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Nazir Al-Mujaahid, top, and his sons, from bottom left: Shu’aib, 9, Sayfullah, 3, Suraqah, 6, and Naser, 10, are seen outside of their Milwaukee rental home on July 8, 2021. Shu’aib and Sayfullah have tested positive for high levels of lead, a neurotoxin that damages the brain and nervous system, particularly in young children. The family suspects the lead pipe that carries water into their home is to blame.

Milwaukeeans call for speedier lead pipeline removal to cut childhood poisoning

Diana Butsko, Wisconsin Watch September 12, 2021

Sitting in his North Side Milwaukee rental house, Nazir Al-Mujaahid spoke matter-of-factly about the challenges his son Shu’aib faces, while the quiet 9-year-old lingered in another room. Shu’aib excels...

Poll results indicate support for masks in schools

Poll results indicate support for masks in schools

Jordan Schnelling, Contributor September 5, 2021

Polco users and readers visiting WNA member websites from Aug. 19 to 31 were asked whether they supported mask requirements in schools. We asked this question in light of recent recommendations that masks...

Why you should still wear a mask

Why you should still wear a mask

Elizabest Brownwell, Contributor August 29, 2021

Masks/face coverings act as a barrier between you and any virus and can help decrease the transmission of the virus in the air from one person to another.  It is extremely frustrating for everyone that...

Federal aid boosts transit budgets in near term, but structural challenges remain

Federal aid boosts transit budgets in near term, but structural challenges remain

Wisconsin Policy Forum, Contributor April 26, 2021

Federal relief funds are providing a temporary life raft to Wisconsin transit systems amid the plunging ridership of the COVID-19 pandemic, likely allowing most to maintain existing services for at least...

Wisconsin prison, jail inmate populations plummet during pandemic

Wisconsin prison, jail inmate populations plummet during pandemic

Wisconsin Policy Forum April 5, 2021

The response to COVID-19 had an unprecedented impact on Wisconsin’s incarcerated population, as local jail and state prison populations plummeted during the pandemic after years of increases. Local...

Think big and be bold

‘Think big and be bold’

Alicia Dougherty, Assistant News Editor March 28, 2021

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson is discussing plans with campus shared governance leaders for a new strategic plan that will be put into effect in the spring of 2022. The chancellor explained that...

Freshman shortstop and outfielder Meghan Dunning (Center) throws the softball towards first base while University of Chicago sophomore Lola Fisher (16) attempts to slide into second base. The Warhawks played The University of Chicago in a doubleheader Saturday March 27.

Softball brings home a week of wins

Nichole Learman, Journalist March 28, 2021

This week was a successful one for the UW-Whitewater softball team (10-4 overall) as they hit their stride bringing home wins in all games. “I think we have really been getting into a groove and I’m...

March 16th, the mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinic has been set up in the Whitewater High school gymnasium. Whitewater student Veronica Konzakova gets her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Firefighter/EMT Joshua Green.

Educators get a shot in the arm

Carina Lopez Quintero, News Editor March 21, 2021

The Whitewater Unified School District, School District of Fort Atkinson and our very own UW-Whitewater participated in a one-day mobile vaccine clinic. Tuesday, March 16 SSM Health administered over 500...

Whitewater Student Government Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Will Hinz

Online classes make the grade

Jake Bessette, Journalist March 7, 2021

Students of UW-Whitewater were presented with their first full semester of hybrid learning methods due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the fall of 2020. Many classes changed to a fully remote and online format...

Caroline Casey works out inside the Williams Center weight room.

Rec Sports makes big gains

Caleb Kahila, Assistant Arts and Rec Editor February 21, 2021

Just like lifters at the squat rack, Recreation Sports and Facilities is maxing out these days. Students are filling up time slots, coming back for more, and the Williams Center staff is here for it. “Every...

Reflect and strive forward

‘Reflect and strive forward’

Carina Lopez Quintero, News Editor February 7, 2021

COVID-19 did not allow for a traditional address Feb. 1, but Chancellor Dwight C. Watson was still able to deliver a report on the state of the university, highlighting accomplishments, challenges and...

Chancellor Watson

Chancellor Chat: Capitol riot and new COVID-19 testing guidelines

Alicia Dougherty, Assistant News Editor January 17, 2021

Chancellor Dwight Watson opened this month’s Chancellor Chat Monday, Jan. 11 emphasizing the university's mission to educate in light of the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. He encouraged civil discourse...

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