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Local businesses provide unique experiences

Nicole Aimone, Editor in Chief

January 21, 2019

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

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

   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

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

   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

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

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...

Editor bids adieu after four great years

Kimberly Wethal, Editor-in-Chief

May 8, 2018

Editor's Note: Much of this column involves inside jokes to former members of the staff and are not meant to be disrespectful in any way. Back when I was a weird combination of not-quite-an-intern-anymore but past a freelancer because of how much time I spend in the office, my editor semi-jokingly...

Catino and Camardo continue comradery

Catino and Camardo continue comradery

Jack Miller, Assistant Sports Editor

May 7, 2018

From AIM buddies to college roommates, UW-Whitewater softball players Julia Camardo and Caitlin Catino have been friends for over half of their lives. Camardo and Catino met while in elementary school and are now in their junior year of college. Suitable for the two softball standouts, their friend...

Warhawks track and field claims seven top spots

Warhawks track and field claims seven top spots

Cal Steed, Sports Reporter

May 7, 2018

The UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s track team competed at the WIAC Outdoor Championship in River Falls May 4 and 5. The men’s team placed second, while the women took fifth. The Warhawks finished with seven individual conference titles and one relay title. The men scored 155.50 points, 34.5 points be...

Change coming for IFC in ’18

Change coming for IFC in ’18

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

April 30, 2018

Greek life on campus is changing. Every UW System campus that supports Greek life needs a governing body. Here at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, that body is the Interfraternity Council (IFC). A redesign of the IFC involves reducing the number of seats on the council from 28 to 10. In the past, ...

Take Back The Night event vital to moving forward

Take Back The Night event vital to moving forward

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

April 30, 2018

It has always been important for us, both as individuals and as a society, to take April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month seriously. Each year, the month needs to serve as a check on ourselves. We need to ensure that, in our efforts to end sexual assault, we are examining our own faults in how we unwit...

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