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Crowd divided over Trump rally

Crowd divided over Trump rally

April 6, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal and Amber Levenhagen April 6, 2016 Presidential hopeful Donald Trump held a rally at the Janesville Connection Center in the Holiday Inn Express on March 29. His rally drew in thousands of people, both in support and opposition to his first campaign stop. Trump was the last of the...

Trump’s campaign demonstrates “red flags”

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 Donald Trump’s TV makeup might paint him orange, but the warning flags I got from his Janesville rally were red. It took his campaign five days to get Royal Purple Photo Editor Amber Levenhagen and I our press credentials. His rally started with a notice telling a thousand adoring supporter...

Battle for the midwest: Wisconsin becomes focus for presidential hopefuls

Battle for the midwest: Wisconsin becomes focus for presidential hopefuls

March 30, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 30, 2016 With its bordering neighbor states already won by different candidates, Wisconsin is the next battle ground for the five remaining presidential candidates. On the GOP side, there’s 42 delegates at stake. Minnesota to the west went to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), whose campaign was suspended following a...

Forums offer campus climate solutions

Forums offer campus climate solutions

March 30, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal and Maddy Scheel March 30, 2016 The UW-Whitewater Campus Culture Working Group discussed  short- and long-term plans for campus betterment during open forums   the week before spring break. The forums were the result of the Feb. 23 Action Forum and feedback from students, faculty an...

Cruz talks security, job growth at Janesville rally

Cruz talks security, job growth at Janesville rally

March 24, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 24, 2016 Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) focused on national security, private sector job growth and freedom at his rally at the The Armory in Janesville on March 24. The venue was full of people standing by the time the rally started around 5:10 p.m. ...

Campus climate talks continue

March 15, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 16, 2016   Twenty-six letters. It only takes that many letters to “help or hurt someone,” senior diversity advocate Betsy Jordan said at last week’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) meeting, continuing the discussion of campus climate at UW-Whitewater. RHA cut i...

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...

Trump antics reflect negative campus climate

March 8, 2016

March 8, 2016 For college students, the presidential    campaign seems like a far-off land where a rich bigot and two career politicians are in a street brawl for the GOP nomination, and the two Democratic candidates, one an “email-deleter” and the other a “socialist,” are politely disagr...

Action Forum pulls in high numbers of attendees

Action Forum pulls in high numbers of attendees

March 1, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal and Nathan Kober March 2, 2016 Freshman Ahmya Cheatham said it shouldn’t have taken a “Bloody Sunday” for students to rally together about race issues on campus at the Action Forum held last week. “The most comical and sad thing of it all is that it took a catastr...

Employed students hit by decrease in hours

Employed students hit by decrease in hours

March 1, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal March 2, 2016 Student employees are feeling the effects of new Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulations and payroll policies. Student workers were previously been capped at 30 hours because of the lower FICA tax rate they pay out of their paychecks. As of Jan. 1, the HR departme...

Administration’s actions censor press

March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 As you read through the story about last week’s Action Forum, you might not take notice of the fact that we had photos of the event. We weren’t supposed to. The media was told that we couldn’t take photographs or video of the event because the UW-Whitewater Campus Climate Working Grou...

Economic impact of UW-W in the millions

Economic impact of UW-W in the millions

February 23, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 24, 2016 Professor of economics Russ Kashian said his name might be in a slightly bigger, bolder font on a new study finding UW-Whitewater’s local financial impact, but it’s the students who deserve the credit because they’re the ones who “created the magic.” ...

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