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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

Shooter training focused on safety

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

Campus wants graffiti gone

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

New emergency care kits to keep campus prepared

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’

‘It will Ultimately Save More Lives’

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

January 22, 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...

On duty with campus security officers

October 10, 2012

The Campus Security Officer program formed in fall 2010 due to the congestion of vehicles and students crossing Starin Road. Starting out with only five employees, the CSO program’s ability to provide services was limited. In fall 2010, multiple hate crimes occurred on campus. “Because the...

Telfer to be held hostage in June

May 9, 2012

Chancellor Richard Telfer will be held captive in a simulated hostage situation in June. UW-Whitewater will host the largest police training event in the world. irTactical Active Shooter Training will take place on campus June 8-10. irTactical is a manufacturing company in Whitewater that makes...

Large-scale house party busted last night

October 21, 2011

Another year, another large-scale house party busted. Ninety people were cited for underage drinking after the Whitewater Police Department, with help from UW-Whitewater Campus Police and the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department, broke up a house party at 404 W. Center St. Thursday night. On O...

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