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UW-W takes part in national competition

UW-W takes part in national competition

April 22, 2014

  April 23, 2014 By Haley Beets   The third week of Campus Conservation Nationals is coming to a close on the UW-Whitewater campus. The Campus Conservation Nationals, or CCN, is the largest nationwide electricity and water reduction competition on college and university campuses....

Books, babies and bachelor’s degree

Books, babies and bachelor’s degree

April 8, 2014

  April 9, 2014 By Haley Beets   Most think of college students as those who go to a university right out of high school. This is not always true, as some students come from diverse backgrounds and must balance several aspects of their lives, such as kids and jobs. These are non-traditional...

Scuba club brings marine touch to UW-W

April 3, 2014

  April 3, 2014 by Haley Beets   Scuba diving is often associated with tropical weather, coral reefs and turquoise water. That’s why it might be surprising that the frozen campus of UW-Whitewater has its own scuba club. Bill Krieger teaches a scuba diving class at the university...

Childhoods inspire student group

Childhoods inspire student group

February 26, 2014

  Feb. 26, 2014 by Haley Beets   Archery has recently taken pop culture by storm: Katniss in the “Hunger Games” series, Legolas in “Lord of the Rings” and Hawkeye in “The Avengers.” The new campus archery club, The Arcus Guild, hopes to take University of Wisconsin-Whitewater...

International diversity displayed at dinner event

International diversity displayed at dinner event

February 19, 2014

  Feb. 19, 2014 by Haley Beets   If your Friday night could use extra culture, the International Student Association (ISA) is happy to oblige. The ISA’s annual International Dinner takes place 5:30 p.m., Feb. 28 in the UC Hamilton Room. The theme of this year’s International...

Hey lovebirds, got lovebugs?

February 12, 2014

  Feb. 12, 2014   It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so there’s no better time to talk about improving your love life. Love life doesn’t just mean sex; intimacy is an important part of it. No matter which one you prefer, doing it safer is better. Safety may bring to mind the awkw...

‘The Muse’ challenges, celebrates students’ creativity

‘The Muse’ challenges, celebrates students’ creativity

January 29, 2014

  Jan. 29, 2014 By Haley Beets   Brightly colored posters for “The Muse” are the staple on nearly every bulletin board at UW-Whitewater. The group invites students to submit their creative endeavors with bold letters and exclamation points. Sometimes even these attention-getting...

Readjusting your habits to improve new semester

Readjusting your habits to improve new semester

January 22, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014 By Haley Beets   Whether a student is in elementary school or a senior in college, the first day of school comes with a sense of dread. Nocturnal Netflix binges are no longer an option, and neither is sleeping until 1 p.m.. Adjusting to a school schedule and the homework...

Celebrating diversity during the holidays

Celebrating diversity during the  holidays

December 11, 2013

  Christmas isn’t the only holiday celebrated by the UW-Whitewater community. Students from foreign countries and with different religions share their holiday celebration traditions.   Dec. 11, 2013 By Haley Beets   Once December hits, it’s impossible to ignore the pr...

Saving money the college way

Saving money the college way

November 13, 2013

  Nov. 13, 2013 Haley Beets   In recent years, your money may have moved from a porcelain piggy to a bank account, but the importance of saving it hasn’t changed. In fact, the looming presence of student loans makes saving your money even more important. Tackling multi-thousand...

Fact or fiction: Myths behind common cold

Fact or fiction: Myths behind common cold

November 6, 2013

  By Haley Beets   As winter approaches, so does the threat of coming down with a cold or flu. In a college setting, a case of the sniffles can spread easily and evolve into a crippling sickness in close living and classroom conditions. Dr. Donene Rowe has seen many cold ...

Last-minute Halloween costume ideas

Last-minute Halloween costume ideas

October 29, 2013

  By Haley Beets   Sugar rushes and cute costumes are memories from Halloween’s past. College Halloween doesn’t hold the same magic as it did in our youths. Halloween falls during the rush to finish midterm papers and cram for exams. Oftentimes, schoolwork comes first, and holiday...

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