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Junior guard Chris Jones, the WIAC’s leading scorer, led the Warhawks to the team’s sixth and seventh straight victory on Feb 1. against UW-Platteville on the road and Feb. 4. at home against UW-Stout.
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UW-W police services swears in newest officer Brad Allen Biz &Tech Editor
Hawk, as a new canine team member of UW-Whitewater Police Services Department did solemnly swear to serve the community and uphold the law. With a paw dipped in ink, Hawk left his footprint on a formal document during his inauguration ceremony on Jan. 31 in the UW-Whitewater University Center. Dozens of students, police officers, campus administrative officials packed the room to get a glance at Hawk. “The event was really exciting,” freshman Ariana Amys said. “When I first heard about it, I texted all of my friends to say, ‘Hey, guess what I get to go to next week?’” Amys said she is proud to see Hawk welcomed into the Warhawk family, noting that he was “cute and really excited to be here.” The arrival of Hawk has been a long time coming. “Bringing on Hawk to our police team here is a culmination of several years of research and support from the university and our community,” UW-Whitewater Police Chief Matthew Kiederlen said. Hawk, an Australian Cattle dog, was trained to locate explosive devices and to obey UW-W’s police officers. One of those officers is his owner and partner of the law, Officer Kelsey Servi. “He’s a safety tool for us,” Servi said. “Mainly to clear large-scale events of an potential explosive de-
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Hawk, with assistance from his partner, officer Kelsi Servi, left his inked paw-print on his official inauguration certificate at his swearing in ceremony on Feb. 1. Members of Police Services joined Hawk as he became a member of their task force.
vices beforehand.” Servi traveled to Texas in December 2016 to complete a police canine unit training program with Hawk. Hawk received his name after the university made a campus survey available to students who voted on the name. When the pair are not on the job, Servi and Hawk live together at home. Servi and her husband,
Cal, campus police detective, own two other dogs at home and have a young child to care for as well. “We spend every second of every day together,” Servi said. “He’s part of the pack at home, he fits right in.” Servi says Hawk loves attention. Servi also added that the pair operates off the Wells residence halls on campus and that students are encouraged to come visit.
Kiederlen thanked Vice Chancellor of Administrative Affairs Jeff Arnold and Chancellor Beverly Kopper for their support of the campus safety initiative. Chancellor Kopper said she is deeply grateful for campus police officers, noting that the job of protecting the community keeps officers busy around the clock.
rooms,” Greg Swanson, director of Facilities Planning and Management said. Previously, unlike residence buildings and personal offices, which can be electronically locked by the person within the room or building, classrooms were unable to lock. In order to lock classrooms, everyone would need a key. Not only are Nightlocks a more cost-effective choice, but as UW-W Police Services Chief, Matthew Kiederlen, said, Nightlocks are one of the few on the market that offers a tool for law enforcement by allowing officers to open doors from the outside. An L-shaped bracket is located in a semi-translucent case. In an emergency lockdown, this bracket can be dropped into two
panels located on the door and floor. The simplicity of the device allows for anyone to use it and was a major reason Kiederlen says he decided to implement them. “[It] fits the bill for everything we were concerned with. Strength, capability, simplicity, cost and capability to pop it from the outside,” Kiederlen said. The UW-W Police launched a media campaign aligning with the Nightlock’s debut on campus. The device will also be introduced to incoming freshmen during presentations given by the police. “We push a lot more education to everybody, as much as we possibly can, to try and give people those tools so that
they can deal with things when they occur, to better yet, prevent them from occurring,” Kiederlen said.
New safety devices installed in classrooms Shannon Columb Staff Writer
A new addition to classrooms at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater offers students and faculty with extra safety during an emergency lockdown. Since December 2016, Faculties Planning and Management has begun installing immediate lockdown devices called Nightlock LockDown Door Barricades. Nightlocks are designed to prevent a door from being pushed or pried open during a lockdown. Areas to out these new devices were chosen carefully. “We were looking at those spaces where we had the greatest level of exposure, or potential to exposure, and those were primarily class-
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new to campus Nightlock devices designed to stop doors from opening during a lockdown
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introduction of Nightlocks is another way for UW-W police to make campus safer. “It falls in line with what our philosophies are; we work towards prevention and preparation,” Kiederlen said.
Since Kiederlen has been with the force, the number of surveillance cameras has increased and the Campus Security force has grown from six to around 50, increasing parking lot, bike and foot patrol around campus. Kiederlen says UW-W is a safe campus, as crime rates has remained low for the past several years.
“Quite frankly if we’re really doing our jobs well, it should be pretty dang boring around here,” Kiederlen said. The installation process is expected to be complete by the end of Spring semester.
Campus Briefs Thomas Kind, current Whitewater Student Government Vice President, announced his candidacy for president last week as well as announced his running mate. Kind has selected sophomore Hogan Veserat to join him in the campaign for WSG president and vice president this spring. Others interested in running for student body president can pick up a candidate’s packet outside of the WSG office in UC 140.
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Speakers share insights for personal finances Nathan Kober Staff Writer
Jamerus Payton and Torrence Reed, the founders and owners of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Wall Street, spoke about the importance of community investments at the “From Me 2 We” event, Wednesday, Feb. 1. in the University Center. According to their website, HBCU Wall Street is a digital media company that supports black entrepreneurs and their communities with financial advice. The event focused on ways African Americans can invest in their commu-
nities through banking and their consumer habits, as well as advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. “A lot of black banks are community entities,” Reed said. “And supporting them is supporting your community financially.” A difficult aspect of building community support for local businesses is changing the way people look at the role of businesses in their community. Payton and Reed said that small businesses can not always offer the same advantages as larger chains, which can make them less convenient. However, making the effort to shop at locally owned
stores means more money stays in community. “The main thing we have to do is change your mindset about how supporting certain businesses can have positive effects on you and your community,” Payton said. This is the work that Payton said has become a focus of HBCU. Both him and Reed noticed that having a good business will not guarantee success if it is not marketed properly. “We’re social entrepreneurs,” Payton said. HBCU Wall Street offers advice for those interested in investing or starting their own business, as well as ad-
vice for personal financial management. Reed said that it can be difficult for college students to understand the importance of financial management, especially when they are preparing to graduate. “You know when I was in college people would always be telling me it’s hard out here in the real world and you got to start practicing now with being responsible,” Reed said. “But I never really paid attention to all that.” Payton and Reed both started working regular jobs out of college, but they said their passion was starting their own business.
