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Video Game Review: ‘Mars: War Logs’

May 8, 2013

  After watching the trailer and listening to some of the banter in the office relaying nothing but excitement for this title prior to its release, I had high hopes for Mars: War Logs going in. But after beating the 10-hour campaign and experiencing much of what the game has to offer, I can...

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...

UW-W celebrates play’s 75th anniversary

UW-W celebrates play’s 75th anniversary

April 17, 2013

  Production of ‘Our Town’ joined by Emmy Award-winning actor : The UW-Whitewater theater department will end the year with a 75th anniversary performance of the play “Our Town” this weekend. The show will be held at 2 p.m. on April 21 and at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 in the Young ...

Crossman Gallery holds student competition

Crossman Gallery holds student competition

April 17, 2013

  Several students’ art is on display in the Crossman Gallery this week as they showcase their greatest work in an effort to win some money. The Juried Student Art Exhibition gives students’ outstanding work a chance to be viewed and admired by the community while also competing for a total...

Video Game Review: ‘Tomb Raider’

Commentary by Staff Writer Jake Magee

March 21, 2013

  When developer Crystal Dynamics revealed at the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo that they were rebooting the beloved “Tomb Raider” franchise, the question on everyone’s mind was, “can they do the series justice?” Even if you don’t play video games, you probably recognize...

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...

UW-W’s new musical showcases senior


February 27, 2013

  UW-Whitewater student Jacob Lesh has dreamed of having a role in “The Drowsy Chaperone” since he first saw it as a freshman in high school. Now, as a college senior preparing to graduate, his dream has become a reality, as he will star as the lead role in this unique musical comedy. “This...

Gallery highlights 35-year career

Gallery highlights 35-year career

February 13, 2013

  ‘Diverse’ work on display from former professor:   An annual exhibit in the Center of the Arts brings students and locals the chance to view a variety of ceramic works by alumni and professors of UW-Whitewater. This year’s show in particular seeks to honor a recent retiree...

Video Game Review: “Antichamber”

Commentary by Jake Magee

February 13, 2013

  Indie developer Alexander Bruce has created a mind-warping first-person puzzle game reminiscent of “Fez” and “Portal,” yet still entirely new and fresh. The title is “Antichamber,” and its brilliant aesthetic, incredible puzzles and haunting soundtrack is something every fan...

Album Review: “Babel” by Mumford & Sons

November 28, 2012

  The English band Mumford & Sons emerged on the indie folk rock scene in 2007, but it wasn’t until their first album, “Sigh No More,” released in 2009 that the band gained the recognition I think it deserves. Featuring simple kick drum beats to accompany the talented performance...

Opera workshop previews young talent

November 20, 2012

  The sounds of opera will fill the Light Recital Hall Tuesday night as the music department hosts this semester’s Opera Workshop. The UW-Whitewater Opera Workshop will headline two free operas at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 in an effort to teach students between the productions put on every two...

Video game review: “Halo 4”

November 14, 2012

  In “Halo 4,” you play again as Master Chief, a super soldier drifting away on a destroyed spaceship after saving Earth. The game begins with him waking up nearly five years after the events of “Halo 3.” If you’re tired of stories involving the hero taking out the morally corrupt...

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