Royal Purple

Fun in color

Participants walk through the course of the 5K.

October 3, 2017

Phi Kappa Alpha held a 5K color run at Perkins Stadium on Oct. 1. All proceeds from the event went to the Whitewater Fire Department.

Fire breaks out at apartment complex near campus

Firefighter's work to contain the fire at University Gardens on Nov. 9

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor

November 9, 2016

A four-alarm fire at the apartment building University Gardens on 370 N. Tratt St. has been contained after more than 20 fire departments rushed to the scene. According to FOX6 News, officials with the Fort Atkinson Fire Department received initial reports that there were residents trapped on the...

Local lockbox ordinance decision pushed back

Ashley McCallum, Co-Editor in Chief

October 13, 2016

Whitewater business owners and community members will remain locked out of a decision on the Key Lock Box Ordinance after the Whitewater Common Council decided to defer final action until its Nov. 1 meeting. A revised version of the ordinance was brought to the Council at the Oct. 4 meeting. The ordi...

Suspected gas leak sparks evacuation

Suspected gas leak sparks evacuation

Nicole Aimone, Assistant News Editor

October 6, 2016

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wheelchair basketball team has a reputation to uphold. However, on Monday Oct. 3 the team and other students were evacuated from the Roseman Building, interrupting practice, due to a suspected gas leak caused by the building’s generator. The Whitewater Fire D...

Pi Kappa Alpha hosts first-annual fire truck pull

Pi Kappa Alpha hosts first-annual fire truck pull

October 29, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Oct. 28, 2015 It’s like tug-of-war, but instead of two evenly distributed teams, it was eight people versus a fire truck. That’s how fraternity Pi Kappa Alpha ( Pikes) External Vice President Wes Vance described the  first-annual fire truck pull that took place last 10 a...

House fire wakes neighborhood

House fire wakes neighborhood

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28, 2015 By Michael Riley Sirens might not have been the wake up call students were expecting last Friday morning as  firefighters battled a house fire on S. Cottage Street. No one was injured, and the two-story house was empty at the time of the fire. The owners and residents were out of...

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