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Campus suites, apartments should allow small pets

April 10, 2013

According to statistics gathered by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, about 62 percent of American households have pets. With statistics like that, it's safe to say that many UW-Whitewater students have probably had a furry, feathery or scaly companion at some point in their...

Perceptions of rape, assault need to change

April 3, 2013

April is sexual assault awareness month. The timing seems fitting this year with the prominent rape trial of two star high school athletes from Steubenville, Ohio, concluding just over two weeks ago. For a few weeks, it seemed like media coverage of the trial was popping up everywhere. In fact, the...

Growth Agenda not ideal for current students

Growth Agenda not ideal for current students

March 20, 2013

At UW-Whitewater, we are lucky to be able to get to know our professors and fellow students. We don't have to sit in crowded lecture halls with hundreds of other students while a teacher's assistant clicks through a PowerPoint presentation. However, because of the Growth Agenda, students may be facing...

Top-100 party school list should not be priority

March 13, 2013

On Feb. 4, 2013, Fiestafrog.com released their annual list of the top-100 party schools in the United States. UW-Whitewater was ranked at No. 74 on this list, five spots below its ranking the previous year. Many students on Facebook seemed to view being placed on this list as an accomplishment,...

Professor rating sites often misleading

Professor rating sites often misleading

March 6, 2013

  With academic advising right around the corner, many students are beginning to plan their schedules for next semester. For many, picking classes isn’t just about what is required and what fits with the rest of their schedule. Students often consider whether friends will be in the same...

Book Review: “Eighty Days: Nellie Bly & Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around The World”

February 27, 2013

  “Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race Around the World” by Matthew Goodman is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve ever read. Do you like action?  Is international travel one of your favorite topics? Are you a big fan of history, journalism or women’s...

Healthy choices deserve support

February 20, 2013

According to the American Heart Association, 149.3 million Americans over the age of 20 were overweight or obese in 2012. With statistics like that, it comes as no surprise that more fad diet plans and exercise programs have popped up in recent years. People are exchanging carbohydrates for "super...

Book Review: “Full Moon Kisses”

January 30, 2013

  “Full Moon Kisses,” the third and final installment of the “Full Moon” series by Ellen Schreiber, is one of the worst books I have ever had the misfortune of reading. I’m not a huge fan of paranormal romances to begin with, but I can tolerate them if they’re at least well written. Sadly,...

Social media can make or break job opportunities

November 12, 2012

According to a study conducted by Harris Interactive last February and March, 37 percent of hiring managers use social networking websites to screen applicants. They look at photos and posts to determine whether or not a candidate would be a good fit for a job. Because of this, students must be careful...

Local spa shooting inspires legislation

November 5, 2012

Last week’s shooting at a Brookfield, Wis. spa brought the issue of gun control once again to the front of Americans’ minds. The shooter, Radcliffe Houghton, legally purchased a handgun from a private seller two days after his wife obtained a restraining order against him. Even though Wisconsin...

Pop-rock band The Well Reds on campus Thursday

September 11, 2012

  Every year, SEAL brings a variety of performers to the UW-Whitewater campus. Ranging from ghost hunters to comedians to musicians, the events always draw a crowd. This week, SEAL is bringing a music group to campus. Students who are fans of bands such as The Killers, Muse and FUN. will...

Catering to student food needs

September 5, 2012

Dining halls are a key part of the college experience. Students use them as a place to hang out with friends, study, and of course, eat. But for many students with dietary restrictions, the dining halls can present a major challenge. Fortunately, UW-Whitewater Dining Services in partnership with Chartwells...

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