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Time down under a life changing experience

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2019

I never thought I would be brave enough to study in a foreign country, but it was truly the best experience of my life. This past winterim, I was fortunate enough to study abroad in Australia. I have always wanted to study abroad, but I wanted to find an alternative to an entire semester in a differe...

Letter to the Editor: Threat of terrorism not fully understood

December 8, 2015

Dec. 8, 2015 How will the extremist Islamic State, plus gargantuan immigration, affect your next 40 years? Your children’s whole lives?  Below, some thoughts on a situation insufficiently understood or confronted. The two issues are the fast-&-obvious military attack, but also a slower-but-covert demographic immig...

A warhawk’s life down under

November 28, 2012

  Imagine waking up on your birthday and having to say goodbye to all of your friends and family before you leave the country for six months. That was me, heading to Australia to study abroad for one of my last semesters of college. As excited as I was to be able to embark on this incredible jou...

A long-distance love story

February 8, 2012

If someone would have told now UW-Whitewater senior Cody Gumm seven years ago that he would UW-Whitewater senior Cody Gumm met Australian-native Elise Matthews through a pen-pal program his freshman year of high school. As of this January, they have been together four-and-a-half years as a long-distance couple. Ma...

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