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Love, heartbreak and karaoke

Love, heartbreak and karaoke

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Signe Trewyn   You don’t have to spend big bucks to enjoy Valentine’s Day. There will be a free karaoke event at 8 p.m., Feb. 14, in the University Center Down Under. SEAL intern Rachel Lee said karaoke events take place frequently on campus, two or three times a semester, but this is the first Valentine’s D...

Dance marathon joins campus, community

Dance marathon joins campus, community

February 5, 2014

  Feb. 5, 2014 By Jacqueline Schaefer Students invited to dance through the night to raise money for children’s hospital   A new charity will dance its way to campus this spring. University of Wisconsin -Whitewater’s first dance-a-thon will make an appearance March 1 to 2. ...

Free Play Bingo in Hamilton Room

Free Play Bingo in Hamilton Room

February 5, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus   Each semester, students are invited to test their luck and win prize rewards for free with SEAL Bingo. Dylan Kersten, SEAL entertainment intern, said SEAL always aims to generate low-price activities for a high amount of fun. “It’s just all through...

Breaksk8 rolls to town

Breaksk8 rolls to town

February 5, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 By Signe Trewyn By Abrielle Backhaus   You don’t have to break your piggy-bank to check out the break dance skating group Breaksk8 at 8 p.m., Feb. 8, in the UC Hamilton Room. Breaksk8 is a fusion of breakdancing and roller skating, originally founded by Shannon Anthony...

Campus group offers movies on a budget

Campus group offers movies on a budget

January 22, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus   One dollar won’t buy you much these days, but it will get you into a SEAL movie, provided you bring your UW-W ID along. Students with a UW-W ID pay just $1 and $3 for those without. With all the work and time put into each movie showing one may wonder how SEAL can keep ...

Comedian moves from classroom to stage

Comedian moves from classroom to stage

December 4, 2013

Former high school teacher Jay Black has experience in what makes students laugh: By Abrielle Backhaus   Comedian Jay Black said timing presented him with an opportunity to follow his dreams and make a career change. After seven years of teaching high school, Black left the education fi...

Musician Cas Haley comes to UW-Whitewater

November 20, 2013

By Elise McArdle   Some kids dream of being movie stars or astronauts. Some even dream of being musicians. Guitarist and singer Cas Haley didn’t just dream of it, he became it. “I remember being a young teenager saying, 'Hey, this is what I want to do, and I never did anything else,'”...

Dueling pianos performance encourages audience interaction

Dueling pianos performance encourages audience interaction

November 13, 2013

By Abrielle Backhaus   A little friendly competition is what Joe Montanaro and Brian Griffin plan to bring to the UW-Whitewater campus with a dueling pianos performance where the pianists do not compete. Instead, the two sides of the audience contend with each other. Griffin, founder of...

Group is far from ‘Kazual’ on and off stage

Group is far from ‘Kazual’ on and off stage

October 16, 2013

A cappella group embraces motto of ‘work hard, play later’ in life and music: By Abrielle Backhaus   Kazual, a quartet of four Atlanta-based young men who sing the latest hits of the modern age as well as the greatest hits of the Doo-Wop era, is getting ready for a show at UW-White...

Jazz reading band set to take stage

Jazz reading band set to take stage

October 2, 2013

By Elise McArdle   “A jazz reading band is a great opportunity for beginning jazz musicians, advanced jazz musicians, anyone who wants to play, to get together in a big band setting. It’s a great way to get involved with playing jazz,” senior Vinny Sauer said. Sauer is a member of...

Someone to rely on

Someone to rely on

September 18, 2013

International students have peer mentors they can count on to help adjust to life in America, learn the school system and more   By Amanda Ong It was a beautiful Wednesday afternoon. The sun was shining along with a cool breeze. Two friends gathered and shared a unique relationship tha...

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