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Editor-in-Chief ignites spark before exit

Editor-in-Chief ignites spark before exit

May 3, 2017

By Ashley McCallum   A former Royal Purple Editor-in-Chief once wrote that this job is about putting out flames and being a firefighter, but I disagree. This job is about igniting sparks. When I assumed the position as co Editor-in-Chief, I came in with to-do list longer than my 5’4...

Interactive art defines the contemporary style

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2017

While preparing for our anticipated field trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA), I heard the current featured exhibit was based around a world renowned dancer and choreographer, Merce Cunningham. I became immediately disinterested and tuned out for a while in my art theory class. I...

Campus welcomes Kiki Smith

Campus welcomes Kiki Smith

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in Chief

March 8, 2017

Kiki Smith is a world-renowned artist who admits she has friends who will not let her paint portraits of them, for fear she will make them look ten years older. Smith shared that thought, as well as others, with a nearly-packed Young Auditorium for her opening lecture on March 6, the first day of ...

Campus welcomes Kiki Smith

Campus welcomes Kiki Smith

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017

      Kiki Smith is a world-renowned artist who admits she has friends who will not let her paint portraits of them, for fear she will make them look ten years older. Smith shared that thought, as well as others, with a nearly-packed Young Auditorium for her opening lectu...

Endowment allows for world renown artist visit

Endowment allows for world renown artist visit

Ashley McCallum and Hannah Maes, Co-Editor in Chief / Arts and Rec Editor

March 6, 2017

One million dollars and a dream to inspire will allow students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater the opportunity to work alongside some of the biggest names in contemporary art for years to come.     The UW-W Art and Design Department received The Annette and Dale Schuh Visiting Artist Endo...

Renowned local artist exhibits on Main Street

Renowned local artist exhibits on Main Street

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017

In a career that has taken her around the country, local artist Shelby Keefe has found her way back home at the Cultural Art Center (CAC) during its decade celebration on Main Street. Keefe’s show “On the Road Again,” will be on display at the CAC beginning Feb. 11 and will feature many of Keefe’s...

Cultural arts center celebrates tenth year on Main St.

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017

When you walk into the building at 402 W. Main St., you are welcomed to a room with shelves lined with ten years worth of public art from the Whitewater community including bikes, dragons, water jugs and birds. This year, the Whitewater Arts Alliance and Cultural Arts Center (CAC) will celebrate its 10th y...

Atlanta TV show review

Ashley McCallum, Co-Editor in Chief

January 10, 2017

By Ashley McCallum Oct. 30, 2016   Donald Glover has been using words to power his success as a television, stand-up comedy and rap music writer since his career began in 2006 as a writer for “30 Rock.” Ten years later, Glover has his own show and uses his words to bring attention to ...

Threats to press, journalists hits home

Staff Collaboration

January 10, 2017

Last spring, our former Photo Editor attended a political rally where a man shouted at her “death to female journalists.” Journalists and First Amendment rights have been under attack. Threats have been made to open up libel laws, making it easier for public figures to sue news outlets. The media ...

By the numbers and voices: Racial and ethnic diversity on campus

Ashley McCallum

December 30, 2016

  By Ashley McCallum Dec. 16, 2016   At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, more than 9,000 undergraduate students identify as Caucasian/ White, almost enough to pack Perkins Stadium. Meanwhile, the amount of students who identify as Native Hawaiian/Native Islander could fit...

Death prompts City of Whitewater Police investigation

Death prompts City of Whitewater Police investigation

Kimberly Wethal and Ashley McCallum

October 25, 2016

UPDATE, Oct. 26, 2016, 11:29 a.m.: City of Whitewater Police have identified the man found dead yesterday on the 900 block of Peck Street as Kenneth J. Myskewicz, age 43. In a news release, the City of Police Department called the death a homicide and said that the suspect has been taken in custody. Police...

Hollywood sequels are old news

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 I apologize in advance, because what I am about to say will probably upset almost everyone: DJ Tanner and her troop of relatives should have stayed in the 90s. When “Fuller House” debuted on Netflix in February, it seemed like the entire world exploded. Everyone was so excited t...

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