• Sep 22, 9:33 amDance Company Workshop Wednesday, Sept. 23rd 7-8 p.m. at the Lawcon Tennis Courts (by Esker).

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The sweet life

Elena Schleusner and Jacob Gildemeister, new Owners of both the Sweetspot Bakehouse and Sweetspot Cafe stand outside their business for a photo on Friday Sept. 18 in Whitewater Wisconsin.

Kylie Jacobs, Managing Editor

September 20, 2020

The SweetSpot welcomed familiar faces home Aug. 31 as UW-Whitewater Alumni Elena Schleusner and fiance Jacobs Gildemeister took over both the SweetSpot Bakehouse and Cafe here in Whitewater. Having previously owned the local theater, they decided to continue their entrepreneurship and expand into downtown Whitew...

Celebrate Deaf Awareness Month

UWW-TV program manager Jim Mead adds closed captioning to a video clip for the hearing impaired.

Dauntae Green, Lifestyle Editor

September 20, 2020

Deaf Awareness Month is recognized throughout the month of September to bring  enjoyment and appreciation, as well as to spread awareness toward the deaf community and deaf culture. There are many deaf identities and uses of American Sign Language. The Center for Students with Disabilities provides serv...

Discover Whitewater Series runs despite pandemic

Runners warm up at the starting line of the Discover Whitewater series.

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor

September 20, 2020

For seven years now, the Greater Whitewater Committee (GWC) has organized the Discover Whitewater Series, which took place Sunday, Sept. 20. The GWC is a group made up of businesses that strive to make Whitewater a place visitors make a must-go destination, and a place residents never want to leave. ...

Local businesses lean on community

The Book Teller is the local used bookstore and artisan gallery Located on Main Street in downtown Whitewater,

Ben Yang, Journalist

September 20, 2020

As local businesses are still adjusting to the current state that COVID-19 has left them in, business owners have experienced a great deal of change within their organizations. After almost seven months of continuing business during the pandemic, retailers have noticed the toll that the pandemic has ...

Minds blown at Brain Freeze

The Brain Freeze is your classic 50’s-style diner right here in Whitewater.

Samantha Butzen, Journalist

September 20, 2020

Cars lined East Milwaukee Street all day Saturday, Sept. 12, eager to pull up to the Brain Freeze drive-thru for $1 dollar burgers and a cash raffle. Patrons faced a variety of emotions from confusion to utter joy once let in on the fact that they were part of a hidden commercial to see their reactio...

Community Engagement Center Faculty Lead Gender Inclusivity Workshop

Jackie Briggs, front right in purple, Director of Admissions, leads a tour in the University Center lobby. UW-Whitewater admissions staff visited with incoming and prospective students and their families and guided small tour groups around campus on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

Kylie Jacobs, Managing Editor

September 6, 2020

On August 28 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater staff held a virtual workshop focused on educating participants about the discrimination LGBTQ individuals face in the healthcare industry and the importance of the correct use of pronouns and their origins. The workshop was led by Stephanie Selvick, L...

Warhawks tackle racism

Motlow State Community College President Michael Torrence

Dauntae Green, Lifestyle Editor

September 6, 2020

In the past few months, we have read, heard and seen racism happening all over America, which may make us question the role of race in our society today. We, as a community, must now come together to converse about how we are affected by racism, to support each other, and stay strong through these h...

Modified fall farmer’s market

A sign displayed at the Whitewater City Market lets all shoppers know that masks are required for the health and safety of one another.

Kylie Jacobs, Managing Editor

August 30, 2020

The main driver of the Whitewater City Market is community. It brings the community together. It creates an intimate feeling even within a large open space. A yearly tradition, both citizens and students alike would happily gather at the market on Tuesday evenings to listen to live music, chat with vendor...

Lt. Gov. stresses importance of Black History Month

Lt. Gov. stresses importance of Black History Month

Ryan Dietrich, Journalist

February 24, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted Wisconsin’s Lieutenant Governor, Mandela Barnes, as the keynote speaker for the event “Focusing on Progress,” which was presented in honor of Black History Month on Wednesday, Feb. 19,. Barnes arrived on stage to sizable applause after the choir sang, ...

VP becomes new president

Ostermann sits in a meeting as VP. Starting this spring, he will participate in meetings as president.

Danny Grisanzio, Assistant News Editor

January 20, 2020

Whitewater Student Government (WSG) finds itself under new leadership after Former President Jen Purcell stepped down due to graduating after the fall term. Alex Ostermann, former vice president and a three-year veteran of WSG, will take over as the new president of the organization. In his last semester...

Org of the week: PAWS

November 18, 2019

Many people have a four-legged friend that is near and dear to their heart. PAWS, founded last spring, is a relatively new club on the Whitewater campus that focuses on bringing the community and animals closer together. The Royal Purple reached out to Kallie Fowler, president of PAWS, to ask a few ...

NHVP continues to make a difference

NHVP continues to make a difference

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

February 25, 2019

The idea for the UW-Whitewater Nursing Home Visitation Program (NHVP) started years ago when a student came to Dr. Clifford O’Beirne, a then school psychologist, looking for extra credit by visiting a nursing home. Now, 43 years later, that idea has transformed into a program with a total of 5,000 ...

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