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Time with family defines holidays

December 8, 2015

Dec. 8, 2015 The things I love the most about the holidays are watching movies, spending time with family and friends and eating Christmas cookies. I love the movies “The Santa Clause” and Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” I personally love these films because of their comedic feel. I love Christmas movies in general because th...

Save the tap: it’s not that simple

November 17, 2015

Nov. 17, 2015 There are many bubblers with water bottle refill stations located across campus from Heide Hall to the University Center. These bubblers should be taken advantage of each day of the week by students with reusable water bottles. It’s important to continue using reusable water bottles so land...

Students decorate pumpkins for prizes

Jenny Musilek’s winning pumpkin design.

October 29, 2015

By Signe Trewyn Oct. 28, 2015 October is the month dedicated to fall colors, Halloween, trick-or-treating and, of course, pumpkins. For several weeks, the University Center has displayed an arrangement of decorated pumpkins. The pumpkins were decorated as everything from ice cream cones...

Halloween celebrations make holiday unique

October 27, 2015

Oct. 27, 2015 The thing I love the most about Halloween is the decorations because I love seeing the creativity of Halloween lovers around the community. If nothing else, the spooky decorations always get me in the Halloween spirit. The second thing I enjoy about Halloween is the different costumes...

Trees benefit local communities

October 20, 2015

Oct. 20, 2015 The two Maple trees on the corner of Prairie and Main St. were cut down recently, despite petitions to save them. According to the City of Whitewater website, Whitewater is a part of Tree City USA, which is a program devoted to “the importance of urban tree canopy.” Trees benefit...

Campus hosts thrills

October 15, 2015

By Signe Trewyn Oct. 14, 2015 Students have an opportunity to switch up their Saturday night with pre-Halloween fun at the Haunted Mansion. Career and Leadership Development, in collaboration with University Housing, brings the spooks to students before the trick or treating and ghosts come...

Emissions scandal harms environment

October 13, 2015

Oct. 13, 2015 Volkswagen used software so its vehicles would not emit illegal emissions during emissions testing. Worse still, the cars are emitting gasses nearly 40 percent past the legal limit. Two engineers are at fault for their actions: Audi R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg, and Porsche R&D ...

UW-Whitewater provides fond memories

Commentary by Signe Trewyn Staff Writer

September 22, 2015

From the day I set foot on campus I have felt as though UW-Whitewater has been more than just a school. It has acted like a family. My entire college career has gone by so fast, but that does not mean I didn’t love every minute of it. Every week I always find myself learning something new, which has...

Royal Reviews: Movie Review ‘Inside Out’

September 3, 2015

“I just wish I knew what you were thinking.” This statement is so common for us who communicate and cannot read minds. In the movie “Inside Out” the audience is dumped right into the mind of a young girl experiencing a huge life change. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a die- hard movie fan....

Ditch the keys, not your life

September 2, 2015

  Commentary by Signe Trewyn Assistant Opinion Editor Friday, or any day of the week that ends in “weekend” can be a time for celebration and having fun. Most of the time this means with a few friends and of course, alcohol. While this picture doesn’t sound all that problematic, it...

Post-graduation career facts and options

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 Congratulations! You’ve graduated! But wait a second, school’s over! This is not an uncommon reaction that most students have upon graduation. The one thing that has been ingrained in your mind by your parents is to find a job; it’s above everything else such as buying a nice car...

Put down the cell phone and pick up life

May 4, 2015

April 29, 2015 Imagine sitting with your best friend for quite a while at lunch, both of you engage in conversation throughout the time of being together. You both become bored and find yourselves staring at your smartphones for the rest of the time. No conversation about summer plans or any other...

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