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Celebrate Deaf Awareness Month

UWW-TV program manager Jim Mead adds closed captioning to a video clip for the hearing impaired.

Dauntae Green, Lifestyle Editor

September 20, 2020

Deaf Awareness Month is recognized throughout the month of September to bring  enjoyment and appreciation, as well as to spread awareness toward the deaf community and deaf culture. There are many deaf identities and uses of American Sign Language. The Center for Students with Disabilities provides serv...

Community organizations recognize National Suicide Prevention Month

Kelsey Pacetti, president of the Active Minds chapter at UW-Whitewater receives the Adman Carlson Active Minds Student Leader of the Year Award.

Kylie Jacobs, Managing Editor

September 13, 2020

September is recognized as National Suicide Prevention Month. All month long, many mental health advocates, as well as different organizations, allies, and community members promote suicide awareness prevention. Here in Whitewater, both the college and community have established safe places for community membe...

Why Down syndrome awareness matters

Why Down syndrome awareness matters

Olivia Storey, News Editor

October 21, 2019

I remember the day my mom told me the news that my baby sister was going to have Down syndrome. It’s a scene that replays in my mind like a favorite song. My mom was 4 months pregnant with my soon-to-be baby sister. I went to school that day knowing she had her regularly scheduled check-up with her doc...

Campaign raises sexual assault awareness

Killian Jauch, News Editor

October 29, 2018

Last week, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater took part in the “It’s On Us” National Week of Action. “It’s On Us” is the White House’s national campaign to support victims and survivors of college sexual assault. Whitewater Student Government (WSG) played a big role in the events of...

Associate to the Chancellor accused of sexual harassment

Killian Jauch, News Editor

September 18, 2018

The University of Wisconsin Whitewater Associate to the Chancellor, and husband of Chancellor Beverly Kopper, has been removed from his position at the university due to sexual harassment allegations. Alan “Pete” Hill’s appointment was revoked on June 22, following a UW System investigation of a...

Sexual assault reported on campus

Killian Jauch, News Editor

September 18, 2018

A sexual assault was reported to the Dean of Students office on Monday, Sept. 10. The alleged offender reportedly entered an unlocked dorm room, and the two involved reportedly know one another. The alleged incident was made known to students in a mass email announcement sent out with compliance of the...

Finding light within darkness

Benjamin Pierce, Managing Editor

September 10, 2018

I couldn’t breathe. Sweat streamed down my face as the pale, cold ceiling of my bedroom came into view early Tuesday. I was awake once again. Crawling from my sheets, I clambered to the bathroom sink to look in the mirror and take some Melatonin. I looked like hell. The grease in my hair was cre...

Campus wants graffiti gone

The graffiti seen around campus features the word “soon” and includes a crown and sometimes other words as well. The graffiti is not an active threat to campus.

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2018

It’s art – until it’s not. A graffiti perpetrator has taken their artistic ideas too far and is spooking the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. The graffiti features a face with the eyes crossed out and occasionally has a crown. The word ‘soon’ is featured with the drawing and ...

Letter to the Editor: Make suicide prevention essential

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 Suicide is a major issue that has been brushed under the rug all too often. Feelings of suicide not only occur in adulthood, but also can occur in years as early as grade school. I believe it is important to bring awareness and educate children in grade school about suicide and the...

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