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Orgs celebrate anniversaries

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

May 6, 2019


Filed under Lifestyle

Two cultural organizations collide in a celebration of progress and success during the Our Future’s Past event put on by TIFU Cultural Ensemble (This One’s For Us) and the Black Student Union on Friday, April 26. The 2019 year marks 50 years of being on campus for BSU and 30 for TIFU, so to cele...

Campus celebrates black history

Campus celebrates black history

Olivia Storey, Assistant News Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under carousel, News

The University Center hosted the Black History Month program on Wednesday Feb. 20 that showcased black culture and diversity throughout campus. The event consisted of many different presentations that displayed the importance of learning about black history and culture and why it’s so important to ...

Numbers, voices of campus diversity

Numbers, voices of campus diversity

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-In-Chief

January 25, 2017


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At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, more than 9,000 undergraduate students identify as Caucasian/ White, almost enough to pack Perkins Stadium. Meanwhile, the amount of students who identify as Native Hawaiian/Native Islander could fit in a four-door sedan. Currently, the UW-Whitewater undergraduate...

By the numbers and voices: Racial and ethnic diversity on campus

Ashley McCallum

December 30, 2016


Filed under News, Uncategorized

  By Ashley McCallum Dec. 16, 2016   At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, more than 9,000 undergraduate students identify as Caucasian/ White, almost enough to pack Perkins Stadium. Meanwhile, the amount of students who identify as Native Hawaiian/Native Islander could fit...

Peace circles offer open forum

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

October 7, 2016


Filed under News, Uncategorized

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted a Peace Circles forum to bring people from campus and the outside community together for an open dialogue on issues of campus climate and policing. The event, which was sponsored by the Black Student Union,  was held Tuesday Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the University Center Ham...

Forums offer campus climate solutions

Forums offer campus climate solutions

March 30, 2016


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By Kimberly Wethal and Maddy Scheel March 30, 2016 The UW-Whitewater Campus Culture Working Group discussed  short- and long-term plans for campus betterment during open forums   the week before spring break. The forums were the result of the Feb. 23 Action Forum and feedback from students, faculty an...

Campus climate talks continue

March 15, 2016


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By Kimberly Wethal March 16, 2016   Twenty-six letters. It only takes that many letters to “help or hurt someone,” senior diversity advocate Betsy Jordan said at last week’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) meeting, continuing the discussion of campus climate at UW-Whitewater. RHA cut i...

Action Forum pulls in high numbers of attendees

Action Forum pulls in high numbers of attendees

March 1, 2016


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By Kimberly Wethal and Nathan Kober March 2, 2016 Freshman Ahmya Cheatham said it shouldn’t have taken a “Bloody Sunday” for students to rally together about race issues on campus at the Action Forum held last week. “The most comical and sad thing of it all is that it took a catastr...

Publication note from editor in chief

Publication note from editor in chief

March 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

March 1, 2016 I woke up to a Facebook message from a former Royal Purple editor in chief, three emails threads and one really anxious news editor, the morning of Feb. 17. Through the night, the social media post with 1,115 shares sparked conversation on race and the campus climate, and the world seemed t...

Racist terms, social media cause outcry

Racist terms, social media cause outcry

February 23, 2016


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By Nathan Kober Feb. 24, 2016 Freshman Black Student Union (BSU) member Tatyana Covington told Chancellor Beverly Kopper she has considered transferring out of UW-Whitewater due to the racist and bigoted speech heard on campus at the Pizza with the Chancellor event on Feb. 16. “I don’t ...

University honors Dr. King with ceremony

January 28, 2015


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Jan. 28, 2015 By Brad Allen Every year on the third Monday of January a national holiday is observed in remembrance to a well-known and widely admired speaker and Civil Rights Leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. UW-Whitewater holds events each year in observation of Martin Luther King Day. The 29th...

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