They have both been involved in startup companies over the last five years that have not been able to last. However, they said it is important not to view those experiences in a negative way. “When you’re an entrepreneur you have to think ‘what am I doing next?’” Reed said. “Every time you try something that doesn’t work out you learn new skills that can help you out the next time around.” The event was sponsored by the UW-Whitewater Fiscal and Economic Research Center.
Campus Briefs Three suspects have been charged in association with the armed robbery that occurred at La Preferida grocery store in Whitewater on Dec. 6, 2016. The suspects, Nathan M. Etheridge, 26, Eric J. Fairchild, 34, and Ryan Haynes, 42, are currently being detained in the Dane County Jail with additional armed robbery charges in Dane County. Etheridge has been charged with three counts of armed robbery, Fairchild with three counts of party to the crime of armed robbery and Haynes charged with one count of armed robbery and two counts of party to the crime of armed robbery with Whitewater Police Department Detectives. Whitewater Police have also filed charges with the Walworth County District Attorney’s office against suspect Gregory L. Brackinridge, 52, in association with an armed robbery that occurred at Subway in Whitewater on March 10, 2016. Brackinridge was charged with two counts of Burglary-armed with a dangerous weapon, three counts of battery and four counts of possession of a firearm as convicted felon.
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International alums launch company Creators design ride service app By Brad Allen Biz & Tech Editor
You’re stranded in Whitewater and can’t drive to Janesville to find a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift at the city’s shopping mall. You want to visit friends in Madison, but your car broke down. Or maybe you just had too much to drink definitely shouldn’t drive home. Who do you call? No, Ghostbusters is not the answer in these situations. However, two UW-Whitewater alumni believe they can offer a solution. Seeking to connect the local community is a major goal for two former UW-Whitewater international students from Cameroon, West Africa, Patrice Achu and Patrice Timchia, who plan to launch their ride service company, Rydepass, in the near future. Achu’s inspiration behind his company stemmed from his experience without a car at UW-W. He attended UW-W as an international student from Cameroon. He graduated with an accounting degree in 2015. “Getting around town was a huge challenge, especially in the winter,” Achu said. “It was even harder trying to get a ride to surrounding towns such as Janesville, Milwaukee or Madison if I wanted.” The car service app is simi-
lar to the Uber and Lyft apps. After launching the app, users will see if a driver is available and how many minutes away they are. Users can request a ride immediately or for a future date. Drivers receive a notification and meet customers at a specified location. Fees increase based on mileage and are listed in the app. The ride service is not limited only to Whitewater. Users can request transportation to other surrounding cities, such as Janesville, Milwaukee or Madison. The Rydepass platform tracks and bills for each ride based on the duration and distance of the trip. The longer the distance, the more money the driver will earn. It is up to our users and drivers how far they want to go. One of the benefits of Rydepass is not having to maintain a vehicle. “It makes it easy if you don’t have a car on campus,” junior Miranda Haanen said. “It saves money, since you don’t have to pay for parking or car insurance.” Perhaps the biggest benefit is the ability to find a ride when a person is not able to drive safely. “[Rydepass] promotes safe driving after drinking,” Haanen said. “Having something like that is really important in a college town. I think this is something Whitewater has really been
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Above: Rydepass, a new ride service company, has an app available for users to download in order to request transportation. Right: Patrice Achu is a former UW-Whitewater international student from Cameroon who helped create the app. The company currently employs five drivers, who have passed background checks and vehicle standards.
needing for a while.” Achu said he hopes Rydepass will help to eradicate drunk driving if many people use the ride services. There is a certain level of skepticism among some about using transportation services. Haanen acknowledged these concerns, but noted that Achu and the other drivers are trustworthy and reliable. “Patrice keeps in good contact with his drivers, and they have full responsibility
to make sure people get around safely,” Haanen said. “It’s pretty reliable and safe.” The company has invested in a platform to ensure that each ride can be tracked. Rydepass is partnered with PayPal and Stripe, through which customers pay drivers for their services, whilst keeping financial information secure. Students and community members can apply to be a driver for Rydepass. All applicants are vetted to ensure
drivers pass a background check and possess the necessary proof of insurance. Their car also has to meet certain minimum functionality standards. “We understand that for a ride share service, the no. 1 issue is always trust and safety,” Achu said. “Our company values honesty, hard work, trust, reliability and putting our customers first. Our driver recruitment process is a bit stringent for this same reason.”
#lovethroughhate graphic by Kirsten Tyrrell / Graphics Editor
The key to love is ... hate? Hater, a new dating app available for Apple and Android, matches users based on how much they love or hate certain topics, including texting first, staying with your parents, TV shows like The Bachelor or President Donald Review by Trump. Brad Allen It’s a stark Biz & Tech change of pace from Editor many other dating apps, which generally match users based on their mutual interests or
simply whether or not two people think each other are hot. But many of the topics in the Hater app are vague. Things like “lol,” “YOLO,” and Twitter” aren’t exactly conversation starters. “Do you say #YOLO a lot too?” You might get an lol back. Or potentially a strangely excited “YAS!” Some other topics presented to users are a bit touchy and borderline social suicide, such as the widely debated political issue of abortion. I believe most people would agree that starting off a conversation about abortion with a total
stranger will not get very far. Or if it does, it may end going very badly. Users can swipe through potential matches just like on Tinder, with each potential match having a profile for other users to view. In viewing other users’ profiles, it can help give some insight on whether or not you’d consider talking to this person about some of the mutually hated topics. Or you can just keep on swipin’ through people. Users can browse matches based on a certain age range, between 18, if you’re a youngin’, and 80, if you’re into that sort of thing.
