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Comedian returns to familiar stage

Comedian returns to familiar stage

September 11, 2013

By Ben Holzhueter   Comedian Eric O’Shea hasn’t performed at UW-Whitewater since 2007, but he still fondly recalls his last time here. “The students were very sharp,” O’Shea said. “I remember the fun, I remember the looseness, and I remember how they got everything. I’m very...

Country/rock trio Scarletta takes the stage at UW-W

September 4, 2013

Band founder, manager, fiddler speaks with Royal Purple: By Ben Holzhueter   Country/rock band Scarletta performed at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in the UC Down Under. Nathan Stoop, the trio’s founding member, tour manager and fiddler spoke with the Royal Purple about the show and gave some insi...

Venues & events galore freshmen can adore

Venues & events galore freshmen can adore

September 4, 2013

By Ben Holzhueter   With the passing of Labor Day weekend comes the inevitability every public school student in Wisconsin knows so well: the start of the fall semester. Members of the incoming freshmen class can find advice on how to add a little more culture and fun to begin their college...

Comedian’s travels lead her to UW-W

Comedian’s travels lead her to UW-W

May 1, 2013

  Jessi Campbell has ventured across the world, will make first stop in Whitewater May 2: “I’ve seen the entire country, and I get to make people laugh. It’s a dream job.” These are the words of Jessi Campbell, a comedian who’s traveled all over the United States delighting audie...

Comic trades coaching for comedy

Comic trades coaching for comedy

April 10, 2013

  Comedian C. Willi Myles never dreamed of becoming a stand-up comic. Instead, Myles said, his grades in school were what spoke to him about comedy. “My grades dictated that I would become a comedian, because most people had a blood alcohol of what I had for a GPA,” Myles said. Myles...

No bluff, Casino Night a hit

No bluff, Casino Night a hit

March 21, 2013

  More than 300 attend night of poker, prizes: Casino Night attracted more than 300 people last Friday night, which is no small feat considering the day of the week and how busy students are with midterms, said SEAL Large Event Intern Nicole Pumarada. “I’m really happy with the turnout...

‘Overrated’ takes home first at Battle of the Bands

‘Overrated’ takes home first at Battle of the Bands

March 13, 2013

   A year after finishing second in the SEAL sponsored Battle of the Bands, “Overrated” returned to the competition, and, this time, took home the $500 first-place prize. Lead singer Brad Beran, a senior at UW-Whitewater, said he wasn’t sure if the group would win, but when their n...

Comedian finds passion by accident

Comedian finds passion by accident

March 6, 2013

  Comedian Michael Malone is coming to UW-Whitewater for a performance he said students are sure to enjoy because of how much he gives the audience compared to other comedians. “I try to give them an experience instead of a show,” Malone said. “I’m not just a guy standing behind a...

Disease helps comedian ‘connect’

Disease helps comedian ‘connect’

February 6, 2013

  Comroe incorporates living with Tourette’s Syndrome into routine: Comedian Samuel J. Comroe does not let Tourette’s Syndrome rule his life. Instead, he makes it work for him, using it as an influence in his stand-up routine. SEAL Entertainment intern Sara Molnar is in charge of the...

Students gain experience, service hours at local schools

Students gain experience, service hours at local schools

February 6, 2013

  America Reads provides students with an “eye opening experience,” according to junior Katelyn Wurtz, former student coordinator of American Reads. UW-Whitewater offers students the chance to earn valuable experience and gain community service hours through the national volunteer program,...

Katie Wirsing spreads idea of acceptance, equality, support

October 24, 2012

  Katie Wirsing describes herself as a poet, activist and life lover. SEAL will be hosting the poet at 8 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the Down Under. Wirsing’s work largely centers on issues members of the gay community face everyday. She has been bringing her emotionally charged and animated...

Reading band aims to expand campus jazz scene

October 3, 2012

  For the past five years, WI- JEN, a network in Wisconsin based on jazz education, and SEAL have sponsored a Jazz Reading Band, which is an event where students are invited to listen to and participate in performances. SEAL Manager Katelyn Wurtz said this event is held three times every semester. The next Jazz Reading Band will be held from 9 to 11 p.m...

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