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Center for Students with Disabilities provides equal opportunities

Kylie Jacobs, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2019

In 1988, the month of October was dedicated by the United States Congress asDisability Awareness Month. It was created to help raise awareness for both employment and contributions of individuals with all types of disabilities. At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the Center for Students with Di...

Elevator issues continue to plague Winther Hall

Elevator issues continue to plague Winther Hall

Grant Testa, Assistant Biz & Tech Editor

September 9, 2019

Winther Hall continues to experience elevator hiccups this semester, and it’s more than an inconvenience to some. “It doesn’t seem right that the elevators are acting up like this,” Winther Hall computer lab assistant Rebecca Starkweather said. “If it’s a repeated issue, it should be a ...

Snapchat video inspires student to speak out

March 8, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 9, 2016 Sophomore Shaun Raymond has decided no one makes him “the butt of their joke” after a Snapchat video of him gained popularity last week. Raymond was unknowingly filmed by a Snapchat user as he struggled to get around on the snow-covered sidewalk in a wheelcha...

Students, faculty gather to celebrate dean of students’ life

November 17, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 18, 2015   Warhawk Marching Band director Glenn Hayes never wears his purple sportcoat away from the football field, but he broke his own rule last week for Mary Beth Mackin. “I believe our friend would approve and smile,” Hayes wrote in a note that Chancellor...

Disabilities don’t stop Pena

Disabilities don't stop Pena

September 30, 2015

By Ashley McCallum Lifestyle Editor   The shuffling of eager feet, the rolling of wheels on Razor scooters, shouting from friend-to-friend about assignments and weekend plans. Students hear these sounds on a daily basis around campus. But what sounds would there be if the students couldn...

Adaptive Transportation

Senior Kyle Crossett talks to dispatch on the two-way radio as he gets ready to go on a pick-up.
Vesna Brajkovic photo/ BrajkoviVA04@uww.edu

January 28, 2015

The students behind the pick-up, drop-off bus service of the Center for Students with Disabilities.  Jan. 28, 2015 By Vesna Brajkovic It’s almost 15 minutes to 11 a.m. and Kyle Crossett scoops up a ring of keys and a two-way radio and heads outside to one of the three vans marked “Warha...

Katherine and Quartz

May 9, 2012

Imagine your college experience lacking one of your five senses. Would it have gotten in your way? For senior Katherine Watson, being blind hasn’t slowed her down in the least. As a journalism major, Watson decided she wanted to work at the Royal Purple. She started out as a writer for the lifestyle section and then got hired as a copy-ed...

A day in the life of: Megan Lynch

March 14, 2012

Four years ago, sophomore Megan Lynch woke up in the hospital paralyzed from the neck down after hitting her head in the swimming pool. “The doctors told me with therapy, moving different parts of my body may or may not come back,” Lynch said. “I had to ignore all that and just have the mindset...

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