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Coronavirus cancels traditional spring commencement ceremony

The spring 2020 commencement ceremony planned for May 16, 2020 is postponed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The university is considering alternative options to honor the spring graduates.

Olivia Storey, News Editor

April 20, 2020

The goal for many college students is to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas following years of studying, hard work and commitment to their university. That same mindset can be seen here at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where many 2020 graduates give their all to receive a degree...

Surviving at home during COVID-19

Carina Lopez, Lifestyle Editor

April 20, 2020

The stay at home order is undeniably making everyone go crazy, but it is important to remember that being safe at home is the better of two evils. The Royal Purple is here to help you survive this crazy time at home. Students like Andy Dominguez and Dulce Lopez have had to adjust to this new order....

Warhawks move to web-based learning

As the university transitions to remote learning for the remaineder of the spring 2020 semester, many students are using Canvas and Cisco WebEx to complete their courses.

Kylie Jacobs, Biz & Tech Editor

April 20, 2020

In what has been described as a historic semester, the students of the UW-W were sent home a week before their spring break to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Originally the plan was to take the weeks of March 15-29 off, for students to have their ‘spring break’ and to give instructors time to...

Wrestling team left wondering what could have been

Senior Mike Tortorice has his hand raised in victory after a previous match this season. The senior was headed to the national tournament before it was cut short.

Carter Secor, Assistant Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

In Cedar Rapids, Iowa members of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Wrestling team were in their hotel awaiting the 2020 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. They had just finished eagerly preparing for the tournament, for which they had sent four wrestlers - three of whom were favorites to...

Baseball season over after just three games

Miller Stadium, home to Warhawk Baseball, will remain closed for this spring as the 
season has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jake Klein, Journalist

April 20, 2020

The 2019-20 coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that has swept across the globe in the last few months has not only had a significant impact on public health, society, and the economy as a whole, it has also wreaked havoc to the sports calendar. Sporting events and seasons have been suspended everywhere...

Whitewater Athletics perseveres through pandemic

Ethan Maurice, Sports Editor

April 20, 2020

The University of Wisconsin – Whitewater Athletic Department has seen its spring season cancelled and is expected to proceed without conclusion due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the suspension of competition didn’t keep the Warhawks down for long. There’s brewing between those that returned...

COVID-19 Update: Message from Chancellor Watson

April 20, 2020

Dear Warhawks, UW-Whitewater faces a challenging juncture in the life of this legacy university. Our campuses are different places today from a month ago, and much different from six months ago. I wish I could report that the challenges are coming to an end. They are not. In reality, the difficulties...

Finances force choice between money or health and safety

Ryan Dietrich, Journalist

April 20, 2020

Whitewater students are living in a future history lesson. The coronavirus pandemic has flipped the world upside down and changed the lives of many. As for the students attending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the campus has been shut down, and now many students have vastly different financial...

Students encouraged to stay engaged in job hunts

Owen Novy, Journalist

April 20, 2020

Entering into the job market when everyone is working from home can be daunting and confusing. “It has been a difficult few weeks – and we have heard from some students who have had internships cancelled or delayed for this summer. The good news is that there are employers who are still hiring,...

Restaurants make essential changes

Downtown Whitewater businesses turn to alternative plans in response to Gov. Tony Evers’ safer at home order that lasts until May 26, 2020.

Makayla Fedler, Assistant Biz & Tech Editor

April 20, 2020

During the global pandemic of COVID-19, there have been changes to our everyday lives that have affected not only us as people, but our businesses and places that are looked upon as nonessential. The goal is to minimize the spread by reducing the openings of places that contain large crowds of people....

How to make your own homemade essentials

How to make your own homemade essentials

Kyle Olson, Journalist

April 20, 2020

Everyone is trying to find the best ways to be safe in these trying times. With limited supplies and a huge demand for hygienic products, people started to get very creative. Homemade cloth facemasks and homemade hand sanitizers are extremely handy and very easy to make. Whether hand sanitizer is...

Adjusting to a new way of life in Whitewater

Residents of Prairie Place Apartments remain living in the building throughout the pandemic.

Hannah Michalowski, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

April 20, 2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the nation, students still living on campus at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater are adjusting to a new way of life. With the first few weeks of online classes underway, students are figuring out how to manage Canvas in a strictly online course system. Figuring...

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