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The water on Whitewater lake is calm on a sunny afternoon.

Hit the beach this summer!

Felicity Knabenbauer , Lifestyle Editor May 1, 2022

After receiving your yearly pass to the state parks in Wisconsin it can be difficult to decide what exactly to do. There are just so many outdoor adventures waiting to be explored. Kettle Moraine state...

Adultified Easter baskets

Adultified Easter baskets

Felicity Knabenbauer, Lifestyle Editor April 10, 2022

It isn't uncommon for many children to grow up and their parents to stop giving them Easter baskets. While this is an accepted circumstance people chalk up to growing older, others are not as accepting...

Wisconsin grandparents backyard tapping set up in their backyard.

Wisconsin syrup coming soon

Felicity Knabenbuaer , Lifestyle Editor April 3, 2022

Tap. Tap. Tap. Did you hear that? That was the sound of hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin maple trees being tapped for their delicious and sugary sap.  The trees are ready and waiting to be harvested...

Free online photo of picnic

Picnics in Whitewater

Felicity Knabenbauer , Lifestyle Editor March 27, 2022

The spring season is upon us and you know what that means?…picnic season! Whitewater is fortunate to have plenty of parks, as well as a huge state forest for residents to appreciate and take advantage...

Free online photo of mocktails

Mocktails to feel lucky about

Felicity Knabenbauer, Lifestyle Editor March 13, 2022

Not everyone will partake in an alcoholic substance this Saint Patrick’s Day. To some, the taste simply does not suit them. Some have decided to abstain from alcohol. There are also plenty of underage...

A distance marker sign located along the path of the south Kettle Moraine section of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail.

Best Places in Whitewater to take a walk

Felicity Knabenbauer , Lifestyle Editor March 6, 2022

Whitewater residents are lucky enough to live right next to the Kettle Moraine State Forest. The park won first place in the Royal Purple's Best of Whitewater survey ahead of Starin Park and Cravath Lakefront...

Outside view of Bellezza Hair Design and Spa

It’s time to dye

Felicity Knabenbauer , Lifestyle Editor February 27, 2022

Dying one's hair is not something new and has been a practice throughout human history going as far back as the stone ages for a variety of different reasons. Some dyed their locks for religious rituals...

A collage of pages from books to celebrate National library lovers month.

E-books liven up libraries

Felicity Knabenbauer, Lifestyle Editor February 20, 2022

During the age of television there was a present fear that books had no longer become the mainstream entertainment source among young people. This fear has only solidified itself over the decades as it...

UC Manager Anna Cernohous, waits patiently at the sign in desk for students to arrive and make their Valentines day cards.

DIY Valentine’s Day cards

Felicity Knabenbauer , Lifestyle Editor February 13, 2022

Making a gift by scratch can at times be seen as being cheap or old fashioned. However, when the craftsmanship is well done the gift can be appreciated all the more because of the effort. For this reason...

Game day air fryer snacks

Game day air fryer snacks

Felicity Knabenbauer, Lifestyle Editor February 6, 2022

The games are upon us… The Olympic games that is! The winter Olympics, along with Superbowl weekend have dominated the month of February. This makes it the perfect time to indulge in some airfryer game...

Plush, warm blankets to keep in the trunk of your car

Pack your winter car emergency kit

Felicity Knabenbauer, Lifestyle Editor January 30, 2022

Around this time of year there are endless news reports of snow-related crashes occurring all over the country during the winter season. One of the worst accidents to happen transpired earlier this month,...

Example of spoon-in-jar technique.

Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

Felicity Knabenbauer, Lifestyle Editor January 23, 2022

Peanut butter is such an American staple it would almost be surprising not to find it in someone's cabinet. Considering that on average Americans consume around seven hundred million pounds of peanut butter...

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