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A warhawk’s life down under

November 28, 2012

  Imagine waking up on your birthday and having to say goodbye to all of your friends and family before you leave the country for six months. That was me, heading to Australia to study abroad for one of my last semesters of college. As excited as I was to be able to embark on this incredible jou...

Wisconsin ‘votes blue’ for sixth consecutive time

November 12, 2012

  GOP regains control of state Senate, now  has control of entire state government:   It is finally safe to watch television, listen to the radio and drive down the interstate without the threat of being bombarded with political ads. After months of fighting over a few key swing ...

Baldwin seizes victory, first female Wis. senator

November 12, 2012

  “Tonight, at the end of a long and hard-fought campaign, we have won a huge victory for Wisconsin’s middle class,” Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) said during her victory speech. Baldwin has beaten former Gov. Tommy Thompson (R) in the race for a seat in the United States Senate making her...

Gov. Mitt Romney visits West Allis, Wis.

November 4, 2012

Gov. Mitt Romney made his last stop in Wisconsin at West Allis last Friday, Oct. 2, four days before election.

Student finishes 4K for Cancer bike trip

October 3, 2012

  After countless months of preparing and fundraising, Dong Hoon Lee spent this past summer biking from Maryland to California to benefit cancer awareness. The cause is close to Lee because his mother was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2006 while he attended high school in Fort Atkins...

Police wear denim to raise awareness

April 25, 2012

UW-Whitewater students and staff can donate jeans and other denim apparel today and throughout the month in acknowledgment of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The university police department is working with University Health and Counseling Services to sponsor activities and fundraising in support...

par·kour [pahr-koor]

April 18, 2012

When senior Joseph Kluz sees people eating at a picnic table, it seems weird to him. He’s used to seeing it as an object to parkour over, under, around or through. “When my friend Travis [Tetting] and I first started out, we trained at a park on picnic tables for so long, it was weird to see people sitting and eating at them,” Kluz said. ...

Judgment on Walker should wait until 2014

April 5, 2012

The recall against Gov. Scott Walker has some of Wisconsin’s and America’s core principles at stake. When you elect an official, you’re stuck with them. Sometimes it’s a harsh and unfortunate truth.However, some citizens of the state of Wisconsin have pushed for another election for governor,...

Semi crashes on Highway 59 outside Whitewater

April 5, 2012

Commentary by Andrew Smith: Broken yoke. As I rounded one of the many curves on Highway 59 headed to school today, I was suprised to find a semi laying sideways in the ditch.  Help had already arrived as well as efforts to get the beast of a truck back onto its wheels.  I stayed only long enough to...

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