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Whiskey of the Damned Unplugged

March 15, 2011


Filed under Arts & Rec

Bagpipes are playing, the smell of stout is in the air. It’s almost 3 p.m. on Sunday and Whiskey of the Damned is about to perform for a packed house at Suds O’Hanahan’s Irish Pub in Beloit. St. Patrick’s Day is a favorite time of year for many people of Irish heritage, and this Irish rock...

Wheelchair basketball team wins national title

March 13, 2011


Filed under Uncategorized

They got their revenge. And as a result, they got another national championship. One year after falling to the University of Illinois in the National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, the UW-Whitewater men's wheelchair basketball team dethroned the Fighting Illini, 66-54, Saturday in the title game at the University of Texas-Arl...

Education cuts bad for Wisconsin

March 11, 2011


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Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal will affect numerous aspects of Wisconsinites’ lives including one UW-Whitewater holds near and dear to it’s heart:     Education. With a strong education program at UW-Whitewater, students might fear they will see the students they will one day teach face struggles in the upcoming years. Also, a decrease...

Students, faculty hold rally outside Hyer Hall today

March 10, 2011


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About 40 students, faculty and staff members attended a rally at noon today outside Hyer Hall in response to the the state senate and assembly's legislative action in recent days. The P.E.A.C.E. organization on campus hosted the event in collaboration with Assistant Professor Eric Compas and Professor...

Eat this! Frosty Vanilla Milkshake

March 8, 2011


Filed under Lifestyle

Ingredients: 1/2 tbsp french vanilla powdered creamer                1/2 cup vanilla ice cream 1/2 cup milk 2 sweetener packets 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract 1 cup crushed ice (5-8 ice cubes) 2 tbsp whip cream Directions: 1. In a bowl, combine powdered creamer and 1 tbsp hot water. Stir until dissolved. 2. Pou...

Proposed budget affects university, city

March 8, 2011


Filed under News

From $834 million in cuts to K-12 education to putting hundreds of millions of dollars into state highway projects, most people, businesses and cities could be greatly affected by Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget, including the city of Whitewater and the university. UW-Whitewater The part of the budget t...

Parking violations painful for students

March 8, 2011


Filed under News

Recent statistics show that students, faculty and staff don’t always follow the rules when it comes to parking legally. After all, parking services issues about 16,000 parking tickets each year and about 100 per day during the fall and spring semesters, Parking Services Director Bob Breck...

Grapplers show toughness with second-place finish

March 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

Any team in a sport that falls behind at the beginning of a season dreams of a miraculous resurgence. The wrestling team no longer has to dream of this revival for it is now a reality. A second-place finish in the WIAC tournament last weekend proved the Warhawks are the ultimate comeback artists,...

Netters using strong doubles performances to advantage

March 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

The men’s tennis team traveled to Michigan last weekend for a trio of matches that would be the team’s biggest challenge so far this season. The Warhawks defeated the Hope College Flying Dutch and Kalamazoo College Hornets, but fell to the Case Western University Spartans. The ’Hawks beat...

Despite loss, women move on

March 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

After falling to rival UW-Stevens Point in the WIAC championship game Sunday, the women’s basketball team will regain their focus on their next task at hand: Mount Union. The ’Hawks found out Monday they received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and face No. 18 University of Mount Union (D3h...

Injuries, slow start, doom men’s basketball team

March 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

Before the season began, Phil Negri had never experienced a season without a postseason appearance. Although never making it past the second round, the postseason had never grown old for the senior guard. But with the team finishing with a 17-9 record, Negri and the Warhawks are not heading to the...

Disappointing finish doesn’t diminish hopes for men’s track and field

March 2, 2011


Filed under Sports

Before the season began, men’s track and field head coach Mike Johnson said one of his top goals for the season was to finally win the program’s first-ever conference championship. After a third-place finish in the WIAC championships last Saturday, the team will have to keep waiting for that opportunity....

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