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Irvin Young Library uses challenge to connect community readers

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

January 21, 2019

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In 2018, the Irvin Young Memorial Library gave readers around the Whitewater community the chance to rally around one goal: to read 1,000 books in a single year. For the staff at the library, like Claire Tidwell, the Makerspace ...

‘Polar Plunge’ fundraiser brings cool twist

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

January 21, 2019

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With the cold weather of winter rolling in, some may find it hard to believe that people are willing jump into a cold body of water for any reason, but that’s exactly what many plan to do this February during the ‘Polar Plun...

LEAP workshops teach students, staff tools for success

January 21, 2019

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During winter break, some students and staff took a unique opportunity to expand upon their own knowledge through the Liberal Education and America’s Promise run workshops held right on campus. The organization, also known as...

Student organizations stand up against mental health stigma

Charlie Fries, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

December 10, 2018

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Though the fall semester is drawing to a close, student organizations have no intention of stopping their generosity, and Active Minds at UW-Whitewater, a nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness, is no differe...

Spring semester brings new course options

Charlie Fries, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

December 4, 2018

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As the spring semester approaches, students will find new course options added to the catalog. Many new courses available for students during the spring semester are diversity or minority related, such as Queering American Histo...

Sustainability office puts new initiatives into play

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

November 28, 2018

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From plumbing to electricity to the food in the dining halls, running a college takes a lot of natural resources. “We really strive to address the idea of sustainability holistically,” said Wesley Enterline, Sustainability...

A stress outlet for students

Charlie Fries, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

November 28, 2018

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For most students, campus libraries are a place for hours of stress-filled studying, but this year Andersen Library has decided to break that common stereotype and to help students find stress relief. “Creativity Tuesdays” is a free, monthly...

Non-trad students thank support systems

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

November 12, 2018

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For most students, college is a big adjustment. Between the extra homework and moving away from home, it can take a bit of getting used to. But for Colleen Hermes, a 35-year-old graduating senior, the process proved to be even mo...

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