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Parking rule could lead to drunk driving

February 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion

It’s all fun and games until someone decides to drive home. In the City of Whitewater, it is illegal to park on city streets from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. from Nov. 1 to March 31 every year. In theory, these winter guidelines make sense. If there is snow overnight or early in the morning, it makes sense to ...

Business gives tips on winter home and car health

Alyssa Brooks, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

When the temperature is below zero and classes are cancelled, students automatically think only of how to keep themselves warm. However, most students don’t think that these dangerously low temperatures have effects on their living spaces. There are a variety of precautions that should be taken for all ar...

Polar Vortex tests Whitewater Wal-Mart, residents

Polar Vortex tests Whitewater Wal-Mart, residents

Carli Pope, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Biz & Tech

A snowstorm struck Wisconsin Sunday, Jan. 27 that kept the Whitewater community inside into the early morning the following day. Temperatures in the southern part of Wisconsin were consistently in the -30s. These lows that haven’t been recorded since 2014. Because Whitewater does not expect to get an...

Toppers plans Super Deal for Super Bowl

Toppers plans Super Deal for Super Bowl

Dylan Piccolo, Biz & Tech Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Biz & Tech, carousel

When the NFL hosts the 2019 Super Bowl on Sunday, America will be cooking up or taking out their favorite gameday foods with family and friends on what has become like a national holiday. With all food sales skyrocketing for the Super Bowl, companies are positioning themselves to earn a portion of the pie on...

Irvin Young Library uses challenge to connect community readers

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

In 2018, the Irvin Young Memorial Library gave readers around the Whitewater community the chance to rally around one goal: to read 1,000 books in a single year. For the staff at the library, like Claire Tidwell, the Makerspace and Programming Librarian, this challenge seemed like the perfect chance ...

Local businesses provide unique experiences

Nicole Aimone, Editor in Chief

January 21, 2019


Filed under Biz & Tech

Whitewater is a pretty small town. When I was first looking at coming here, a family friend once described Whitewater to me as a city with nothing more than a college campus and a Walmart. When I first got here a long four years ago, it was very easy to see what they meant. Campus is really the focal point ...

New eatery is a frozen flashback

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under Biz & Tech, carousel

It didn’t take Dick Kraus very long to settle on the theme for his new restaurant after buying a building in January. Brain Freeze, a 1950s and 1960s style burger and shake shop, is nestled at 525 E. Milwaukee St. He knew he wanted an “old fashioned” theme as soon as he found out he’d won the ...

Warhawk families get festive

Warhawk families get festive

Killian Jauch, News Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

   Hundreds of Warhawk families flooded campus  Saturday for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s annual Family Fest. The day was an opportunity for the families of students and staff to experience the campus and enjoy festivities and football at UW-Whitewater.    The day featured the Warhawk ...

McDonald’s gets modern look

McDonald’s gets modern look

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Biz & Tech, carousel

Michael Baxter needed just one word to describe the feedback he’s received on the newly renovated McDonald’s in Whitewater. “It’s just ‘wow,’” said Baxter, the restaurant’s general manager. “Everyone has been wowed.” The project saw major changes to nearly every aspect of the b...

A trek through Whitewater

A trek through Whitewater

Shannan Lojeski, Assistant News Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under carousel, News

   Students and community members will participate in an upcoming trek through Whitewater to support local charities.    Discover Whitewater Series’ sixth annual Half Marathon, 5K and Fit Kid Shuffle (kids run) will be held Sept. 23.    In honor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s 1...

Professors, student share tips for success

Professors, student share tips for success

Gabriella Neurock, Lifestyle Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Lifestyle

Between juggling new classes, organizations and jobs, starting a new semester can be exciting and stressful all at once. Some students overload themselves at the very beginning of the semester, causing them to struggle with finding a balance for the duration of the year. In order to have a solid first s...

‘Support the Arts’

‘Support the Arts’

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Rec

Whitewater’s fifth annual Main Street Festival will return from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15, featuring multiple events similar to previous years’ including street painting. “The event will not only support the arts [and] local artists but bring the community together with a great event,” said Deb...

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