Royal Purple

Org makes IMPACT: UW-Whitewater LGBT* & Allies organization hosts 6th Anual Drag Show, participates in Pride Week

April 1, 2015

  April 1, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik     When host of the 6th Annual UW-Whitewater Drag Show, Vivian Storm, announced the first performer to the catwalk, timid cheers could be heard throughout the Hamilton Room. The quiet cheers quickly turned into loud roars when Jaida Hall glided across the stage in gold pumps and an all gold se...

Victorious WSG presidential candidates almost disqualified

March 17, 2015

  March 17, 2015 Josh Hafemeister   While Allison Hetz and Brian Carlson won the 2015 Whitewater Student Government (WSG) presidential election by approximately 52 votes, several violations lobbied against them could have been the end of their presidency before it even began. Hetz...

Letter to the Editor: Student supports Staggs and Zamecnik for WSG

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 From high school best friends to student leaders on the UW-Whitewater campus, Savana Staggs and Alexandria Zamecnik have exemplified what it means to be exceptional individuals. Both have been involved with the Whitewater Student Government for years and have contributed more to...

Head to head: Whitewater Student Government candidates debate day before election

March 11, 2015

  March 11, 2015 Josh Hafemeister Vesna Brajkovic   Among last night’s participants in the Whitewater Student Government presidential debate, the audience included several members of the Black Student Union (BSU), whose weekly meeting was rescheduled in favor of attending the...

Political engagement important

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 When I got to college, I had a pretty narrow mindset on what I thought was right and wrong. My political views were not just my personal views. I wore them on my chest and refused to see another side. I grew as a person the day I started asking questions. Maybe it was the journalist...

University launches campaign against sexual assault

University launches campaign against sexual assault

February 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik UW-Whitewater launched an “It’s On Us” campaign on Feb. 12, the day before the final incident police report on the alleged sexual assault was released to the public. The “It’s On Us” campaign is a cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting...

Community plunges for charity

Community plunges for charity

February 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik   Imagine there’s a wind chill of -10 degrees and someone tells you to jump into an 18,000 gallon pool of freezing water. This was the challenge more than 200 people accepted to raise money for Special Olympics Wisconsin. More than $69,000 was...

DA will not prosecute in alleged sexual assault case

DA will not prosecute in alleged sexual assault case

February 17, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik The Walworth County District Attorney will not prosecute a collegiate wrestler who was visiting UW-Whitewater on April 17, 2014 on a recruiting visit for alleged Second Degree Sexual Assault. Dequence Goodman, 21, who is currently a wrestler at University...

Future of UW-W in budget’s hands

February 12, 2015

By Alexandria Zamecnik Feb. 11, 2015 After Gov. Scott Walker proposed his 2015-17 biennial budget on Feb. 3, many questions arose as to what would happen with the University of Wisconsin System. If the budget would pass as proposed, $300 million would be cut from the UW System over the course...

UW-Whitewater Police Department Saves Faculty Member’s Life

February 4, 2015

  Feb. 4, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik   The UW-Whitewater Police Department can now add a new achievement to its wall: successfully using an automated external defibrillator (AED), an emergency response device that provides care to cardiac arrest victims, and CPR to save a professor’s...

And the search is on: UW-Whitewater aims to hire 16th Chancellor

January 28, 2015

Jan. 28 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik The job of a chancellor is not a role that can easily be defined. When it comes to hiring a head of university to serve UW-Whitewater, however, current Chancellor Richard Telfer thought those roles should be defined. Telfer met with the UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search...

Magazine attacked for depiction of Muslim prophet

January 21, 2015

  Jan. 21, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik   Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine, was attacked on Jan. 7, 2015 by two Islamist militants, killing 12 people and injuring 11, becoming the largest terrorist attack on French soil in more than 100 years. The gunmen allegedly targeted...

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