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Chamber of Trivia

Chamber of Trivia

Sutton Rettig, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2018

Warhawks showcased their knowledge of everything Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Slytherin to flex their literary muscles. Set up in the Down Under, students were tasked with head. Scratching trivia questions surrounding J.K. Rowling’s fantasy empire, as students spudded answers about topics such as Ha...

Living like a Wock-star

Living like a Wock-star

Sutton Rettig, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2018

Music-loving students perked up their ears March 5, as Wockner showcased his live-looping skills in the Down Under. With a guitar strapped around his neck and a full head of dreadlocks, Carl Wockner hopes to share his gift of music with as many people he can reach. An Australia native, Wockne...

Jazzing up the holidays with UW-W Jazz Band

Jazzing up the holidays with UW-W Jazz Band

Christopher Mathews, Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

There is a certain vibe most people get from the holiday season, that time period between November and January. It is chaos: a calamity of love, panic, holiday cheer, for some a reminder of loss, all rolled into a gift-wrapped box we take out again every year. Jazz is similar, chaotic and uncontrolled by...

Jazz reading band set to take stage

Jazz reading band set to take stage

October 2, 2013

By Elise McArdle   “A jazz reading band is a great opportunity for beginning jazz musicians, advanced jazz musicians, anyone who wants to play, to get together in a big band setting. It’s a great way to get involved with playing jazz,” senior Vinny Sauer said. Sauer is a member of...

Comedian’s travels lead her to UW-W

Comedian’s travels lead her to UW-W

May 1, 2013

  Jessi Campbell has ventured across the world, will make first stop in Whitewater May 2: “I’ve seen the entire country, and I get to make people laugh. It’s a dream job.” These are the words of Jessi Campbell, a comedian who’s traveled all over the United States delighting audie...

Comic trades coaching for comedy

Comic trades coaching for comedy

April 10, 2013

  Comedian C. Willi Myles never dreamed of becoming a stand-up comic. Instead, Myles said, his grades in school were what spoke to him about comedy. “My grades dictated that I would become a comedian, because most people had a blood alcohol of what I had for a GPA,” Myles said. Myles...

Comedian finds passion by accident

Comedian finds passion by accident

March 6, 2013

  Comedian Michael Malone is coming to UW-Whitewater for a performance he said students are sure to enjoy because of how much he gives the audience compared to other comedians. “I try to give them an experience instead of a show,” Malone said. “I’m not just a guy standing behind a...

Disease helps comedian ‘connect’

Disease helps comedian ‘connect’

February 6, 2013

  Comroe incorporates living with Tourette’s Syndrome into routine: Comedian Samuel J. Comroe does not let Tourette’s Syndrome rule his life. Instead, he makes it work for him, using it as an influence in his stand-up routine. SEAL Entertainment intern Sara Molnar is in charge of the...

Katie Wirsing spreads idea of acceptance, equality, support

October 24, 2012

  Katie Wirsing describes herself as a poet, activist and life lover. SEAL will be hosting the poet at 8 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the Down Under. Wirsing’s work largely centers on issues members of the gay community face everyday. She has been bringing her emotionally charged and animated...

Comedian Paul Varghese brings diverse act to UW-Whitewater

December 7, 2011

Comedian Paul Varghese is going to perform his signature comedy act at UW-Whitewater on Thursday, but he hasn’t always been able to take the stage so easily. “When I was a kid, I was super shy,” Varghese said. “I think I only did one funny thing every six months. I never considered myself...

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