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No new leads on possible hate crime

October 17, 2017

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater police department is searching for new leads in the possible hate crime that occurred on Oct. 7. University police received the report of a battery between two white women that took place between Andersen Library and Hyer Hall. Campus police chief Matthew Ki...

Possible hate crime reported on campus

Possible hate crime reported on campus

October 8, 2017

On Saturday October 7, 2017 students, faculty and staff received the following announcement about a potential hate crime that happened on campus on October 6. "On Saturday, Oct. 7, UW-Whitewater’s University Police received a report of a battery which was reported to have  occurred about 8 p.m...

Alleged hate crime takes place near campus

October 8, 2014

Oct. 8, 2014 By Alexandria Zamecnik When Jordan Gittens – a sophomore at UW-Whitewater – left Barbados at age 13, he said he never would have imagined being bullied for being gay in the United States.  He figured the U.S. would be more accepting. Late at night on Oct. 3, Gittens was walking...

The real ‘Big Mark’ behind the stereotypes

May 2, 2012

 Nettles Many students know senior Mark Nettles as “Big Mark,” the student who rides in the 2002 Chevrolet Impala around campus. But behind the flashy rims, blue paint job and tricked out doors, Nettles finds himself being stereotyped as something he is not because of the car he drives. Nettles’ Impala was one of...

To live life as a homosexual

March 11, 2011

Winner of the Royal Purple essay contest The following article was submitted to the Royal Purple as an entry for the writing contest promoted in the paper during the past couple weeks. The description for the contest required contestants to answer the question “What is the greatest challenge yo...

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