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Sophomore preparing for top competition at Boston Marathon

April 13, 2011


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Most students wouldn’t consider a 20-mile run on the weekend very much fun. For sophomore Michael Roherty, though, the weekend run, along with various other weekly runs, is necessary. Roherty, a special education major, is running the Boston Marathon on April 18 as his fourth marathon. In October...

University retirements increase, resignations drastically decrease

April 13, 2011


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Many know the budget changes Gov. Scott Walker has proposed over the last few months have great effects on state employees, including faculty and staff here at UW-Whitewater. As rumors fly about possible retirements and departures due to the negative effects of the budget proposals, many professors...

Student involvement in city issues

April 13, 2011


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With UW-Whitewater being such a prominent part of the Whitewater community, students are affected by decisions made by the local government. UW-Whitewater students must become more aware of how decisions affect their lives here in Whitewater and the businesses they benefit from. For eight months out of t...

Constant Gardner: one-night stands

April 13, 2011


Filed under Lifestyle

One morning, you wake up with a pounding in your head. The first thought that comes to your mind is, “Why did I drink so much last night?” You look over on the other side of the bed and the person you met the previous night is there. Now you’re definitely wondering why you overdrank the previous night....

Men look to reload after many losses

April 6, 2011


Filed under Sports

They don’t rebuild, they reload. This is the mantra of the men’s basketball team as it enters the 2010 season without five of last season’s major contributors. This year, the team must battle their opponents without Dustin Mitchell, Dupree Fletcher, Mike Bendall, Chris Vines and Nolan Fr...

Love, running and a sense of duty

April 7, 2011


Filed under Sports

Brian Butlzer is out for a run. It’s nighttime and everything is as calm as can be. All he can hear are his footsteps on the pavement. As he gets closer to a gate on the road, he sees some of his comrades running toward him. They begin to yell, “Run, run, run!” His comrades have discovered a...

NFL future could be in store for Olson

April 6, 2011


Filed under Sports

Lane Olson isn’t your prototypical NFL strong safety. Standing at 5-foot-8 inches and weighing just more than 200 pounds, the Racine native didn’t even play the position for the majority of his college career. But after posting some of the best numbers in this year’s safety draft class at ...

Schaefer returns to UW-W, top tennis spot

April 6, 2011


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Growing up in Madison, junior Kalla Schaefer always wanted to go to college in her hometown. There was only one thing that stopped her from doing that: tennis. In her first two seasons as a Warhawk, Schaefer did great things. She qualified as an All-American in singles in 2009 and has been the ’...

Long-time rivals to do battle this weekend

April 6, 2011


Filed under Sports

When one thinks of sports rivalries, several classic matchups come to mind: Packers-Bears, Yankees-Red Sox, Lakers-Celtics. Division III baseball has its form of this type of rivalry: UW-Whitewater vs. UW-Stevens Point. The two teams faced each other 11 times a year ago, and will renew their rivalry with doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday at Ste...

Freshman tennis duo leading the charge

April 6, 2011


Filed under Sports

When a program loses a majority of its lineup, expectations might not be as high for that team the following year. But for the men’s tennis team, expectations are always high. Losing five seniors from last year doesn’t matter. Losing its top three singles players doesn’t matter. And certainly losing its No. 1 doubles ...

Opening homestand a smashing success

April 6, 2011


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The cold weather has done little to slow down the hot start to the Warhawks’ softball season. The team (15-3) carried the momentum from its 10-2 start in Florida back home as they swept Carroll University in a doubleheader March 31, 7-0 and 5-2. UW-Whitewater then went 3-1 over the weekend, ...

Club volleyball team looks to finish season on high note

April 6, 2011


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Although the men’s club volleyball team didn’t perform the way it wanted to at the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference championships last weekend, it still has one final opportunity to turn its season into a great one. The team will travel to Houston to participate in the National Collegiate Volleyball...

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