anne

Me standing on the Prime Meridian!

Hi All- My name is Anne Sickels (also go by Annie) and I am a 5th year senior majoring in Comm Arts and Poli Sci.  I am from Wausau, Wisconsin, which is about 2.5 hours north of Madison.  Initially, I took my time in College,switching majors 4 times.  After studying abroad in London, I got my act together and finally picked my majors!  Although I have taken a good amount of Com Arts courses, none of them have been centered around the Internet, so I am looking forward to this class.  Outside of school, I love to travel, and am currently planning a trip to the Alps this June.  I am obsessed with Winter and Christmas music, and usually put my Christmas tree up the day after Halloween.  I love cooking/baking, the color green, my DVR and spending time up at my families lake house in Northern Wisconsin.

HI! I’m Jun


I’m Jun.

Instead of writing random boring things about myself, I thought it would be appropriate to put my intro/info pages from Facebook, Twitter and WordPress blog on here to show you how I introduce myself to the Internet world.


(click on the images if you wish to read the contents)


First starting with my facebook page…

and Twitter..

And lastly my blog About Me section.

(This is kind of cheesy. I wrote it in my freshman year.. so y’all know how silly a freshman girl can be…  Although it was modified several times till last year, I had rarely uploaded posts. It is closed now. But I am planning on opening it again when I have much to say about life. Maybe after I graduate) .

Well nice to meet you!!!

Hi Guys, I’m Sam!

Hi Guys! My name is Samantha Panitch (I usually go by Sam) and I am a senior majoring in Communication Arts. I am from the Chicago suburbs and hope to go back to the Chicago area after graduation to work at some sort of public relations type firm. I am excited to take this class and hope that it helps to broaden my horizons when it comes to different ways to use the internet (my friends think of me as VERY technically challenged).

Outside of the classroom, one of my biggest hobbies is following sports. I am a HUGE Chicago sports fan, even though we are notorious for losing, and have been since my dad starting having me watch games with me as a kid. I also love Badger football and game days here are probably my favorite days of the school year. Besides watching and following sports I am an exercise fanatic and have a new found interest in cooking as well. I haven’t quite mastered it yet, but I’ve gotten quite a few good recipes down now! I also just enjoy just spending time with all of the amazing people that I have met at Madison.