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University professor advocates news literacy education in lecture

University professor advocates news literacy education in lecture

By Ryan Spoehr SLN STAFF The phrase “fake news” is thrown around often in present time, particularly by a sitting U.S. president, and social media has become the target of foreign powers circulating information based on few, if any, facts. A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater communications professor took the floor recently […]

 
 

School District, UW-W work together for exchange of cultures

School District, UW-W work together for exchange of cultures

By Ryan Spoehr SLN STAFF Students at Washington Elementary and international students attending the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater recently took time out of their days to meet, chat and tell stories of each other’s cultures. On March 15, Washington Elementary students participated in a field trip to meet with UW-Whitewater international […]

 
 

In this week’s Whitewater Register …

In this week’s Whitewater Register …

In the April 5 edition of the Whitewater Register, news coverage includes … – The passing of a former UWW chancellor – Whitewater’s election results – The decision to have a civil engineer analyze the High School’s athletic grounds – The presentation by a university professor advocating for media literacy […]

 
 

Allen takes Whitewater at-large race

Allen takes Whitewater at-large race

By Ryan Spoehr SLN STAFF Whitewater at-large Alderperson James Allen held onto his seat in Tuesday’s election, fending off contender Brienne Diebolt Brown, according to unofficial results posted by Walworth and Jefferson counties. It was a tightly contested race on both sides of the county line. Allen received 588 votes […]

 
 

Delavan-Darien schools referendum is on ballot Tuesday

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As Delavan-area voters head to the polls Tuesday, they’ll be asked to vote on a referendum that would allow the Delavan-Darien School District to exceed state revenue caps. The referendum contains two parts ­ ­– it asks to exceed the revenue cap by $3.5 million for three years and $3 […]

 
 

WUSD hiring consultant to address roofing issues at middle school

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT After encountering a serious, high-priority situation, Whitewater Unified School District officials have agreed to bring into the fold a consultant to analyze Whitewater Middle School’s roof. “We’ve had some not-so-pretty issues,” Matthew Sylvester-Knudtson, director of business services, said at a School Board meeting March 19. During […]

 
 

Rounding the bases: Whippets baseball team looks to take next step after playoff run

Softball team hoping for young leadership By Daniel Schoettler CORRESPONDENT After a first-round playoff exit last season, Whitewater Whippets baseball is looking to go one step further in 2018. “We got a lot of guys returning and we are young,” head coach Jim Pease said. “I think the loss of […]

 
 

‘He let his actions speak for themselves’

‘He let his actions speak for themselves’

Walworth County Judge Carlson remembered for giving nature By Ryan Spoehr SLN STAFF Jim Carlson, the 36-year judge of Walworth County, is being remembered as a joyful and caring man after his passing earlier this month. On March 14, Carlson died surrounded by family and friends in Whitewater. He was […]

 
 

UWW hosts Undergraduate Research Day

UWW hosts Undergraduate Research Day

By Tom Ganser CORRESPONDENT The 23rd annual University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Undergraduate Research Day on March 22 displayed the results of the work of 162 students, working alone or in teams under the guidance and mentoring of 76 staff and faculty members and presented in 117 projects as oral presentations, dramatic […]

 
 

Expectations greater for Whitewater tennis team

By Troy Sparks CORRESPONDENT This year, the Whitewater boys tennis team will be tested on the court and are expected to perform better than last season. “Last season we finished sixth out of seven in our conference,” head coach Jordan Dittmer said. “This season I expect to improve upon that […]