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Drug violations top campus Sept. crime log

Drug violations top campus Sept. crime log

Katie Childs, Assistant News Editor

October 4, 2020

The UW-Whitewater campus police reported an array of on-campus crimes throughout the month of September. The reported crimes were added to the University Police website in daily and weekend logs.  The most abundant crime among students was drug violations (type of drug unspecified), at twenty cases for the month. Second in tall...

Suspects investigated in campus weapon alert

The first week of fall classes found UW-Whitewater police chief Matt Kiederlen teaching his first law enforcement practices course in Hyer Hall on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

Carina Lopez, News Editor

September 27, 2020

UW-Whitewater students reported seeing a weapon displayed from a dark red Pontiac with rear end damage near Lee Hall around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. Witnesses described the suspects as black males with short hair displaying a handgun.  “We have developed suspects and we have recovered the vehicle,...

Warhawks tackle racism

Motlow State Community College President Michael Torrence

Dauntae Green, Lifestyle Editor

September 6, 2020

In the past few months, we have read, heard and seen racism happening all over America, which may make us question the role of race in our society today. We, as a community, must now come together to converse about how we are affected by racism, to support each other, and stay strong through these h...

Push Back on Parking Services

Push Back on Parking Services

Lauren Erickson, Senior, Social Work BA

April 15, 2018

Parking tickets—something students and faculty at UW-Whitewater have gotten their fair share of. Have you gotten to the point of frustration where  you paid your $25 ticket in pennies? Alumnus Corey Dean has racked up over 25 tickets throughout his numerous years at UW-Whitewater, and he reached the p...

Shooter training focused on safety

UW-W Police Services conducted active shooter training in January, as shown in this January photo. Further training sessions were held in early March

Quadrae Walton, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2018

University Police Services held an active shooter training session on March 1 in Summers Auditorium. The training was originally scheduled to be in room 68A, but the training was relocated due a larger turnout than expected. The training focused on many topics other than active shooters, it taught audience ...

Campus wants graffiti gone

The graffiti seen around campus features the word “soon” and includes a crown and sometimes other words as well. The graffiti is not an active threat to campus.

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2018

It’s art – until it’s not. A graffiti perpetrator has taken their artistic ideas too far and is spooking the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. The graffiti features a face with the eyes crossed out and occasionally has a crown. The word ‘soon’ is featured with the drawing and ...

New emergency care kits to keep campus prepared

The emergency care kits installed on campus include a variety of tools including tourniquets, bandages and more. The kits were installed earlier this month.

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

February 19, 2018

A recent shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead is sending shockwaves through the country. Should an emergency situation break out here at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, a recent addition to campus is designed to help. Emergency care kits were installed earlier this m...

‘It will Ultimately Save More Lives’

UW-W Police Services conducted active shooter training in January, as shown in this January photo. Further training sessions were held in early March

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

January 23, 2018

Four police officers advanced down the corridors of Hyland Hall behind the cover of a riot shield, checking each classroom for potential threats. The officer holding the shield commanded a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt to stop moving. After he chose not to comply, the policemen pursued and engage...

Police should not hide body cam footage

Royal Purple staff, Staff Writer

November 8, 2017

Viewing footage from a police officer’s body camera might be about to get more difficult. A Wisconsin state bill, AB 351 – which has been voted out of the assembly’s criminal justice and public safety committee – pits First Amendment rights up against the Fourth, creating a boxing ring between...

Alleged armed robbery reported

Nicole Aimone, News Editor

November 1, 2017

An alleged armed robbery was reported to University Police, on SundayOct. 29. The alleged crime happened at the intersection of West Starin Road and North Prairie Street at approximately between mid- night and 1:30 a.m. The reporting victim claims four unidentified masked individuals hit his shoulder...

People of Whitewater: Hawk

February 1, 2017

A compilation piece to Lifestyle's story on the K-9 Officer, Hawk.

Death to female journalists: a reporter’s perspective

April 5, 2016

April 5, 2016 I’m not a political writer, but as a photographer and journalist I was still excited to cover the Donald Trump rally when he made a stop in Janesville last week. I knew it was going to be an experience, especially when I received phone calls from family and friends who warned me t...

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