It can be pretty amusing to swipe through the countless topics. Some are definitely not appropriate to mention in a newspaper. Others are Shia LaBeouf and Guy Fieri. Even if you’re not into online dating, you could still find this app amusing solely for the outrageous phrases and topics that you’ll see. Overall, this app has an interesting concept with endless topics to try talking about; however it is overflowing with a mix of good and awful conversational ideas. Final rating: 3 / 5 stars.
Opinions Editor: Dusty Hartl
Valentine’s Day Warning On Feb. 14, the holiday of love will be upon us. It is imperative that we all approach this day with
caution because in Victorian times it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine’s Day card.
Love on a budget, V-Day is more than money Royal Purple Editorial Staff Opinion
As Valentine’s Day rolls around, many people are looking to spend money on their significant other or themselves. They are left saving money throughout the year, just for this one special day. Some people go all out on V-Day, but is it really needed? Why is it so hard to believe that they prefer a quiet night in with little to no expenditures? As college students, it is important to remember that as a demographic it can be hard to spend $150 on a giant teddy bear or buy a romantic dinner for two at that fancy restaurant down the street. Graphic by Kirsten Tyrrell / Graphics Editor Yet, a lot of people try to im- everything is on sale and you will press that special someone even if not bust a gut trying to buy that it means they skip a few meals to gigantic teddy bear. If you are save up enough money. Wouldn’t single, you can always buy a lot it be easier to find a simple, more of candy and burrow away in self affordable way to celebrate the pity without breaking the bank. Or, you can buy fake flowers for holiday of love? For instance, one could cele- your honey. Why? This is a way to brate the holiday the day after. provide a romantic gesture year This, of course, is ignoring the after year without receiving an fact that it is the sacred holiday of amounting credit card bill. There are also ways that one Singles Awareness Day. The day after Valentine’s Day could cuddle up in a warm blan-
ket and binge watch Netflix. If one is in a relationship, this is called “Netflix and Chill,” but if you are single it is “Netflix and Being Alone Because My Amazing Personality is Too Hard To Be Offered to Just One Person.” In olden times, Valentine’s Day was celebrated with beheadings in the streets. This would not be a recommended way to celebrate V-Day, but it would definitely be a cheap option.
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If one is an ethical person then another option to cheaply celebrate the day of love one can always use their meal plan and buy a romantic meal for two in a dining hall. This method is not horrible, but if one thinks their relationship will last forever one would have to think again after a pizza fueled meal provided by your local food provider. No offense to the dining hall staff, but one can assume there are better options. So whether it is a cheap meal or waiting until the day after, Valentine’s Day does not have to break the bank. This day is about spending time with the one you love while you have the chance. This of course could end quite abruptly depending on the reaction to the date. If one ends up being single on Feb. 15, there is a holiday waiting for you – Singles Awareness Day – and there are many people that will look forward to spending it with you. To the rest of the love birds out there, be careful. The last thing this world needs is more November.
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VP Thomas Kind announces 2017 running mate
Dear Student Body, It is with great excitement that I am announcing to you that I have chosen Hogan Veserat to be my Vice President in our campaign for the President and Vice President of our Student Government. Hogan is a freshman at the university and has shown his dedication to me to support a unified and supportive student body. We share many of the same passions from promoting opportunities for student success, to ad-
dressing sexual assault. I know that he will support our objectives in assuring UW-Whitewater is a place for everyone. Hogan began his involvement in our Student Government as an AtLarge senator. Since then, he ran for an Esker senate seat where he attained the largest vote total in the district. Recently, as a senator, he sponsored the bill denouncing sexual assault on this campus. Some of his past leadership experience includes
being the Student Body President of Monona Grove High School. The thing that impresses me most, however, is his desire to learn and understand the people around him. He is not afraid to challenge things he believes are wrong or need attention. And he wants to hear about others’ experiences. He has greatly enjoyed the atmosphere since becoming a Warhawk, and he wants to see that extend not only to our current students, but
to the students who will attend our university in the future. Together we look forward to the opportunity to serve you and represent you. We want to promote our community as a place for everyone. We look forward to working with the university administration and organizations across our campus to achieve our goals. If you are a part of an organization and would like us to come and hear your concerns and thoughts about our uni-
versity, I want you to contact me at KindTH02@ uww.edu. Please like our Facebook page Kind Veserat 2017 to stay up to date with what we are doing on our campaign. Most importantly, please vote for Tom Kind and Hogan Veserat on March 7 and 8. — Thomas Kind Whitewater Student Government Presidential Candidate
He said, she said: Is bigger actually better? He said
When that day of the year comes around, there’s a fair amount of pressure on people to splurge on their significant other. It’s perfectly understandable to want to go nuts and spend extra money to show you’re thinking of that special someone. But how much is too much? Well, there’s all kinds of couples that will be posting on social media about all the amazing gifts they received or how their date was the most extravagant ever, or how their loved one is better than everyone else’s girlfriend or boyfriend. For these reasons, Valentine’s Day tends to seem like an over-the-top sort of holiday. But don’t let what everyone else says or does influence you negatively. When it comes down to it, it’s up to you how much is too much. If you want to splurge this year and buy a $100 bottle of champagne and go out to Red Lobster for dinner, go for it. No foul on your part. But it’s not a crime for a couple to be perfectly happy simply staying in, either. Even if you don’t have a date this year, it’s important to not overspend on chocolates and other consolation foods just to help deal with the overflow of others’ exuberant happiness. It’s not at your expense, so don’t feel pressured to make up for your lack of having a date by buying a pound of chocolate. It’s only one day out of the year. Just sleep the day away if that makes you feel better. In my past experience, Valentine’s Day was never about gifts or gloating. Not that all couples
