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UW-Whitewater Police Services start their first K-9 unit by Welcoming Hawk the one -year old Austrailian Cattle dog. Hawk is being trained to help police services with explosive detection
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U.S. backs out of TPP; is NAFTA repeal next? Trade changes might hurt state’s economy Brad Allen Biz & Tech Editor
Machinery, medical supplies, energy and electric materials and dairy goods. The top four industries of the Badger state will not see increases in exports due to a recent Executive Order that could harm Wisconsin’s economy. A proposed free trade deal between the U.S. and 11 other nations that would have increased Wiscosin’s dairy exports by 15 percent was cut down on Jan. 23 when President Donald Trump signed an executive order that mandated a full U.S. withdrawal from the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), firmly removing the U.S. from all negotiations in the process. Trump has said he wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Last week, Trump also backed the proposal of a flat 20 percent import tax rate on Mexico in order to pay for the planned and approved border
wall. This series of actions has led to mixed feelings about the fate of U.S. international trade, and the impact it might have on Wisconsin. Several of Wisconsin’s largest industries depend, to some extent, on international trade and exports, including dairy, manufacturing and electrical and energy markets. While federal directives might seem far away, the level of concern various actions should draw depends on a matter of perspective. But most sources agree that national issues can impact the local area and our lives more than we might expect.
The Dairy Market
The number of dairy products exported from Wisconsin varies each year, said Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy and Analysis at UW-Madison.
The U.S. is the largest exporter of cheese in the world, and Wisconsin produces the most cheese throughout the nation, Stephenson said, adding that Wisconsin is also a major producer of butter and other dairy products, such as milk. Wisconsin’s market accounts for 15 percent of all U.S. dairy exports. Despite entirely truthful stereotypes about how much Wisconsin natives love cheese, it is impossible for just 5.8 million people to eat it all themselves. “Our s t a t e doesn’t consume as much as we produce, so we sell internationally to get outside money,” Stephenson said. However, over the last couple years, Wisconsin’s dairy exports have decreased due to higher costs of
selling cheese to Canada. The United States’ northern neighbor has resisted free trade in recent years because it threatens its own dairy market. The United States also sells a lot of dairy to several nations in South America. Many nations in the world import all their dairy products from either the United States or the European Union, which exports the largest amount of dairy, rather than just cheese. Brazil has been a huge business partner of the U.S. dairy industry. The TPP included many major agricultural sales competitors to the U.S., including Australia and New Zealand. The TPP would have had a small positive effect on Wisconsin’s dairy industry. The NAFTA, however, has had a much more significant positive impact on Wisconsin’s dairy export market since its inception in 1994 under President Bill Clinton’s Administration. “Regardless of Wisconsin’s economy alone, if states didn’t get these additional export opportunities, there’d be more competition nationwide,” Stephenson said. “We sell a lot of dairy to Mexico. NAFTA has
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Dairy Jobs Farming: 43,915
$332 Billion in 2015
Exports to Mexico is 2% of that
$22 Billion exports in 2015
Agriculture: Over 400,000
Energy/Electronics Dairy Goods
WSG fills open seats for spring Students, staff Nicole Aimone Assistant News Editor
Whitewater Student Government (WSG) is looking to fill their executive board and senate seats in order to work at full capacity and accomplish set goals for the spring 2017 semester. WSG is expected to fill three positions including Sustainability Director, Academic Affairs Director and Intergovernmental Affairs Director. Two of the four available off-campus senate seats were filled at a meeting on Jan. 30 by junior Alexandra Rupnow and junior Adam Gentle. There
are still two Drumlin seats to be filled. “We will be pushing for that at the involvement fair trying to get senators to come in and fill those spots so that we can operate at our full capacity,” WSG President Kane Poad said. Another focus for WSG will be re-structuring the government’s standing rules and the roles of directors to better fit campus needs. “Because campuses are always changing, we want to make sure that our positions are changing along with the campus,” Poad said. “So we really sat down and looked at
what this campus needs and decided to realign those positions better with what campus is asking.” Vice President Thomas Kind said sustainability is one position that is still changing but will be focusing on the bike share program this spring. “It still has the bikeshare as part of its current requirements but the system is not where it should be,” said Kind. “And so this spring the main focus of our next Sustainability Director will be completely re-doing the bikeshare program so that
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honor MLK Nathan Kober Staff Writer
Speakers addressed American progress since the Civil Rights era in “A Reflection of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Vision” at the 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Event on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the University Center Hamilton Room. After a weather delay, the commemo-
ration began with the UW-W Gospel Choir, who gave renditions of gospel songs, including “I Want Jesus to Walk With Me” and “Freedom.” Cedric Hoard, a graduate student, gave a spoken word piece questioning whether America has lived up to the legacy and promises of King and the Civil Rights movement.
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City Market offers seasonal foods, entertainment Hailee Jensen Staff Writer
Whitewater’s first-ever winter market has brought a grocery display of organic goods to the city every Tuesday. The Winter Market is held every Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Cravath Lakefront Community Center. As well as once a month one of the markets will be featuring 25 to 30 vendors from, 4 to 7 p.m. in Whitewater’s American Legion. Smaller weekly markets consist of around five vendors. The weekly market includes products from produce, honey and beeswax, granola, bakery items, jams, as well as desserts such as chocolate and candies. Lesters, one of the vendors, sells a variety of meat from chicken, pork, beef, as well as bison.
WINTER MARKET When: Tuesday 4-6pm Where: Cravath Lakefront community center What: Winter market with vendors with meat And other seasonal food
“Even though its really small… you can really do a lap, especially once the greens come back and really do a decent job with stocking your kitchen for the week,” Courtney Nelson said. The larger market, happening once a month, has
more options. The monthly Market will have many of the favorites from summer such as kettle corn, pizza, as well as another brewery taking Second Salem’s spot. Market will also have art as well and live music entertainment. The summer market has
brought a large crowd, and when winter came, the market was not as packed. This brought concern to Nelson. Upon discovery the Winter Market is a place for people to run in and be in their car in 10 minutes. People shuffle through fast and vendors have been sell-
ing like crazy. “I think the strongest difference is selection and we don’t live in a region where things are available year round, weekly market is really tone, summer is getting people together,” Nelson said. The market is looking into adding more vendors, many people have asked for handmade cheese, as well as more greens. New vendors will most likely be welcomed in summer due to no preparation for the winter market and will be willing to provide for the coming winter. “We like the fact that we can continue to provide an outlet for local producers to sell and for people to buy eggs, soap, honey, and other products. And it fills a strong community need for a winter gathering spot,” Kristine Zaballos said.
