Best on Main Street, Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor’s Main Street is nothing short of diverse. Food and culture’s from all over the globe gather in the three main blocks that make up Main Street’s satisfaction of taste.  And no matter how far from home one finds …

Best Pizza in B-Town

Photo courtesy of Mad Mushroom.

It’s an American delicacy. Sure, it may not have been invented here, but we like to think we’ve perfected it. Or, at the very least, Americanized it. Now, street corners are lined with them with …

Illini Welcome the ‘Big Three’ New Coaches

After three big decisions from the University of Illinois’ Athletic Director, Mike Thomas, resulted in making coaching changes last year to three major teams at the University, these new additions are ready for their big shot. The three new head …

Game Day with the Purdue All American Marching Band!

The Big Bass Drum

When asked what they do on a typical Saturday morning, what do most college students say? “SLEEPING!!” This is usually the college student stereotype – party Friday night until late and sleep in Saturday morning until …

Archie: A Mammoth of a Tale

The author with Archie

Many statues are scattered throughout the grounds of UNL’s campus. One in particular that is hard to miss, is Archie— the guardian of Morrill Hall. Archie, if you haven’t seen him, is a mammoth of a …

Top 12 Things to See in Bloomington

Talk about Bloomington and Indiana University usually starts and centers on basketball. While basketball is what has brought fame and recognition, the town is being sold short if that’s all you think there is to see in Bloomington. Around campus, …

Zingerman’s Deli Dishes Up Delight

Not only is Zingerman’s Delicatessen a favorite of Oprah Winfrey’s, along with a majority of visitors, but the deli has become a popular destination within Michigan and worldwide. USA Today even named Zingerman’s one of the country’s top ten places …

Encountering Boilermaker Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong had the rare honor of hitting the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band’s Big Bass Drum at a game in 1999.

Gold & Black Illustrated President and Publisher Alan Karpick reminisced about his one brief encounter with Purdue hero and …

“Go Blue” Banner’s History

It’s a Football Saturday at the University of Michigan, as over 100,000 Maize and Blue faithful fill the stand of the Big House. Excitement begins to build as both teams head back into the locker room after pre-game warm-ups. The …

Madison’s Intentional Design

The next time you’re strolling around Madison, and thinking “this town is fantastic”, keep en eye out for the little aesthetic details surrounding you that help you to fall in love with this place. Madison Magazine explored how the …