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Errant alarm causes confusion on campus

Errant alarm causes confusion on campus

Brad Allen and Nicole Aimone, Staff Reporter and Editor-in-Chief

May 13, 2018

A technical error with the campus-wide emergency warning system caused a false emergency alert to sound at approximately 3 p.m. on May 13. An alert was sent out campus-wide via email and broadcast in buildings and residence halls on campus at 3:11 p.m. saying, “There is an active threat to life sa...

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

UW-W students take part in annual volunteer project

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

April 26, 2018

  Hundreds of UW-Whitewater students rallied after the Spring Splash festivities last weekend to participate in a clean-up effort throughout the City of Whitewater and the City of Janesville. Make A Difference Day, an annual volunteering event sponsored by Career & Leadership Development, i...

From architecture to art

From architecture to art

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

March 23, 2018

Jason Miklik stood inside an art gallery decorated with various portraits he’s painted over the years, reminiscing the processes that went into each work of art on display. The gallery was hosted by the Whitewater Arts Alliance, a local art committee that periodically brings artists into the area t...

Fraternity donates food for drive

Fraternity donates food for drive

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

March 11, 2018

Last spring, junior Alex Zalewski walked into the chapter room at the Lambda Chi Alpha House only to be greeted by mountains of food blocking his way. “The room was overflowing with these bags of food,” said Zalewski, who is the current chapter president for Lambda Chi Alpha. “You couldn’t ...

UW-Rock students seek unity with UW-W

UW-Rock students seek unity with UW-W

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

March 5, 2018

JANESVILLE Two student organizations at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County are looking to expand their membership and community outreach efforts as the UW-System Merger draws nearer. Both entities are geared toward increasing student engagement and providing a greater sense of unity. Student ...

Greeks embrace local cultures

Greeks embrace local cultures

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

February 26, 2018

Curling competitions, a student talent showcase, a social banquet and food donations were among the events that occurred during last week’s student program referred to as Greek Week. UW-Whitewater Greek Life students sponsored a variety of events on campus last week to promote unity among fratern...

A proactive approach today

A proactive approach today

Gabriella Neurock and Brad Allen

February 19, 2018

Almost two years after an incident on campus sparked outrage over racial discrimination, and in the wake of several disturbing current events, members of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater community came together in what administrators described as a proactive approach to better equip the university ...

Formulas of love

Formulas of love

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018

Balancing college coursework, work schedules and a committed relationship hinges upon maintaining close communication, finding common interests and having mutual respect, several students say. When people find out some UW-Whitewater students are still dating their high-school sweethearts, the most comm...

A lifelong commitment

A lifelong commitment

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018

Recruitment week has ended for most local Greek chapters, but the window to join is still wide open. Greek Life organizations on campus are always looking for new members, and with Greek Week beginning Feb. 19, local chapters of fraternities and sororities will sponsor several events to gauge st...

Support from unexpected places

Support from unexpected places

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018

After learning that two teenage girls in Whitewater had lost both their parents in one morning, community members in Whitewater collectively donated several thousand dollars to assist with funeral arrangements and emergency expenses for the teens. Pay It Forward, a local group that meets once each month to deci...

Natural gas leak causes brief evacuations at UW-W campus

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

February 6, 2018

A natural gas leak near Starin Road caused brief evacuations from several campus buildings at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, university officials and campus police confirmed. Upham Hall, Ambrose Health Center and the University Bookstore were placed under evacuation orders just after 1 ...

Business on the books, family on the mind

Business on the books, family on the mind

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

February 6, 2018

When a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater professor traveled to South Korea to help teach a Winterim program, he felt a little piece of home with the Winter Olympics set to begin. Dr. Kaviraj Praveen Parboteeah, a distinguished professor and director of the doctorate business administra- tion prog...

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