Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

Founded 1901

Royal Purple

After a walk-through of the Send Silence Packing display, senior Chuck Leston stops to read a story of a student who lost their life to suicide. Approximately 1,000 backpacks lined the U.C. North Mall at the display.

Send Silence Packing

Jack Crader, Journalist October 16, 2022

Over 1,000 backpacks lined the grass in front of the University Center, with each one representing all the young people who pass away due to suicide each year. Every one of the backpacks lying in the grass...

UW-W Active Minds chapter wins national award

UW-W Active Minds chapter wins national award

Miranda Ward, Assistant Lifestyle Editor February 20, 2022

This year UW-Whitewater’s Active Mind’s Chapter received the honor of being selected for the Active Minds Chapter of the Year Award. It is a nationally recognized award given to one out of over 600...

Active members of Phi Chi Epsilon pose for a group photo.  Pictured from top left are President Seth Lozano, Jose Bernal, Derek Wieczorek, Jac Vonachen. Pictured middle are Vice President Joseph Brown and Social media chair Jaron Kolinski. Pictured bottom are Steve Trbojevic and events and recruitment chair Aidan Powers.

Phi Chi Epsilon eyes growth in 100th year anniversary

Sydney Wojcik, Arts and Recreation Editor January 16, 2022

Phi Chi Epsilon founded on April 21, 1921 was the first fraternity in Whitewater, and to date is the only known chapter in the Midwest continuing to run strong today. The chapter focuses heavily on their...

Backpacks organized in piles and lines in the Hamilton Room of the James R. Connor University Center, most with descriptions explaining the lives of those who claimed their own, Oct. 5, 2021.

You’re not alone in the search for help

Aaron Xiong, Assistant Lifestyle Editor October 10, 2021

As you walk past someone on the street in the halls of a building, you may not know what they’re going through. Thoughts of pain and suffering could be racing through someone’s mind, but those close...

Campus in need of more resources

December 9, 2019

According to Higher Education Today, “data indicates that in the past year, three out of five students experienced overwhelming anxiety, and two out of five students were too depressed to function.”...

We need to #HugMore

Danny Grisanzio, Assistant News Editor December 2, 2019

Active Minds challenged the UW-W campus to document hugs for the HugMore challenge from Nov. 12 to Nov. 18  by posting pictures on social media of consensual hugs using the #HugMore tag. “#HugMore...

Org of the week: Active Minds

Org of the week: Active Minds

October 28, 2019

The Royal Purple sat down with Kelsey Pacetti, the 2019-2020 president of Active Minds UW-W to ask a few questions about the organization. RP: What is the goal of the org? We are dedicated to saving...

The backpacks represented the amount of students each year who commit suicide.

Backpack display opens students’ eyes

Savannah Hernandez, Assistant News Editor October 14, 2019

On Tuesday, Oct. 8, Active Minds hosted a suicide awareness event known as Send Silence Packing on the University Center Mall. Send Silence Packing is an exhibit of 1,100 backpacks to represent the amount...

It’s time to ‘Send Silence Packing’

Savannah Hernandez, Assistant News Editor September 30, 2019

Active Minds will be hosting a suicide awareness and prevention exhibit known as ‘Send Silence Packing’ on Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Center Mall. ‘Send Silence Packing’...

Creativity meets mental health awareness

Creativity meets mental health awareness

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor April 15, 2019

This past week the of the UW-Whitewater chapter of Active Minds gave students a chance to tell their own mental health story in a unique way. The Mental Health Monologues included different acts put on...

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