WSG: New resolutions, WSG positions introduced it runs smoothly.” From listening to the feedback of students and having safety as a big priority, WSG also will be creating a new position, a Safety Director. The position is stemmed from the already existing Student Affairs Director. The purpose of creating a Safety Director is to have the ability for one person to focus on safety needs on campus, so they are more attentively met. Kind not-
ed that the new addition may not be permanent but it fills a current need on campus. The senate will vote to approve the position at their next meeting on Monday Feb. 6. At the Jan. 30 meeting WSG also voted to approve the Resolution to Oppose Sexual Assault, which asserts WSG’s stance against sexual assault, and the continues their It’s On Us campaign to prevent sexual assault on campus. The
Former student charged with felony sexual assault A former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student has been charged with third-degree sexual assault after an incident that occurred in Arey Hall last September. The defendant, Luke A. Weier, is being charged with a Class G felony, according to the official criminal complaint. If convicted, Weier could face a maximum fine of $25,000 or no more than ten years in prison. According to the official criminal complaint, Weier said he invited the female victim in the Arey Residence Hall on Sept. 18, 2016 at 1 a.m., where the victim was asked if she wanted to cuddle on Weier’s bed. The official criminal complaint states that the victim told Weier to stop after he unbuckled her belt. Weier responded by saying he was “horny,” to which the vic-
tim said, “that sucks.” The victim stated in the criminal complaint that Weier then removed her pants, licked her vaginal area and put his penis in her vagina without consent. In the official criminal complaint, Weier acknowledged that the victim had said no to his advances, but he continued because he thought the victim was liking it. Weier is due in court on Friday, Feb. 10 for a preliminary hearing. —Kimberly Wethal
resolution also calls on University Administration to continue working on the issue. WSG will also be holding many of their traditional events like the eco-fair, safety walk and the re-launching of the bike share program. They may also push for another, ‘It’s On Us’ campaign, that has been very popular in the past.
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Online degree ranked top ten nationwide Shannon Columb Staff Writer
Best Choice Schools, an online source for school rankings, recently released its ranking of the Top 20 Best Online Schools for Criminology for 2017. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater landed in the Top 10, ranked 6th in the nation. Schools were ranked in regards to methodology, student-to-faculty ratio, tuition and fees, and graduation rates. Best Choice Schools highlighted UW-W’s high graduation rates and affordability. The program, Law Enforcement Bachelor Degree Completion, is composed of 20 nontraditional students, those 25 or older, who are active corrections officers or police officers. As the law enforcement career becomes more complex, more police departments are preferring officers with a Bachelor’s Degree. “The degree completion program provides
graduating officers with the same range of skills and learning that the traditional students are getting,” Lauren Smith, director of Adult Learning, said. These skills include critical thinking, communication, data analysis and data comprehension. The program is designed to be completed in three years, part-time. “The number one benefit is that it’s much more flexible,” Smith said. This flexibility is key for corrections and police officers because they work around the clock. An online course saves them from commuting and they can take classes on their own schedule. Another benefit to the online course is its use of Credit for Prior Learning, which allows students to earn credits for knowledge and experience they gained previously. “I didn’t have to adapt to the program, it adapted to me,” David Rossmiller, a recent graduate of the program, said.
Rossmiller, a corrections officer for the Rock County Sheriff’s Department, pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in order to be eligible for promotion in his department. Rock County, along with other Wisconsin counties, now requires officers to have a Bachelor’s Degree in order to be promoted to deputy or higher positions. He graduated in December 2016 and spoke fondly of his experience and of the staff. To Rossmiller, the flexibility of the online program was a major benefit, especially when working third shift, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. The only drawback to the program, Rossmiller stated, was not having daily interaction with professors and students. Rossmiller is planning to receive his Masters at University of Wisconsin-Platteville in the near future. This is the first time the Bachelor’s Completion Program has been nationally recognized. Smith hopes that this recognition brings more awareness to the online program and UW-W.
MLK: Spiritual message honors life work “It’s sad to say, but do we treat Martin Luther King as a symbol of security?” Hoard said, “Do we use him as a scapegoat to say we have made progress, to shield us from the reality of now?” Keynote speaker Dextra Hadnot spoke in a similar theme, asking whether America has drifted away from King’s message and started losing its humanity. “As we talk about Martin Luther King I want us to be inspired about not just the legacy of who [he was] but of the work that there is still to be done,” Hadnot said. While Hadnot alluded to conflicts in society that turn people against each other, he did not
specifically mention any major current events in his address. Instead, Hadnot said the biggest problem facing America is complacency. “It’s become too easy to look at a problem and say ‘let someone else take care of it’ all while the problems keep growing,” Hadnot said, “It’s a lingering theme from back in King’s time that we all have to deal with today.” Hoard and Hadnot both lead calls to action, saying Americans need to become more involved in their communities. Hadnot is the Director of Government Affairs for AT&T Wisconsin. Outside of his work in business Hadnot is also a community organizer and advo-
cate for education reform in Milwaukee County. In his address Hadnot spoke about the spiritual message of King. As an ordained reverend with a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies, Hadnot has worked with church organizations including the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Milwaukee. The event was facilitated by Jacob Gritzmacher, who coordinates the King/Chavez Scholars Program, designed to help first generation/low income students.
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President Trump to visit Wisconsin Thursday President Donald Trump will be visiting Milwaukee on Thursday, Feb. 2. The time and place is yet to be announced. He will
be discussing the economy and creating more manufacturing jobs.
Gov. Walker’s reform lacks transparency Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion
Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) announced a major welfare reform program last week. This program is a combination of what he says will be the best way to combat the abuse of welfare programs and older welfare reform programs from Gov. Tommy Thompson (R-Wisconsin) and other states. The plan called ‘Wisconsin Works for Everyone’ is a combination of a variety of different state programs. Reid Wilson of the The Hill said, “Walker’s plan, “Wisconsin Works for Everyone,” would impose new work requirements on both able-bodied adults with school-age children who receive state food assistance and those who receive housing assistance. Both work plans, which would be tested on a pilot basis, would require recipients to be employed for at least 80 hours per month, or to be enrolled in job training programs. Those who do not meet work requirements would see part of their benefits cut.” The program has been facing opposition, as many think the plan would kick out thousands of people and that the only people that should be required to work are childless able-bodied individuals.
