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Protests occur at UW-Whitewater Thursday afternoon

February 17, 2011


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About 175 students, faculty and staff gathered at noon Thursday between McGraw and Heide Halls to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget repair bill. Chants, such as “Kill that bill,” “Stop the bill,” “Stop the hate,” “Don’t let Walker legislate,” “Hey hey, ho ho, Scott Walker has got to go,” and “The people united will never be d...

P.E.A.C.E. to hold rally today at UC

February 17, 2011


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Gov. Scott Walker's proposed Budget Repair Bill has caused uproar across the state. Schools have been cancelled. Protests have been plentiful and the more than 18,000 people have flocked to the Capitol in Madison this week.  Law enforcement has also been called in today to search for democrat senators...

Royal Purple, staff bring home awards

February 16, 2011


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Kuhagen The Royal Purple received second place for general excellence at the Wisconsin Newspaper Association convention and fourth place for Best of Show at the Best of Midwest convention over the weekend. Three staff members also earned individual awards at WNA: Editor in Chief Christopher Kuhagen, Photo Editor Tim Gumz ...

Kilar family moves forward

February 16, 2011


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It was a race too close to call, and one that ended on a disappointing note for many supporters of “Treyton Kilar’s Field of Dreams.” The project was edged out at the last minute to receive a $250,000 Pepsi Refresh grant during the competition in January. Despite the setback, the Kilar family is de...

A legacy beyond basketball

February 16, 2011


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Phil Negri can’t believe where the time has gone, but still doesn’t like thinking about the finish line. “I’ve tried really hard not to,” Negri said. “[I’m] just trying to stay focused and not really worry about the end.” But the end of his basketball career is quickly approaching...

Classes on schedule after flood tears through Upham Hall

February 9, 2011


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One day after a flood ripped through Upham Hall Wednesday night due to a water pipe bursting, all classes are being held as scheduled in the building. However, two general access computer labs are not accessible as of Thursday morning due to the floods. Greg Swanson, the director of facilities...

Whitewater loses an icon: Kachel was key asset to campus development

February 9, 2011


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As buildings and different aspects of campus are upgraded, some may wonder where the money comes from to construct such things during tough economical times. While state and national governments face massive debts, UW-Whitewater is still able to improve the looks and functions of its campus. Without the help of David ...

Whitewater loses an icon: Kachel donated millions of dollars to the athletic department over the years

February 9, 2011


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To some, David Kachel was known for the millions of dollars he donated to the UW-Whitewater Athletic Department for more than half a century. Words like rich, powerful and wealthy probably filled the minds of the outside population. But to those who were closest to him, it went much deeper....

Carollo’s bunch turn skeptics into believers

February 5, 2011


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With last Saturday being Alumni Day for the women’s basketball team, the likes of Heidi Sonntag and Nicole Bundy were wandering the halls at the Kachel Gymnasium. Memories probably lingered in their heads of what they, along with Kelsey Hendrickson, accomplished here. They were at the forefront ...

A trip bound to be super

February 2, 2011


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Going to a Super Bowl was never one of Eric Hanson’s lifelong dreams. It wasn’t even something he thought would ever occur – especially this year. Nonetheless, Hanson, a UW-Whitewater senior, will not be watching Super Bowl XLV from the confines of his living room in Wisconsin. He’ll...

Pitt fans invade Whitewater

February 2, 2011


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Samantha Vrabel was born one, while Sam Mimier converted into one. No matter how they became Pittsburgh Steelers fans, these two UW-Whitewater students are the minorities around campus these days with the Green Bay Packers playing the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV this Sunday. While M...

Keeping the Slakstrong memory alive

January 26, 2011


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Life can be so fragile. Most often, though, you don’t realize it until something fatal happens to you or a loved one. All you can do is live your life to the fullest and enjoy what’s right in front of you. Tyler Slak was doing that. He was going to college. He was enjoying success as a member of...

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