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Important message from Student Body President Johanna Wentworth regarding COVID-19

Student Body President Johanna Wentworth

September 20, 2020

 Fellow Warhawks,      This school year is not like anything we’ve experienced before. There is no “college experience” during a pandemic. If there is, it is against safety practices set in place for other’s wellness. If there is, it is from choices that put fun before other’s lives an...

Former all-american gymnast reflects on her Whitewater career

Gymnast Erika Briscoe

Devin Ulrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 20, 2020

Former All-American gymnast, Erika Briscoe had one incredible career at UW-Whitewater. Briscoe’s journey was not the typical transition many college athletes have to take to get where they want to be. Even taking time away from a sport to realize the passion it can bring out. Briscoe held an incre...

Thompson rallies Warhawks amid investigation, pandemic

Thompson rallies Warhawks amid investigation, pandemic

Carina Lopez, News Editor

September 13, 2020

UW System President Tommy Thompson addressed the Whitewater campus in a virtual town hall Sept. 9 held to answer questions about an investigation into Chancellor Dwight Watson and the increase in COVID-19 cases. The event came after several changes to administrative staff already just two weeks into the...

COVID-19 can’t stop Esports

UW-WHITEWATER student plays competitive video games inside with his online friends

Matt Ellis, Assistant Arts and Recreational Editor

September 13, 2020

While COVID-19  negatively affects nearly every aspect of society, that’s not the case with with the UW-Whitewater Esports Club.  “COVID doesn’t affect us too much, which is a cool feature of our function being mainly online. Our teams practice via our Discord servers and our events are go...

LIFE program helps students with intellectual disabilities succeed in school

LIFE program students attend class in Winther Hall.

Dauntae Green, Lifestyle Editor

September 13, 2020

The UW-W LIFE Program, otherwise known as Learning Is For Everyone, shows students with an intellectual disability how to navigate college through different services and support staff.  "I can’t think of a better college to do this program with for students to have college experience," said pr...

Williams Center workout changes

Kylie McCombe, right, and her aunt, Jenny McCombe, look into Kachel Gym during a tour of the Williams Center.  UW-Whitewater admissions staff visited with incoming and prospective students and their families and guided small tour groups around campus on Thursday, July 16, 2020. (UW-Whitewater photo/Craig Schreiner)

Devin Ulrich, Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2020

For those trying to keep off the COVID-19 (lbs), train or relieve stress, the Williams Center is open again this fall, but with some new guidelines.  The changes include wearing a mask while in the facility, as well as while working out. People can sign up for a time slot online prior to coming to work...

Tweets of the Week

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September 13, 2020

Choir practice in the car

The UW-Whitewater’s Vocal Jazz ensemble used this equipment for years, indoors. However, now the Choir uses the Mixers, wireless microphone receiver, and a FM transmitter for parking lot rehearsals. The FM transmitter is on the windowsill near the bottom.

Lizzy Rost, Arts and Recreational Editor

September 13, 2020

UW-Whitewater’s choir students dedicate themselves to music. And in a pandemic those students persevere with creative practices that allow for social distancing.  This semester they practice in the parking lot between Laurentide Hall and the Greenhill Center of the Arts in a roped off area that wil...

Infielder Bryan Sturdevant aims for spring season

The Beloit Snappers minor league baseball team welcomed the UW-Whitewater family on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, for a tailgate social, t-shirt giveaway and a ceremonial first pitch by Willie Warhawk.

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor

September 13, 2020

Senior baseball player Bryan Sturdevant has high expectations for the upcoming season.  COVID-19 cut the team’s success short last year after just three games, so the infielder hopes to start at second base this spring. Sturdevant has been a versatile utility player for the Warhawks and started all t...

Star Quarterback Transfers to UW-Whitewater

Star Quarterback Transfers to UW-Whitewater

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

When Evan Lewandowski stepped into the Warhawk football stadium in a Lacrosse Eagle’s uniform last season, he had no idea he would return in 2020, but as a Warhawk. A talented quarterback out of Lake Zurich, Illinois, Lewandowski’s first two seasons of college football were played with the Lacrosse...

Remembering Lucas Burns

Senior guard Andre Brown (14) makes a three-point shot late in the second half to bring the Warhawks within one point of UW-Oshkosh in a WIAC conference game at the Williams Center on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  The Warhawks could not overcome the No. 5 Titans but Brown in the first half became the 29th player in program history to reach 1,000 career points.

Devin Ulrich, Sports Editor

September 6, 2020

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and surrounding community mourns the loss of former men's basketball forward Lucas Burns, who died at the age of 30.  Burns was part of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater men’s basketball program that won the 2012 national championship. Burns never played...

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