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This was leading to a concern about children if their parents did not comply with the program. Walker’s office said, “any sanctions for non-compliance would affect only the adult’s portion of the benefit. Children would still receive their part of the FoodShare assistance…” This would ensure that children do not go to bed hungry because of a parent’s noncompliance. There are many questions formulating around whether or not this plan is right for the state and whether or not this would hurt more than it would help. For every question there seems to be an an-
swer, but not a helpful one. Walker visited the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater last week Monday and to the surprise of many, barely addressed the new plan. He has said “‘We fundamentally believe that public assistance should be a trampoline, not a hammock. By that, I mean we want to help people get back into the workforce, not settle into public assistance.’” He wants to help as many people as he can get off of public assistance. To do that, he is attempting to create a program that addresses getting former convicts jobs, protecting children, and get-
ting people off the Foodshare program. Walker has said, “What we’re talking about is really the foundation (Thompson) built back in the ‘90s with Wisconsin Works. This is now a giant step forward, going back to the future, restoring part of what was included in Wisconsin Works, or W-2. We want to help people get back in the workforce, not be settled into assistance.” There are many doubts still looming in the minds of those who oppose this new program. They are asking how one can penalize adults, but not the children? What will he do to ensure employment to those who are getting taken off the programs? These are all questions that have not been answered or have been given vague answers to. The goal of the program has been stated many times, but the plan to get there is one that is shrouded by doubt and inquiry. If the governor wishes to pursue this endeavor, it is important that he become more transparent with his plan and iron out the real issues that people have with it. It has the potential to become the great plan that Tommy Thompson built that helped lay the foundation for former President Bill Clinton’s national plan.
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Consider Ron Kind for governor in 2018
When today’s pundits present their lists of possible Democratic candidates for Governor, they seldom include the best candidate, Ron Kind, U.S. Congressman who represents the Wisconsin Third District in the La Crosse area. I’m a liberal, progressive Democrat from Madison and I like all the other candidates that are being mentioned, but I think Kind has the best chance of winning in 2018. And here’s why. First, he’s not from Madison or Milwaukee. Democrats have tried three times in the last six years to mount a challenge from these two liberal cities and have come up short. Ron Kind is no liberal. He’s a moderate and would be more appealing to the middle-of-the-road and rural voters, while still carrying Dane and Milwaukee Counties. We have to be smarter in who we select as our candidates. Second, he is chair of the New Democrat Coalition, a group of democratic legislators that believes in harnessing the “power of American ingenuity and innovation” to create “new American jobs, greater economic prosperity, and a safer and more secure future for our country.” That’s a message that will ring true with Wisconsin voters. If Kind has the foresight to create and lead the New Dems, he can lead our state. Third, he will have enough political clout to create a “coat tail” effect
that will help Democrats running for other offices, including Tammy Baldwin, who will no doubt face a tough fight from the Republicans for re-election to the U.S. Senate. It’s critical that Democrats win the Governorship in 2018. Look at what’s happened in Minnesota after almost eight years of moderate Democrat Mark Dayton as Governor. His results are dramatically better than Scott Walker’s. And when Kind defeats Walker, I believe we could expect him to generate similar changes in Wisconsin: • Increase the minimum wage • Reform our tax code to give more incentives to small businesses and entrepreneurs, who are the ones that will grow our economy, not the rich and famous • Protect and expand Medicaid • Use innovation and insurance market reforms to improve our health care system and patient care • Create more jobs (Compare the jobs record of Dayton and Walker. Almost every state has done better at job creation than Wisconsin over the past several years. We can do better. It’s embarrassing.) • Increase support for public education • Return transparency to state government • Moderate the influence of the Religious Right in state government • Promote new common sense technology and innovation to keep
us competitive globally • Provide the voice that says, “Yes, it is important to protect our environment. Global warming is not fiction.” • Promote a common sense approach to our prisons (Do we really need more?) • Provide a check on the next round of Republican gerrymandering to help ensure balanced bipartisan redistricting for the coming decade • Support labor again, including public employee unions and their right to collective bargaining • And maybe most importantly, bring some dignity back to the executive office so we can be proud of our state again. Finally, Kind has the financial clout to run a strong campaign. His campaign coffers are well stocked. For more information on Kind, go to his web site at: https://kind. house.gov/. He has the record, the experience and the personality to be a strong candidate for Governor in 2018, one that can defeat Walker and bring balance back to Wisconsin government
date has been a member of the Warhawk community for the past two years, and he has done what he has promised to do from the get-go; create a base for himself that welcomes students to discuss concerns or thoughts with him, in which he then uses those to better focus his efforts on projects across campus that not only benefit the current students attending the university, but those who are fortunate enough to attend in the future. Mr. Kind has been highly beneficial in different positions he has held
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Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive action, banning individuals from seven countries from entering the United States. The countries include Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. This, for obvious reasons, has caused an uproar from celebrities, politicians column by and the pretty much Dusty Hartl Opinions Editor the entirety of the
The effects of Congress’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as Obamacare, will reach beyond the 22.5 million low income Americans who now have greater access to health insurance. Within the ACA, there are built in protections for the 150 million Americans who receive health insurance through their employer. No longer can someone be denied for a preexisting health condition, but with this repeal individuals, such as cancer survivors, may no longer be able to find health insurance. In addition, the ACA raised the age that dependents can receive health insurance under their parents to the age of 26. Previously, young adults were one of the largest demographics without health insurance. Other protections include annual out-of-pocket limits and stopped lifetime limits on health insurance plans. If you receive health care through your employer, please urge your member of Congress to not repeal the ACA without a viable replacement plan. —Tiffany Wood BA Social Work
—Adam Brabender Political Science and Social Work Major and a former candidate for Dane County Board, District 1.
