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Professor of Women and Gender Studies Ashley Barnes-Gilbert (left) hugs and congratulates Miles Duckert, a senior who is taking a bachelor of science in social work(right) during the Rainbow Celebration of Excellence Thursday afternoon April 28, 2022.

Rainbow celebration of excellence

Ky McCombe, Photographer May 1, 2022

Every year the PB Poorman Pride Center puts on a ceremony for all the LGBTQ+ students and allies who are graduating seniors to commemorate their time here at UW-Whitewater. This year celebrates the 11th...

After a round of handshakes and thank-you’s, the IMPACT Executive Board (front row) and UWW Administrators (back) take time to reflect on a successful meeting.

Administrators address LGBTQ+ student concerns

Ivy Steege, Campus News Editor March 27, 2022

The “Don’t Say Gay” bill being discussed in Florida Legislation has opened talk about ways the UW-Whitewater can and is supporting students that are a part of the LGBTQ+ community. On March 16th,...

UW-W student Andi Britton gives her romantic partner, Mackenzie O’Connor, a piggy-back ride during a hike.

What Valentine’s Day means to the LGBTQ+ community

Ivy Steege, Journalist February 13, 2022

Hearts are filling the air for Valentine’s Day 2022. The holiday has evolved to one celebrating the romantic partnerships in people’s lives. It’s hard to miss advertisements for meals, jewelry, and...

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Marching Band performs at the pride rally on Saturday Oct 23, 2021at the Cultural Arts Center in downtown Whitewater.

Whitewater Pride Festival makes history

Felicity Knabenabuer, Lifestyle Editor October 31, 2021

History was made in Whitewater as the first ever pride festival was celebrated on Saturday, October 23 at the Central Arts Center in front of the birge fountain. This momentous event was the brainchild...

Students spend time in the PB Poorman Pride Center in between classes.

Full of pride

Lyric Trempe, Photographer September 12, 2021

  Established in 2008, the PB Poorman Pride Center aims to offer an open and welcoming space for all LGBTQ+ and ally students to relax, study, and socialize. The Center employs student leaders...

IMPACT President Chamomile Harrison

IMPACT spreads the love on campus

Nichole Learman, Journalist February 7, 2021

IMPACT is a student organization that provides a safe space for people of all sexual, romantic and gender identities. It is a place for students to hang out, socialize, get support, and get more educated...

Jackie Briggs, front right in purple, Director of Admissions, leads a tour in the University Center lobby. UW-Whitewater admissions staff visited with incoming and prospective students and their families and guided small tour groups around campus on Thursday, July 16, 2020.

Community Engagement Center Faculty Lead Gender Inclusivity Workshop

Kylie Jacobs, Managing Editor September 6, 2020

On August 28 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater staff held a virtual workshop focused on educating participants about the discrimination LGBTQ individuals face in the healthcare industry and the importance...

Drag show promotes community, freedom

Drag show promotes community, freedom

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor March 4, 2019

For the tenth year, UW-Whitewater’s LGBTQ student organization, IMPACT, has brought music, color and diversity to campus with their annual drag show event. This year’s show, which was titled Fire...

Fairhaven Lecture Series encourages unique conversation

Fairhaven Lecture Series encourages unique conversation

Shannan Lojeski, News Editor February 18, 2019

“A World at War: Taking a Closer Look at WWII.” That is the theme for this semester’s Fairhaven Lecture Series. Since 1983, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Continuing Education program has...

New spring courses begin to flourish

New spring courses begin to flourish

Charlie Fries, Assistant Lifestyle Editor February 18, 2019

While registering for classes for the 2019 spring semester, students may have noticed new course opportunities listed on the course catalog. Last semester The Royal Purple wrote a story introducing a...

Spring semester brings new course options

Charlie Fries, Assistant Lifestyle Editor December 4, 2018

As the spring semester approaches, students will find new course options added to the catalog. Many new courses available for students during the spring semester are diversity or minority related, such...

‘Boxes and Walls’ event tackles oppression

‘Boxes and Walls’ event tackles oppression

Hannah Schultz, Staff Reporter November 5, 2018

   A haunting experience once again arrived on the UW-Whitewater campus in the wake of the Halloween season.    UW-W hosted its annual diversity experience called Boxes & Walls, which many have...

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