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SAGE cleans up campus

Brenda Echeverria, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


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Students Allied for a Green Earth (SAGE), completed yet another successful volunteer clean-up Sunday, Oct 8. The student organization addresses environmental and sustainability issues of all types through programming like these bi-weekly clean-up sessions. Members walk around campus picking up any...

Students step up for Spring Splash

Shannon Columb and Brad Allen

April 13, 2017


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Hordes of college students trashed during one of Whitewater’s largest annual events has its pros and cons, depending on whom you ask. But many students from several organizations are stepping up to lead efforts to clean up garbage in the community after the event. Students are working in hopes of...

Campaign aims to turn cigarette butts into benches

Campaign aims to turn cigarette butts into benches

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

December 7, 2016


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Benches are a place to rest your butt. But what about a bench made out of butts? Cigarette butts, that is. Downtown Whitewater, Inc. has partnered with Terracycle, a non-profit organization based in New Jersey, to conduct an ongoing project in which cigarette butts are recycled into fiberglass and...

‘No Matter Who Won, We Lost’

‘No Matter Who Won, We Lost’

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief

December 3, 2016


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At 3 a.m. on Nov. 9, tears were shed, emotions were raw and jaws were picked up off the floor, as Republican nominee Donald Trump surpassed the projected 270 electoral college vote to be deemed the country’s President-elect in an upset victory against opponent Hillary Clinton. It’s been three w...

Debate allows students to make their voices heard

February 16, 2016


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By Kimberly Wethal, Andrew Eppen and Emily Lepkowski Feb. 17, 2016 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) were the only two candidates on stage at the Democratic primary debate on Feb. 11, but that didn’t stop past and present UW students from fighting to h...

Pontiff inspires change

Pontiff inspires change

October 7, 2015


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By Amber Levenhagen Photo Editor Oct. 7, 2015   Steve Coleman spoke Monday about the lasting effect of climate change and the need for immediate action. Developing countries are hit the hardest and according to Coleman, this is not okay. Coleman is an educator specializing in Catholic social te...

Org sells body scrubs, donates to charity

February 11, 2015


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  Feb. 11, 2015 By Kimberly Wethal   Giving back to a charitable cause has never been quite so sweet. On February 9, 10 and 12 from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. in the University Center, the student organizations the Freedom Force and Students Allied for a Green Earth (SAGE) will be team...

Bottle fill stations keep students cool, green

Bottle fill stations keep students cool, green

April 23, 2014


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  April 23, 2014 By Kristie Weiss   Students Allied for a Green Earth and other campus organizations are working to place filling stations throughout campus buildings to promote the use of refillable plastic water bottles over single-use bottled water. Wesley Enterline, sustainability...

Students stand for freedom

Students stand for freedom

April 16, 2014


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UW-Whitewater organization participates in national event against modern-day slavery April 15, 2014. By Vesna Brajkovic   Although students may not be strangers to pulling all-nighters at the library, how many of those students would willingly stand outside for 24 hours? Starting...

Organizations team up for social awareness

March 12, 2014


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March 12, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic   Six different groups, normally with six different missions, will team up for a week to share one common goal: awareness. Justice Week, which started March 10 and runs through March 13, is a collaborative event of several of the justice organizations...

UW-W garden aims to sustain, teach

UW-W garden aims to sustain, teach

September 25, 2013


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By Caleb Kimball By Lucas Wimmer   The organic garden on campus aims to not only feed the community but teach students about sustainability. The project began after garden adviser Tom Karthausser read “The Good Food Revolution” by Will Allen, CEO of Growing Power. This book describes...

Earth Week mindset should not end in April

May 1, 2013


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  Earth Week may have ended, but that does not mean taking care of the Earth should be ignored for the rest of the year. The Earth constantly needs our attention and care. The events and lessons learned during Earth Week should be used every day of our lives. Patrick Jamar, president of Students...

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