Thomas Kind for WSG President
As the Chair for the University of WisconsinWhitewater chapter of College Republicans, it is with great enthusiasm that I will be casting my vote this spring for my friend, Tom Kind, as Student Body President. Over his period of being a current student at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Mr. Kind has shown exemplary service to our campus by focusing a great deal of his time on many different matters, both due to, or outside of, the Whitewater Student Government. The presidential candi-
within WSG, from being the former Deputy Speaker and now Vice-President, and there would be no surprise in the boundless amount of pride and work he would put in as Student Body President. For these reasons, I encourage the students of UW-Whitewater to cast their votes for him as well in the upcoming spring election. —Lauren Foegen President UWW College Republicans
The Countdown Interestingly, these days, the “count-down” has become a part of our culture, it seems. As in, ‘fifteen seconds for pedestrians to exit crosswalk. 14, 13...’ and “You are fifth in line” (although for how long). Oh, and of course, “only X number of days until the presidential inauguration” Even “only seven days before not only your purchase
breaks down, but also simultaneously your warranty for it expires.” Okay, bad humor. But, behold a major count-down already emerging on the horizon. THUS: How many months from now, before impeachment procedures commence? —Brian Kevin Beck Associate Professor UW-W (Ret.)
Inquiry on the immigration halt
left wing. So, is this ban something to worry about and who’s saying what? First, it is constitutional with only a select part of the order being called into question. Sonam Sheth from Business Insider said, “The American Civil Liberties Union has signaled that it will sue the Trump Administration, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations has done the same, saying that Trump’s reasoning involves a “religious motive” that is
unconstitutional.” Does this ban have a religious motive? The National Review points out some key points in the plan that could be vital to national security. “The order temporarily halts refugee admissions for 120 days to improve the vetting process, then caps refugee admissions at 50,000 per year…The order imposes a temporary, 90-day ban on people entering the U.S. from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and
Yemen. These are countries either torn apart by jihadist violence or under the control of hostile, jihadist governments. Trump’s order also puts an indefinite hold on admission of Syrian refugees to the United States ‘until such time as I have determined that sufficient changes have been made to the USRAP to ensure that admission of Syrian refugees is consistent with the national interest.’”
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New Hawk makes his print on campus Becca Bailey Lifestyle Editor
There is a new top dog on campus and his name is Hawk. The one and a half year old Australian cattle dog has been hired on to sniff out explosives if needed and will continue training and learning new skills throughout his time with the force. Hawk began his life as a stray but was rescued and trained in Texas for explosive odor detection. He was then placed in the care of UW-Whitewater Police Services Department to Officer Kelsey Servi, who has become his trainer, partner and loving family member. Servi spent two weeks in Texas training with the young pup before bringing him back to Wisconsin. “We try to train pretty much every day whether it’s with odor detection or obedience. So we are working a lot on
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obedience because he is a puppy still,” Servi said. The two parteners have spent two months together. Hawk not only works with Servi, but also lives with her, her husband Cal, young
daughter and three other dogs at home. “He is a part of the family,” Servi said. He is not only a member of the family in the Servi home, but also at the police station.
“It’s almost like having a newborn child around, except instead of having a baby crib and bottles, we have a dog cage and chew toys,” Sergeant Steve Hanekamp said. “Hawk is a very playful young puppy.
collection sites across campus, a plastic bag collection challenge at the basketball game Feb. 15 and a film screening of A Plastic Ocean March 13th at 5:30 p.m. in Summers Auditorium. A waste audit will also be held on campus to see how well the recycle programs are being conducted. A video of the event will be released on the Sustainability Center’s website as well as their social media during Recylemania. At the end of the eightweek event all of the campus’s waste will be weighed by the sustainability center. The side of campus has recycled the most will win the competition. The data col-
lected from the campus as a whole will also be turned in to the nationwide competition to discern where we rank amongst other universities across the nation. Recylemania is hosted by the Sustainability Center on campus. The center has a hand in many events on campus, but mainly focuses on academic, involvement, volunteer projects and maintaining the campus gardens. Wesley Enterline, the sustainability office coordinator is excited for the event to start and knows that being a small campus doesn’t mean that we can’t make a difference. “If you think about a D-1 school, they do a game day
challenge that’s a bigger deal. They get thousands and thousands of people to go to those games. They can really have a big impact at a campus like Madison. For us it’s a little bit smaller, but it’s still a good way for us to promote. Most of the time it’s trying to identify where we can improve just with putting out bins, and offering the amenities to recycle,” Wesley said. Recylemania hosts many benefits for campus, not just for the environment but also because it brings in a lot of on campus groups in to work together. The sustainability center also works very closely with on campus groups such as Students Allied for a
When he gets bored he comes into my office and steals my winter gloves or hat. It’s like playing hide and seek to find them with him sometimes.” The K9 officer is now certified in explosive detection but will continue his training and learn new skills and specialties. His role for now is to help secure large scale events on campus. Hawk can also often be spotted with his partner and trainer while out and about campus. “He’s a fun addition to the department, and a fun challenge, and rewarding too. It’s really rewarding when he learns something or does something really well,” Servi said. Hawk was sworn in as an officer and received his badge Jan. 31s at 1p.m. in the UC in front of a crowd of proud students and faculty.
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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is cleaning up campus during the annual Recylemania event beginning Feb. 5 and ending on April 1. The campus will compete in a nationwide competition to see who can collect the most amount of trash and recycling over the eight-week period. There will also be events held throughout the competition to help students get involved and become more aware of their trash and recycling habits. Some events include a banner pledge signing in the University Center, plastic bag
Green Earth (SAGE) and Creative Marketing Unlimited (CMU). The on campus groups are happy to be helping out such a good cause. “SAGE is very dedicated to educating students on campus, which is why Recyclemania is awesome, because it’s a great opportunity to educate and make a difference,” Mary Huff, co President of SAGE said. The main goals of the event are to get students involved with recycling and learn better waste habits and show support for campus recycling programs and of course having a safe and fun competition.”
