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Editor-in-Chief ignites spark before exit

Editor-in-Chief ignites spark before exit

May 3, 2017

By Ashley McCallum   A former Royal Purple Editor-in-Chief once wrote that this job is about putting out flames and being a firefighter, but I disagree. This job is about igniting sparks. When I assumed the position as co Editor-in-Chief, I came in with to-do list longer than my 5’4...

Savage animals portray human nature

Savage animals portray human nature

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

May 1, 2017

“Animal Farm” is a dirty tale that warns against the corruption of power and the savagery of human nature. The play put on by UW-Whitewater students who definitely did justice to the rawness of the messages and the filth of the environment. The play started with a long, philosophical speech from...

Interactive art defines the contemporary style

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2017

While preparing for our anticipated field trip to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (MCA), I heard the current featured exhibit was based around a world renowned dancer and choreographer, Merce Cunningham. I became immediately disinterested and tuned out for a while in my art theory class. I...

YouTuber writes hit book on personal struggles

YouTuber writes hit book on personal struggles

Monica Hart, Copy Editor

May 1, 2017

Hannah Hart is a breaker of boundaries. She first rose to fame by accident, after uploading a video of her getting drunk and cooking to make a friend smile. Within a few days, that video had gone viral and she used this opportunity to make more episodes. Thus, “My Drunk Kitchen” was born. Hart’s...

Campus welcomes Kiki Smith

Campus welcomes Kiki Smith

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2017

      Kiki Smith is a world-renowned artist who admits she has friends who will not let her paint portraits of them, for fear she will make them look ten years older. Smith shared that thought, as well as others, with a nearly-packed Young Auditorium for her opening lectu...

Art that inspires and inquires against norms

Art that inspires and inquires against norms

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

March 6, 2017

Andy Warhol’s artwork is like an all you can eat buffet for your eyes- it assaults your senses and makes you question reality.    I was recently traipsing through  the contemporary  section of the Art Institute in Chicago, getting ready to leave, when something suddenly caught my eye... the Andy Warho...

Navajo silversmiths visit Whitewater

Navajo silversmiths visit Whitewater

Marisa LaBello, Senior Staff Writer

March 6, 2017

The captivating, intricate and respectable hand-crafted work of a world renowned Navajo silversmith is building anticipation and excitement at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Allison Snowhawk Lee, award-winning artist and one of the greatest American Silversmiths, is visiting Whitewater for ...

Endowment allows for world renown artist visit

Endowment allows for world renown artist visit

Ashley McCallum and Hannah Maes, Co-Editor in Chief / Arts and Rec Editor

March 6, 2017

One million dollars and a dream to inspire will allow students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater the opportunity to work alongside some of the biggest names in contemporary art for years to come.     The UW-W Art and Design Department received The Annette and Dale Schuh Visiting Artist Endo...

Indie artist debuts relatable album

Indie artist debuts relatable album

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec editor

March 2, 2017

David Jacobsen is an independent solo artist and singer/songwriter whose music in his new album, Chagrin, focuses on both personal and general issues that affect all of us. He uses his personal experiences as an artist and musician to portray universal struggles, like loneliness, the longing to feel r...

Renowned local artist exhibits on Main Street

Renowned local artist exhibits on Main Street

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017

In a career that has taken her around the country, local artist Shelby Keefe has found her way back home at the Cultural Art Center (CAC) during its decade celebration on Main Street. Keefe’s show “On the Road Again,” will be on display at the CAC beginning Feb. 11 and will feature many of Keefe’s...

A dog’s purpose drops the ball

Marisa LaBello, Senior Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

As someone who spoils two endearing Labradors and is full-fledged lover of dogs in general, it was inevitable that I would be drawn to read A Dog’s Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron. The novel gives the reader an insightful view of the world through a dog’s mind as he (sometimes she) progresses through multi...

Cultural arts center celebrates tenth year on Main St.

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017

When you walk into the building at 402 W. Main St., you are welcomed to a room with shelves lined with ten years worth of public art from the Whitewater community including bikes, dragons, water jugs and birds. This year, the Whitewater Arts Alliance and Cultural Arts Center (CAC) will celebrate its 10th y...

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