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Graduate goodbyes: Graduation means ‘adulting’ and new experiences

December 8, 2015

Dec. 8, 2015 Wow. Graduation. I’m still figuring out how to say the word without thinking about my impending doom after the actual graduating thing happens. Dude, the real world? I eat ice cream as a main meal for breakfast, lunch and dinner on a regular basis and prefer to walk around in onesies all day, every day. I know what you’re thinkin...

Exhibit focuses on student perception

Exhibit focuses on student perception

September 24, 2015

By Abrielle Backhaus   It’s one thing to look at artwork, it’s another to create it. In the exhibit “Perceptions of Light” the works intend to challenge viewers to engage with art on an emotional level so it becomes about what the audience perceives rather than what the artist saw. The...

Community runs to help Whitewater

September 24, 2015

By Abrielle Backhaus By Shakeva Oliver   The weather was sunny with a brisk morning chill on September 20. Crowds of people arrived early at Whitewater High School for the Discover Whitewater Series, also known as Run Whitewater. Run Whitewater is a series of running events sponsored...

‘Hole’ new perspectives featured in the CA

‘Hole’ new perspectives featured in the CA

September 17, 2015

By Abrielle Backhaus   Imagine a time where the “traditional” camera didn’t exist. For some this may be the scariest thing since “Insidious.” On Sept. 8, the Crossman Gallery opened an exhibit that focuses on the time before the time of the simple click of a camera to take a visible...

Passion pulled from Storage

Passion pulled from Storage

May 6, 2015

Bachelor of Arts senior uncovers ideal career path while finding herself and dream job.   By Abrielle Backhaus To have walked into the Center of Arts as a freshman with a determination to land a dream job before graduation, originally uncertain of what that dream was, would have seemed...

What’s happening in the Young Auditorium? – May 2015

April 30, 2015

  For the last installment of the monthly Young Auditorium briefing, I’m sorry to say May doesn’t have many scheduled events on the big stage. Don’t let this discourage you, however, as there are still plenty of Arts & Rec opportunities around campus and even in the community. To...

Over-perfumed people make class uncomfortable

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 You arrive to class, sit in your usual spot and prepare yourself for ‘her.’ You smell her coming before she even arrives. As luck would have it, she sits next to you on your left hand side. You fear the approaching steps she takes to reach her seat. As if it isn’...

Pugmire keeps students in the loop

Pugmire keeps students in the loop

April 8, 2015

By Signe Trewyn By Abrielle Backhaus   Music allows its listeners and players to become one with the beat. SEAL presents an artist who exhibits talent in covering songs while looping them during the entirety of the show. Looping uses electronic floor petals to repeat sounds or tones...

Royal Reviews: Movie Review ‘Insurgent’

April 1, 2015

  When one person is needed to pass a test that could be the key to society’s future, all hell does break loose. The movie “Insurgent” was released March 20. I can’t say this movie was well-anticipated by the population, but those who enjoyed the first movie, based on the book trilogy...

Arts event fueled by the elements

Arts event fueled by the elements

March 11, 2015

By Abrielle Backhaus   Local high school students gathered at the Young Auditorium to challenge each other creatively through a theme of Earth, Wind, Fire and Art. “It’s going to be a great day for everybody,” said Doua Vue UW-Whitewater Alumnus and Milton High School teacher while offering a pep-talk before the Visual A...

What’s going on in the Young Auditorium – March –

What’s going on in the Young Auditorium  – March –

March 4, 2015

  We are almost halfway through the spring semester and while it doesn’t feel like spring is on its way, the Young Auditorium has a few events in March that intends to brighten your days. The American Shakespeare Center starts March out with two days of Shakespearean plays back-to-back....

Community travels through haunted past

October 16, 2014

By Abrielle Backhaus   It was a dark and dreary night, citizens of Whitewater gathered to be spooked by the spirits that haunt the small town in which they reside. Although Whitewater is a tiny little town, it has a mysterious past filled with legends, spirits and witches. The Whitewater...

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