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People of Whitewater: Chris Mathews Becca Bailey Lifestyle Editor
Freshman journalism major Chris Mathews has found that sometimes, the stars aren’t the limit for success, but can actually be just the start. Mathews presented at the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) career showcase in Raleigh, North Carolina. He told his story about being a student with a disability. After his speech a girl in the seventh grade told him that she was going to go to space camp after hearing his story, which was very rewarding for him since space camp held a special place in his heart. He went to space camp in Alabama for the first time in seventh grade with a group of classmates. There, he lived out his childhood dream of being an astronaut. “It was essentially a week of astronaut training at a NASA level,” Mathews said. At the end of the week, he and the students participated in an immersive flight simulator. His role was a mission specialist. He sat in
a chair that simulated zero gravity and helped lead the team during their flight. Chris also holds the unique experience of having graduated twice in 24 hours. He pulled off this feat by attending two different schools during his high school career. In the mornings, he would attend the Wisconsin school for the blind and visually impaired in Janesville and then would attend Janesville Parker public high school in the afternoon. He graduated with a class of a few hundred students at the public school and the following morning he graduated with a class of seven. “It was so weird to be part of not only two different ceremonies’ but also two different contexts. One I was just kind of another name on a list and the other I was a bigger part of the graduation ceremony. That made me proud because I was able to represent our class and it was fun,” Mathews said. He also has ambitions for his journalistic career. He has tried his hand at a blog titled ‘How I See It’ and a Youtube channel, but would like to start a podcast in the
near future. His decision to become a journalism major was spurred after a school trip to Washington DC where he interviewed politicians including Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan, and briefly met Senator Tammy Baldwin. Mathews was impressed to find that while in Washington DC he was asked several times what university he and his group were from and would chuckle and tell them he was only a junior in high school at the time. At the end of the trip, he had to write an opinion piece about the experience and it was then published to the local newspaper. It was then he found his love for journalistic writing and began looking into colleges. He toured Whitewater and knew it was home. For his future career, Mathews would love to work as a radio news host and persue his passion for Photo by Sierra High / Photo Editor radio. He has had quite a few adventures throughout Freshman journalism major Chris Mathews found his home at his life and plenty of expe- UW-Whitewater after his first visit. He found his passion for rience to jot down on a re- journalism after attending a school trip to Washington DC. sume, but he is confident there are only better things to come.
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been good for the U.S. dairy industry.” The U.S. dairy industry has been a closed industry prior to the implementation of NAFTA. Prior to 1994, the U.S. exported commodities and imported foods. In 2005 especially, agricultural exports soared due to price convergence. While re-negotiating the NAFTA could result in tremendous loss of profits in Mexico, it may allow for the U.S. to open up new opportunities in Canada, Stephenson said. But this isn’t enough to convince him of reopening talks on the specifics of the North American trade deal. “We have a good thing going, and any renegotiations could just as well only end up being more restrictive,” Stephenson said. “I think it’s not a good idea (to renegotiate). Trade is an important part of the dairy industry, and it could be very painful for our state to move back on that.” Moving back on international trade would lose potential for state growth, said Steve Deller, Professor of Agriculture and Applied Economics at UW-Madison. “If those markets dry up, it would have a detrimental impact on farmers and cheesemakers,” Deller said, adding that recent political developments on trade will have a huge impact on Wisconsin jobs. Deller said his fear is that the full withdrawal from the TPP and possible renegotiations or an outright repeal of the NAFTA will start a trade war and pull the United States back into a recession. Wisconsin dairy farming supports 43, 915 jobs, and dairy processing supports another 35,000 jobs on top of that, Deller said. Wisconsin Cooperative Network President and CEO Tom Leibe said Wisconsin’s overall agriculture industry supports more than 400,000 jobs and has an industry value of over $88 billion. “It’s mind-boggling how significant Wisconsin is,” Leibe said, adding that while there is much at stake, it is important for people not to “get wound up in the issues, because it’s important to look at the issue in every direction.” “The president looks at the world through a transactional lens,” Leibe said. “But with a UW-Whitewater alum (Chief of Staff Reince Priebus) in the White House, I think we stand a much better chance with our trade industries. Reince Priebus is extremely thoughtful of what happens in Wisconsin—(Speaker of the House of Representatives) Paul Ryan as well.” Leibe said congress would never have accepted the TPP, regardless of who took the oath of office this January. He added that the focus on withdrawing from the TPP is to negotiate new trade opportunities at arm’s length with individual nations, rather than to renegotiate a larger deal “with everyone all at once.”
The Manufacturing Industry In 2015, machinery was Wisconsin’s largest exported good, with medical instruments in second, then electrics, energy and dairy. Our state is among the top 20 U.S. states with the highest percentage of its GDP reliant on exports to Canada and Mexico. Wisconsin exported $7 billion to Canada in 2015, according to UW-Whitewater Economics Department Chair and Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Jeff Heinrich. The state’s 2015 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was recorded at $235 billion in 2007 and at $332
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billion in 2015, Heinrich said, adding that state exports to Canada account for two percent of Wisconsin’s annual GDP, and exports to Canada, Mexico and China combined amount to just over four percent of the state GDP. Wisconsin’s overall exports was placed at just over $22 billion in 2015, with 26 percent being machinery. Several companies in the local area of Walworth and Rock counties manufacture machinery, electric supplies or medical instruments, including Schneck Process LLC in Whitewater, Prent in Janesville, SSI Technologies in Janesville, Trostel LTD. in Lake Geneva and Gallina in Janesville. Dave Corbliss, Director of Sales and Operations at Gallina USA LLC, based in Janesville, said his company sells primarily to customers in the U.S. and Canada, with some in Mexico, Central America and South America. “We do minimal exports overseas now,” Corbliss said. “We sell about half a million dollars overseas a year.” This decline in sales opportunities in Mexico and elsewhere is due to a general shift towards further business with Canada. But if the nation whose flag bears a bear chooses to buy product from other sources, in the event of a repeal of the NAFTA, then it would hurt Gallina, among other U.S. companies. Corbliss said he’s thought a lot about the possi-
bility of lost sales opportunities. “Canada’s dollar is bad right now, so it would be a self-injury to Canada,” Corbliss said. “If Canada couldn’t buy as much from us, it would mean a 6 percent loss in sales, but we can absorb that.”
Ceding Global Leadership “With the United States withdrawn from the TPP, Wisconsin’s economy will see no change; either positive or negative,” said Heinrich. “The TPP would have been a small positive action, but that potential for increased exports is no longer possible.” The TPP was a trade block to exclude China, designed to force the Chinese to adjust their economy and ultimately lead to less American dependency on Chinese markets. “I’d not be surprised if China will step in,’ Heinrich said. “The question we have to ask is: ‘has the U.S. ceded global leadership to China?’” The growth of China’s economy has not necessarily been at the United States’ expense, Heinrich said, but some Chinese policies present disadvantages to the U.S. since China is currently a big trade player in Asia, making it difficult for the U.S. to sell to or access markets in the Pacific Rim. “The TPP tried to get Wisconsin in a better position with Pacific Rim countries,” Deller said. “We’re telling our partners that we’re backing away, which allows China to step in, and that can hurt us in the long term.”
