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Homecoming changes call for inclusion, unity

Homecoming changes call for inclusion, unity

October 28, 2015

By Ashley McCallum Oct. 27, 2015   Nearly two months after classes went into session for the school year, UW-Whitewater students and the community members are being welcomed home with a celebration that is less than familiar than what returning Warhawks are used to, with the goal of creati...

Halloween celebrations make holiday unique

October 27, 2015

Oct. 27, 2015 The thing I love the most about Halloween is the decorations because I love seeing the creativity of Halloween lovers around the community. If nothing else, the spooky decorations always get me in the Halloween spirit. The second thing I enjoy about Halloween is the different costumes...

Disparaging costumes just aren’t funny

October 27, 2015

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Oct. 27, 2015 To a lot of college students, Halloween is a magical time of year. Partygoers dress in their best costumes, taking to the streets dressed as various goblins and ghouls, celebrities and cultural icons. It’s the one time of the year where even adults have an...

Campus hosts thrills

October 15, 2015

By Signe Trewyn Oct. 14, 2015 Students have an opportunity to switch up their Saturday night with pre-Halloween fun at the Haunted Mansion. Career and Leadership Development, in collaboration with University Housing, brings the spooks to students before the trick or treating and ghosts come...

Plenty to fear at The Fuzzy Pig

Plenty to fear at The Fuzzy Pig

October 15, 2015

As the sun sets on the outskirts of Whitewater, The Fuzzy Pig’s Shockwave haunts come alive. Just before 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Fuzzy Pig, bloodied and made up characters of all sort rush around the premises finishing details or hauling beer from one building to another. It’s show-time. The...

21 and Over: Drinking Holidays

21 and Over: Drinking Holidays

October 14, 2015

By Jordan Moser Oct. 14, 2015 In addition to beer pong, flip cup and the shotski, the concept of the drinking holiday is one of the notable accomplishments college students can take credit in establishing. Freshmen move-in day is the first celebrated drinking holiday of the academic year. From th...

Trick-or-treating knows no age limitation

Trick-or-treating knows no age limitation

October 30, 2014

Oct. 29 2014 It’s that time of year again. Pumpkins are being carved. Candy corn has filled the store’s shelves. Children are begging their parents for the most expensive costumes to wear for trick-or-treating. Halloween is here. When the night of the 31st arrives, kids of all ages will be...

Haute Hawks: Traditional costumes come to an end

October 29, 2014

Oct. 29, 2014 By Jordan Gittens The time of the year where we forget all our troubles and dress us up in either the most revealing or ridiculous costumes and consume copious amount of “candy” is here, and we couldn’t be happier. Traditional costumes such as witches, sexy nurses and sexy firemen...

Halloween around the world

October 29, 2014

Oct. 29, 2014 By Amber Levenhagen Halloween is an American holiday by tradition, however, many cultures celebrate in their own way. What started as an ancient religious ritual is now a day celebrated with costumes, trick-or-treating and parties. Forty-five countries currently are represented...

Best scary movies, old school & new

October 30, 2013

Old school, compiled by Chris Johannsen Halloween (1978) - Ranked in the top five scariest movies of all time by Entertainment Weekly, John Carpenter’s “Halloween” proves that blood and gore aren’t necessary to classify a quality horror movie.  With a budget of only $300,000, this classic ...

Last-minute Halloween costume ideas

Last-minute Halloween costume ideas

October 30, 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...

Trick-or-treating across campus

October 31, 2012

  Students who live in campus housing may notice a younger crowd wandering around the Residence Halls tonight on Halloween. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be hosting a trick-or-treating event for children and teenagers of Whitewater and surrounding areas from 4 to 7 p.m. today. Key...

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