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Editorial: Student disappointed with voting experience

Editorial: Student disappointed with voting experience

November 4, 2014

Nov. 4, 2014 Column by Alexandria Zamecnik The statistics say, “I won’t vote,” because I’m a 20-year-old. During the 2012 Presidential Election, 38 percent of people from the age of 18 to 24 voted compared to that of the 63.4 percent from people of the age 45 to 64, according to the Census...

Boxes and Walls comes to campus

October 22, 2014

Oct. 22, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik By Andrew Marvitz   There is the old saying that you can’t judge a person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. Some people don’t ever get the chance. UW-Whitewater students were given that opportunity at the Boxes and Walls program which...

City collects medicine, narcotics

October 16, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik By Ryan Marshick   A drug drop box was placed outside of the Whitewater Municipal building two years ago. After two years of collecting unwanted pharmaceuticals and narcotics, the program is still successful, said Captain of the Whitewater Police...

UW-W will see gender-free bathrooms in future

October 16, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik Imagine if every time you had to use the restroom, you felt fear over which bathroom you would choose, the male or the female. This is a reality transgender students may face on a daily basis. To solve the restroom problem for UW-W students, Whitewater Student...

Tobacco-Free Resolution fails to pass through Whitewater Student Government

October 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   The Tobacco-Free Campus Resolution failed to pass through the Whitewater Student Government (WSG) senate, with a vote of 5-13 with 4 abstentions. The resolution says the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will develop a voluntary compliance system...

Students used to fight drugs

Students used to fight drugs

September 17, 2014

Sept. 17, 2014 By Sean Kirkby: Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism   Moments after Javonni Butler was busted for selling marijuana in 2011, he says police officers offered him a deal: Buy drugs to help convict others, and they would “sweep this under the rug.” Officers...

Housing options to grow by summer

Housing options to grow by summer

September 11, 2014

Sept. 10, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik     D.L.K. Enterprises, Inc., a rental company in the City of Whitewater, will welcome its first group of tenants in summer 2015 to its new Perkin Place Suites across from the Center of the Arts, on N. Prince St. Perkins Place Suites, ...

B.o.B rocks UW-Whitewater

B.o.B rocks UW-Whitewater

September 3, 2014

Sept. 3, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik By Emily Leclair After the audience listened to a professional drumline from Madison, Wis. and forty minutes of bass-bumping mashups, B.o.B finally stepped on to the stage at 9:40 p.m. on Sept. 2. B.o.B kicked off the show with “Ready” and brought...

UW-Whitewater listed in federal sex violence investigation

May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a list of 55 higher education institutions under investigation for possible violations of Title IX or  federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment compla...

WINS Class Scheduler awaits approval

April 30, 2014

April 30, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik   Imagine: a UW-Whitewater student sits at a computer to register for classes. Instead of manually selecting each course, the student identifies which classes he or she wants to take and with the press of a button, multiple schedules are created. This...

Election feud comes to close

Election feud comes to close

April 8, 2014

April 9, 2014   By Alexandria Zamecnik   After weeks of feuding between Whitewater Common Council incumbent Lynn Binnie and candidate Paul Yvarra, the battle is over. Binnie won the Aldermanic District 4 with 283 votes compared to Yvarra’s 111. In an article titled “Whitewater...

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