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Disposal service urges reduce, reuse, recycle

Disposal service urges reduce, reuse, recycle

April 22, 2015

By Vesna Brajkovic April 22, 2015 After one father mistakenly placed an envelope holding $700 of his daughter’s Girl Scout money in a pile of recycling on collection day, John’s Disposal Service, Inc. received a frantic call. As the sole vendor for the entire city of Whitewater, it may have...

Student Organization stands for freedom

Student Organization stands for freedom

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 By Vesna Brajkovic With standing thunderstorms and gale force winds, about 50 students kept vigil  outside the University Center for 24 hours on April 9 to raise awareness for modern-day slavery. Known as Stand for Freedom, the annual event is headed by the International Justice...

Age-old tradition kept alive in daily bell toll

October 23, 2014

Oct. 22, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic Sleeping in after hitting snooze three times leaves only 15 minutes to get dressed, brush your teeth and get out the door. As you run past Hyland Hall and reach the University Center, no time to check your phone, you hear a bell chime. Noon. You’re officially...

Whitewater… Then and now: UW-Whitewater campus in the 1960s

Whitewater… Then and now:  UW-Whitewater campus in the 1960s

October 2, 2014

Oct. 1, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic UW-Whitewater is ever-expanding with new construction plans popping up at every reach of campus. Each year, students encounter gradual changes as the student body expands and buildings, facilities and grounds become outdated. This historical campus, founded in 1868,...

Campus thanks workers

Campus thanks workers

September 19, 2014

By Vesna Brajkovic Sept. 17, 2014 Every morning on campus the garbages are emptied, the stairwells are cleared of pizza boxes from the night before and the hallways are freshly vacuumed by ‘invisible people’ the campus can’t function without–the custodians. On Sept. 12, the custodians...

Herbology, wands highlight Harry Potter Fest

April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014 By Christopher Clapper Harry Potter has come to UW-Whitewater for the first time. A day filled with activities for wizards and muggles alike, UW-Whitewater students spent the afternoon learning different aspects of the “Harry Potter” world. The day consisted of activities...

Students stand for freedom

Students stand for freedom

April 16, 2014

UW-Whitewater organization participates in national event against modern-day slavery April 15, 2014. By Vesna Brajkovic   Although students may not be strangers to pulling all-nighters at the library, how many of those students would willingly stand outside for 24 hours? Starting...

Gallery exhibit wants students to ‘LEAP’ in

Gallery exhibit wants students to ‘LEAP’ in

April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014 By Lauren Piek   In college students choose a major to study so that a dream job can be achieved after graduation. UW-Whitewater’s LEAP initiative was created to help students understand what employers are looking for. LEAP is hosting an exhibit April 16 to 30 at Roberta’s...

Organizations team up for social awareness

March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic   Six different groups, normally with six different missions, will team up for a week to share one common goal: awareness. Justice Week, which started March 10 and runs through March 13, is a collaborative event of several of the justice organizations...

Lincoln impersonator performs for exhibit

Lincoln impersonator performs for exhibit

February 25, 2014

Feb. 27, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   After two years of applying for grants, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater was finally able to receive the funding it needed to host “Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibit to honor the 16th president. Kim Adams, ass...

WI-JEN Valentine’s Day Dance

WI-JEN Valentine’s Day Dance

February 12, 2014

Feb. 12, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus By Sarah Steed   If you are struggling to find date ideas for Valentine’s Day, Wisconsin Jazz Education Network’s Valentine’s Day swing dance could spice up the holiday. Senior WI-JEN band member Anna Molloy said she encourages everyone to...

Steam pipe break shuts down UC

February 6, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014   There was an apparent steam pipe break in the University Center around 10 p.m. tonight, flooding parts of the building including the Down Under area. According to an eyewitness, the pipe broke near the south side doors on the main level of the UC facing the Wyman Pedes...

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