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Seven votes decides WSG election

Seven votes decides WSG election

March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   Nathan Perry and Lucas Tomachek won the Whitewater Student Government election by only 7 votes. The unofficial totals have Perry/Tomachek with 239 votes while Emmett/Ziolkowski received 232. Only 3.9 percent of the student body voted in the election. Perry/Tomachek...

Referendum removed from WSG ballot

Referendum removed from WSG ballot

March 19, 2014

  March 19, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   The Whitewater Student Government election ballot offers more than just two slates running against each other. Before the WSG Senate meeting on March 17, two non-binding referendums were to be placed on the ballot. Non-binding referendums...

Pow-wow: Drums, dance and regalia

Pow-wow: Drums, dance and regalia

March 19, 2014

  March 19, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik During pow-wows, Native Americans wear traditional clothing depending on which tribe their ancestors belonged to. San Carlos Apache tribesmen Ronnie Preston wears bear claws in representation of the spirit that he said still dances with him every...

‘Era of hate’ focus of lecture

‘Era of hate’ focus of lecture

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   Being the catalyst for change, showing events happening around the world and creating a tolerant society were the goals of the Warhawk Connection Center when it showed the movie, “Journey to a Hate Free Millennium.” The documentary about the...

Leonardo DiCaprio snubbed at the Oscars again

Leonardo DiCaprio snubbed at the Oscars again

March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 Column by Alexandria Zamecnik Another Academy Awards ceremony has passed, and Leonardo DiCaprio walks away empty handed, for the fourth time. During the 2014 Academy Awards, DiCaprio was nominated for two Oscars, both for his work in “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Neither nomination turned into a win. Although Matthew McConaug...

Lincoln impersonator performs for exhibit

Lincoln impersonator performs for exhibit

February 25, 2014

Feb. 27, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   After two years of applying for grants, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was finally able to receive the funding it needed to host “Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibit to honor the 16th president. Kim Adams, ass...

Plagiarism down, according to Learning Technology Center director

Plagiarism down, according to Learning Technology Center director

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik Since TurnItIn: Originality Checker has been implemented at UW-Whitewater in 2008, the number of academic misconduct cases for plagiarism taken to administration has reduced, said the Learning Technology Center. Originality Checker is a program that allows...

Career fair connects students, companies

Career fair connects students, companies

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Katie Kane By Alexandria Zamecnik   More than 500 students attended the Multi-Cultural Career Fair on Feb. 5. The turnout was the best that the College of Business and Education has seen in years. The fair gave students the opportunity to visit company booths and speak...

Aldermanic District 4 primary election to be held

Aldermanic District 4 primary election to be held

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik The Downtown Armory will be holding the 2014 District 4 primary elections on Feb. 18 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Three candidates are running for the Common Council Alderman District 4 seat that includes Wards 4, 5 and 6. The primaries will eliminate one candidate to ...

UW-Whitewater students take stance on State of the Union

UW-Whitewater students take stance on State of the Union

February 5, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 Information compiled by Michael Riley Information compiled by Alexandria Zamecnik   The Royal Purple interviewed three different student political leaders on campus; Shane Otten of Young Americans for Liberty, Jonathan Fera of College Democrats and Madeline Walton of Colle...

Students prepare for Multicultural Career Fair

Students prepare for Multicultural Career Fair

February 5, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik As the Multicultural Career Fair opens it doors at noon today, it is the product of many hours of preparation of a diverse group of UW-Whitewater students. The fair lasts until 4 p.m. in the Hamilton Room The Diversity Networking Program hosted the “Build...

Sarah Bregant is not your ‘common’ student

Sarah Bregant is not your ‘common’ student

January 29, 2014

UW-W senior hits links, books and local government Jan. 29, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   When Sarah Bregant came to UW-Whitewater to play golf and attend the business school, she never expected she would end up serving as the voice of the entire student population. As a Whitewater...

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