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Undergraduates present research

April 2, 2014

By Vesna Brajkovic April 2, 2014   More than 190 students from nearly every department on campus attended the 19th annual Undergraduate Research Day, on March 19 to present their research on various topics. “Undergraduate research is working at UW-Whitewater partly because of the diversity...

The Bronies of Whitewater

The Bronies of Whitewater

April 2, 2013

Fans of 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' come together  Friendship, magic and ponies, oh my. “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” is an animated television series based on Hasbro, Inc.’s “My Little Pony” toy line. The storyline follows main character Twilight Sparkle, a studious unico...

Staying safe on St. Patrick’s Day

Staying safe on St. Patrick’s Day

March 12, 2013

  The Royal Purple sat down with professionals with University Health & Counseling Services to help answer questions and give students advice on how to drink safely on St. Patrick’s Day. Wellness/AOD Educator Amanda Krentz   RP: How many drinks do you need to consume in order for it ...

The power of pizza: Toppers delivers jobs, benefits local charities

The power of pizza: Toppers delivers jobs, benefits local charities

February 27, 2013

  “We keep the good people of Whitewater fed with good, cheesy food,” Founder and CEO of Toppers Pizza, Scott Gittrich, said of his business’ role in the community. Gittrich was introduced to the pizza business in 1984 when he started delivering for Domino’s Pizza. He said when...

Valentine’s Day: Then and Now

Valentine’s Day: Then and Now

February 13, 2013

  Valentine’s Day has transformed itself into a day for loved ones to shower each other with gifts and words of appreciation, but the original tradition started out a little differently. According to TheHolidaySpot.com, there are many legends that have contributed to today’s modern version...

Getting into shape with Hip Hop Hustle

Getting into shape with Hip Hop Hustle

January 30, 2013

Hip Hop Hustle is a relatively new workout style that has hit exercise junkies by storm. It combines high-energy dance moves with hip hop music to create a workout. The exercise has recently joined the schedule of group fitness classes offered through UW-Whitewater’s Recreation Sports and Facilities....

Keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory alive

Keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory alive

January 23, 2013

It has been over 45 years since Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, and Jan. 21, 2013 marked the 27th annual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Members of UW-Whitewater’s Black Student Union have promoted King’s message by encouraging the growth and development of students for over 40 ye...

That’s what (S)He said…

November 14, 2012

Should people take part in “No-Shave November?”  SHE SAID Commentary by Abbey Bowen Fall is my favorite time of year, because everything turns pumpkin flavored, families get to stuff their faces at Thanksgiving and men become outrageously hairy. Ah, No-Shave November. I can’t speak for all...

Emanuele Andrizzi named director of orchestras

November 7, 2012

  From Italy to the United States, Conductor Emanuele Andrizzi has trained for over 20 years at universities across the continent. He has been named the director of orchestras at UW-Whitewater. The decision to add Andrizzi to the music faculty was made after a great turn over in the orchestra...

Play mixes superheroes and Shakespeare

October 9, 2012

    Thou flyest through the air like a speeding bullet, and web doth fly from thy wrists. This is an example of what a modern Shakespearean comic book might be like. Students within the theatre/dance department at UW-Whitewater are exploring these possibilities further with the...

Artist’s appearance provides many opportunities

October 9, 2012

  Eric Lee describes his artwork as aesthetic, back-painted sealed glass that can withstand years of wear and tear from nature. Besides his glasswork, he also makes functional artwork by painting on aluminum. On Oct. 11, Lee will come to campus to provide four opportunities for students...

Album preview: “Take Me Home” by One Direction

October 2, 2012

  First of all, I need to admit something. I am totally a directioner, which UrbanDictionary. com describes as, “a psychotic barbarian who is obsessed with the boy band, One Direction.” My love affair for One Direction started last year when the song, “What Makes You Beautiful” first...

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