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Candidates finish campaign trail at UW-W

Candidates finish campaign trail at UW-W

Ethan Maurice, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018

   Governor-elect Tony Evers and U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin made a final campaign stop at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Nov. 5, one day before they each won their respective races in the 2018 elections.    Evers and Baldwin, who were joined by state assembly member Don Vruwink and state treasurer Sarah Godlewski, s...

Vukmir says America should focus on border control

Leah Vukmir, U.S. Senate candidate (R)

November 5, 2018

A 20-year-old college student in Iowa didn’t return home to her family after going on an evening run. Mollie Tibbets was brutally stabbed to death. Her loving parents, unaware of their daughter’s fate, agonized for days as police searched for clues. Little did they know her dead body had been abandoned in...

Vukmir draws large crowd

Vukmir draws large crowd

Killian Jauch, News Editor

October 22, 2018

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College Republicans hosted Wisconsin Senate candidate Leah Vukmir Oct. 17. Vukmir is currently closest competitor to incumbent Sen. Tammy Baldwin. The event drew a large crowd, nearly filling a lecture hall in Hyland Hall, and members of the group who put the event ...

Perkins Loan renewal fails on Senate Floor

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2017

The Federal Perkins Loan Program, which provides financial aid to half a million low-income university students, 1,213 of whom are University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students, has failed in the U.S. Senate. Four members of Congress, including Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Sus...

Feingold, Baldwin visit campus ahead of election

Feingold, Baldwin visit campus ahead of election

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

October 26, 2016

With the election only a few weeks away, the various Whitewater Democratic campaigns are ramping up their effort to register voters and find volunteers. Former Senator Russ Feingold, who is running against incumbent Senator Ron Johnson, made his case to voters in Whitewater at Heide Hall on Tuesda...

Young journalist finds place on News Team

Young journalist finds place on News Team

February 16, 2016

Feb. 16, 2016 If someone told me I would be covering a national event as huge as a Democratic Debate this early in my journalism career, I would have laughed. Not because it’s unimaginable, but because opportunities like these don’t happen easily for 18-year-olds.    I had no idea what to ex...

Baldwin seizes victory, first female Wis. senator

November 12, 2012

  “Tonight, at the end of a long and hard-fought campaign, we have won a huge victory for Wisconsin’s middle class,” Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) said during her victory speech. Baldwin has beaten former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) in the race for a seat in the United States Senate making her...

Wisconsin will shine in political spotlight this year

February 16, 2012

With a population of about 5.7 million people in Wisconsin, it’s easy to get lost in the grand scope of things relative to other larger states. This year, Wisconsin will get its day to shine. The state is going to play a major role in the politics of the United States. We are on the cusp of a...

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