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It’s On Us week

Participants of Whitewater Student Government’s sponsored It’s On Us week, panted trees during the tree planting memorial ceremony at the Campus Memory Garden.

Savannah Hernandez, Assistant News Editor

October 28, 2019

During the week of Oct. 21, UW-Whitewater held It’s On Us week, a week dedicated to sexual assault awareness and prevention. Many events took place during the week, including booths in the University Center selling shirts, bingo night, a tree planting ceremony, and yoga day. “During the tree p...

Ostermann takes on new role

Vice President Alex Ostermann speaks to attendants of the Whitewater Student Government Senate meeting on Monday, Sept. 9.

Olivia Storey, News Editor

September 16, 2019

Senior Alex Ostermann is the recently sworn in Vice President for Whitewater Student Government (WSG). This year, he is working alongside President Jen Purcell. “I started working at Career and Leadership Development, and with some people in the student government,” Ostermann said. “I thought...

The importance of sexual assault awareness

Olivia Storey, Assistant News Editor

April 15, 2019

Every April, we see posters, flyers and clothing all around campus raising awareness for sexual assault and how to prevent it. Although many different departments and organizations host and provide their own events and information, the one that stands out to most students is It’s On Us. As a surviv...

Al Gore live streams Q&A with Whitewater students

Nathan Kober, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Two environmentalist student organizations on campus at UW-Whitewater livestreamed a Q&A session with former Vice President Al Gore, followed by Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” in Timmerman Auditorium, Thursday Oct. 26. Peace through Education, Activism and Creati...

It’s On Us: Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Students release a lantern to honor victims of sexual assault during a survivors vigil on Oct. 27 outside Perkins Stadium. The ceremony was a part of “It’s On Us,” a national movement to raise awareness and prevent sexual assault on college campuses.

Hannah Schultz, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted the It’s On Us week on Monday, October 23 to Thursday, October 26. The It’s On Us week is dedicated to raising awareness and stopping sexual assault on college campuses. Events were held each of the four days, and ended with a Survivor Vigil on Thursd...

Sexual assault a focus of conversation

Sexual assault a focus of conversation

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

October 25, 2017

UW-Whitewater is the only university in the state to devote an entire week to sexual assault awareness, said Bryan Thommes, Director of Student Safety for Whitewater Student Government (WSG). The “Its On Us” campaign run Oct. 23-26, featuring a self-defense class, bingo night, documentary film scr...

Preventing sexual assault on campus; ‘It’s On Us’

In recognition of April’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, trees on the UW-Whitewater campus are decorated with blue ribbons to raise awareness about stopping sexual assault on campus.

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

On Thursday, April 27, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be one of over 200 college campuses around the country spreading awareness of sexual assault. On that day, students and faculty are asked to wear their “It’s On Us” T-shirt or sticker. Stickers will be available all day Thursday ...

‘It’s On Us’ campaign in second year

September 16, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal News Editor Whitewater Student Government President Allison Hetz sees campus sexual assault as more than just a women’s issue. Rather, she looks at it as more of an “everyone issue.” “There are a lot of people here who have been affected by sexual assault,” He...

Letter to the Editor: All students need to help prevention

April 22, 2015

April 22, 2015 April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). This year’s campaign focuses on sexual assault on college campuses. Campus sexual assault has long been an issue and now it is more visible than ever. Many people — from student activists to the White House administration...

University launches campaign against sexual assault

University launches campaign against sexual assault

February 18, 2015

Feb. 18, 2015 By Alexandria Zamecnik UW-Whitewater launched an “It’s On Us” campaign on Feb. 12, the day before the final incident police report on the alleged sexual assault was released to the public. The “It’s On Us” campaign is a cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting...

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