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Managing Editor takes stance on Charlie Hebdo

Josh Hafemeister
Copy Editor

January 21, 2015

Jan. 21, 2015 By Josh Hafemeister As many have heard by now, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was attacked earlier this month. Twelve staff members were killed and several more wounded, according to an article by Catherine E. Shoichet and Josh Levs of CNN. Days later, al Qaeda leader Nasr...

Culture war brings vitriol to light

November 12, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 By Josh Hafemeister Twitter users may have seen the flurry of hashtags in recent weeks – Gamergate – the controversial culture war causing a stir in the online world. The movement started earlier this year primarily for two reasons. One was a call for discussion about corrupt...

Imagination becomes reality

October 30, 2014

Stories of fiction come to life in a frightening way with recent news   Entertainment media has integrated itself into our everyday lives. Hardly a day goes by where a conversation about the latest episode of a popular TV crime show or the newest gore-filled video game on the market doesn’...

RP Outdoors: Lepham Park

September 25, 2014

  People looking for a hiking trail closer to Whitewater than Door County can look no further than Lapham Peak. The trail offers visitors fantastic views and peaceful trips for casual hikers to hardcore adventurers all year long. Lapham Peak, part of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, is located...

State park offers four-season getaway

State park offers four-season getaway

September 18, 2014

RP Outdoors-Peninsula State Park It’s no secret Wisconsin offers miles upon miles of trails and parks to hike, climb, camp, bike or ride. From Devil’s Lake to Peninsula State Park, adventure-seekers will find much to do whilst exploring Wisconsin. Traveling at summer’s end allows for spont...

Student org takes a stand against ALS

April 17, 2014

April 16, 2014 By Josh Hafemeister Each year, approximately 5,600 U.S. citizens are diagnosed with ALS. The life expectancy of people diagnosed with ALS averages between two to five years from the time of diagnosis, according to alsa.org. ALS stands for Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis and is also...

Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Premier

Column by Josh Hafemeister Managing Editor

April 9, 2014

April 9, 2014 By Josh Hafemeister   The year-long wait for new episodes of “Game of Thrones” is finally over. At long last, fans can return to the world of Westeros in all its violence and debauchery. The first episode aired Sunday, April 6, and it made the wait worth it. Just a forewarning...

Starin Hall to offer gender-neutral housing

April 2, 2014

By Josh Hafemeister April 2, 2014     Of all of the colleges and universities across the nation, only 149 colleges offer a gender-neutral housing option for members of the LGBT community, according to campuspride.org. Three of the UW system colleges are among them: UW-La Crosse,...

Game Review: ‘Slender: The Arrival’

Review by Josh Hafemeister
Copy Editor

March 6, 2014

  It’s the middle of the night. The sky is overcast and the only source of light is from the flashlight in your shaking hand. As you tread through the dark forest, you hear the sound of footsteps crunching through the grass behind you. You spin around, heart beating rapidly, but whatever made...

Bicycles, sports gear and a cup of joe

March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 By Josh Hafemeister It’s not exactly new to Whitewater, but many people may not think of BicycleWise as a place to go for their morning coffee. In addition to offering services for bicyclists and their bicycles, the shop sells coffee and sports equipment. “A lot of bicycle...

Hunting club trains students

U Dub Hunting Club

February 19, 2014

  Feb. 19, 2014 by Josh Hafemeister   Offering students the chance to learn a safe way to experience a part of Wisconsin’s culture is a key goal of one of UW-Whitewater’s newest clubs. Uniting inexperienced hunters with veteran hunters is how the U Dub Dub Hunting Club plans...

UW-W looks to offer new housing option

UW-W looks to offer new housing option

December 11, 2013

By Josh Hafemeister Gender-neutral housing options have become available on college campuses nationwide. Starting in the fall semester of 2014, UW-Whitewater will become part of this trend. Associate Director of Residence Life Terry Tumbarello said the gender-neutral housing option will be available...

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