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Discover Whitewater Series runs despite pandemic

Runners warm up at the starting line of the Discover Whitewater series.

Hannah Michalowski, Sports Editor

September 20, 2020

For seven years now, the Greater Whitewater Committee (GWC) has organized the Discover Whitewater Series, which took place Sunday, Sept. 20. The GWC is a group made up of businesses that strive to make Whitewater a place visitors make a must-go destination, and a place residents never want to leave. ...

Mammoth Hike challenge to honor legacy

The mascot of the Mammoth Hike Challenge, Monty

Kylie Jacobs, Managing Editor

September 6, 2020

One of Wisconsin’s greatest treasures, the Ice Age Trail is a thousand-mile footpath highlighting the landscape features left by an immense flow of glacial ice about 12,000 years ago. 40 years ago, this trail became an official National Scenic Trail, and to celebrate, the Ice Age trail Alliance is h...

Warhawk Welcome

Purple Pit Crew member Katherine Reddeman takes a group photo of Peer Mentor Katie Sorensen and new students who are part of the Live and Learn, learning community, during Warhawk Welcome.

Katie Childs, Assistant News Editor

September 6, 2020

UW - Whitewater welcomed first-year students to campus with an array of online orientation events Aug. 31 - Sept. 1. Freshmen and transfers had the opportunity to meet one another, tune into informational sessions about the university, and familiarize themselves with the campus both virtually and in so...

City outdoor eating park gets makeover

Volunteers paint picnic tables for a new outdoor eating area in downtown Whitewater open through Oct. 31.

Ben Yang, Journalist

August 31, 2020

The recently-opened outdoor eating park in downtown Whitewater received a makeover by community members and organizations who came together to paint picnic tables in the area Friday, Aug. 21. Participants who aided in painting the picnic tables include the Whitewater Area Chamber of Commerce, the Whitew...

Football schedule could mean more success

Tyler Job, Sports Editor

April 29, 2019

The Warhawk football team released its schedule for the 2019 season April 22, and a lot of it involves much familiarity from last year. UW-W starts off the year against the University of Dubuque [Iowa] and Concordia-Moorhead College [Minn.], except the venues flip-flop this time around. Whitewater...

City Market vendors wrap up indoor season

April 29, 2019

The Whitewater City Market features local producers throughout the year, and the indoor winter season is coming to an end. The indoor season ran from November through April every Saturday. Throughout both seasons, there are a total of about 70 vendors that come out and share their crafts and sell their produce. T...

150 years worth of celebrating

Olivia Storey, Assistant News Editor

April 22, 2019

Founder’s Week is a week long celebration of UW-Whitewater’s past and present students, faculty and staff members. Throughout this week, a series of events will take place honoring these groups as well as alumni through awards, socials and receptions. This years Founder’s Week is especially important du...

Storage solution coming to Whitewater

Storage solution coming to Whitewater

Carli, Assistant Biz & Tech

April 15, 2019

Many students have trouble figuring out where they will store their belongings over the summer. Some have too many belongings to fit in their residence. But a new company in Whitewater has a solution.  Doorage is a storage company moving to Whitewater, and they have a new twist on the storage locker pr...

Bethel House, UW-W help combat homelessness

Tiereny Breitkreutz, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

Becoming homeless or facing homelessness is a scary reality for some people. It can feel like the world is against you and there is no other place to go.  Bethel House in Whitewater is a transitional home for people facing homelessness. Families can stay up to one year in Bethel House. Over time, many stude...

Whitewater gets a slice of little Italy

Whitewater gets a slice of little Italy

Dylan Piccolo, Biz & Tech Editor

April 8, 2019

Whitewater’s Main Street business district made room for a slice of Little Italy when New Yorker Benny Spahiu brought his talents to Wisconsin. His success in New York pushed him to try to find more markets where pizza by the slice would be profitable, which led him to open La Piazza Pizzeria in W...

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