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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...

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...

Head to head: Whitewater Student Government candidates debate day before election

March 11, 2015


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  March 11, 2015 Josh Hafemeister Vesna Brajkovic   Among last night’s participants in the Whitewater Student Government presidential debate, the audience included several members of the Black Student Union (BSU), whose weekly meeting was rescheduled in favor of attending the...

University honors Dr. King with ceremony

January 28, 2015


Filed under News

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...

Students can see ‘Where Dreams Begin’

Students can see ‘Where Dreams Begin’

March 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Rec

March 19, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus By Signe Trewyn   Roberta A. Fiskum Art Gallery’s newest exhibit includes Black Student Union artifacts and black history memorabilia. BSU President Connell Patterson III said the exhibit is a tribute to the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and designed to inform students of  U...

Black Student Union celebrates 45 years

Black Student Union celebrates 45 years

March 5, 2014


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March 5, 2014   By Emma Cunningham   As another Black History Month came to a close, UW-Whitewater’s Black Student Union celebrated its 45th Anniversary on Feb. 27. More than 100 people were in attendance in the UC Hamilton room for dinner, to hear alumni speakers, and view...

Black Student Union recognizes Black History Month with play

February 23, 2011


Filed under Arts & Rec

Black Student Union will recognize the historic struggles of the  African American community with its first annual black history performance at 7 p.m. Thursday. The theatrical piece was written by the Director of Public Relations for BSU, Larry D. West III. The play demonstrates African American...

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