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Nicole Aimone, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2019

I’ve wanted to be a journalist since I was 10 years old. Most kids would say they wanted to be an astronaut or a princess, and then there was me proudly announcing that I was going to be a reporter....

Freshman Alex Sindorf wears a bulletproof vest after receiving a campus-wide alert of a potential threat to safety. The alert was accidentally sent out due to a technical error, UW-W Police Services said.

Errant alarm causes confusion on campus

Brad Allen and Nicole Aimone , Staff Reporter and Editor-in-Chief May 13, 2018

A technical error with the campus-wide emergency warning system caused a false emergency alert to sound at approximately 3 p.m. on May 13. An alert was sent out campus-wide via email and broadcast...

Whitewater Student Government President Tom Kind sits on a Spin ride-share bicycle

Bike share moves forward

Nicole Aimone, News Editor March 11, 2018

A move toward creating an environmentally sustainable mode of transportation for University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students – a fleet of gray and baby blue bicycles – has become unsustainable. As...

Room tax ordinance amendments approved

Room tax ordinance amendments approved

Nicole Aimone, News Editor February 26, 2018

Airbnb consumers in Whitewater are likely going to be paying more to stay at the short-term lodging services, thanks to the approval of amendments to the city’s room tax ordinance Feb. 22. The approved...

150th kicks off on April 21

150th kicks off on April 21

Nicole Aimone, News Editor February 19, 2018

Since its inception 150 years ago, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has changed names, mascots and school colors – only for one year, as it was so disliked that it was changed back to purple –...

Committee navigates restructuring

Committee navigates restructuring

Nicole Aimone, News Editor January 30, 2018

A steering committee, manned by 61 administrative staff, faculty, and students from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and University of Wisconsin-Rock County is overseeing the merging of the two schools,...

Crossroads of thought

Nicole Aimone and Brad Allen December 13, 2017

Failure to accommodate to Native American students, violence against women and queer identity within in Shakespeare’s works were among a range of topics students touched on during the first annual Language...

High school Evacuated after suspicious message

Nicole Aimone, News Editor November 30, 2017

Whitewater High School was placed on lock down because of a suspicious message the Whitewater Police Department received on Nov. 27 around 10  a.m. The content of the suspicious message was not released...

UW System restructuring official

Nicole Aimone, News Editor November 15, 2017

The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents voted to continue forward with the restructuring of the University of Wisconsin-Systems during a Nov. 9 meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Chancellor...

In a 2016 photo, a crime scene where a Whitewater man was killed is taped off by city police.

Whitewater man convicted of reckless homicide in October 2016 murder

November 8, 2017

A jury convicted Alan M. Johnson of first-degree reckless homicide Tuesday, Nov. 7 in the fatal shooting of his brother-in-law in 2016. According to the Janesville Gazette, the jury did not reach a...

Alleged armed robbery reported

Nicole Aimone, News Editor November 1, 2017

An alleged armed robbery was reported to University Police, on SundayOct. 29. The alleged crime happened at the intersection of West Starin Road and North Prairie Street at approximately between mid- night...

UW System president proposes UW Colleges merger

UW System president proposes UW Colleges merger

Nicole Aimone, News Editor October 11, 2017

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross is proposing a restructuring of the system’s 35 universities and colleges. He announced the proposal in an Oct. 11 news release. The proposal...

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