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Theatre activism tackles gun violence in national campaign

Theatre activism tackles gun violence in national campaign

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

April 24, 2018

No one ever thinks it could happen to them, until it does. It’s all a matter of probability, chance and statistics. The play, “Natural Shocks,” by Lauren Gunderson, tackled these topics as part of a national campaign of theatre activism against gun violence, and it was performed April 20 b...

Campus engages in sustainable gardening practices

Campus engages in sustainable gardening practices

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

April 15, 2018

Campus Garden Opening Day is scheduled to take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 at the campus garden located between the Bookstore and Health Center. The event will be a part of Make a Difference Day, a day which celebrates neighbors helping neighbors and is focused on making a positive impact...

Students share experiences through poetry

Students share experiences through poetry

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

April 9, 2018

Freshman Qiaolu Zou misses her family back in China. So she chose to write about mooncakes, a traditional dessert, in a poem  exhibition between international and elementary school students. Several University of Wisconsin-Whitewater international students shared poems they wrote in the “Where I’m F...

Approaching a new season

Approaching a new season

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

April 9, 2018

The Whitewater City Market will return to Cravath Lakefront Park on May 1 and run every Tuesday through the end of October – rain or shine. This year’s city market involves a few new changes. It will now run from 4 to 7 p.m. and will come to campus July 3 for a special merge with the sesquicent...

Hiking trails bring focus to Whitewater

Hiking trails bring focus to Whitewater

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

April 2, 2018

In November, the city of Whitewater was awarded the opportunity to become a Whitewater Ice Age Trail Community.   To celebrate and to officially mark this accomplishment, The Whitewater Tourism Council will be holding a ribbon cutting event May 6 at 3 p.m. at Cravath Lakefront Park. At the ev...

Contest features sights from abroad

Contest features sights from abroad

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

March 5, 2018

Wander, Explore, Discover, and Reflect: UW-Whitewater’s fifth Annual International Photo Contest Exhibit runs from March 1-20 in Roberta’s Art Gallery. The exhibit is led by the Center for Global Experiences office and aims to highlight UW-Whitewater students’ and faculty members’ global p...

Poetry as an outlet

Poetry as an outlet

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

February 26, 2018

Some topics are hard to talk about, but as poet Kyla Lacey says, “the conversation may stop, but the racism continues.” This was one of the ideas behind her poem titled “White Privilege,” which she performed for a small, intimate crowd of listeners Feb. 22 in the UC Down Under. Lacey wa...

Students explore creative freedom

Students explore creative freedom

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

February 5, 2018

Approximately 20 art and design students have been working on a project with renowned artist Nick Cave who will be giving a public lecture Feb. 15 in Young Auditorium. On Oct. 26, 2017 the students traveled to Cave’s studio in Chicago and began creating a project, “Object as Instigator,” w...

Event brings new activities to campus

Event brings new activities to campus

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

January 29, 2018

Magician Daniel Martin headlined the Warhawks at Night event Jan. 26 in the University Center Hamilton Room where students gathered to see his improvised magic and sarcasm. Martin performed his pick-pocketing tricks, among others. He had the crowd laughing, cheering and questioning reality as he performed...

Santa hosts 25th annual breakfast event

Santa hosts 25th annual breakfast event

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

December 13, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Student Optimist Club hosted its 25th annual Breakfast with Santa event where they fed 760 people, 397 of which were children. At the event kids had the opportunity to meet and take pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and even Frosty the Snowman. “Frosty has ...

Dean Hayes off to fresh start

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

December 13, 2017

Dr. Eileen M. Hayes was announced as the Dean of College of Arts and Communication at UW-Whitewater last semester in April. Dr. Hayes was set to assume her role as dean on August 1, 2017 and felt prepared for it as well.   “I felt quite prepared because I saw a lot of similarities between being Chair of...

Trip down memory lane

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

December 13, 2017

There are very few times when Old Main is mentioned on campus. For many students, their only time hearing its mention is during a campus tour. However, 47 years ago Old Main was at the heart of campus life at UW-Whitewater before it went up in flames in 1970. To recognize Whitewater’s rich and slightl...

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