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Warhawk success closet provides style on a budget

Warhawk success closet provides style on a budget

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

November 12, 2018


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The thought of an  interview can be extremely stressful for many students. From practicing responses to organizing resumes, most students dread everything about the process - until now.  This year, the Warhawk Success Closet is helping students to alleviate I knew we had to do something to make sure we wer...

Campaign raises sexual assault awareness

Killian Jauch, News Editor

October 29, 2018


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Last week, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater took part in the “It’s On Us” National Week of Action. “It’s On Us” is the White House’s national campaign to support victims and survivors of college sexual assault. Whitewater Student Government (WSG) played a big role in the events of...

Connecting campus and community

Connecting campus and community

Jeffrey Wardon Jr., Biz & Tech Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Biz & Tech

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is building a new engagement center next to Walmart on West Main Street. The building’s former occupant, a Sentry grocery store, sold the space to the university. The center is meant to be a hub for faculty, students and local residents to work on projects and research ...

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


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  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...

UW System president proposes UW Colleges merger

UW System president proposes UW Colleges merger

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

October 11, 2017


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University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross is proposing a restructuring of the system’s 35 universities and colleges. He announced the proposal in an Oct. 11 news release. The proposal suggests merging all University of Wisconsin-Colleges, the system’s two-year extensions schools, w...

UW-W to mark 150 years of excellence, service

UW-W to mark 150 years of excellence, service

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2017


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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper spoke to students, faculty and staff Aug. 28 about her goals for the university, its newly revised mission statement, the upcoming sesquicentennial celebration and the ’17-19 state budget during the annual State of the University Address...

Editor-in-Chief ignites spark before exit

Editor-in-Chief ignites spark before exit

May 3, 2017


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By Ashley McCallum   A former Royal Purple Editor-in-Chief once wrote that this job is about putting out flames and being a firefighter, but I disagree. This job is about igniting sparks. When I assumed the position as co Editor-in-Chief, I came in with to-do list longer than my 5’4...

Forensics team seals first-ever state title

Forensics team seals first-ever state title

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

February 28, 2017


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For the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater forensics team, winning a state championship has been a “slow progression.” However, the race for the state championship ended on Feb. 18 when the team scored first place at the annual Wisconsin Collegiate State Tournament. “[Winning a state championship has] been ...

Chancellor talks budget

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


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Chancellor Beverly Kopper addressed concerns about impending changes to funding in the upcoming biennial state budget at Tea with the Chancellor on  Wednesday Feb. 15.    In his recent budget proposal, Gov. Scott Walker proposed increasing funding to Wisconsin’s public K-12 education system and the ...

Numbers, voices of campus diversity

Numbers, voices of campus diversity

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-In-Chief

January 25, 2017


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At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, more than 9,000 undergraduate students identify as Caucasian/ White, almost enough to pack Perkins Stadium. Meanwhile, the amount of students who identify as Native Hawaiian/Native Islander could fit in a four-door sedan. Currently, the UW-Whitewater undergraduate...

Benefits of Walker tuition proposal unknown for UW-W

Benefits of Walker tuition proposal unknown for UW-W

Kimberly Wethal, Co Editor-In-Chief

January 25, 2017


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In his seventh State of the State address earlier this month, Gov. Scott Walker promised that the upcoming ’17-19 state biennial budget wouldn’t just include a third UW System tuition freeze, but also a tuition cut for in-state students. Until the budget numbers are released around mid-February,...

Military veterans honored in campus ceremony

Military veterans honored in campus ceremony

Hailee Jenson, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016


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Veterans, students and community members gathered in the University Center Hamilton Room on Friday Nov, 11 to celebrate a day that Chancellor Beverly Kopper called one of the most humbling and inspiring days of the year.   “This day we recognize our veterans who have served our country with honor, ...

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