Hip-Hop Has Saved My Life

9 09 2011

Lupe is causing a Fiasco up in the Amphitheatre! Opening with “Letting Go,” Lupe rolled into a medley of “Word I Never Said,” “Down,” and the highlight of the night so far has been a smashing version of “I Don’t Wanna Care Right Now!” Lupe got the crowd moving even more with “Go Go ‘Miltown’ Gadget Flow.”

Lupe keeps on bringing the classics with “Paris, Tokyo” and “Out of My head” from the new album ‘Lasers.’ Stay tuned!!

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We’re almost there!

9 09 2011

Prophetic is tearing up the stage at PANTHERFEST….. RIGHT NOW! Get in here, the party’s just started! Prophetic and his crew are putting fuel on the fire and pumping up your fellow students for Lupe and Girl Talk as the crowds filter into the Marcus Amphitheater for the event of the year.

We cannot wait to see Lupe Fiasco! We’re thinking he’ll open with “Til I get There” and close with “The Must Go On,” what do you think he’ll play? Fingers crossed for some “Kick, Push” tonight!

We are a mere 10 minutes away from Lupe Fiasco’s triumphant return to UWM…. Are you ready Milwaukee?

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9 09 2011

PANTHERFEST’s doors are officially open and the countdown to Lupe Fiasco and Girl Talk is on!

The Euro Bungee is bouncing, the slide is inflated (yes! inflated) and our awesome musical acts are warming up. The Student Association and the Panther basketball teams are giving out tons of free swag and Pounce the Panther mascot brought his dancing shoes so while the night gets cooler, Pantherfest just gets hotter!

Come check it out at the Henry Mair Summerfest Grounds on the lakefront. Time’s running out for preferred seating!

Passion for Fashion?

3 09 2010

Okay, so it’s not Project Runway, but at least you can afford the clothes!

Come check out the Bookstore runway show, “Panther Fashion on the Concourse!” It’s Tuesday, September 7th at noon.

The fashion show will feature some of the new clothes the UWM Bookstore has to offer, all modeled by students! There will even be a steel-drum band serenading our supermodels down the runway.

Don’t miss the show! Noon sharp! See you there!


Discover SCUBA = Awesome!

31 08 2010

Hey everyone,

So, here’s my official report on the “Discover SCUBA” Campus KickOff activity I did this afternoon: absolutely mind-blowing!

Like I said in an earlier blog, I suspected there would be some sort of training before we got into the water at Klotsche Pool. The guide could only take a group of eight people, so we all signed the paperwork and got a quick overview of rules to ensure our safety.

Then, we jumped in the water. First everyone practiced breathing in the SCUBA gear, and then it was time to go under. We did some exercises just beneath the surface in the shallow-end of the pool so we wouldn’t panic when 15-feet under the water in the deep end. Then we all did a quick lap under-water in the shallow end.

After that, the SCUBA teacher used hand motions under water to guide us towards the diving end of the pool.

As soon as we all approached the drop-off, someone standing near the pool threw a bunch of diving toys and plastic rockets in the pool for us to play with.

The next half hour was just AWESOME! Everyone swam at the deep end of the pool and stayed submerged the whole time! We did flips, played catch with plastic rockets, and found a couple Band-Aids! There was even a window under the surface at the deep-end where you can see all the equipment that cleans the pool in an adjacent room!

All-in-all, this Campus KickOff activity was an A+.

If you want to try it for yourself, don’t fear! Discover SCUBA is being taught again tomorrow, September 1st, 2010 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. There’s a class at 1 p.m. and another around 3 p.m.

Happy diving!

Discover SCUBA, today!

31 08 2010

I’m beyond excited for today’s event! It’s called “Discover SCUBA” and is being held at the Klotsche Pool from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s my final year here at UWM, and I have wanted to try this SCUBA event EVERY year, but something always comes up (AKA, I’m lazy and forget about the event).

However, this year is different! I have nothing going on, and am dying to finally dive deep into the Klotsche Pool. I’m guessing there’ll be some sort of training for a while beforehand so nobody drowns or has a panic attack while 10-feet-deep underwater. I’m just wondering how much time I’ll get to swim around down there?

I’ll make sure to update soon to let y’all know how it went. There’s another class scheduled for tomorrow, so if you miss today, check it out from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow!

Wish me luck!

PANTHERFEST 2009 Liveblog

11 09 2009

Check out the line going into PANTHERFEST…..

Comedy Sportz brings a volunteer on stage:

Nick checks out the Brewers booth

Andy gets the scoop from CW 18 and My 24

The Chancellor and Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs open up First Friday:

Andy gets a preview of First Friday

So we ran into a little snag with internet last night, but I’ll keep posting some of the great moments from last night.

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People having fun and waiting in line for the PANTHERFEST show.  King Solomon were entertaining attendees and getting everyone into a good mood!

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PANTHERFEST’s sponsors for 2009:

The UW Credit Union has a prize drawing of its own with $150 gift cards.

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The UWM Bookstore displaying upcoming events like the Eco Walk and Panther Prowl–sign up and support!

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The UWM Post has its own booth on the PANTHERFEST grounds as well with current newspaper issue.

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Obstacle course staffed by Gavin and James.

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The magnificent and bouncy obstacle course:

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Some of our awesome sponsors for PANTHERFEST this year.

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Union Staff Alice on Euro Bungee!


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I got to see King Solomon kick off the live music here at PANTHERFEST!


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We got a sneak peek at the Amphitheater during the first sound check, Andy couldn’t hear himself, but you can…

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I have some pictures from Chancellor Santiago and Interim Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Jim Hill opening up the First Friday Celebration. Check out a video of the opening speech later.


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Before the doors opened, people were already lining up for PANTHERFEST!

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The staff here were definitely prepared

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Comedy sportz looks exciting!


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Students arrive and the gates officially open for PANTHERFEST 2009. WOW!!!!!!!!!

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Nick checks out the Zipcar booth and gets a quick tour of one of the cars stationed at UWM.

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Andy stops by the Amp booth to get some energy

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looks like everyones here!



Just checked in for PANTHERFEST blogging. I will be keeping you guys posted on UWM’s biggest event of the year. Peace!!!!!!

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King Solomon is across the blogging tent playing music and getting ready to entertain PANTHERFEST attendees.  I’ll be blogging and posting pictures of various events throughout the evening.  Check here often for updates on activities going on.

Nick – 3:50 p.m.

Just got situated here at Pantherfest. I’ll be taking pictures throughout the day and uploading them here at the live blog. Keep checking for more updates.

Jon – 3:00 p.m.

We’re here continuing to set things up. Check out some pictures of whats happening right now….

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Hey everyone, Andy and I just got set up at PANTHERFEST, Andy’s going to welcome you in the video below. Keep checking back here to see what’s happening at PANTHERFEST 2009.

liveblogimageCheck back here later today for live and exclusive coverage of PANTHERFEST. Activities start at 5:00 p.m. and the musical performances start at 8:00 p.m. so be ready.