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Veterans an integral part of campus

Ben pierce, Assistant News Editor November 30, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

Graphic by Alyssa Miles

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

March 12, 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...

A Nontraditional Life: Ryan Lonergan

November 14, 2012

  From high school to the military, sophomore Ryan Lonergan has done more than most. Lonergan, 25, graduated from Waterford Union High School in 2006, and upon graduation, joined the military. Lonergan...

Non-traditional students celebrate their journeys

November 7, 2012

  The Nontraditional Student Organization will celebrate  Whitewater’s nontraditional students  the week of Nov. 5 through 9. Daily events will be head on campus that students can participate...

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...

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