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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. Trust me, the adults in the room gave me some crazy looks. This dream of being a journalist first beg...

Errant alarm causes confusion on campus

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 in buildings and residence halls on campus at 3:11 p.m. saying, “There is an active threat to life sa...

Bike share moves forward

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 a result, the university is looking into signing a contract with Spin, a bicycle-sharing company b...

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 amendments proposed to the room tax ordinance have raised the room tax from its original 5 pe...

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 – but the one thing we’d all like to think hasn’t changed is the legacy Warhawks have created. ...

Committee navigates restructuring

Committee navigates restructuring

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

January 29, 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, mandated to be completed by July 1. Last November, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regen...

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 Crossroads mini-conference. Language Crossroads mini-conference co-organizer Elena Levy-Nava...

High school Evacuated after suspicious message

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

November 29, 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 by press time. Police performed a search of the school where no suspicious devices were found...

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 Beverly Kopper and other UW-Whitewater administrators visited staff and faculty at UW-Roc...

Whitewater man convicted of reckless homicide in October 2016 murder

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 guilty verdict after deliberating for nearly nine hours on Johnson’s original criminal charges of first-degree i...

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 and 1:30 a.m. The reporting victim claims four unidentified masked individuals hit his shoulder...

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 suggests merging all University of Wisconsin-Colleges, the system’s two-year extensions schools, w...

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