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LGBT activist ‘relates’ to students at lecture series

November 20, 2012

  Activist Joan Garry visited UW-Whitewater Monday as part of the College of Letters & Sciences lecture series. She spoke about the impact the media has had on people’s view of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transvestite community. Susan Johnson, chair of the Political Science department,...

It’s not a popularity contest

November 12, 2012

  “A body of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elect the president and vice president of the United States.” This is the definition of the Electoral College on Dictionary.com. If you’re at all familiar with the voting system we have in the United States, you know that the...

Movie Review: “Resident Evil: Retribution”

September 18, 2012

  For “Resident Evil: Retribution,” the fifth time is not the charm. Wait, that cliché is supposed to apply to third movies. Well, the third time wasn’t the charm for this series either, but here we are anyway – five movies into a story that didn’t deserve one sequel, let alone four. But,...

New ‘Bait Bike’ program debuts

September 5, 2012

  Stealing bikes on campus will be a lot harder this school year. The UW-Whitewater campus police have installed a new “Bait Bike” program designed to catch potential bike thieves. “It is absolutely amazing technology,” UW-Whitewater Police Chief Matthew Kiederlen said. “When you...

Programs help freshmen ease into college

August 29, 2012

Hawk Squad member Brain Froemming knows what it’s like to be a freshman at UW-Whitewater. He knows the kind of stress you’re dealing with when it comes to making new friends, finding your way around campus and knowing how to get involved. That's why Froemming, a senior Resident Assistant, decided...

Justin Nothem to deliver commencement to graduates

May 9, 2012

Many college students spend a majority of their free time partying, hanging out with friends or even studying. Commencement speaker Justin Nothem spends his free time selling wieners. “There are a lot of sacrifices you have to make,” Nothem said. “I don’t go to the bars anymore. I work the...

Ben’s top five summer movies

May 9, 2012

1. "The Dark Knight Rises" The final chapter in Christopher Nolan’s epic Batman trilogy has built a lot of buzz, and the previews I’ve seen so far have left me excited about the film. Nolan hasn’t released very many details, but we do know “The Dark Knight Rises” will be set eight years ...

First ever International Student Conference coming to Whitewater

April 26, 2012

Whitewater will make history this Friday and Saturday, hosting the first ever International Student Conference in the U.S. “We’re trying to get international students from the Midwest together and talk about how we help each other and knock down our schools borders,” last year’s President...

‘The Element’ opens new showroom

April 11, 2012

The new student housing complex “The Element” is close to completion. “Progress has been going very well,” CatCon LLC Developer Andy Ream said. “We’re going to be done the first week of June.” A model room was opened Monday and an open house took place from 12-6 p.m. Ream said...

New name for Carlson Hall likely

April 11, 2012

Carlson Hall will soon be known as Laurentide Hall, pending approval from the UW System Board of Regents. The board will meet tomorrow at UW-Superior, and the name request is on its agenda. Associate Dean of Letters & Sciences David Travis said he is ready for the change. “I’ve been calling it La...

Movie review: The Hunger Games

April 4, 2012

  “The Hunger Games” is a superb film. It’s well made, beautifully acted and perhaps most importantly, faithfully adapted from the book. The movie is a shining achievement in the checkered history of big-screen translations of novels. I had few gripes after walking out of the theater, m...

WSG meeting provides updates on proposed campus pond, possible tobacco ban, Anderson Library remodeling

April 3, 2012

A proposed water feature facing Hyland Hall is edging closer to full approval. “I would say it’s 98 percent official,” Whitewater Student Government Sen. Mary Morris said. “Everything is falling into place so far.” Morris said the Campus Landscaping & Planning Committee is going ...

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