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Renowned local artist exhibits on Main Street Ashley McCallum Co Editor-in-Chief
In a career that has taken her around the country, local artist Shelby Keefe has found her way back home at the Cultural Art Center (CAC) during its decade celebration on Main Street. Keefe’s show “On the Road Again,”opens February 11 and will feature many of Keefe’s paintings from her nation-wide travelling. The show will focus mainly on her primary style, “plein air” paintings, a style of art derived from the French term meaning “open air” where artists travel to new areas and spend a week painting landscapes of that community, normally ending the week with a show and competition. Keefe grew up in the countryside between Whitewater and Janesville and attended Whitewater High School. As she travels the country competing in plein air painting competitions, Keefe says she finds solace in spending time with her craft outside. “I love and appreciate the outdoors and that never left me, even when I moved to Milwaukee,” Keefe said. “Being outside makes me very very happy and I can feel kind of blissed out at times. Coming from the country, being outside makes me feel at home when I’m away.” This year’s show is not the first time Keefe has been featured at the CAC, with another show featured in 2009 on her CV. “Watching Shelby Keefe [when she was here
in 2009], that was so much fun to watch her do that,” Marjorie Stoneman, CAC volunteer said. “Out of nothing she just painted this beautiful piece which, of course, is why she is a nationally known artist.”
Shelby Keefe won the Distinctive Merit Award in October 2016 at the Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational. Keefe’s work will be featured in February at the Cultural Arts Center on Main Street.
Keefe believes a combination of a supportive community and artistic family in her youth helped cultivate her current career as a fine artist. Her grandmother was a local artist and she believes Whitewater is a great community for cultivating an appreciation for creativity and the arts.
“Whitewater’s always been so friendly and supportive of me being an artist, even when I was in high school,” Keefe said. “I was asked to work on art things like ‘let’s get Shelby to design the poster, she can help with the float or the newsletter.’ That’s what made me the most happy was doing anything art related.” After a 26-year career in graphic design after receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Keefe moved into freelancing and eventually fine arts, commissioning paintings primarily in Milwaukee. Keefe attributes a positive attitude and ambition to becoming a successful fine artist. She believe that positivity and hard-work in the arts is often more important than talent. “My best advice for young people is stay positive,” Keefe said. “Talk about the things you want to do and the things you desire, not about the things you don’t want to do and you can’t stand. Your attitude and your ambition are more important than anything you want to do to make a living, especially if you’re an artist because people do tend to think you can’t make a living as an artist but you can if you try to keep your mental attitude positive.” “On the Road Again” will show at the CAC from Feb. 11 to March 19. The CAC is open to the public Friday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Keefe will also be teaching a painting technique workshop at the CAC on Feb. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. Prior registration is on the Cultural Arts Center website is required.
‘A Dog’s Purpose’ drops the ball Marisa LaBello Senior staff writer
As someone who spoils two endearing Labrador Retrievers and is full-fledged lover of dogs in general, it was inevitable that I would be drawn to read “A Dog’s Purpose,” written by W. Bruce Cameron. The novel gives the reader an insightful view of the world through a dog’s mind as he (sometimes she) progresses through multiple lives on Earth. Starting the first life as a stray then being reincarnated as different breeds, he returns through four lives as a best friend, police hero and companion who brings soulmates together, helping them recognize their love for one another. While the dog is Royal Purple Review exposed to new surroundings and situations each time he returns, the ultimate goal is to find the true meaning of life find through interactions with humans and other animals. I love reading novels that are in preparation of hitting the big screen, experiencing the emotions provoked in paperback and comparing them to the characters that come to life through film. While I was incredibly moved and awestruck by the novel, I was not as impressed with the movie for a few concrete reasons.
Throughout the book, I was completely captivated by each life. The dog had clear traits that shaped their personalities, which helped differentiate the lives in unique ways. Cameron put the same amount of focus on each life which tied the end of the novel together perfectly. The transition from one life to another flowed smoothly. There was a significant connection each time the dog was reborn, but this was not replicated in the movie. The life of the stray dog, Toby, who bonded mostly with other dogs and the woman who tried to save all strays in the novel was completely disregarded in the film. The only part that made it in the movie from the first life was the stray being picked up by the dog catcher. I was disappointed to not see the curious, heartwarming and courageous Toby come to life and discover his purpose. His journey of leaving his family, bonding with other dogs and experiencing being loved for the first time truly molds him into the spirited and special Golden Retriever he becomes in his second life. The movie jumped right into the life of that Golden Retriever, Bailey. All of the characters from Bailey’s life appeared in the film, but the traits, occupations and certain storylines were completely different. While it is difficult to include everything in an over-300 page novel into a two-hour movie, I feel like there
was more emphasis on the humans than the thoughts and actions of Bailey, which is extremely different considering the entire novel is from the dog’s point of view. This critique goes for the rest of the film as we are taken through when it is time to be reborn. Another unexpected twist was when a Corgi’s life was added into the movie, which was not in the book. The film separated Ellie’s life, the German Shepard police hero into two identities and stories. I hoped to see more focus on her life because her purpose changed the lives of several people, showing how big of a blessing she was to the police force and families. Although the ending seemed rushed, the movie did tie everything in together nicely. The last life shows Buddy applying all the lessons and love he has experienced in prior lives to bring people together. I wish the movie was able to capture and go more in depth to help the audience better connect with the dogs’ like the novel does, but I have to say that the emotional appeal was still there and seeing those sweet faces, unconditional love and unbreakable bonds the dogs created melted my heart through both forms of media. If you have a weak spot for dogs, you will still find joy watching the film, but reading the novel first sets the expectations extremely high.
Sports Editor: Justin St. Peter Assistant Sports Editor: John Paul Czerwinski
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The University of Villanova men’s basketball team, the defending national champions, were able to survive a conference road 74-72 loss to Marquette University on Jan. 24 with a buzzer-beating 61-59 Jan.
29 at home against No. 12 Virginia University. Villanova only fell to No. 4 in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll. The undefeated Gonzaga University Bulldogs now own the top spot.
