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Veterans an integral part of campus

Ben pierce, Assistant News Editor

November 29, 2017

The University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is home to more than 1,600 students that have served in the armed forces in some capacity. It’s a number that continues to grow. Richard Harris, Coordinator of Student Veterans and Military Services, says educating veterans is more important than ever be...

Hope helps prevent suicide

Hope helps prevent suicide

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

November 15, 2017

In 2014, at least 7,388 U.S. veterans committed suicide, and 133 were from Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In response, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) created the Zero Veteran Suicide Initiative to combat the issue. The initiative is a...

UW-W Military Coordinator discusses online recruiting

Garrett Kluever, Biz and Tech Editor

November 8, 2017

Military recruitment changed greatly over the last decade with the introduction of social media and the easy connections people are capable of making with each other. Richard Harris, the Coordinator of Student Veterans & Military Services at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, sees a drastic change ...

Staff Debates: The Colin Kaepernick Debate

Dusty Hartl and Justin St. Peter

September 21, 2016

Kneel Like it or not, many athletes are considered heroes. We, as a society, encourage athletes to speak their mind, lead by example, and set good example for today’s youth. So then why are many mad at Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback, when he chose to sit and then kneel for t...

Letter to the Editor: Combat training teaches cadets valuable skills

February 2, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 An inside look at how ROTC students learn to save lives Over the winter break from Jan. 11 to Jan. 14, I went through Combat Life Saver (CLS) training with five other cadets from the Badger Battalion. Two medics, SGT Whitney and SPC Roelke from the 135th Medical Company out of Waukesha, ca...

Student veteran population supported

November 13, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic As the student veteran population on campus continues to grow, UW-Whitewater accommodations are made to support a growing minority. UW-W is listed as a “Military Friendly” school and rated four out of five stars on G.I. Jobs for military friendliness. The...

Outside the wire: Cavalry Scout on a mission to inspire others through wellness and fitness

Outside the wire: Cavalry Scout on a mission to inspire others through wellness and fitness

November 13, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic At first glance, Thomas Slaten looks like a typical college student: casual and relaxed, sporting a hoodie and sweats. The only thing that could possibly give him away is his standard military cut. Enlisted at 17 and deployed to Iraq by 19, junior Thomas “Tom”...

U.S. should back Ukraine, but not with military

U.S. should back Ukraine, but not with military

March 11, 2014

March 12, 2014 Editorial Staff Opinion As the issues in Ukraine continue to escalate, so does involvement from other countries. Recently added to the list of countries having some sort of participation in the Eastern European political clash is the United States. No matter how much its stake...

A non-traditional life for a UW-W student

March 16, 2011

Her alarm goes off at 5:30 a.m., giving her just two hours to feed and let out the dog, prepare breakfast for her family, get class materials together, pack a lunch, put gas in her SUV, and drive the 45-minute commute to UW-Whitewater. By the time her first class starts, she has been awake and bu...

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