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Graduate goodbyes: Special shout out to the RP couch

May 3, 2016

May 4, 2016 So, my time here at the ol’ UW-Whitewater is at its end, and I was told to write something about it. I wish that I had something to say, but, as usual, I have nothing to give. Sentimentality is not something I’m good at, unless it involves something really, really fluffy and cute. Gett...

Cafe promotes local artists

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 By Mary Davisson Beyond the walls of the Crossman Gallery and Roberta’s Art Gallery there are other opportunities for local artists to display their work in a gallery setting, thanks to the goals of the Wisconsin Arts Association (WAA).  Perhaps unexpectedly, one of those loca...

Potty mouths: Keep politics out of bathrooms

March 29, 2016

March 29, 2016 Bathroom activities are a minefield of awkwardness: the sounds, the smells, the peripheral observation of someone trying to not to look like they’re picking at that zit in the mirror. It’s probably the weirdest unsolicited social activity that we must deal with daily. It’s life. ...

Hoverboard ban is a good move for campus

March 15, 2016

March 15, 2016 First, and I know I’m not alone in this, those things called “hoverboards” are not hoverboards. They are simply self-balancing “tool” scooters. They do not hover, and there is nothing special or futuristic about them. These self-balancing scooters were banned from UW-Whitewater’s R...

Music Mosaics Fund Scholarship

February 29, 2016

Feb. 24, 2016 By Mary Davisson The staff and alumni of the Music Department are bringing in the spring with “Valves, And Reeds, And Strings, Oh My!” Music Mosaics is a concert series that showcases the talents of the staff and alumni of UW–Whitewater. The series began in 2002 with div...

Royal Reviews: Deadpool

February 16, 2016

Feb, 16, 2016 By Mary Davisson The biggest fixation of our generation is clearly the mystique of the superhero. Since the first “X-Men” movie in 2000, we have seen a non-stop escalation of abnormally talented and/or tortured individuals in tights who have dedicated themselves to saving mankind,...

Valentine ideas and gory old traditions

Column by 
Mary Davisson
Assistant Arts & Rec. Editor

February 2, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 There are worse things than being single on Valentine’s Day. This is one of those times in the year when people are subconsciously obligated to find someone “special-enough” to do something “romantic-enough” with. There are some who’ve decided to forgo the status q...

“Ragtime” explores American Dream

January 27, 2016

Jan. 27, 2016 By Mary Davisson The issues regarding race and social stature in regard to the American Dream are classic and ongoing. In the hit Broadway musical, “Ragtime,” those issues take center stage as they are displayed among the various characters that make up the diverse ensemb...

Workshop to make cents of artwork

November 18, 2015

By Mary Davisson Nov. 18, 2015 Those who attempt an education in the arts may be aware of the fi nancially bleak possibility of their passions. The College of Arts and Communication and the Whitewater University Innovation Center will be co-sponsoring Dollars and Sense for Arts Entrepreneurs...

Gallery commemorates Ho-Chunk warriors

Senior Quade Rodriguez and sophomore Jordyn Schmidt discuss artwork featured in “Road of the Warrior: Life of the Ho-Chunk Military Service.” The exhibit is open from Nov. 9 to 20.

November 11, 2015

By Mary Davisson Nov. 11, 2015 During Veterans Day, Roberta’s Art Gallery will continue its tradition of celebrating the soldiers who have made their sacrifice for the United States. This year the highlight is upon the warriors of the Ho-Chunk Nation, a Native American tribe who are native...

Second Salem’s spookiest spots

October 29, 2015

It was a bit of a surprise to hear Whitewater is filled with spirits that refuse to move on. I suppose it shouldn’t be since nearly every place has its own ghost story an unseen, yet very present monster or some other sort of supernatural prankster. What makes Whitewater, specifi caly the UW-Whitewater...

Skelly’s offers child-like fun for all

Skelly’s Farm Market features a pumpkin patch, two corn mazes: the Jurassic maze and the impossible maze and a shop filled with Autumn treats.

October 21, 2015

As a small family of two college students and an opinionated toddler, it’s important to find family activities that are inexpensive yet fun. On Oct. 18 my husband, daughter and I made a trip to Skelly’s Farm Market in Janesville where we had hoped to get a pumpkin and run some of my daughter Maya’s...

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