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Court Reports from March 30

April 12, 2011

To see the court reports from the Whitewater Municipal Court, click here. (PDF version)...

Olsen cruises in only contested local race

April 5, 2011

In the only contested local race Tuesday, incumbent Jim Olsen was re-elected as the District 1 common council representative, defeating political newcomer Michael LeBlanc by a vote of 418-134. Olsen, 53, called the voter turnout...

Fitzpatrick’s products worn nationwide

April 5, 2011

For most college students, running your own business is something you dream about doing one day. For junior Michael Fitzpatrick, it’s more than just a dream; it’s a reality, and a successful reality at that. Fitzpatrick...

Johnson, Jensen ease through election

April 5, 2011

As the Whitewater Student Government spring presidential elections came to a close last Thursday evening, two students, who ran as a slate, sat with confidence that they had won the election. Sophomore Patrick Johnson, a music...

New organization welcomes people looking for new religion

April 5, 2011

College is often looked at as a time to experience new things. Exploring new beliefs and religions can be a big step. The Pagan Spiritual Student Organization opens its door to students hoping to discover a new religion. Paganism...

Three UW-W students forced home from Japan

April 5, 2011

Unfulfilled. This is the way sophomore Tomera Sheets feels about being forced to leave from the study-abroad program in Japan by the UW System. “I worked so hard to get where I was and it ended so shortly and so suddenly,”...

Greeks host alcohol awareness event to alert students of harmful effects

April 5, 2011

An alcohol and other drugs awareness program was held March 16 in the Hamilton Room in the University Center. This biyearly event was sponsored by the Panhellenic Council, National Panhellenic Council, Interfraternity Council,...

‘Come alive, April five’ main emphasis of Reverend Jesse Jackson’s visit

March 30, 2011

Popular civil rights activist Jesse Jackson spoke to UW-Whitewater students, faculty and staff Tuesday night, emphasizing the importance of voting, especially in the upcoming April 5 election. “Come alive April five...

Student dies over weekend

March 29, 2011

Sophomore Tyler Pierce, 20, died over the weekend in his hometown of Monroe, Wis. No foul play is suspected. Pierce was survived by an older brother, Josh, and younger sister, Aly. A huge sports fan, Pierce had the Packers...

Local family hopeful to receive new home

March 29, 2011

The UW-Whitewater chapter of Habitat for Humanity was selected to receive a $5,000 grant from State Farm Insurance, beating out 75 other chapters nationwide. To receive the grant, Habitat for Humanity must fundraise and collect...

Faculty march to Madison to deliver letter

March 29, 2011

Sometimes it takes great measures to get your point across to someone with different beliefs. Several UW-Whitewater faculty and staff members decided it would take a measure such as a 42-mile hike to Madison to deliver a letter...

Carlson remodeling an ‘important change’ for university

March 29, 2011

Some know Carlson Hall as the campus building that has sat empty for almost two years since the inception of Hyland Hall. However, Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-2013 capital budget proposal calls for a $17 million makeover to...

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