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Former coach files lawsuit

Former coach files lawsuit

October 6, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal and Justin St. Peter On May 13, 2014, then-University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling coach Tim Fader’s children came home from school crying, all due to a letter that then-Chancellor Richard Telfer had distributed to the public, implying that their dad had done “something wr...

Staff Debate: Who won the presidential debate?

Dusty Hartl and Kimberly Wethal

October 5, 2016

Clinton Yes, there was a Presidential Debate last Monday night where our two major party candidates bickered for an hour and a half – but there’s no room to argue as to who won. As I waltzed around the University Center ballroom with my camera, photographing the viewing party, my eyes were focused on stu...

Meet the Candidate: Don Vruwink

Meet the Candidate: Don Vruwink

July 16, 2016

With incumbent Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton) electing to not run again for his seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Don Vruwink, a retired social studies teacher for the Milton School District and a city council and school board member, is one of three candidates looking to fill the seat come November. ...

Too dangerous for planes, but not for your rights

Too dangerous for planes, but not for your rights

June 16, 2016

The ‘no-fly,’ FBI watch lists needs legislation behind it Kimberly Wethal June 16, 2016   “And yes, if you’re too dangerous to get on a plane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America:” the words of former Secretary of State and Democratic Party's presumptive nomi...

‘Right to Rescue’ bill lacks protections

‘Right to Rescue’ bill lacks protections

May 29, 2016

Kimberly Wethal May 29, 2016 It’s advised to not throw stones at glass houses, but California legislators are looking to make it legal to throw blunt objects – or a fist, if you’re daring – at car windows, to save the life of a domesticated animal. Upon first glance, I agreed wit...

Commencement speaker prompts graduates to think of ‘little moments’

Commencement speaker prompts graduates to think of ‘little moments’

May 3, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal May 4, 2016 Four years ago, UW-Whitewater commencement speaker Lauren Kats sent in her housing payment check to Northern Illinois University and was ready to attend as a part of the class of 2016. At that point, UW-W wasn’t even on her radar – until one of her mother’s cow...

News editors bring home SPJ award

May 3, 2016

May 4, 2015 Last month, the Society of Professional Journalists recognized Royal Purple News section editors, sophomore Kimberly Wethal and freshman Emily Lepkowski, in the 2015 Mark of Excellence (MOE) Awards in Minneapolis. The MOE Awards recognize the “best of collegiate journalism” from a calendar ye...

(Un)officially elected: Opposing slate likely to file appeal on WSG decision next week

(Un)officially elected: Opposing slate likely to file appeal on WSG decision next week

April 19, 2016

    By Kimberly Wethal April 20, 2016   One vote. That’s all it took for senior David Kroeze and sophomore Kane Poad to win the position of president and vice president elect for Whitewater Student Government (WSG) during the 2016-2017 academic year. They won 363-362...

Regents approve tuition raise

April 12, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal April 13, 2016   There’s plenty of differences between college tuition hikes and a campus climate task force, but at the most recent UW System Board of Regents meeting, one of those differences became the length of discussion. The Regents spent a considerable amount of time near...

Sexual assault law won’t change police policy

April 12, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal April 13, 2016   A bill protecting sexual assault victims and bystanders on college campuses – a piece of legislation Gov. Scott Walker says is a “commitment to supporting survivors” – is a “moot point” to UW-Whitewater Police Services Chief Matthew Kiederl...

Primary sparks high turnout

Primary sparks high turnout

April 6, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal April 6, 2016   The HawkCard office was a busy place on April 5, Wisconsin’s primary election day. After months of primaries, it was finally Wisconsin’s turn, making UW-Whitewater a hub of activity. Student workers printed dozens of student Voter ID’s for tho...

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