are like that, but some might be. The day is really about just enjoying time together, and you can’t put a price on that. Of course, TV advertisers would disagree. I had taken my high school ex-girlfriend to a cheap Mexican restaurant. Before you call me a cheapskate, it’s important to note that it was our favorite restaurant in town. Just like a well-trained chef, it’s normal to want to spice things up. That’s all well and good, but don’t simply go over the top to try to impress when it’s really the thought that counts. Get that massive teddy bear for your girlfriend. Buy that new video game for your boyfriend. Give another gift that I shouldn’t mention in print. Whatever you decide to do, just make sure it comes from the heart. That’s the true spirit of this holiday: Showing your true love in an honest way. As long as you’re both happy, then that’s all that matters. And for all you single people out there, seriously, do not feel like you’re unlovable. So is bigger better? That depends on how extravagant you want to get. Don’t base your night on anyone other than your significant other. You can’t put a price tag on love. However, you can put a price tag on a $100 bottle of wine, but that crap is expensive. — Brad Allen Biz and Tech Editor
When it comes to the concept “bigger is better” I usually rebuttal with “it is not what you have, but how you use it.” Take that as you will, I am taking this a more PG route. With Valentines being the day of grand romantic gestures the question really does become ‘Is bigger better?’ Do you opt for the choreographed flash mob proposal or a ring in the dessert? Should you proclaim your undying love for them as they leave the airport or shout a quick ‘love ya’ before they head out the door. To be or not to be a Nicholas Sparks novel this Valentine’s Day. As a single hopeless romantic I always tend to want to side with the big romantic gestures. Let’s face it, who doesn’t enjoy a scene out of a rom-com? I mean I would appreciate a wedding ring in a clamshell on the beach with a mariachi band in the background and fireworks as much as the next girl but I think we ladies need to be a little more realistic. Being a college student I understand the value of a dollar and in my adult years I have learned that sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most. It’s the little gestures that tend to go unnoticed that we tend to forget add up. So go ahead and make breakfast in bed, cliché as it may be, or write the little letter in their lunch box for work. Valentines Day is just a day after all, so why break the bank when you can make the little things count? I think the best way to make your significant other feel spe-
cial without having to spend a surplus of money is simply to remember the little things about them. Take them to their favorite places, make their favorite food for no special occasion, and buy them the movie they saw in the $5 bin at Walmart that reminds them of their childhood. Remembering things about your significant other will show them that you care and honestly makes your gestures that much more genuine and original. So is bigger really better? I think gigantic gestures have their place in the world. For those of us who don’t have the time to crash a wedding and proclaim your undying love for your crush, I would venture to guess that a sweet little home made dinner and your favorite movie will suffice. I would however, like to give a shout out to those of us that prefer to go the bigger and better method. I have to say the beauty of simple but genuine gestures is that they are just that; simple. So if going big or going home is your thing I certainly applaud your effort. So get out there and remember: It is not what you have, it is how you use it. — Becca Bailey Lifestyle Editor
Lifestyle Editor: Becca Bailey
L Lifestyle Ingredients: · 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries · -Alcohol of choice: amaretto, vodka (any flavor; vanilla or cake would be amazing), fireball, etc. · 6 ounces white chocolate (I recommend using almond bark or Candiquik) · -Sprinkles
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raspberry pink champagne floats Ingredients: -2-3 scoops raspberry sorbet -1 cup pink champagne (I used Barefoot Pink Moscato) -Fresh raspberries for garnish
Instructions: Step 1: Drain liquid from the jar of cherries. Step 2: Pour alcohol in the jar to fill. Replace 4 hours. (The longer they cap and soak for at least 24 soak, the stronger they’ll be.) Step 3: Drain the alcohol from the jar. Strain the cherries, then place them on layers of paper towels and pat dry. You want them as dry as possible before dipping to avoid ruining the chocolate. 4 Work in batches: melt 2 ounces of chocolate Step 4:
Instructions 1 Place scoops of sorbet in large wine glass. 2 Pour champagne over the sorbet. 3 Top with raspberries. - Allow melt while you sip or eat with a spoon, either way works! -Enjoy!
in a small bowl. Melt according to package directions. Dip each cherry in the white chocolate, then dip in sprinkles and place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Chill to set. Working in batches of chocolate allows you not to waste any, plus allows for the chocolate to seize from the liquid without ruining the whole batch. Use a new bowl for each batch of chocolate you melt. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
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Fellow Warhawks, take a peak at the calendar, it is time… Time for SISISOUNDS to make its wicked come back and celebrate the mushy gushy day of love. Or as I look at it, Valentines Day: the holiday that reminds you that if you don’t have a special someone, you’re alone. Whether you have been dating your significant other for years or going on 21 years of being single for this holiday, no worries this playlist is one to get you in the mood for any occasion. (Don’t forget about the chocolate sales Feb. 15th)
Catch ya next week!
XXOO, SiSi Graphic by Kirsten Tyrrell / Graphics Editor
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Dear Ellie, There's this cute girl I like and I want to ask her out but I don't have a car or much money to take her on a date. Do you have any suggestions for me?
-Jon K Graphic by Kirsten Tyrrell / Graphics Editor
Dear Jon K., Oooh! That’s so exciting! Luckily UW-Whitewater has many options for a fun date right on campus, especially down in the basement of the University Center. If you haven’t been down there yet, there are places where you can eat, watch movies, play pool, or even bowl for a fair price. The movies are usually really good options, either really new or really popular, like Doctor Strange (PG-13) last week and The Edge of Seventeen (R) this upcoming weekend.
Valentine’s Day weekend, they will be showing the drama/ thriller Shut In (PG-13) so you and your sweetheart can cuddle during the intense parts. You can get in for only $1 with your student ID. To bowl, different times mean different prices. But full price is about $2.50 per game and $1.50 for shoe rental. Make sure to check the price times before you set up a date! Uno’s can be expensive but the pizza is to die for. To check for other activities and other prices, go to the Down Under and see for yourself. This upcoming Feb. 9 there will be a live music performance with
Aquarius Jan. 20- Feb. 18:
Aquarius’ love life will take a dive this week, similar to Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl.
Rudy Currence, if that tickles your fancy, I would definitely recommend going. As always, the Underground Dance Club is Feb. 23 9 p.m. to midnight, if you’re looking for something fun to do. If you’re okay walking a bit to get to a date or if you’re up for using the Brown Cab, there are some cute little places over on Main Street, such as Tokyo, Jessica’s and other restaurants. The SweetSpot Bakehouse that’s sure to sweeten your date in just the right way. All in all, there are several options you have to take your girl out on a date with. Just be sure
that, whatever you do, you both have fun. -Ellie Weidner If you have any questions about anything whether it’s Life, love, relationships, or school, send an email at AskRoyalPurple@gmail.com. We don’t promise anonymity but we do promise we will give your question serious consideration and attention you may need.
