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Whitewater looking to make community streets more pedestrian, biker friendly

May 9, 2012

Plans to implement a new biking and pedestrian program next year will increase the number of sidewalks and create more bike-to-school days in Whitewater. Whitewater Parks and Recreation Director Matt...

College Democrats host forum with gubernatorial candidates

May 1, 2012

With the Wisconsin Democratic recall primary set for May 8, the UW-Whitewater College Democrats hosted a “successful” Democratic candidate forum last Wednesday, according to College Democrats Chair...

Group hopes to spread awareness of pro-life issues in Whitewater

April 25, 2012

Whitewater plans to launch the “Saving Life” organization next fall to spread awareness about the anti-abortion movement. “Saving Life” is not yet an official organization and is still sorting...

Binnie, Hartmann face off in District 4

March 21, 2012

The District 4 City Council race between Lynn Binnie and Cort Hartmann will affect many students living off campus in the area. District 4 primarily includes housing on the south side of Main Street. Current...

LEAP looks to prepare students for future careers

February 29, 2012

A group is hoping to capitalize on Leap Day by hosting several programs to help students better prepare their knowledge and skills for future careers. Liberal Education and America’s Promise is a...

Polar Plunge makes big splash for Special Olympics

February 22, 2012

About 350 people jumped into an icy pool at Cravath Lakefront Park Saturday looking to make a splash among the Whitewater community and raise money for Special Olympics. “It shows that people can...

Students begin to look online for cheaper books

February 1, 2012

Sales at the Moraine Hall bookstore have been on a recent decline compared to previous semesters. According to a survey conducted by the Royal Purple of 200 students chosen at random, many tend to boycott...

Greenhouse Café shuts down amidst struggling economy

January 25, 2012

The Greenhouse Café coffee shop has closed its doors permanently just after fellow local business Frosty’s Frozen Custard did as well. The building which housed Greenhouse Café is planned to...

Frosty’s Frozen Custard closes doors permanently

January 18, 2012

All good things eventually must come to an end as the famous local Whitewater restaurant Frosty’s closed its doors officially. Ernest and Marge Staebler opened Frosty’s in 1981 with a goal of...

Grads look toward post-college life

December 14, 2011

Transitioning to post-undergraduate life and the work force is quickly becoming a reality for the 692 students graduating from UW-Whitewater this weekend. Career and Leadership Development Director...

Disabled students make the trip to Yellowstone for the first time

December 7, 2011

Three students in wheelchairs shared an experience of a lifetime during a two week science field course at Yellowstone National Park last summer. “We were able to see old faithful and many other geysers,...

Student accountants host annual conference

November 22, 2011

The student organization Institute of Management Accountants proudly represented Whitewater this year at the 12th annual National Student Leadership Conference last weekend. This year the organization...

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