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Intervention, not ostracism, will help drug abusers

November 28, 2018

In 2013, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reported that 24.6 million Americans aged 12 years or older had used an illicit drug in the past month. This number accounts for about 9.4 percent of Americans. Substance abuse ...

Students should reserve time for self-care despite stigmas

November 12, 2018

Forty million U.S. adults suffer from an anxiety disorder. Seventy-five percent of them experience their first episodes by age twenty-two. Eighty-five percent of college students reported a feeling of being overwhelmed by e...

Employers must be attentive to mental health struggles

November 12, 2018

Helping people with mental health is crucial for people around the world. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Employees in the workforce who deal with mental health issues should be able to address it so they ...

Holidays mean more family time

Jeffrey Wardon, Jr., Biz & Tech Editor

November 12, 2018

It is the most wonderful time of the year. Well, almost. Thanksgiving is coming in a week or so, and many will think of the holiday season. For some, it means risking your neck for a deal on Black Friday. For others, it means...

Whitewater resident says Szerlong is the right choice

Ryan Detra, Whitewater Resident

November 5, 2018

Dear Editor, Special interest groups are formed from individuals who seek stronger political representation.  There’s nothing wrong with that. I’ve watched as endorsements came in for Rep. Don Vruwink.  Most recently, the...

Vukmir says America should focus on border control

Leah Vukmir, U.S. Senate candidate (R)

November 5, 2018

A 20-year-old college student in Iowa didn’t return home to her family after going on an evening run. Mollie Tibbets was brutally stabbed to death. Her loving parents, unaware of their daughter’s fate, agonized for days as poli...

Regardless of who is on your ballot, vote

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

November 5, 2018

I don’t care who you vote for. I don’t care what party your ideals align with. I don’t really want to hear why or why not you are a big fan of this candidate or that one. I do care that you vote. There are so many reasons...

AAUP Chapter says Evers will improve quality of UW System

Elena Levy-Navarro, Vice President of UW-Whitewater AAUP Chapter

October 29, 2018

We, the UW-W chapter of the AAUP join the AFT-WI, in endorsing Tony Evers for Governor of Wisconsin.  As professionals dedicated to the university and our students, we write to urge you to vote in the upcoming election for g...

Milton resident supports Szerlong for assembly

Teresa L. Grover, Milton Resident

October 29, 2018

Why not? Why not support someone who fights for Local job growth, more job opportunities, supports lower taxes, supports our local schools by advocating money towards the classrooms verses expensive big buildings. Then why not s...

Fears of sexual assault persist

Shannan Lojeski, Assistant News Editor

October 29, 2018

Walk faster. Keep going. Faster. There were only three more blocks, but with the tenacious pounding in my chest and the catch in my breathing, it felt more like ten. Tripping over my own fearful feet, I grab my phone and see i...

UW-W student endorses Vruwink for state assembly

Megan Martin, UW-Whitewater Student

October 29, 2018

To the Royal Purple Editor, I think we can all agree that the November 6th election is critical. While there is not a presidential race, there are so many other important races on the ballot: Governor of Wisconsin, U.S. Senato...

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