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Taurus will show their love to their crush as aggressively as Melissa McCarthy portrayed Sean Spicer.
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Arts and Rec Editor: Hannah Maes Briefs
AR Arts & Rec
Elizabeth Christianson exhibits in New York Elizabeth Christianson is a senior metals major at UW-Whitewater. She has earned the opportunity to participate in
the “30 under 30” exhibition at the Viridian Artists Gallery in New York city from Feb. 21 – March 11.
Silversmiths offer students beauty and culture Marisa LaBello Senior staff writer
The captivating and intricate hand-crafted work of a world renowned Navajo silversmith is building anticipation and excitement at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Allison Snowhawk Lee, award-winning artist, is visiting Whitewater for the first time Feb. 8 and 9. His work is included in major collections around the world and is published in numerous books and magazines. “His appearance is comparable to a celebrity,” said senior Hunter Copeland, member of Alloy, an organization for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge and involvement in the field of metalsmithing, “We expect people from out-of-state to attend to meet him, along with schools around Wisconsin.” The event is a collaborative project initiated by Teresa Faris, associate professor and area head of the metals and jewelry program. “I met Allison many years ago at Katy’s American Indian Arts in Madison and I had known his work for decades before meeting him,” Faris said. “I thought it would be a great opportunity if he were able to visit. He agreed and we’ve had persistent communication.” The visit was made possible with funding by Alloy, the UW-Whitewater Visiting Artist Fund, the College of Arts and Communication, UW-Whitewater Native American Cultural Awareness Association and Katy’s American Indian Arts. Lee will be accompanied by his son, Trent, who is a rising star in the silversmith industry, following his father’s footsteps with recent awards. While Lee continues his apprenticeship tradition by passing down his jewelry expertise to his three sons, he will be sharing his knowledge and talent with the UW-W community. The visit will begin with a public illustrated lecture at noon on Feb. 8 in the Greenhill Center of the Arts (CA) Room 30. The lecture will be followed by a workshop for advanced metals students 2-5 p.m. An informal lunch and open conversation will conclude the event on Feb. 9 from noon to
1:30 p.m. in CA 2080. Alloy Vice President Elizabeth Christianson and Secretary Alec Schweiger, senior workshop attendees, are anticipating an exclusive learning experience to enhance their own talents and gain insight from Lee. “I assume that Lee will use silver, but it all depends on the tools,” Christianson said. “It will be extremely interesting to learn from Navajo artists who have done this their whole life and who have their own traditional stamps with their very own meaning.” From broaches to rings, Lee is known for creating beautiful pieces, but culture plays a large role in his work. With body adornment being as old as humans, jewelry making is the second oldest profession in the world. As it is Lee’s lifelong passion, he has become connected to his heritage through the art. Lee has experience combining old and new creations since age 12, where he discovered a metaphysical sense of bridging generations that he carries throughout his life and career. “With the artist’s credentials, we will be able to learn design, technique and Navajo style,” Schweiger said. “It will help everyone who attends grasp a better understanding of the culture and what being a silversmith means to both them and us.” Faris believes this experience will be extremely valuable for all students at UW-W, as the Navajo tradition “is integral to our understanding of the world we live in as Americans and how body adornment has impacted our curriculum.” Lee will discuss his jewelry techniques and current trends, but he will also examine both family and tribal history, along with the future of silversmith arts. The cultural component is generating interest and diversity around campus for those outside of the art department. Senior and president of the UW-Whitewater Native American Cultural Awareness Association Crystal Johnson is one of 10 members of the organization enthusiastic about the artist visit. “This has already been a great opportunity for collaboration,” Johnson said. “Learning about the Navajo is a unique and should be an exceptional first-time cultural experi-
A sample piece of traditional style Navajo jewelry designed and crafted by Allison Snowhawk Lee and his son and budding apprentice Trent Lee. Lee’s work is inspired by his Native American heritage and creates many different kinds of pieces, “from broaches to rings.” Not only is their work featured in many different events and art galleries around the country, but they also sell their work at craft shows and festivals. Lee combines the promotion of cultural awareness with pure talent in their silversmithing work.
ence.” While Lee does not make many appearances outside of craft fairs, art students feel lucky to have the notable silversmith and his exquisite work on campus. “We are so excited and extremely grateful to have this opportunity,” Schweiger said.
Navajo Silversmith Events Feb. 8: Free public illustrated lecture by Allison Snowhawk Lee and Trent Lee in the Greenhill Center of the Arts, room 30 at noon. Immediately following will be a workshop for advanced metals students from 2-5 p.m. Feb. 9: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Feb. 9 (the public is welcome to observe) An informal lunch and conversation will also take place from noon-1:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. Graphic by Hannah Maes / Arts and Rec Editor
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WOTA APPROVED EVENTS February Sun
42nd Street [Broadway Musical] – Thurs., Feb.16, 7:30 pm
– YA VOUCHER [NOTE: This event may be used for Theatre ORMusic (not both!)] The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street, is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as We're In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo, Dames, I Only Have Eyes For You, and of course, 42nd Street.
Ragamala Dance: They Rose at Dawn – Wed. Feb.22, 7:30 pm
- YA VOUCHER In this solo work, women are depicted as carriers of ritual who navigate inner and outer worlds as they invoke a sense of reverence, of unfolding mystery, of imagination.
42nd Street 7:30 pm Ragmala Dance 7:30 pm
Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, American Shakespeare Center [Drama] Tues., Mar. 14, 7:30 pm
Our Town 7:30 pm
Two Gentlemen of Verona 7:30 pm
- YA VOUCHER Our Town is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, written by American playwright, Thornton Wilder. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover's Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens.
Two Gentlemen of Verona, by Wm. Shakespeare, American Shakespeare Center [Comedy] Wed., Mar. 15, 7:30 pm - YA VOUCHER This play is a comedy by William Shakespeare. The play deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behavior of people in love.
