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A mother’s instinct: The Mary Kilar story

September 14, 2011

Filed under Lifestyle

Determination is a word that can be thrown around and overused at times. It’s a word that may not mean much to most people. Don’t tell that to Mary Kilar though, as determination has much more than little meaning to...

Ann Peru Knabe: Her life as an Air Force Reservist post 9/11

September 7, 2011

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UW-Whitewater Public Relations and Communications instructor Ann Peru Knabe was driving to Whitewater to teach a public relations class when she heard that a plane had crashed into the World Trade Center. Soon after that, Knabe...

The untold story of a journalist: Dr. Ndirangu “David” Wachanga has traveled far as a student, professor

May 4, 2011

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Assistant professor Dr. Ndirangu “David” Wachanga knows how to tell a good story. “I consider myself a storyteller,” Wachanga said. Wachanga not only tells stories through writing and documentary filmmaking,...

Marathoner shares stories and shoes

April 27, 2011

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When a worn pair of running shoes fall apart at the seems they are usually retired, in most cases, to the garbage. Yet, for world class ultra marathoner Roy Pirrung, his  retired shoes are not only going to a good cause, th...

Enjoy all that Kettle Moraine State Forest offers

April 20, 2011

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This spring, get in touch with your adventurous side. Take a trip to the Kettle Moraine State Forest, just minutes away from the city of Whitewater. Enjoy a day or weekend filled with hiking, site seeing, camping, fishing, bi...

The Skye’s the limit for student tattoo artist

April 13, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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....

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