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Preparing for a festive fall season

Preparing for a festive fall season

Dana Hockbein, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Rec

The City of Whitewater has a past that still haunts it to this day. During the month of October, multiple tour groups are lead through the city’s mysterious history. This eerie past contributes to its nickname of “Second Salem.” It all began when the Morris Pratt Institute was built in 1889, which was n...

‘Robust’ response to activism

‘Robust’ response to activism

Brad Allen, Assistant Copy Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

   When the Abolish Abortion Wisconsin (AAW) group visited the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus Sept. 19, many students and faculty members took issue with the nature of the material presented on posters to back the group’s pro-life stance on the issue of abortion.    UW-W is a state...

Former students snag win in global contest

Jeffrey Wardon, Jr., Biz & Tech Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Biz & Tech

ULTRAHAPTICS Student Challenge team from UW-W places first in Italy A team of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students placed first in an international video game tournament held in Italy June 13-16. The team, made up of several UW-W students and alumni, competed in the ULTRAHAPTICS Student Challe...

Football to rely on intensity, strength

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

At the end of the 2017 season, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team rallied to win its last six games, ending with a 7-3 overall record and 6-1 record in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC). The Warhawks started the 2017 season 1-3, including a loss on the road to ...

Volleyball favored to win WIAC

Volleyball favored to win WIAC

Erika Marion, Assistant Sports Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

A preseason poll shows the 2018 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s (WIAC) head coaches and informational directors predicting the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s volleyball team will win this year’s championship title. The Warhawks finished their 2017 season with a 22-8 r...

UW-W chemistry student selected for national program

UW-W chemistry student selected for national program

Garrett Kluever, Biz & Tech Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Biz & Tech

Over 130 students nationwide applied but only 24 were selected; Senior Chemistry Major Katherine Ceschi was one of them. Ceschi was selected to attend a six week program during the summer at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York on Long Island, where she will study nuclear chemistry. Ce...

Politics over trade likely to hurt local industries

Politics over trade likely to hurt local industries

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

April 23, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Amidst a whirlwind of trade-war threats, increased tariffs and retaliatory economic measures, many media jobs and a number of local farms could be at serious risk of struggling to survive. The United States government recently announced plans to up the tariff rates on imports of Chinese steel and...

Warhawks Split Doubleheader with Titans

Warhawks Split Doubleheader with Titans

Joe Byers, Sports Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under carousel, Sports

On Wednesday April 11 the No. 2 UW-Whitewater Warhawks split a doubleheader with the No. 16 UW-Oshkosh Titans at Miller Stadium in Whitewater. The Warhawks (15-3, 7-1) took down the Titans by a close score of 8-7 for the first game, but UW-Oshkosh got the best of them in the second game and won b...

Softball bounces back from slow start, wins five of six

Softball bounces back from slow start, wins five of six

Tyler Job, Senior Sports Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under carousel, Sports

The UW-Whitewater softball team turned things around quickly this past week, going 5-1 in a span of three days. The Warhawks improve to 14-8 overall and 4-0 in the WIAC following a shaky regular season start in Florida. UW-W kicked off its busy week by sweeping UW-Stevens Point in consecutive blowouts,...

‘If you see something, say something’

‘If you see something, say something’

Gabriella Neurock, Lifestyle Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under carousel, Lifestyle

Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, according to a finding by the Abuse and Incest National Network. College students are among those most affected –especially new students. Sexual assault influences college students more than any other population, according to Junior Joey Lib...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote ‘No’ on amendment to dump state treasurer

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote ‘No’ on amendment to dump state treasurer

Sarah Godlewski, co-founder of MaSa Partners

March 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  On April 3, Wisconsin voters will be asked if they want to remove the office of state treasurer from our state’s Constitution. Should this amendment pass, Wisconsin would be the only state without a treasurer or financial equivalent, a position that provides a critical check on the state...

Living like a Wock-star

Living like a Wock-star

Sutton Rettig, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2018


Filed under Arts & Rec

Music-loving students perked up their ears March 5, as Wockner showcased his live-looping skills in the Down Under. With a guitar strapped around his neck and a full head of dreadlocks, Carl Wockner hopes to share his gift of music with as many people he can reach. An Australia native, Wockne...

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