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That’s what (S)HE said…

March 14, 2012

My significant other has been partying a lot lately, and I am not really into the party scene. What should I suggest as an alternative? SHE SAID - Carley Rymkus In any relationship, compromise is a vital element. If your significant other frequenting the bars so often is taking a toll on your...

The pieces of the identity puzzle

March 7, 2012

He or she. Him or her. Male or female. Man or woman. At a young age, we learn that an individual can either be one or the other. There is rarely any description or acknowledgement of what lies in between or outside of these terms. Senior Katka Showers-Curtis and junior Cristina McCracken are both individu...

Consider This! Feb. 15

February 15, 2012

“A close friend of mine has a drinking/substance abuse problem. I can’t continue to watch them go down this road, but I don’t know how to help. What do I do?” Few things can compare to the agony of watching someone you care about do harmful things to themselves. Situations such as...

Black Student Union looks to celebrate Black history

February 1, 2012

Every February, Americans dedicate one month to celebrate the many contributions the African-American community has made to U.S. history. To commemorate Black History Month on UW-Whitewater’s campus, the Black Student Union will be hosting events around campus to celebrate their cultural backgrounds...

Consider This! Shopping Smart

December 7, 2011

With the holiday season right around the corner, everyone is wondering what to buy their family, friends and significant others as a gift. Before you jump into the first store you see and spend more cash than you intend, it’s important to take a few points into consideration 1. Do your re...

Take a Break! Decemeber

November 29, 2011

As December approaches and the intensity of upcoming projects, papers and exams hit a high, the desire for a well-deserved break becomes more needed than ever. RATING SCALE *        Not distracting **      A little distracting ***     Distracting ****    Pretty distracting *****...

Two students overcome stage fright to perform their senior recitals

November 18, 2011

Standing in front of an audience is never easy, but for senior clarinetists Brittany Nimmer and Emily Baumgart, it is something they must get used to doing. Both Nimmer and Baumgart will be performing for family, fellow students and professors during their solo student recitals this week. “I’ve...

Dia de los Muertos Celebration

November 2, 2011

Whether you are hitting the town in your best costume or trick-or-treating from door to door, Halloween seems to be on the mind of every student during fall. Though for some, a different holiday is to be celebrated as well. The Day of the Dead, or Día de los Muertos, is celebrated every year on the...

Take a Break! November

November 2, 2011

As November approaches and the intensity of class work hits a high, the desire for a well-deserved break becomes more needed than ever. RATING SCALE *        Not distracting **      A little distracting ***     Distracting ****    Pretty distracting ***** Very distracting VIDEO...

Consider This! Jealousy in Relationships

October 26, 2011

My girlfriend swears that nothing is going on between her and her best guy-friend, and I can’t help but feel jealous at their sometimes flirty relationship. Every time I bring it up we end up fighting. How do I handle the situation? Jealousy can be one of the most destructive elements in a romant...

Eat This! Caramel Apple Dip

October 19, 2011

Ingredients 16 individually wrapped caramels 1/4 cup of water 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese 1/2 cup of brown sugar 2 bowls 4 apples Directions 1.       Melt unwrapped caramels in microwave safe bowl with water, stir frequently 2.       In a separate bowl, mix together cre...

Consider This! Quiet Study Areas

October 19, 2011

"I have been having trouble studying in my dorm because of how loud it is. Where can I go on campus to find a quiet area?" Being in a noisy environment when you need to accomplish something can be very frustrating. Luckily for you, and all the other suffering students out there, our campus has some...

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