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‘Boxes and Walls’ event tackles oppression

‘Boxes and Walls’ event tackles oppression

Hannah Schultz, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2018

   A haunting experience once again arrived on the UW-Whitewater campus in the wake of the Halloween season.    UW-W hosted its annual diversity experience called Boxes & Walls, which many have described as “enlightening” and “life-changing.”    Instead of the blood, guts and gore of a t...

Tearing Down Walls: Students learn about the lives of peers through interactive workshop

Sophomore Alice Gilliam speaks with another group member as they attempt to roll over gravel and wooden boards with wheelchairs at Boxes and Walls on Oct. 12. Photo by Kimberly Wethal.

October 14, 2015

By Andrew Marvitz October 14, 2015 Alice Gilliam walked away from the “eye-opening” Boxes and Walls experience with a new outlook. “It was definitely an experience, seeing what other people are going through,” she said. “It was scary. It’s something they live through during everyday life, an...

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...

Students should embrace campus diversity

October 30, 2013

Josh Hafemeister Black History Month, Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, Coming Out Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month are just a few of the select holidays promoting a particular race or cultural lifestyle. Yet, hate crimes still permeate our culture. Last year, the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek was...

‘Warhawks Unite’ for Homecoming

‘Warhawks Unite’ for Homecoming

October 30, 2013

By Jacqueline Schaefer   It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Whitewater’s 2013 Hero-themed Homecoming.  It celebrates superheroes, favorite storybook heroes and everyday heroes. The biggest difference from last year is a procedural change for the Residence Halls. Typically, each...

Recognizing oppression

Students participating in Boxes and Walls

October 15, 2013

  Interactive display brings awareness to diversity, oppression on campus   By Kayla Edgar   Students on campus will have a chance to experience what it is like for their peers have faced oppression their entire lives when Boxes and Walls returns to campus from Oct. 14...

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