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Coronavirus cancels traditional spring commencement ceremony

The spring 2020 commencement ceremony planned for May 16, 2020 is postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The university is considering alternative options to honor the spring graduates.

Olivia Storey, News Editor

April 20, 2020

The goal for many college students is to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas following years of studying, hard work and commitment to their university. That same mindset can be seen here at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where many 2020 graduates give their all to receive a degree...

Warhawks move to web-based learning

As the university transitions to remote learning for the remaineder of the spring 2020 semester, many students are using Canvas and Cisco WebEx to complete their courses.

Kylie Jacobs, Biz & Tech Editor

April 20, 2020

In what has been described as a historic semester, the students of the UW-W were sent home a week before their spring break to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Originally the plan was to take the weeks of March 15-29 off, for students to have their ‘spring break’ and to give instructors time to...

Wrestling team left wondering what could have been

Senior Mike Tortorice has his hand raised in victory after a previous match this season. The senior was headed to the national tournament before it was cut short.

Carter Secor, Assistant Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa members of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wrestling team were in their hotel awaiting the 2020 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. They had just finished eagerly preparing for the tournament, for which they had sent four wrestlers - three of whom were favorites to...

How to make your own homemade essentials

How to make your own homemade essentials

Kyle Olson, Journalist

April 20, 2020

Everyone is trying to find the best ways to be safe in these trying times. With limited supplies and a huge demand for hygienic products, people started to get very creative. Homemade cloth facemasks and homemade hand sanitizers are extremely handy and very easy to make. Whether hand sanitizer is...

DanceScapes hosts private performance amid outbreak

DanceScapes hosts private performance amid outbreak

Danielle Klais, Arts & Rec Editor

April 20, 2020

The department of theatre and dance hosted a private performance of DanceScapes March 12 at 7:30 p.m. for the families and friends of performers. DanceScapes ‘20 was originally scheduled from March 16 until March 19 in the Barnett Theatre, but due to COVID-19’s rapid spread throughout the United...

Arby’s ready to serve Whitewater

Arby’s ready to serve Whitewater

Makayla Fedler, Assistant Biz & Tech Editor

March 13, 2020

A new Arby’s restaurant opened up on 1407 West Main Street, exciting Warhawks and residents alike about curly fries, meaty sandwiches and additional food options in Whitewater. Its grand opening was held for a large crowd of community members Monday, March 9. When arriving upon the restaurant, the...

Pro Day gives DIII football players chance to showcase talent in front of scouts and coaches

Whitewater football player Justin Prostinak breaks off the line to begin his 40-yard dash. Prostinak featured mostly as a kick returner for UW-W, but participated in Pro Day as a running back. The Senior racked up 250 yards between returning both kicks and punts, including a punt-return touchdown against UW-Stout.

Carter Secor, Assistant Sports Editor

March 13, 2020

For senior football players who are looking to continue their athletic careers at the professional level, a Pro Day is their best shot to get exposure and eyes on them from professional teams. While some DII and DIII players do get invited to Pro Days at DI colleges, many still do not. To remedy thi...

Students go green painting planter pots

Students paint planter pots and make macrame hangers at a crafting workshop sponsored by Roberta’s Art Gallery and the Sustainability Office.

Danielle Klais, Arts & Rec Editor

March 13, 2020

Roberta’s Art Gallery and the UW-Whitewater Sustainability Office teamed up March 11 at 4 p.m. to encourage students to paint planter pots. The workshop had a large turnout with all possible slots filled. Kate Amerling, the public relations intern for Roberta’s Art Gallery, showed attendees how t...

Cheapshotz parties for St. Pat’s

Cheapshotz offered many specials and specialty drinks for St. Patrick’s Day.

Kyle Olson, Journalist

March 13, 2020

St. Patrick’s Day is the average college student’s favorite holiday to celebrate every year. For many, it is customary to arrive at the bars as early as possible to get a full day of the Irish festivities. Although, with the actual St. Patrick’s Day being on a Tuesday, the students and several b...

Warhawks welcomed home

Students pose for a photo after the annual re-entry dinner hosted by the Office of Global Experiences.

Carina Lopez, Lifestyle Editor

March 13, 2020

The Office of Global Experiences hosted its annual re-entry dinner for students coming home from study abroad trips Tuesday, March 10. The conversation emphasized the adjustment of being back home and settling into reality. The students from the most recent trip traveled to Spain, and others included J...

Wheelchair Basketball wins in Edinboro

Forward Brian Wofford takes a shot during a home game this season. He led the team to two wins in the Edinboro tournament.

Calahan Steed, Journalist

March 9, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Men’s Wheelchair basketball team will rely on the strong bond they’ve built all season as they prepare for the 2020 National Intercollegiate Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. The Warhawks, who are coming off a two-win appearance at the Edinboro tournament will...

Recognizing women in leadership

Recognizing women in leadership

Hannah Michalowski, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

March 9, 2020

The women of leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater were recognized for their outstanding efforts and hard work at the Women in Leadership Recognition Ceremony on March 5. The Women’s Issues Committee honored 11 women for all they have done for our community as their peers applauded the...

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