Madison 101

On a large, three-fold art display outside of Madison Grill, colorful psychedelic line work fills 33 laminated pieces of paper. Images of shiny paisley print peppers and animals pop from the pages. Rainbow flowers, mandalas and insects invite people to take a second glance. This is the work …

Ryan Barto walked hand-in-hand with his girlfriend, Theresa, up the bricks on The Quad. The two alumni had been dating since Ryan’s senior year at JMU — they were neighbors at Copper Beech.

Pete Johnson spends the beginning and end of every day in the softball equipment room and surrounding areas. On game days, however, he’s on the side of the field supporting the team. The start of every football game begins with Johnson stepping out onto the field to sing the National Anthem …

A university campus is perhaps the only place where you can find experts in almost any field given the freedom to express their style in a professional setting. The following professors were named by students across campus as having impeccable or unique style. Here’s how they create their lo…

On a campus where the food is ranked fifth by the Princeton Review for ‘Best Campus Food’ there are a lot of delicious meal choices. It’s easy to get lost in all the choices that are available in the multitude of dining halls. These tops dishes have been voted on by current students at JMU. …

One of the main draws to JMU, besides its beautiful campus and academics, is its great dining facilities. Last year, JMU ranked fifth in Princeton Review’s “Best Campus Food.” Madison 101 talked with the Executive Chef of JMU dining, Jay Vetter, about all of the options students will have wi…

Zachary Melusen and his grandmother, Patricia Poffenberger, attend JMU. Breeze staff writer Rishmita Aich tells us the story. 

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, 41.6 percent of college students stated that anxiety was their top stressor within college. JMU has resources to help.

Whether it’s because you don’t know the campus well or because you feel more comfortable with your friends, going places and doing things alone as a first-year student can be uncharted territory.  

No matter what financial status you come from, it’s important that as a first-year student you know how to be smart about your money. Here are some tips to get you started. 

It’s official! You’ve finally moved away from home and into one of JMU’s first-year residence halls. Freedom is finally at your fingertips, but it comes with a few parameters. Madison 101 asked some anonymous RAs for the scoop on dorm life. This is what they said. 

College life often brings a lot of firsts. Maybe it’s the first time you’ve had so much freedom. Maybe it’s the first time you’ve shared a room. For many, it’s the first time you’ve had to do your own laundry. With mom hundreds of miles away, it’s time to learn to do it yourself. But don’t f…

Not everyone is as lucky as me to be able to stay at JMU forever. It may not seem like it now, but time flies. I talked to some graduating seniors about how to enjoy and get the most out of your four years here.