Royal Purple

Orgs bring poets to the prime time

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

April 22, 2019

This April, in honor of National Poetry Month, Latinos Unidos, the Poetry Club and Andersen Library are teaming up to give UW-Whitewater students their chance to shine with Primetime Poetry II. The Thursday night event will consist of poems, snacks and a $100 cash prize for the first place winner. Ju...

Numbers, voices of campus diversity

Numbers, voices of campus diversity

Ashley McCallum, Co Editor-In-Chief

January 25, 2017

At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, more than 9,000 undergraduate students identify as Caucasian/ White, almost enough to pack Perkins Stadium. Meanwhile, the amount of students who identify as Native Hawaiian/Native Islander could fit in a four-door sedan. Currently, the UW-Whitewater undergraduate...

By the numbers and voices: Racial and ethnic diversity on campus

Ashley McCallum

December 30, 2016

  By Ashley McCallum Dec. 16, 2016   At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, more than 9,000 undergraduate students identify as Caucasian/ White, almost enough to pack Perkins Stadium. Meanwhile, the amount of students who identify as Native Hawaiian/Native Islander could fit...

Racist terms, social media cause outcry

Racist terms, social media cause outcry

February 23, 2016

By Nathan Kober Feb. 24, 2016 Freshman Black Student Union (BSU) member Tatyana Covington told Chancellor Beverly Kopper she has considered transferring out of UW-Whitewater due to the racist and bigoted speech heard on campus at the Pizza with the Chancellor event on Feb. 16. “I don’t ...

Organizations team up for mental health

January 27, 2016

  Jan. 27, 2016 By Marisa LaBello Recent data gathered from the Jed Foundation, an emotional and suicide prevention organization, reveals that one-third of college students experience mental health challenges, and not everyone reaches out for help. Studies conducted by the Jed foundation and ...

Commencement speaker finds she has what it takes to succeed

December 8, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Dec. 9, 2015   While her lungs may not have been working the day Fernanda Contreras was supposed to apply to be the commencement speaker for this semester’s ceremony, she said, her heart was. After being given permission to submit her application the next Monday, Contre...

Disabilities don’t stop Pena

Disabilities don’t stop Pena

September 30, 2015

By Ashley McCallum Lifestyle Editor   The shuffling of eager feet, the rolling of wheels on Razor scooters, shouting from friend-to-friend about assignments and weekend plans. Students hear these sounds on a daily basis around campus. But what sounds would there be if the students couldn...

Ojibwe therapist speaks on LGBT peoples in Native American reservations

February 25, 2015

  Feb. 25, 2015 By Brad Allen   An individual and family therapist of Ojibwe Indian ethnicity gave a presentation on Two-Sprit Native American peoples’ experiences and hardships from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the UC 275A on Feb. 19. Jessica Kota is a member of Aamjiwnaang First...

UW-Whitewater celebrates Cesar Chavez Day

UW-Whitewater celebrates Cesar Chavez Day

March 20, 2013

  José Vásquez, a member of the UW System Board of Regents, spoke at the University Center Hamilton Room on March 12 in honor of Cesar Chavez day, and discussed the past, present and future of Latinos in the United States. “When it comes to the Hispanic presence in the United States, others...

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