World Music Showcase: Tarek Abdallah and Adel Shams El-Din [traditional Egyptian music: oud and riqq] – Wed. Mar. 29, 7:30 pm - YA VOUCHER
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College basketball madness before March
Six of the top 10 and eight of the top 25 teams in Division-I men’s college basketball lost on Saturday Feb. 4. No. 2 Baylor, No. 3 Kansas, No. 5 Arizona, No. 7 West Virginia, No. 8 Kentucky, No. 9 Virginia, No.
17 Maryland and No. 22 Creighton all lost to plunge the Top 25 rankings into chaos. Only three of the eight upsets came against ranked opponents, so the field for this year’s NCAA tournament is wide open.
Soaring ’Hawks win seven in a row Men’s basketball squad face tough week ahead By Justin St. Peter Sports Editor
The Warhawks men’s basketball team extended the team’s winning streak to seven after a pair of victories last week to move into sole possession of second place in the WIAC conference with four games left in regular season competition. The ’Hawks began the week with a late rally to break the second place tie in the WIAC with UW-Platteville on Feb. 1 road matchup with a 68-64 victory before dispatching UW-Stout 8348 on Feb. 4 at home. Head coach Pat Miller said he wants the Warhawks to keep putting pressure on WIAC frontrunner UW-River Falls. “We just have to keep winning,” Miller said. “We just have to continue to fight and battle and win every game.” The ’Hawks played both games without starting forward Scotty Tyler, the second leading scorer and top rebounder on the team who missed both games with the flu and flu-like complications, Miller said. Miller was quick to point out that forward Alex LeGault, who saw increased minutes in both games in Tyler’s stead, played well in 26 minutes against UW-Platteville followed by 16 vs. UWStout. Unlike many of the ’Hawks victories during the team’s
Photos by Kimberly Wethal / Co Editor-in-Chief
Sophomore guard Maurquis Turner puts up a shot against a UW-Stout defender. Turner had eight points in the UW-W victory.
winning streak, the team started out slowly and trailed 30-22 with five minutes left in the first half against UW-Platteville. Four minutes later, the ’Hawks led by five, following a 13-0 run before taking a 36-32 lead into the half. The Pioneers made a run
The game remained tight before sophomore guard Mitchell Pfeifer hit a layup to tie the game at 53 with 5:10 left. Junior guard Chris Jones gave UW-W the 58-57 lead when he hit a jumper to tie the game and hit the ensuing free throw for the three-point
“I enjoy guarding their best guy and shutting him down.” - Drew Bryson
of their own in the second half, scoring 12 unanswered points to hold a 46-40 advantage with 12:10 remaining in the game.
play. After a pair of Pioneers free throws, junior guard/ forward Demetius Woodley hit a pair of free throws to give the ’Hawks the lead
for good and combined with Jones to go 8/8 from the line in the final 30 seconds to put the game out of reach. Jones led the team with 26 points off the bench, and sophomore guard/forward Derek Rongstad contributed 14 points. Woodley added 11 points and five rebounds, while LeGault added seven points off the bench. The ’Hawks then were able to easily dispatch UWStout on Feb. 4 at home with lights-out shooting and suffocating defense. UW-W hit seven three-pointers by six different players in the first half and shot 48.3 percent from beyond the arc and 49.1 percent from the field for the game. Miller explained how the ’Hawks were able to challenge UW-Stout’s defense. “We are difficult to defend because we have a lot of different weapons,” Miller said. “We shoot the ball well from multiple positions … It allows us to spread the floor. It puts the defense into long closeouts which we took advantage of a lot tonight, and we got a lot of good looks.” The Blue Devils were forced to shoot 38.3 percent from the field and committed 20 turnovers. Senior guard Drew Bryson was matched up for most of the game against the WIAC conference’s third leading scorer, guard John Keefe, and held him to four points on the night. He said his teammates gave a lot of help with Keefe but loved the matchup. “I enjoy guarding their best guy and shutting him down,” Bryson said. “I’m willing to
do whatever I can to help our team win.” The game was over early as the ’Hawks controlled the game and took the lead for good two minutes into the first half and took a 38-24 lead to halftime following a Jones jumper at the first half buzzer. Jones once again led the ’Hawks with 17 points, including six straight points at the beginning of the second half to further put the game out of reach. Miller was quick to empty his bench, with 16 players getting playing time, accounting for 48 bench points. He said that in games like the UW-Stout 35-point rout, Miller tries to make sure he gets as many guys as he can on the floor. “People don’t see those minutes as important, but for our guys that don’t see game action those are important minutes,” Miller said. “This time of year, you can get illness, you can get injuries, some of that type of stuff. People that haven’t seen the floor a lot could end up playing a lot.” The Warhawks will face difficult tests this week with a road matchup against rival UW-Stevens Point on Feb. 8 and then travel to No. 4 UW-River Falls on Feb. 11. Bryson said he is ready for the challenge. “Stevens Point is a rivalry game,” Bryson said. “They always have a lot of people there, especially against us, so it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Hoopers prepare for final two home games Women’s team stomps Platteville, lose to Stout By Tyler Job Staff Writer
The No. 19 UW-Whitewater women’s basketball team started off the week well with a 76-59 win over UW-Platteville Feb. 1, but suffered a disappointing blowout loss at UWStout 70-50. The Warhawks were sharp on both sides of the ball against the Pioneers to propel the team to its second
consecutive victory. UW-W shot 35.9 percent from the field and 36.8 percent on three-pointers. UW-W’s swarming full-court press defense led to 26 points in the first quarter, while allowing just 11 points. While the defense remained consistent throughout the contest, the offense stumbled in the second and third quarters which eventually brought the Pioneers within two at one point. The ’Hawks got back on track and went on a 16-0 run into the fourth quarter. Warhawks head coach Keri
Carollo noted it was defense that got the team rolling again. “That’s something that we’ve always kind of relied on when teams make runs,” Carollo said. “I just brought them in and said we’ve got to get stops and if we can do that then I knew we would score.” UW-W led throughout the entire game and eventually went on to win by 17. Three UW-W players ended the night in double digits. Junior guard Brooke Trewyn had a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while senior guard Reilly Stewart collected
14 points and junior guard Malia Smith added 13. “I think when we have the ball in the right people’s hands, it’s always a positive thing,” Carollo said. “I just think we continue to work on that balanced attack where we can attack teams inside and out.” Stewart noted how important it is to get the team going in order to play well. “Honestly, I just try to come out with as much energy as possible,” Stewart said. “At the end, I just try
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’Hawks swim to top on senior night Both men’s and women’s teams beat UW-La Crosse By John Miller Staff Writer
With the WIAC Championships just around the corner, both the UW-Whitewater men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams picked up wins Feb. 4 vs. UW-La Crosse inside the Williams Center. The Warhawk men won comfortably 190-109 to move to an overall record of 5-2, with a 2-2 conference record. The Warhawk women squeaked out a 151-149 victory, improving the team’s overall record to 6-1 and a conference record of 3-1. Head coach Joel Rollings said he wants the team to keep it up. “[I want the team to] just keep racing with confidence like they have been,” Rollings said. “We got two more weeks, it’s not really time to back off.” For the Warhawk women, sophomore Erin Hawker had an impressive day in the pool. Individually, Hawker finished first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:08.41, as well as first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:29.27. Hawker also helped the Warhawks capture first in the 200-yard medley relay, and second in the 400-yard freestyle relay. Senior Sarah Arteaga individually had the top time of 2:13.23 in the 200-yard individual medley, and finished
Photos by Kimberly Wethal / Co Editor-in-Chief Left, freshman swimmer Alexis Olson performs the breast stroke in the home victory vs. UW-La Crosse. Above, from left, freshman Cameron Gidlow, freshman Luke Piccione, and senior
McKenzie Asplund all cheer on their fellow teammates during both team’s victories on Feb. 4.
