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The Skye’s the limit for student tattoo artist

April 13, 2011

Filed under Lifestyle

It’s usually at 10 years old when kids start daydreaming about what it’s like to be a teenager. They just can’t wait for the milestone marking the first time to finally be able to say they’re 13. But for UW-Whitewater junior Skye Shaffer, turning 13 was about more than just the numbe...

An eye-opening spring break experience

March 30, 2011

Filed under Lifestyle

As we approached thirty hours total bus travel, I realized that our week had come to an end and that the people I had spent the last week hanging around with, talking with and growing with were all going to head in their own...

A non-traditional life for a UW-W student

March 15, 2011

Filed under Lifestyle

Her alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m., giving her just two hours to feed and let out the dog, prepare breakfast for her family, get class materials together, pack a lunch, put gas in her SUV, and drive the 45-minute commute to UW-Whitewater. By the time her first class starts, she has been awake and bu...

A taste of Italy in Bertozzi’s book

March 9, 2011

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During the school year, associate professor Elena Bertozzi teaches interactive media and game development. But during the summer, she vacations in Italy. It is the food and culture of her summer get-away that inspired Bertozzi's novel "Ap...

College Mom: Balancing school and motherhood

March 2, 2011

Filed under Lifestyle

Senior Sarah Reed’s morning routine might seem typical to most college students. Upon waking, she showers, eats breakfast and gathers her belongings for work. But throughout her morning, the giggles, cries and screams in...

That’s what He Said/She Said: My best friend’s girlfriend is cheating on him. He doesn’t know, but I do. Should I say something?

February 23, 2011

Filed under Lifestyle, Lifestyle

He Said ... It’s a tough decision. As a friend, you do not want to hurt your friend and make them get that funky feeling in their stomach that we have all experienced. But then again, you do not want your friend to be ch...

Relationships can experience cheating partners

February 22, 2011

Filed under Lifestyle

It was the last thing freshman Elizabeth Johnson expected to find when she showed up unannounced at the home of her boyfriend of a year and a half. “I never expected him to go that far and do something that bad,” Johnson said....

Taking the Plunge

February 16, 2011

Filed under Lifestyle

When thinking about activities to do this winter season, most people certainly don’t put jumping into a freezing cold pool of water in February at the top of their to-do list. Yet more than 50 groups, including UW-White...

Co-workers become best friends

February 10, 2011

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“Roll-tide.” “That one crazy night of Monopoly.” “We’re like vitamins...” Only the resident assistants of Lee and Fricker halls know the meaning behind these inside jokes. Sophomores Tommy Kagan a...

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