Category: News

  • Annual turkey pardoning should remind Americans to be grateful, Biden says

    TABITHA REEVESCo-Managing News Editor During the late morning of his 81st birthday, President Joe Biden paid a visit to the White House’s South Lawn to continue the 76-year tradition of pardoning two lucky turkeys from the Thanksgiving table. This year, the spared birds hailed from Willmar, Minnesota, and were named Liberty and Bell, Biden said…

  • Installation four years in the making represents casualties at US-Mexico border

    BY TABITHA REEVESCo-Managing News Editor Trigger warning: Mentions of sexual assault, violence Along one wall of an otherwise unassuming classroom in Munroe Hall are thousands of off-white and orange tags, each containing the name, age, cause of death and location found of undocumented migrants attempting to cross the Mexico border into the United States. Georgina…

  • $16.4 billion to be allocated for student-heavy Northeast Corridor of Amtrak

    BY JAMES KELLY Staff Reporter TABITHA REEVESCo-Managing News Editor Lauren Schechter is one of many students who takes an Amtrak passenger train to commute home over breaks.  Since rail stations are at their busiest near the holidays, Schechter’s primary concern was ticket cost and accessibility, especially given that students are often on a tight budget.…

  • Heidi Sarver, beloved university band director, to retire

    BY MACAYLA COOKStaff Reporter When Heidi Sarver received an email from her financial adviser this past August, she was expecting a normal check-in reporting that, as expected, she was on track to retire at the age of 62. What she found instead would change the course of her life. “It said, ‘Would you like to…

  • University freshman killed in motorcycle accident last week

    BY KONNER METZEditor-In-Chief Ethan Statham, a freshman mechanical engineering major at the university, was killed on the evening of Oct. 17 just outside the towns of Camden and Wyoming according to Delaware State Police. Police said that Statham, who was riding his motorcycle, was ejected from the vehicle after being hit by a pickup truck…

  • How Biden’s newest climate initiative affects campus

    President Joe Biden unveiled his administration’s new plan to tackle climate change last month. The initiative, the American Climate Corps, seeks to involve the American public in the growth of the renewable energy sector of the economy while boosting high-paying jobs, The White House announced in a Sept. 20 press release.  “The American Climate Corps…

  • Gore Hall temporarily evacuated last week

    BY JORDANNA GARLANDManaging Arts and Culture Editor BY MACAYLA COOKStaff Reporter Gore Hall was temporarily evacuated last Friday afternoon after an incident in the P.O.D. Express. Students gathered outside of the building, while firefighters and police officers reported to the scene. After evacuation, caution tape blocked off access to the P.O.D. Express.  The university told…

  • Baby Blue added to National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum

    BY KONNER METZEditor-In-Chief The university’s two mascots have each gained some notoriety this year in Milwaukee. YoUDee and Baby Blue are now both included in the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum collection. On Sept. 8, Baby Blue, YoUDee’s younger sibling, was officially added and made available for purchase. YoUDee was released this past…

  • Faculty and staff displeased with university for opening up Employee Fitness Center to students

    BY KONNER METZEditor-In-Chief Editor’s Note: Since publication, university President Dennis Assanis announced at a Faculty Senate meeting that the EFC decision will be reversed. The space will not be open to the full student body, though it will be open to students with disabilities. Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that…

  • Majority of Perkins Student Center closed Thursday evening due to sewer issue

    BY MACAYLA COOKStaff Reporter This story was last updated Sept. 11, 12 p.m. Students were surprised on Thursday night to discover that the majority of Perkins Student Center was being closed down due to a sewage issue. According to students at the scene, university officials began to evacuate the back half of the building between…