second in both of the backstroke events. Arteaga was also a part of the 200-yard medley relay team that took first for the Warhawks. Freshman Meredith Gustafson and senior Margaret Lotzer each claimed first in two individual events. For the Warhawk men, senior Dan Bielski led the charge with a noteworthy performance between the lanes. Bielski helped the 200-yard medley relay claim a first place victory over one of La Crosse’s teams 1:37.22 to 1:37.33. Individually, Bielski won both of the backstroke events with times of 52.94 and 1:56.26, and finished second in the 100-yard butterfly. A trio of sophomores had productive outings as well for the Warhawk men. Pat-
rick Abrahams, Thomas Stigler and Sam Amundson all were involved in two first places finishes. Saturday marked senior day for the Warhawks. Before the meet, seniors were honored, including Spencer Twining. Twining was set to be a senior for the 2016-2017 season, but tragically died in a motorcycle accident in September of last year. With senior day and the honoring of Twining, the meet was an emotional one. “This is one of the best recruiting classes we’ve ever had,” Rollings said. “Obviously not having Spencer at this time is really hard for us, but we do the best we can moving forward and keep on remembering him, and not trying to forget but keep moving forward because we
have to.” Stigler talked about what that great senior class means to the team. “They’re some of the best people we have,” Stigler said. “They really bring the team together as a whole.” With a second place finish at the WIAC Championships last year for the men and third place for the women, the upcoming WIAC Championships offers little room for improvement. Coach Rollings, however, isn’t concerned about placement. “We’re focused on us doing our own thing,” Rollings said. “Not to be too cliché, but just kind of each person does their job, advances, gets best times and everything else takes care of itself.” Senior Grace Devine, who finished third in the 100-
yard freestyle and was a part of the second place 400-yard freestyle relay team also had some words about the upcoming WIAC Championships, both from an individual and team standpoint. “I’ve been swimming since I was eight, so it’s nothing new swimming at meets like this,” Devine said. “It’s my last meet of my entire career, so pretty scary, but I think I’m ready to end it on a really good note.” Devine said the team is ready as well. “As a team we’re all excited to finish on a strong note,” Devine said. “We know what it takes to do really well.” The WIAC championships will run Feb. 16-18 at Brown Deer, Wisconsin inside the Schroeder Aquatic Center.
Wrestlers prepare for WIAC Championships Wrestlers unsure of lineup for Regionals By Maddie Drain Staff Writer
The No. 10 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (10-7 overall, 3-2 WIAC) lost to No. 5 UWParkside Rangers 28-15 and battled at UW-Eau Claire’s Don Parker Open this past week where no team scores were kept. Head coach Ned Shuck said the Warhawks used the non-conference meet to give the team’s usual starters a chance to rest. Six freshmen and three sophomores competed against the Rangers, while nine freshman and five sophomores competed in the Don Parker Open. Shuck also said the team utilized these past two competitions to give the team’s underclassmen a chance to compete and grow. With only two graduating wrestlers this sea-
son, there is a large focus on giving the team’s younger wrestlers as much experience on the mat as possible. “We don’t have our for sure Regional starters until Regionals,” Shuck said. “They’re young, they’re going to have bright moments and some lack of experience, but the lack of experience is over with almost a full year of college wrestling under them.” With the WIAC conference championships right around the corner, senior Joseph Brodman said the excitement grows, but the mindset of the team remains unchanged. “We’re always pushing to get better no matter what time of year it is,” Brodman said. “We’re going to go out and do our thing.” Brodman placed second at last year’s WIAC Championships and will have a chance for redemption against UW-Platteville’s Scott Arneson again this year. With a game plan in mind, the
focus of practice is to improve weaknesses and capitalize strengths Brodman said. “It is not the time to do new and different things,” Shuck said. “It is the time to do what we do best and focus on what we know.” Although Brodman wants to beat Arneson, he said he is focused is on the bigger picture. “We’re not trying to peak at the WIAC, we’re trying to peak at Regionals and Nationals,” Brodman said. Last season, the No. 13 ’Hawks earned their fifth straight WIAC Championship title as well as five in-
dividual titles, and Shuck was named WIAC Coach of the Year. This will be Shuck’s third season coaching the ’Hawks. So far, he has led the team to back-to-back conference championships and is excited to fight for the team’s sixth conference championship. “I hope the guys rise to the occasion and give it everything they have,” Shuck said. “If we do that, then really really good things are going to happen. The Warhawks begin the team’s postseason play with the WIAC Championship at noon on Feb. 10 at UW-Platteville.
