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UW-Whitewater AMA earns several awards including international chapter of the year

April 3, 2012

Many know about the success UW-Whitewater athletic programs have had this year. However, the UW-Whitewater chapter of the American Marketing Association was named the International Chapter of the Year at the international collegiate conference in New Orleans March 22-24. The chapter also took secon...

Jensen, Jordan win student government presidential elections

March 22, 2012

Sophomores John Jensen and Danielle Jordan won the 2012 Whitewater Student Government presidential election in a landslide vote. The pair had 338 votes compared to second place junior write-in candidates Patrick Jamar and Jamie Selck, who had 11 votes. Jensen will take over as president beginning...

Ben’s Top Five

March 21, 2012

News editor Ben Holzhueter picks his top five favorite television series returning this spring. 1. "Mad Men" Don Draper and the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce gang return for another round of good old 1960’s fun: heavy boozing, chain smoking and reckless philandering. The first four seasons had som...

Movie Review: ’21 Jump Street’

March 20, 2012

“21 Jump Street” is the best movie I’ve reviewed in what seems like forever. It’s not perfect, but it is a heck of a lot better than several other films I’ve seen recently. The pairing of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum is inspired and produces some great scenes. Tatum isn’t known...

Merging departments leads to job search for new position

March 14, 2012

There are three candidates still vying for the new Director of New Student Programs position. They are: • Jeff Long, the director of student success at UW-Parkside. • Adrianna Guram, the student services coordinator at UW-Madison. • Kim Simes, the interim director of first year experience...

Online presidential voting begins next week

March 14, 2012

Presidential elections for Whitewater Student Government will be held online from March 20-21. In previous years, WSG elections were held using paper ballots that were available in the University Center. WSG Vice President John Jensen said the main motive behind the switch to online voting was...

Student government looking to construct campus pond

March 7, 2012

At Monday night’s Whitewater Student Government meeting, WSG Sen. Mary Morris announced there would be a pond-like water feature built in the campus mall area. According to Morris, it will replace the strip of grass by the green electrical box near to Hyland Hall. Morris said the pond would be...

Movie review: ‘Act of Valor’

February 29, 2012

To say “Act of Valor” has a split personality doesn’t do it justice. It was good … and then it wasn’t. It was gripping, suspenseful, and tense … and then it wasn’t. This film jumped back and forth from being awesome to boring so quickly, it was remarkable. When the credits rolled, I walked ...

VP Jensen announces run for presidency

February 15, 2012

Whitewater Student Government Vice President John Jensen announced he will run for WSG president in the spring at Monday night’s meeting. His vice presidential running mate is WSG Student Affairs Director Danielle Jordan. “Danielle and I are the best choice that students are going to have for...

Movie Review: ‘Safe House’

February 15, 2012

“Safe House” is the overeager General Education teacher of action thriller films. Almost everyone has or knows a friend that has had to deal with that one boring class where the teacher tried to make it “more” than just another Gen Ed. When in reality, it would have been so much better if they just acc...

GameZombie.tv nominated for grant, introduces ‘Couch’

February 1, 2012

GameZombie.tv is expanding once again. This time, the YouTube partner and Webby Award winner is a finalist for a $200,000 grant and will introduce a new interview-based show. If GameZombie were to win the grant, lecturer and GameZombie creator Spencer Striker would completely change the way stud...

Students look to Adderall for increased grades

February 1, 2012

Nearly a third of UW-Whitewater students have illegally taken Adderall, but an alarming 51 percent have thought about taking the unprescribed drug at least once. UW-Whitewater Police Sgt. Faye Schouten said illegal amphetamine use is a growing problem on campus. “Once [amphetamine] is on campus,...

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