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Homecoming week arrives at UW-Whitewater

Ben Boland, Career and Leadership Development customer service associate, poses in this year’s festive Homecoming attire.

Katie Childs, Assistant News Editor

October 18, 2020

The time-honored tradition of Homecoming week at UW-Whitewater begins Oct. 19, bringing with it a slew of events and celebrations tailored to the current state of virtual reality. This year’s theme Around the World comes at a time when we find ourselves relying more than ever on technology to bring p...

Uniting in support of our community

The United Way will be campaigning for donations beginning Oct. 19 for two weeks.

Dauntae Green, Lifestyle Editor

October 11, 2020

In the time we are living through, keeping a job, having enough money and finding your next meal can seem like daunting tasks. Yet all of that can be managed with some help from the United Way of Jefferson and North Walworth counties. “We are an organization that fights for health, education and ...

Fishing team reels in big fall season

UW-Whitewater Club Fishing Team

Matt Ellis, Assistant Arts and Recreational Editor

October 4, 2020

Fishing during the fall is one of the most exciting times to fish all year. They fight hard, and who doesn't like getting outdoors to enjoy the crisp autumn air. This year is no different, and the fishing team here at UW-Whitewater is enjoying the fun. One reason why fishing is so good this time of year is...

Club Sports Awareness Day

UW-Whitewater Club Basketball Team practice Nov. 2019

Andrew Abler, Journalist

September 27, 2020

A lack of athletics is one thing everyone has become accustomed to in the past few months, but at Whitewater club sports will be proceeding as planned for their respective 2020 seasons. UW-Whitewater Club Sports held a Club Sports Awareness Day Sept. 23 for student to learn more about how to partici...

Suspects investigated in campus weapon alert

The first week of fall classes found UW-Whitewater police chief Matt Kiederlen teaching his first law enforcement practices course in Hyer Hall on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

Carina Lopez, News Editor

September 27, 2020

UW-Whitewater students reported seeing a weapon displayed from a dark red Pontiac with rear end damage near Lee Hall around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. Witnesses described the suspects as black males with short hair displaying a handgun.  “We have developed suspects and we have recovered the vehicle,...

Campus, city discuss rise in student COVID-19 cases

The Whitewater Common Council meets to discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.

Katie Childs, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2020

     The Whitewater Common Council met for a special meeting to discuss an ordinance prohibiting mass gatherings following concern over the rise of COVID-19 cases among UW-Whitewater students Sept. 9.      The proposed ordinance would have limited outdoor gatherings to 25 attendees and in...

Q & A with Vice Chancellor Crickette

Q & A with Vice Chancellor Crickette

Carina Lopez, News Editor

September 20, 2020

The esteemed career of UW-Whitewater’s Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs Grace Crickette will now take her to UW-Eau Claire. The Royal Purple sat down with Crickette for a Q & A interview Sept. 17 to discuss the lifelong accomplishments that led her here and learn about her goals after UW...

Thompson rallies Warhawks amid investigation, pandemic

Thompson rallies Warhawks amid investigation, pandemic

Carina Lopez, News Editor

September 13, 2020

UW System President Tommy Thompson addressed the Whitewater campus in a virtual town hall Sept. 9 held to answer questions about an investigation into Chancellor Dwight Watson and the increase in COVID-19 cases. The event came after several changes to administrative staff already just two weeks into the...

Remembering Lucas Burns

Senior guard Andre Brown (14) makes a three-point shot late in the second half to bring the Warhawks within one point of UW-Oshkosh in a WIAC conference game at the Williams Center on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  The Warhawks could not overcome the No. 5 Titans but Brown in the first half became the 29th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points.

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and surrounding community mourns the loss of former men's basketball forward Lucas Burns, who died at the age of 30.  Burns was part of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball program that won the 2012 national championship. Burns never played...

UW-Whitewater Campus Garden blooms

UW-Whitewater Campus Garden blooms

Samantha Butzen, Journalist

September 6, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s campus garden is in full swing for the harvest season between the University Bookstore and Ambrose Health Center on West Starin Road. The garden was able to take transformative steps this year. Working with the Warhawk Food Pantry and the Campus Food Pantry,...

Common Council meeting about COVID-19

Photographer Dane Sheehan takes a self portrait wearing the new UW-Whitewater Warhawks mask.

Nichole Learman, Journalist

September 6, 2020

The Whitewater Common Council met Tuesday, Sept. 1 to discuss concerns of students throwing parties off campus during the pandemic. The meeting began with members describing the partying they saw the previous weekend. The main concern is keeping students safe on and off campus. The problem that t...

Warhawks Discover Whitewater

Dan Brever snaps a selfie of himself and Lizzy Farrey Friday, Aug. 7 while participating in the Discover Whitewater Scavenger Hunt.

Lizzy Rost, Arts and Recreational Editor

September 6, 2020

A Whitewater  scavenger hunt opened up this week to help students learn about the community. Kellie Carper, Whitewater’s Chamber Director created 19 questions on an app called ‘Goose Chase’ and sent players around town to familiar town locations such as The Birge Fountain, the city market, as w...

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