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“Wrecked” questions campus rape culture

Hannah Maes, Arts and Rec Editor

October 24, 2016

As college students, our world is saturated with the possibility of sexual assault. Every week, students seem to be receiving emails about assaults on campus. Although most of us push it aside and choose not to dwell on the ‘what ifs’, author Maria Padian chooses the opposite: she takes the issue hea...

Letter to the Editor: Energy and assault on campus

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 Concerning energy use on campus, back in 2008, the custodians in the academic buildings were moved from the overnight shift to the day shift in order to conserve the energy used at night. The FP&M Academic East Zone (in which I work) had a lead worker during the second shift who...

Letter to the Editor: Assault prevention requires education

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 I have recently read an article in the Royal Purple about the “amnesty” law on campus, which I think is great and will be very helpful in terms of lessening the staggering underreporting of sexual assault on campuses in general, including Whitewater’s. Although I think this law w...

Column: Fond du Lac school district should embrace student journalism, not limit it

March 18, 2014

March 18, 2014 Commentary by Lucas Wimmer As a student journalist, it is one of my biggest fears that one of my stories will lead to a large backlash and cause trouble for my newspaper. At times, I feel like this fear is irrational. In America, there are boundaries in place to protect journalists,...

Perceptions of rape, assault need to change

April 3, 2013

April is sexual assault awareness month. The timing seems fitting this year with the prominent rape trial of two star high school athletes from Steubenville, Ohio, concluding just over two weeks ago. For a few weeks, it seemed like media coverage of the trial was popping up everywhere. In fact, the...

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