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Whitewater celebrates nontraditional students

Danny Grisanzio, Assistant News Editor

November 4, 2019

Monday, Nov. 4 marks the start of National Nontraditional Student Week. This event happens annually and originated under The Association for Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE). Lynn Smith, the adult student service coordinator, organized a weeklong series of events in an attempt to ...

Keeping an eye on the prize

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

September 30, 2019

Going to college can be hard between living away from home and the nightly homework load. It’s a lot to get used to. But imagine going to college while having to balance a house and kids with full lives of their own at the same time - this is the reality for senior Kimberly Derr and other nontraditiona...

Non-trad students thank support systems

Katelyn Black, Lifestyle Editor

November 12, 2018

For most students, college is a big adjustment. Between the extra homework and moving away from home, it can take a bit of getting used to. But for Colleen Hermes, a 35-year-old graduating senior, the process proved to be even more difficult. Hermes is classified as a nontraditional student – or s...

University hosts events for nontraditional

November 4, 2015

By Alexandria Goodwin-Salas Nov. 4, 2105 Cassandra Gotz, a nontraditional student, came to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater because of the location, size and the opportunities the college offers to its students. National Nontraditional Student Week is a way to celebrate those students who have taken the...

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April 9, 2014

  April 9, 2014 By Haley Beets   Most think of college students as those who go to a university right out of high school. This is not always true, as some students come from diverse backgrounds and must balance several aspects of their lives, such as kids and jobs. These are non-traditional...

Marine’s new mission: Brave rough waters

Nic Doucette

March 5, 2014

  March 5, 2014 By Amanda Ramirez   Many Americans recognize “Semper Fi” as the motto of the U.S. Marine Corps., but not everyone knows the meaning of the phrase. Semper Fidelis is a Latin term that translates to “always faithful.” U.S. Marine Nic Doucette, a junior at UW-...

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