Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

A group of onlookers wearing eclipse glasses gaze up at the Moon passing the Sun outside of the UW-Whitewater Observatory, April 8, 2024.

Whitewater observes rare eclipse

Parker Olsen and Ky McCombe April 14, 2024

On April 8, 2024, people from all over the world were blessed to witness a total eclipse for the first time in a long time. The eclipse started around 11 am and lasted until 4 pm, with totality occurring...

A cloudy day near downtown Whitewater, Spring semester 2024.

Spring starts to slowly sprout

Lucas Riley, Community Journalist March 31, 2024

This 8-pointer was walking down a town road toward Chris Hardie’s pickup truck.

Observing the rhythms of nature

Chris Hardie, Journalist November 13, 2022

The end of October and early November brings the fall breeding season for deer, also known as the rut. It’s a time of physiological, behavior and chemical changes for deer as well as for bow hunters...

Early fall colors are seen here at Whitewater’s Rice Lake Oct. 12 2022.

Photographs of fall

Katie McIlheran, Assistant Photo Editor October 23, 2022


A beautiful day on the University of Wisconsin Whitewater’s nature preserve.

Where to enjoy nature’s beauty on campus

Felicity Knabenbauer, Lifestyle Editor April 17, 2022

The University of Wisconsin Whitewater’s campus is anything but a concrete jungle. With over 1,700 types of trees as well as a flourishing of flowers and herbage, there is rarely a moment where the eyes...

Sap from pine trees is safely consumable as it is a high source of vitamin C & A. 12/7/21

Winter foraging in Whitewater

Felicity Knabenbauer, Lifestyle Editor December 12, 2021

Foraging is a natural human instinct passed down from our ancestors when they were mainly in hunting and gathering groups. While for many of us, foraging is no longer a necessity but an enjoyable afternoon...

The view from atop Brady’s Bluff in Perrot State Park.

A view steeped in history

Chris Hardie, Contributor November 7, 2021

As we stood atop the bluff some 460 feet above the river, I was struck by the breathtaking vista before us. A few weeks ago, my wife Sherry and I hiked to the top of Brady’s Bluff in Perrot State...

Saving the planet one research program at a time

Saving the planet one research program at a time

Alicia Dougherty, Editor September 19, 2021

Climate change has become one of the most challenging problems of our time and is one that many scientists around the world have been working to prevent further damage to our planet. Now the University...

A view of some of the sea caves along the north shore of Lake Superior.

Lakeshore trip reminds of Wisconsin’s natural beauty

Chris Hardie, Contributor September 5, 2021

Do teachers still require students coming back to school to write about what they did on their summer vacation? It’s been decades since I’ve had to complete that assignment, but having recently...

Notice nature this Earth Day

Notice nature this Earth Day

Kylie McCombe, Photographer April 11, 2021

As spring weather warms the campus, all sorts of plants can be seen emerging across the landscape. Whether it be the carefully spaced daffodils near the University Center or wild violets and scilla scattered...

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