The Madison Misnomer should represent a unified voice that critiques and comments on current political, cultural or social phenomena and issues. We present opinions that might not otherwise be heard in a way that is smart, funny and relatable to students at UW-Madison.
We seek to create a collaborative working environment where writers can work and improve upon their creative writing skills and provide an outlet of publication for varying genres and styles of humorous, satirical writing that can include varying mediums beyond print.
How We Got Started
The Madison Misnomer was created in a manner befitting any worthwhile publication – in a dark, smoke-filled, clandestine room here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. We believed that the fact that the the UW did not have a monthly-ish humor publication was an anachronism. Luckily for us all, after countless donations of plasma and some upstart cash from the university (which, I’m sorry to say, has already been spent on necessary items – pens, pencils, paper, office space, publication expenses, and a jet ski) we published our first edition shortly before winter break.
But then things took a turn for the worse. Writers got involved with drugs, some joined violent gangs, and others just stayed at home and watched TLC. The writers needed help. They needed guidance. They needed enlightenment. So E.K. took them on a spiritual journey to find themselves and their spirit animals. In the process, they found a shaman by the name of Wiigy. All he asked in return was to be named the Supreme Overlord of The Madison Misnomer. And then E. said, “Okay.”
Now the Misnomer has a weekly page in The Badger Herald and continues to produce satirical content online.
Interim Editor in Chief
Joel Thomas, Matt Huppert
Heather Vogel, Ben Heins
Social Media Team
Joel Thomas, Matt Huppert, Kaden Greenfield, Jenna Wroblewski
Maurissa Myers, Heather Vogel, Nicole Lang, Benjamin Heins, Trevor Clementi, Michael Ramuta, James Holden, Dylan Silberfein, Matt Stone, Ryan Kimbrell, Shelby Greenwaldt, Jenna Wroblewski, Zach Druckrey, Kaden Greenfield, Zoe Devorkin, Jackson Reed, Jed Hobson, Evan Conley, Jeremy Kogan, Greg Markman, Matt Hoyer, Andy Stoiber, Megan Wisniewski, Heather McAnulty, Austin Albert, Jack Manning, Allie Viti