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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 Amundson said the goal is to make Whitewater a safer community for bike riders and walking pedestrians. “I...

College Democrats host forum with gubernatorial candidates

May 2, 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 Bryant Plank. Plank said the group put a lot of work into making sure the event was noteworthy. “It was about a two-month process to set everything up and finalize all...

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 through the renewal process to finalize the group. Chairman and Founder Jordan Debbink said pro-life...

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 District 4 Council member Lynn Binnie is just completing his second term and seeking h...

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 national effort to develop learning and teaching. Events will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in...

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 come together and show their support and are willing to go to extreme measures to support a great cause,”...

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 the store because of high book prices. “I like the convenience of our campus bookstore,...

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 be remodeled into a bar and grill restaurant. The original proposal was denied at the December commission agenda meetings. How...

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 satisfying Whitewater locals and town visitors. The couple remodeled the building in 1986, and in 2003 they ...

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 Ron Buchholz said undergraduate students express different levels of readiness in transitioning from...

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, viewed a lot of the wildlife and trees, and also studied wolf tracks,” Biological Sciences Professor George Clokey said. According to Clokey, the course...

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 traveled to Cincinnati for the conference, where over 500 students attended. “The conference had students from universities of Florida, Denver,...

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