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Wheelchair team on cusp of title

March 2, 2011


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The No. 1-ranked men’s wheelchair basketball team finished the regular season with a 21-1 record. They will now travel to the University of Texas–Arlington to compete in the NIWBT championships March 10-12. The team was clearly built for success during the season with multiple players who represent...

Record highlights stellar weekend for Warhawks

March 2, 2011


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School record for most points scored at the WIAC Indoor Championships. Check. Best finish in the WIAC since 2001. Check. By reaching these feats and with its fourth-place finish in the WIAC championships last Saturday, it was quite the day for the women’s track and field team. To go alo...

UW System should remain united

March 1, 2011


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At UW-Whitewater, every student, faculty and staff member is part of a community. Likewise, UW-Whitewater is a member of a greater family: the UW System. With the recent push of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair bill, many concerns have come to light, one of which would split the family apart. Withi...

Walker looks toward future in budget address

March 1, 2011


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It’s all about the future. That was the general theme of Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year $59.2 billion budget proposal he gave Tuesday inside the Capitol State Assembly in Madison. Walker addressed a slew of issues that ranged from UW Madison splitting off from the UW System and local job cuts. But Walker stressed throughout his speech that the...

Organization welcomes open discussion

February 23, 2011


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The Secular Student Alliance of Whitewater opened its doors on campus last November to empower and encourage students to discuss their views, beliefs and opinions. SSA co-president and senior Nellie Meaney said the organization creates a welcoming, safe and non-discriminatory atmosphere for members...

That’s what He Said/She Said: My best friend’s girlfriend is cheating on him. He doesn’t know, but I do. Should I say something?

February 23, 2011


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He Said ... It’s a tough decision. As a friend, you do not want to hurt your friend and make them get that funky feeling in their stomach that we have all experienced. But then again, you do not want your friend to be cheated on anymore or find out by himself. That way, he could possibly blame you for knowing and not te...

Title hopes strong for Warhawks

February 22, 2011


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Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams will try to capture each program’s very first WIAC Championship Feb. 25-26 at UW-River Falls. “It would be an incredible feeling [to win],” head women’s coach Josh Ireland said. “It’s something that has never happened before in the existence...

New school records come in bunches for swimmers

February 22, 2011


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Both the men’ and women’s swimming team set an assortment of school records at the WIAC championships last Thursday-Saturday, with both teams finishing fourth. The teams set new school records in most points scored, with the men totaling a score of 596, while the women ran up 441.5 points on the...

Zarate sets bar for team in final go around

February 22, 2011


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A person can only be a leader if others are willing to follow. The young wrestling team has rallied behind lone senior, James Zarate, on the way to another successful season. Zarate has displayed the work ethic and tremendous leadership the underclassmen need in the adjustment to college level wrestling. Zarate...

Club volleyball team on pace to have big year

February 22, 2011


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After finishing fifth at nationals last season, the men’s club volleyball team is on a good start to bring home the national title. The No. 12 ranked Warhawks hold a 7-2 record in the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference and are in second place behind UW-Oshkosh. The ’Hawks have a showdown with the Titans at...

Gymnasts stay perfect with one meet to go

February 22, 2011


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With one conference meet remaining, the gymnastics team holds a No. 1 ranking and an undefeated record at 6-0. Facing UW-Oshkosh next Saturday, the ’Hawks look to finish the season undefeated, something they have never accomplished before. With wins over defending national champion UW-La Cross...

Byrd following in father’s footsteps

February 22, 2011


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When Antone Byrd graduated from Milwaukee Washington High School, top-level schools from across the nation lined up to get him. A first-team all-state pick his senior year, Byrd drew the attention of Division I programs Baylor, Cincinnati and Texas A&M, to name a few. But when he stepped on t...

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