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Memory garden for Mackin, others underway

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor

April 26, 2017

The memory garden inspired by former Dean of Students Mary Beth Mackin, who died in November, 2015, is to not only remember her, but Robin Fellows, Spencer Twining and the many Warhawk faculty and students who have died or retired in the past few years. “It’s a great way to reflect upon and place t...

Vruwink defeats Hetz with two thousand vote difference

Vruwink defeats Hetz with two thousand vote difference

Nicole Aimone, Assistant News Editor

November 9, 2016

After a long night of vote-counting Don Vruwink (D-Wisconsin) has won the race for the 43rd Assembly District State Representative seat against opponent Allison Hetz with 16,178 votes. Vruwink, a retired four-decade history teacher in the district, began the election cycle by defeating his Democrat...

Primary sparks high turnout

Primary sparks high turnout

April 6, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal April 6, 2016   The HawkCard office was a busy place on April 5, Wisconsin’s primary election day. After months of primaries, it was finally Wisconsin’s turn, making UW-Whitewater a hub of activity. Student workers printed dozens of student Voter ID’s for tho...

SEAL not extinct but evolving

September 16, 2015

By: Ashley McCallum Lifestyle Editor As of this semester, a familiar group on campus has gone extinct. The former structure of SEAL (Student Entertainment and Awareness Leauge) is gone, but the events and entertainment it provided is not. Six student entertainment assistants employed by the University ...

B.o.B rocks UW-Whitewater

B.o.B rocks UW-Whitewater

September 3, 2014

Sept. 3, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik By Emily Leclair After the audience listened to a professional drumline from Madison, Wis. and forty minutes of bass-bumping mashups, B.o.B finally stepped on to the stage at 9:40 p.m. on Sept. 2. B.o.B kicked off the show with “Ready” and brought...

Hip-Hop artist B.o.B. kicks off Fall 2014 Semester

Hip-Hop artist B.o.B. kicks off Fall 2014 Semester

July 31, 2014

July 31, 2014 By Michael Riley Hip Hop star Bobby Ray Simmons – widely known as B.o.B. – will perform at the Sept. 2 free concert for UW-Whitewater students.  The performance is confirmed by a source at Atlantic Records, B.o.B.’s record label. Although the artist’s official website,...

UW-W Students go MADD for volunteering

UW-W Students go MADD for volunteering

April 30, 2014

Make a Difference Day supports the surrounding communities April 23, 2014 By Michael Riley Senior Katelyn Wurtz has been involved in UW-Whitewater’s Make a Difference Day for the past five years, serving as a volunteer and on the event staff. Now as student coordinator of the event, Wurtz...

Sorority house not up to fire code

Sorority house not up to fire code

March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014 By Michael Riley The Tri-Sigma house, where a fire occurred on the morning of March 14, did not have an operational fire sprinkler in place, according to a news release from the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Fire Sprinkler Association. Wisconsin state law requires all sorority...

Minor injury, $150,000 damages in Tri Sigma house fire

Minor injury, $150,000 damages in Tri Sigma house fire

March 14, 2014

By Ben Holzhueter and Samantha Jacquest March 14, 2014   A fire occurred on the first floor of the UW-Whitewater Tri Sigma sorority house located at the corner of Main and S. Prairie St. in the morning hours of March 14. No major injuries were reported, but one occupant was taken to Mercy...

Final funds raised for Whitewater K-9 unit

Final funds raised for Whitewater K-9 unit

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Emma Cunninghham   After more than a year’s worth of fundraising, the Whitewater Police Department finally reached its financial goal of $45,000 and will soon bring on its newest member, a Labrador retriever. The first ever K-9 unit will be used throughout the Whitewater...

Recognized community member dies at 86

December 5, 2012

  Whitewater’s “tough-love grandma” Marilyn Kienbaum died on Nov. 17 at 86 years old. Kienbaum volunteered at the Whitewater Food Pantry, which was renamed in August in her honor, for more than 20 years and eventually became director. Kienbaum was characterized as the “tough-love...

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