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Preventing sexual assault on campus; ‘It’s On Us’

Preventing sexual assault on campus; ‘It’s On Us’

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

On Thursday, April 27, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be one of over 200 college campuses around the country spreading awareness of sexual assault. On that day, students and faculty are asked to wear their “It’s On Us” T-shirt or sticker. Stickers will be available all day Thursday ...

Chancellor talks budget

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

Chancellor Beverly Kopper addressed concerns about impending changes to funding in the upcoming biennial state budget at Tea with the Chancellor on  Wednesday Feb. 15.    In his recent budget proposal, Gov. Scott Walker proposed increasing funding to Wisconsin’s public K-12 education system and the ...

Vruwink defeats Hetz with two thousand vote difference

Vruwink defeats Hetz with two thousand vote difference

Nicole Aimone, Assistant News Editor

November 9, 2016

After a long night of vote-counting Don Vruwink (D-Wisconsin) has won the race for the 43rd Assembly District State Representative seat against opponent Allison Hetz with 16,178 votes. Vruwink, a retired four-decade history teacher in the district, began the election cycle by defeating his Democrat...

43rd district assembly candidate expresses concern about campus assaults

Allison Hetz, Candidate for Wisconsin's 43rd Assembly

November 2, 2016

I have been a Whitewater resident for many years now.  I have served my community diligently in many roles and I love Whitewater very much.  But I must say that I am deeply concerned about the number of sexual assaults that have happened recently on this campus.   As a survivor myself, it worries...

Low turnout hurts local elections

Low turnout hurts local elections

Dusty Hartl, Opinions Editor

November 2, 2016

It is that time of year again. The time when millions of people head out to the polls to cast a vote, more often than not, for the president of the United States. What is unapparent to many is that the ballot contains far more candidates for office than just the presidential candidates. Many people might b...

Assembly candidate earns support with kindness

Natalie Emmerich

October 19, 2016

I’ve known Allison Hetz for around a year now. In that year, I have grown to know that she is one of the most generous people I have ever met. But one, recent, instance of her generosity has stuck out to me as one of the greatest acts of kindness I’ve seen her do, which are many. We were grocery ...

Hetz: Life experiences relate to public

October 7, 2016

With incumbent Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton) electing to not run again for his seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Allison Hetz, a UW-Whitewater graduate last spring, is the Republican candidate looking to fill the seat come November. The Royal Purple conducted an interview with Hetz to discuss her m...

(Un)officially elected: Opposing slate likely to file appeal on WSG decision next week

(Un)officially elected: Opposing slate likely to file appeal on WSG decision next week

April 19, 2016

    By Kimberly Wethal April 20, 2016   One vote. That’s all it took for senior David Kroeze and sophomore Kane Poad to win the position of president and vice president elect for Whitewater Student Government (WSG) during the 2016-2017 academic year. They won 363-362...

Lack of emergency button sparks discussion

February 16, 2016

By Nicole Aimone Feb. 17, 2016 There’s no emergency button in the campus’ west side “six-pack” of residence halls – and both Whitewater Student Government (WSG) and Residence Hall Association (RHA) see it as a dangerous practice. WSG President Allison Hetz was the first to bring attention t...

WSG discusses campus climate

February 2, 2016

By Emily Lepkowski Feb. 3, 2016 Whitewater Student Government (WSG) President Allison Hetz addressed the governing body on Feb. 1 following the campus-wide statement sent via email on Dec. 8, 2015 regarding the current campus climate. “I have seen, heard and felt that our campus climate has no...

Buffer for water feature considered: Zone would prevent activities, ads from being close to water fountain

Buffer for water feature considered: Zone would prevent activities, ads from being close to water fountain

November 10, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 11, 2015 Concerns were raised by students orgs during a discussion occurring in the past weeks about the future of the Minneiska Springs water feature located outside the University Center along the Wyman Mall.. The discussion, which took place at the first Campus Landscap...

Shared governance demonstration voices student frustration

Shared governance demonstration voices student frustration

October 29, 2015

By Vesna Brajkovic Oct. 28, 2015   “I’ll light up, let’s march,” senior Rob Emmett told 19 sign-holding demonstrators before leading the students around the University Center water feature at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26.  The demonstration was meant to show “that shared governance needs to be re...

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