Covid-19 series

The stories in this Covid-19 series offer a time capsule into life in Wisconsin during this extraordinary time. From a minor league baseball player to a barber to a farmer to an ER nurse, these are stories of resilience and people using their creativity and skills to support their community. Below you will find stories that share our lives, our shared future, our Wisconsin.

Directing the UW Marching Band During the Coronavirus

“I didn’t go to college intending to become a band director, although the reason I went to the University of Alabama, in large part, was because I liked their marching band. I majored in music, but wanted to be a lawyer. That was the plan. Photo by Bryce Richter | UW-Madison The shift happened somewhere …

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Corey Pompey | Madison, WI

“I won’t give up until my goals are met. That’s my future.”

I’m from Mexico, from the state of Morelos. I came to Plover when I was 21. All of my family who lives here told me Wisconsin is the best state to live, a place where family is a priority, where nature can be loved. Photo courtesy of Lili Vera They were not wrong, Wisconsin is …

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Lili Vera | Plover, WI