Gymnasts prepare for D-1 opponents ’Hawks set to travel to University of North Carolina By Josh Sinclair Senior Staff Writer
The UW-Whitewater gymnastics team tallied its third straight win, defeating UW-Eau Claire 189.300-186.475 on Jan. 28 at home. The Warhawks’ team score ranks 20th in the program record book, and it added a top-10 mark as a team on the parallel uneven bars (47.925, 7th). “It is great for our team to start off the season like this,” senior Katie Fiorilli said. “We learn and grow from each meet. We know we will continue to improve from here.” The undefeated Warhawks (3-0 overall) swept all four team events, and sophomore Lisa O’Donnell took the all-around title with a 37.725. Fiorilli won the vault with a score of 9.650, and was followed by junior Lewa Evans and senior Courtney
Pickett, who each tallied a 9.575 to tie for second. “I am super proud of this team for setting those obstacles aside, and focusing on improving our performance during each practice and meet,” Fiorilli said. “We are a very hard working group, and our determination will take us far this season.” The Warhawks commanded the uneven parallel bars, racking up six of the top seven scores in the meet. Senior Mackenzie Smith paced the Warhawks with a 9.725, which tied for the No. 14 score in program history. O’Donnell finished second with a 9.675, and was followed by junior Kate Mierow with a 9.600. Junior McKenzie Foster and Fiorilli rounded out Warhawk scoring with scores of 9.500 and 9.425.. O’Donnell claimed individual first place on the balance beam with a 9.675. Pickett finished third with a 9.625, and sophomore Franchesca Hutton was fourth with a 9.575. Freshman Lauren Marshall
placed sixth with a 9.300. Pickett led the way for the ’Hawks in the floor exercise with a 9.650, and Evans tied for third with a 9.500. Freshman Acacia Fossum was fifth with a 9.375, and O’Donnell (9.050) and Fiorilli (8.925) finished ninth and 10th, respectively. Head coach Jennifer Regan was reached out to but was not heard back from at press time. Following the match, Fiorilli said she was ready for what comes next for the season. “Our team is excited for the opportunity to face off against some big competition,” Fiorilli said. “Our coaches are really great at bringing passion and fire into the gym and they will definitely bring it for the meets.” UW-W heads to Chapel Hill, North Carolina, next week for a Division I quad meet at the University of North Carolina to face off with the Tar Heels, Towson and William & Mary at 6 p.m on Feb. 3.
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Senior gymnast Courtney Pickett poses during her floor exercise against UW-Eau Claire on Jan. 28 at home. The ’Hawks won the meet.
Warhawks stay on top of WIAC conference Women’s basketball squad goes 1-1 for week By Tyler Job Staff Writer
The No. 17 UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team had an up-and-down week when it lost at UW-Stevens Point 70-57 Jan. 25, but rebounded with a 67-53 victory over UW-La Crosse at home Jan. 28. The Warhawks were on an eightgame winning streak before the loss to the Pointers, and it was not a good night for the ’Hawks. The team was held to just 31.7 percent shooting, and 23.1 percent on three-pointers in the end. UW-W got off a good start in the first half but the Pointers rallied for a 9-0 run in the second quarter to take a 24-16 lead. Freshman guard Becky Raeder scored five straight to bring the Warhawks within three, but the Pointers scored on the other end to go into halftime with a 26-21 lead. UW-SP would maintain the lead for the rest of the match. Junior guard Malia Smith scored a team-high 11 points along with six rebounds and two steals. Sophomore
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Junior guard Malia Smith looks to drive against a defender in the ’Hawks 67-53 victory against UW-La Crosse on Jan. 28 at home. Smith scored 17 points in the win.
and freshman guards Olivia Freckmann and Becky Raeder collected 10 points each. Throughout the first three quarters against UW-La Crosse, UW-Whitewater’s play looked all too similar to when the team played UW-Stevens Point just a few days earlier. UW-W was shooting 25 percent as a team and were trailing by seven when the fourth quarter began. “We didn’t play on our heels,”
Whitewater head coach Keri Carollo said. “It felt like the whole game, even on defense, we were really lackadaisical and we just didn’t have a lot of energy. We were not playing as hard as we normally play, kind of a lot like we saw against UW-Stevens Point. It just wasn’t there.” But, as soon as the fourth quarter started, the Warhawks finally started bringing the heat. UW-W began the final frame with a
stiff, full-court press defense that led to a 14-0 run. The first seven came from junior guard Malia Smith. The Eagles eventually narrowed the deficit to four with just over three minutes remaining, but junior guard Brooke Trewyn got things brewing for the ’Hawks in clutch time. With 2:40 remaining, Trewyn dropped a putback off her own rebound over a defender, and the Warhawks, in the blink of an eye, were back up 13 that sealed the game. Carollo said she was proud of Trewyn’s tenacity late in the game. “We always try and tell her that if she’s not shooting well, to get on the glass and get yourself going that way,” Carollo said. “That’s the great thing about her. Even when she’s not scoring, she does so many other great things for us with her rebounding and just being a great teammate.” Four Warhawk players ended the game in double digits as Smith dropped 17 points, Freckmann poured in 12, Trewyn added 11 points and 12 rebounds, while senior guard Reilly Stewart tallied 10 points. UW-W improved to 7-1 in WIAC play and take on UW-Platteville Feb. 1 in Whitewater.
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Track and field squads sweep meets Men’s and women’s teams ranked nationally By John Paul Czerwinski Assistant Sports Editor
The Warhawk men and women’s track and field teams both took first place in each of its home opening meets of the season. Both teams have now officially won their first home meet, due to the fact no prior meets ever kept score. The women topped second place UW-Stevens Point with a score of 135 to 112 in the Warhawk Classic Invitational on Jan. 28. After beating the other nine teams in the invite, the women are expected to be nationally ranked. The No. 4 men won the Squiq Converse Invitational on Jan. 27, which featured nine teams, also beat second place UW-Stevens Point with a score of 117.50 to Stevens Point’s 99. Assistant coach Dawson Miller was impressed and excited about the two teams convincing victories this weekend. “It’s really good to see both teams taking home victories this early in the season,” Miller said. “Although it doesn’t help toward a conference
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Junior Cameron McGee, a national qualifier, takes an attempt at the “Squig” Converse Invitational. The women’s team won the invitational for the first time.
