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Campus, city discuss rise in student COVID-19 cases

The Whitewater Common Council meets to discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.

Katie Childs, Assistant News Editor

September 20, 2020

     The Whitewater Common Council met for a special meeting to discuss an ordinance prohibiting mass gatherings following concern over the rise of COVID-19 cases among UW-Whitewater students Sept. 9.      The proposed ordinance would have limited outdoor gatherings to 25 attendees and in...

A walk down Old Main Lane

A walk down Old Main Lane

Olivia Storey, Assistant News Editor

April 15, 2019

UW-W celebrated the creation of Old Main Lane Friday, April 12 with a display. The project took years of support and collaboration to complete, as faculty, staff, students and alumni all played their part in providing memorabilia and stories to be shared with the Whitewater community on the second fl...

Bowling squad strikes down opponents in Music City

Ben Lokken, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2019

The No. 10 UW-Whitewater Bowling team traveled to the Nashville, Tenn. area March 15-17 for the Colombia 300 Music City Classic.  This is the team’s last competition before the NCAA championship meet in April. The Warhawks got off to a hot start by going 5-0 in the first day of the three-day even...

Polar Vortex tests Whitewater Wal-Mart, residents

Polar Vortex tests Whitewater Wal-Mart, residents

Carli Pope, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

A snowstorm struck Wisconsin Sunday, Jan. 27 that kept the Whitewater community inside into the early morning the following day. Temperatures in the southern part of Wisconsin were consistently in the -30s. These lows that haven’t been recorded since 2014. Because Whitewater does not expect to get an...

LEAP workshops teach students, staff tools for success

January 21, 2019

During winter break, some students and staff took a unique opportunity to expand upon their own knowledge through the Liberal Education and America’s Promise run workshops held right on campus. The organization, also known as LEAP, focuses on empowering students and giving students the necessary too...

Career Fair draws hundreds

photo by Grace Holler / Photo Editor

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

October 8, 2018

Students at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater connected with local business owners at the annual Career Leadership and Development Career Fair  Oct. 3, and they didn’t have to leave campus to do it.Grace Holler The event was held in the Williams Center in hopes of connecting students with emplo...

International tunes to be featured at World Music Festival: Q&A with Shannon Dozorystent

File photo of the 2017 UW-Whitewater's World Music Festival performers

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

September 3, 2018

The Royal Purple recently interviewed Interim Director of Young Auditorium Shannon Dozoryst to discuss the upcoming World Music Festival event on campus. The festival will begin at 3 p.m. on Sept. 18 in the Young Auditorium Courtyard. It is free to students and community members, but attendees are requir...

UW-W team chosen in global contest

UW-W team chosen in global contest

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

May 7, 2018

Computer Science Seniors Luke Lamberg and Nicole Nelson were the only North American team, and one of the five teams worldwide, selected for the ULTRAHAPTICS Student Challenge. Lambert will travel to Pisa, Italy in June to present their proposal at the Eurohaptics 2018 conference. “It’s kind o...

Students and advisors provide insight to first year students

Students and advisors provide insight to first year students

Gabriella Neurock, Lifestyle Editor

April 23, 2018

With the semester coming to a close, registering for classes seems like just another thing we need to check off the to-do list before a well deserved break. For first year students, however, registering for classes is a huge step in their college career. Not only are they adjusting to a whole new at...

Alcohol council serves new view

A pack of beer on the counter at Simply Convenient, a liquor store in Whitewater. Liquor stores need a wholesale license to sell alcohol in the state of Wisconsin.

Garrett Kluever, Biz and Tech Editor

February 19, 2018

It sounds like the start of a college joke. Three people--a student, a housing rep, and a retired teacher--walk into a bar. And that bar was just given its full service license by the three: Jimmy Schulgit, a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Senior, Stephanie Goettl, who works for DLK Enterprises and Carol McCo...

Students pull all-nighter coding

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

November 15, 2017

Students pulled an all-nighter Saturday creating video games and computer programs in the spirit of competition for the 2017 Hackathon. Eight teams of students checked in to Hyland Hall for an entire night of coding from 8 p.m. Nov. 11 until 8 a.m. Nov. 12. The Hackathon was an overnight coding co...

Students gear up for fall season

Evan Gregor, Staff Writer

October 25, 2017

Whether on the water or in the woods, fall in Wisconsin is a special season for outdoor enthusiasts. The cooling weather and shortening days cause changes in wildlife that attract anglers and hunters alike. “The fish we’re looking for at this time of year are the ones trying to gorge themselves f...

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