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Royal Purple staff goodbye letters

May 9, 2012

By Katherine Watson I remember moving in on my first day of freshman orientation, and thinking I had such a long road ahead of me. Well, I’m almost at the end now, and I just wanted to thank a few people before I walk across the stage and graduate: Mom and Dad: Thanks for loving me and supporting ...

Minors in Whitewater bars an ‘issue’

April 25, 2012

Downstairs Sports Bar owner Robert Sweet will close his establishment June through August due to his liquor license not being renewed June 1. Sweet said he plans to renew his liquor license in September after implementing the guidelines provided in the agreement made with Whitewater City Attorney...

Downstairs Sports Bar to lose liquor license

April 18, 2012

After negotiating with Whitewater City Attorney Wallace McDonnell, Downstairs Sports Bar owner Robert Sweet has agreed to the non-renewal of his “Class B” beer and liquor alcohol license. The Alcohol Licensing Review Committee, made up of common council members Jim Olsen, Lynn Binnie and Stephanie...

Jensen, Jordan win elections

April 4, 2012

Sophomores John Jensen and Danielle Jordan won the Whitewater Student Government presidential elections with 338 votes. The pair beat the second-place write-in combination of juniors Patrick Jamar and Jamie Selck by 327 votes in the March 20-21 elections. Jensen, a political science major fr...

New residence hall possible for fall 2015

February 15, 2012

Residence Life Director Frank Bartlett presented the progress of the Residence Life Master Plan Thursday to students, faculty and staff. The master plan is a comprehensive plan for the renovation of existing student housing and the planned building of new structures to meet the expected needs of t...

Faculty Senate raises concerns over limited available parking

February 1, 2012

Parking issues on the UW-Whitewater campus never seem to go away. Professors James Hartwick and Elizabeth Kim brought concerns to the Faculty Senate Dec. 13 about faculty and staff having to walk long distances to the buildings they work in. As a possible solution, the Facutly Senate included in their agenda that they would want a separate parking lot just for fac...

‘Blue house’ tenants each fined at least $6,500

November 9, 2011

The “Blue House,” a popular drinking destination during homecoming weekend located at 531 W. Main St., was busted Oct. 30. The bust occurred barely one week after 90 underage consumption citations were handed out at another large-scale party bust. Nine students, all tenants at the house, ...

That’s what (S)HE said…

October 12, 2011

“I have feelings for a close friend of mine, and I keep getting mixed signals that make it hard to tell whether or not they feel the same. How do I find out without making things awkward or ruining our friendship?” She said – Commentary by Andrea Behling Oh the dreaded A-word. If there’s o...

Kilars unofficially win $50,000 grant

October 6, 2011

Not many people receive birthday presents that total $50,000. However, the Treyton Kilar’s Field of Dreams project received news this weekend that a $50,000 grant from Pepsi could possibly be coming its way after a month full of strong voting helped it unofficially finish in the top-10 of the competition. Treyton’s...

Kilar’s Field of Dreams back at-bat

September 8, 2011

Losing the life of a loved one is never easy to handle. The pain, suffering and sadness can be overwhelming at times. For the Kilar family, it’s no different. But there are a few things that have somewhat eased the pain for the Kilars. After losing a son and brother in Treyton to an alcohol-related...

District 2 representative arrested on drug charges

May 18, 2011

Whitewater Common Council District 2 Rep. Javonni Butler, a UW-Whitewater student, was arrested and charged earlier this month with two counts of delivering THC, less than 200 grams. According to an article from the Janesville Gazette, Butler was arrested after Walworth County sheriff’s deputies...

Fischer Hall shutting down for 2011-12 academic year

May 11, 2011

The next few years will mark drastic changes in on-campus housing as Fischer Hall is planned to go offline for renovations throughout the 2011-2012 academic year, Director of University Housing Frank Bartlett said. Wellers Hall is also planned to close for the 2012-2013 academic year. Bart...

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