championship or anything, it’s really good to see our teams come out on top, especially when there were other teams from our conference competing.” “I think wins like this really inject confidence into both teams. It makes them believe even more that they deserve to be one of the teams talked about winning conference at the end of the season.” Sophomore Celeste Madda won the 200 meter dash with her best in-
door time recorded, 25.32. Madda’s time puts her into the top five in Division III of recorded 200-meter dash times. Madda also finished second place in the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.83. Madda currently holds the second fastest time in Division III for the 60m. Freshman Sydney Rossow won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.03. The time puts her into the top five in all of Division III. Rossow also finished third in the triple jump with
a mark of 36-00.25. Senior Levi Perry and junior Theron Baumann led the Hawks’ and cemented their status as two of the top throwers in the nation. Perry won the weight throw with a mark of 5911, while Baumann won the shot put with a mark of 55-10.50. Perry currently holds the longest mark recorded in Division III weight throw this season, as Baumann also currently holds the longest mark recorded in the shot put. Senior distance runner Scotty Wolter loves the production he is getting from the field events. “It’s always a huge plus to have consistent first and second place finishes in field events,” Wolter said. “Being a track athlete, aside from a field athlete it takes a little bit of pressure off of the runners knowing we are going to have multiple top finishes in the field events.” “It almost allows us to run a little bit more calm, less stress. In high school there were many times I could remember when teams were dominant in field events and it essentially won them the meets. They dominated field events and just did good enough in the rest of the events.”
Wrestlers take seventh place Hoopers win Denny, Quartullo finish third in class By Ben Lokken Staff Writer
The UW-Whitewater wrestling team’s season rolled into Wheaton, Illinois, this past weekend for the Pete Willson-Wheaton Invitational. The No. 10 ranked Warhawks placed seventh out of 34 teams that competed with a final point total of 82.0. “It was disappointing,” head coach Ned Shuck said. “We will outperform that in the future.” Senior Zach Denny (125 lbs.) won his first three matches Ned Shuck by fall, decision, and decision respectively to reach the semifinals before losing a decision to the third seed Carlos Fuentez of Wheaton. Denny closed out the meet with a fall victory and a major decision in the third place match to finish with a 5-1 record for the weekend. “We just need to stick to what we are doing now. Our team is improving based on the national rankings and how we do in tournaments,” Denny said. “I thought we performed well as a team. We are going to keep practicing this month to get to where we want to become regionals.” Junior Austin Quartullo (157 lbs.) also won his first three
matches of the day by fall, decision, and major decision before losing a decision to top seeded Jeff Hojnacki of Messiah in the semifinals. Quartullo went on to win his next two matches by decision to finish in third place with a 5-1 record for the weekend. Senior Joseph Brodman (133 lbs.) advanced to the semifinals with two decision victories before losing to the third seed Ryan Weinmann of UW-La Crosse via decision. Brodman finished out the day with a 3-2 record and a victory over seventh seeded Hunter Harris or Messiah via decision by a score of 10-5. Senior Jordan Newman (184 lbs.) and freshman Mike Kouvelis (165 lbs.) also placed at the meet. Newman won all three of his matches leading into the semifinals by fall, technical fall and major decision respectively but had to medically forfeit all his remaining matches and ended with a sixth place finish. Kouvelis started out with two fall victories to advance to the quarterfinals before losing to the fourth seed Mitchell Fucile of Lakeland via major decision. Kouvelis went 1-1 in his next two matches in the consolation bracket before winning via technical fall to finish seventh in his division. “We let some people come bring their attacks to us,” coach Shuck said. “We want to be attacking and being where you’re best.” Freshman Devin Tortorice
(141 lbs.) posted two decision wins before losing via decision in the quarterfinals and the first seed by a 3-1 decision. Freshman John Broughton (149 lbs.) won a decision 6-2 before falling via decision and followed by another defeat via decision. Sophomore Nicholas Bonomo (174 lbs.) posted two wins via decision and technical fall before losing an 8-5 decision in the quarterfinals followed by a fall loss. Freshman Riley Kauzlaric (197 lbs.) advanced to the second round with a decision win before losing to the second seed Mikey Swider of Wheaton. Kauzlaric finished the weekend with a 2-2 record overall. Sophomore Anthony Beck (285 lbs.) lost in the first round via a 3-0 decision and lost in the consolation bracket by 13-4 major decision. “We all wrestled to the best of our ability. Our coach always tells us to wrestle with attitude, effort and fight, and I think we did that,” Denny said. “As a team you always want to win, but sometimes things don’t go your way. We just need to keep practicing and improving every day.” The Warhawk’s season continues Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in Kenosha in a dual meet against UWParkside for the Sake Bottle rivalry trophy.
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Hoops: ’Hawks ride hot starts to victories in streak 22 points and five assists. Junior forward Demetrius Woodley posted his second double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Contrary to the narrative, the ’Hawks did not come into the game firing on all cylinders, trailing 10-0 to the home team not even three minutes into the contest. UW-W began the comeback by once again pounding the ball in the paint before Jones hit the team’s first three-pointer of the contest to tie the game at 15 halfway through the first half.
Neither team gained an advantage through a back and forth first half that featured six ties before UW-W finished the half on a 7-0 run to take a 42-35 lead to the break. The ’Hawks hit five three-pointers and shot a scorching 55.6 percent from the field in the first half. In the second half, the Eagles scratched and clawed its way back into the game, carving out a 50-50 tie with 11:24 left in the second half. The game remained a one possession battle before a short Woodley jumper gave the ’Hawks a 60-58 lead they would not relinquish.
Jones went to the line with the opportunity to make it a two-possession game with 31 seconds left, but split the pair of free throws, giving the Eagles a chance down 65-62. The Eagles missed a three-pointer and then UW-W was fouled. Woodley strode to the line and missed the front end of a 1 and 1 situation, but he was bailed out when the Eagles committed a turnover and Jones made a layup as time expired to give the game its final score. Jones scored 20 of his team-high 25 points in the first half. Sophomore guard/forward Derek
Rongstad helped out the Warhawks cause, compiling 10 points, six rebounds and two steals. Going forward, if the ’Hawks can make late game free throws and continue to have balanced scoring around Jones, the team will be a force to be reckoned with come March. For now, head coach Pat Miller and fans will probably settle with climbing out of a second place tie with UW-Oshkosh in the WIAC standings at 5-3 in conference, and with some help from other teams, to first place eventually.
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