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Cut your plastic cutlery waste

The City of Whitewater water tower seen over the top of trees with fall leaves, from Cravath Lakefront Park on Friday Sept. 25.
October 18, 2020

Due to recent Covid-19 precautions, the amount of trash in the United States has increased. Food is being packaged in to-go containers with plastic utensils, because people are no longer eating inside...

Campus, city discuss rise in student COVID-19 cases

The Whitewater Common Council meets to discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases on campus.
Common Council and UW - W plan measures to prevent rise in COVID-19 cases
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....

A walk down Old Main Lane

A walk down Old Main Lane
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...

Bowling squad strikes down opponents in Music City

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...

Polar Vortex tests Whitewater Wal-Mart, residents

Polar Vortex tests Whitewater Wal-Mart, residents
Cold weather impacts business, residents on winter readiness amid winter storm
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...

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,...

Career Fair draws hundreds

photo by Grace Holler / Photo Editor
Students, firms make connections
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...

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
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...

UW-W team chosen in global contest

UW-W team chosen in global contest
Student will travel to Italy for competition
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...

Students and advisors provide insight to first year students

Students and advisors provide insight to first year students
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...

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.
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...

Students pull all-nighter coding

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...

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