IF YOU GO
Wrestling Championship Graphic by Kirsten Tyrell / Graphics Editor
Where: UW-Platteville When: Noon, February 10th
Hoops: ’Hawks suffer loss to fly around and I think that’s what gets the girls going.” Against UWStout, the Warhawks were held to just 20.5 percent shooting and never led in the game. The Blue Devils on the other hand shot a much more consistent 47.2 percent from the field. It was a close game after the first quarter, but the Blue Devils started lighting it up in the second quarter and outscored the ’Hawks 23-8. The Blue Devils led 3519 at halftime. The Warhawks got within eight near the end of the third quarter off a Stewart three-pointer, but UW-S extended its lead to 12 after three and maintained the double-digit lead after that. UW-W’s Stewart was the only player to reach double-digit scoring, as she dropped 17 points and six rebounds. UW-W is now 18-3 overall and 8-2 in WIAC play. The women’s squad hosts two conference games next week, when the ’Hawks take on UW-Stevens Point Feb. 8 and UW-River Falls Feb. 11.
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Brady cements legacy with win Atlanta Falcon fans are still cowering in disbelief as their beloved dirty birds blew a 25-point second half lead to fall short to the Patriots in a heartbreaking overtime Super Bowl 51 thriller 34-28. The Patriot’s comeback, led by Tom Brady, James White and company, was gigantic. How big you ask? “Tom the Terrific” lead the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history and orchestrated two 75-plus yard drives late in the fourth quarter and overtime to win his NFL quarterback record, fifth Super Bowl title. It was like it was written in the stars. Brady’s legacy gets put in jeopardy with a horribly timed pick-six in the first half, and an eighteen point deficit. Then, sure enough, he responds with his back against the wall by throwing for a Super Bowl record 466 yards to lead a record-setting comeback and hoist the trophy to set himself
above the field as the greatest quarterback of all-time. White played out of his mind in this game, and had the best game of his pro career. Not a bad time to step up. White had a Super Bowl record 14 receptions, to go along with his 139 total yards. The Wisconsin alumni also scored the game winColumn by ning touchJohn Paul down run Czerwinski in overtime Assistant Sports for his third Editor touchdown of the day to cap off a terrific Super Bowl victory. As much as people would like to say the Falcon’s choked this game away, that simply wasn’t the narrative. Blaming MVP Matt Ryan would have been another perfect scapegoat for the Falcon faith-
ful, but no MVP choke story would pan out. Brady and the Patriots snatched it right out from under the Falcons. Ryan played an excellent game, going 17/23 with 284 yards and two touchdowns, posting a quarterback rating of 144.1, much higher than Super Bowl MVP Brady’s rating of 95.2. At the end of the day, the Falcon’s have to tip their hat to Brady and the Patriots for showing unbelievable heart and grit. Down 25 in the second half, it would have been easy for the Patriots to roll over, but nobody on that sideline did. The defense stepped up by not giving up any points after mid way through the third quarter. The offense stepped up by scoring on five of the team’s six drives in the second half and overtime. All it took was one mistake on a Ryan fumble to open the door just enough for the Patri-
ots to storm through. Not only does this win make Brady the most decorated quarterback of all time, it may also go down as the most clutch performance in NFL history. Brady went 28/38 for 287 yards and two touchdowns in the second half. Brady posted a 112.5 passer rating in the second half as compared to his 65.2 rating in the first half. Brady won his fifth NFL title in dramatic fashion, and cemented himself into permanent football immortality. He answered all the critics and doubters with one of the best performances anybody has ever seen on the biggest stage. Five Super Bowl rings, four Super Bowl MVPs and two regular season MVPs later, “Tom the Terrific” solidified himself as the GOAT.
John Cena: The man, the myth, the legend Whether WWE fans love him or hate him, John Cena is the greatest wrestler of all-time, and it is not even close. The accomplishments Cena has are unprecedented. “The Champ” is currently in his record-tying 16th World Championship reign, only matching Flair for the most reigns ever. He is also a fivetime United States Champion, four-time World Tag Team Champion, two-time Royal Rumble match winner, Money in the Bank winner and three-time Superstar of the Year Slammy Award winner. Cena has also headlined WrestleMania five times and over 60 other pay-perviews during his career. Over the years, Cena has gone toeto-toe with the likes of Triple H, Edge, Shawn Michaels, Randy Orton, CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and The Rock. Whichever superstar he worked with, he managed to put on eye-raising and awe-inspiring matches every time. It is fair to say that Cena is not the most athletically gifted superstar, but that does not overshadow his work ethic.
Since 2005, Cena has been WWE’s “Face That Runs the Place.” His super hero, yet realistic, character has inspired millions of fans around the world, including his bestselling t-shirts that say life-defining words such as “Never Give Up” and “Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect.” Over the years, Cena has granted over 500 wishes for kids with life-threatening diseases through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Nobody has ever granted as many wishes as Cena. It was also Cena’s idea to start WWE’s partnership with Susan G. Komen, a breast cancer organizaColumn by tion, back in 2012. WWE Tyler Job has recognized Susan G. Staff Writer Komen during Breast Cancer Awareness Month every year since. But, with all of the incredible things Cena has done, he is entering the twilight of his career. He is going to be 40 years old in April, his WWE schedule is gradually becoming lighter, and his Hollywood
career is becoming more of a focal point. Cena is set to be a main star along with Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz in the upcoming film, “The Pact.” He also was in “Trainwreck” with Amy Schumer and “Sisters” with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. He hosts his own television show “American Grit.” Cena also hosted the ESPY awards and “Saturday Night Live” in the past year. Cena has been in WWE for 15 years accomplishing numerous feats. While he is not done in the squared circle yet, it is always unfortunate to see such a great superstar begin to lighten his workload for outside interests. Sometime in the future, unfortunately, Cena is going to retire. If there is one wrestler who deserves the chance to shine outside his own passion more than anyone, his name is John Cena. And after all is said and done, with what Cena has achieved in his illustrious career, it should not be denied he is the greatest wrestler of all-time. Sorry Cena haters, but it is the truth.
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