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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 and Ice, featured two-and-a-half hours of dancing, singing and humor performed by nine different dra...

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 hosted over 800 lectures to thousands of people. Every Monday at 3 p.m. during the fall and spring...

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 new LGBTQ course entitled Queering American History as well as a new program— Early Child Care Edu...

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 as Queering American History. Developed by Women’s and Gender Studies professor Ashley Gilbert-Bar...

‘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 described as “enlightening” and “life-changing.”    Instead of the blood, guts and gore of a t...

Workshop focused on inclusion, health

Workshop focused on inclusion, health

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

October 29, 2018

With the semester in full swing,  University Health and Counseling Services (UCHS) want to ensure that every student knows the resources and help available, along with how to get in contact with them.  “Academics is only one of the dimensions of wellness,” said Erica Fischer, wellness coordinator for ...

Campus celebrates coming out day

Brenda Echeverria, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students and staff celebrated National Coming Out Day on Oct. 11 in an event held in the Warhawk Connection Center. The day’s event, which looks to promote LGBTQ awareness, was put on by UW-W LGBT, student organization IMPACT, and the UW-W Pride Center. Pidgeon...

Religious freedom differs from tolerance

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 Royal Purple Staff Opinion The “religious freedom” laws taking place in Indiana as well as other states in the news lately have created a lot of controversy surrounding the topic of religious freedom and discrimination. This is no new feeling when it comes to religion, however,...

Film raises gay rights awareness

Film raises gay rights awareness

March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014   By Thomas Zimmer   As part of this year’s International Week, The Center for Global Education teamed up with PRIDE and IMPACT to screen “Born This Way” on Feb. 26. The film depicts the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender and Questioning community members...

Whitewater couple fights for gay marriage

Whitewater couple fights for gay marriage

February 5, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014 By Michael Riley   Two UW-Whitewater employees are among four couples named in a lawsuit filed Monday aiming to lift Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage. “We expect that this lawsuit will bring the freedom to marry to all Wisconsinites,” said Larry Dupuis, legal director...

Living under an ‘umbrella’

October 1, 2013

UW-Whitewater students describe what it’s like living with a unique gender identity By Emma Cunningham   Most college students get used to filling out endless forms and applications that typically have a box to check if you are “male” or “female.” But what if you weren’t sur...

Diversity dinner offers etiquette lessons

Diversity dinner offers etiquette lessons

January 30, 2013

  UW-Whitewater’s Diversity Networking Program will be holding an etiquette dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the University Center.  The event is an opportunity for students who are multicultural, LGBTQ, disabled, interracial or involved with the military to develop skills, connect with...

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