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The importance of sexual assault awareness

Olivia Storey, Assistant News Editor

April 15, 2019

Every April, we see posters, flyers and clothing all around campus raising awareness for sexual assault and how to prevent it. Although many different departments and organizations host and provide their own events and information, the one that stands out to most students is It’s On Us. As a surviv...

Sexual assault sparks conversation

Shannan Lojeski, News Editor

February 11, 2019

Only 20 percent of all sexual assaults are caused by a stranger. A campus wide email was sent Jan. 28 detailing the report of a sexual assault that occurred Jan. 25 between a student and a stranger. The student was followed from the Williams Center off campus to the area of Harmony Lane, Whitewater. W...

WSG supports survivors, chancellor

Killian Jauch, News Editor

November 5, 2018

Whitewater Student Government has unanimously passed two resolutions on an investigation involving former associate to the chancellor Alan Hill and his relationship with Chancellor Beverly Kopper. Senators Austin May and Ethan Hoeppner wrote and proposed both resolutions. The original resolution was written strictly...

Fears of sexual assault persist

Shannan Lojeski, Assistant News Editor

October 29, 2018

Walk faster. Keep going. Faster. There were only three more blocks, but with the tenacious pounding in my chest and the catch in my breathing, it felt more like ten. Tripping over my own fearful feet, I grab my phone and see it’s 9:46 p.m. Looking back up, I feel blinded by the creeping darkness and no...

Campaign raises sexual assault awareness

Killian Jauch, News Editor

October 29, 2018

Last week, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater took part in the “It’s On Us” National Week of Action. “It’s On Us” is the White House’s national campaign to support victims and survivors of college sexual assault. Whitewater Student Government (WSG) played a big role in the events of...

Sexual assault reported on campus

Sexual assault reported on campus

Killian Jauch, News Editor

October 24, 2018

A sexual assault was reported to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police Department Oct. 14. This was the second incident that has been reported on campus this semester. Similarly to the first reported incident Sept. 10 , the individuals involved knew each other. However, campus police said ...

Sexual assault reported on campus

Killian Jauch, News Editor

September 18, 2018

A sexual assault was reported to the Dean of Students office on Monday, Sept. 10. The alleged offender reportedly entered an unlocked dorm room, and the two involved reportedly know one another. The alleged incident was made known to students in a mass email announcement sent out with compliance of the...

Survivors and allies are “Taking Back the Night”

Survivors and allies are “Taking Back the Night”

Gabriella Neurock, Lifestyle Editor

May 1, 2018

There is nothing more empowering than someone finding their voice through the support of many. The Coalition Against Sexual and Interpersonal Violence organization (CASIV), recently sponsored their annual Take Back the Night event, wrapping Sexual Assault Awareness Month, also known as SAAM. The e...

Take Back The Night event vital to moving forward

Take Back The Night event vital to moving forward

Royal Purple, Editorial Staff Opinion

April 30, 2018

It has always been important for us, both as individuals and as a society, to take April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month seriously. Each year, the month needs to serve as a check on ourselves. We need to ensure that, in our efforts to end sexual assault, we are examining our own faults in how we unwit...

‘If you see something, say something’

‘If you see something, say something’

Gabriella Neurock, Lifestyle Editor

April 9, 2018

Every 98 seconds an American is sexually assaulted, according to a finding by the Abuse and Incest National Network. College students are among those most affected –especially new students. Sexual assault influences college students more than any other population, according to Junior Joey Lib...

It’s On Us: Sexual Assault Awareness Week

It’s On Us: Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Hannah Schultz, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater hosted the It’s On Us week on Monday, October 23 to Thursday, October 26. The It’s On Us week is dedicated to raising awareness and stopping sexual assault on college campuses. Events were held each of the four days, and ended with a Survivor Vigil on Thursd...

Sexual assault a focus of conversation

Sexual assault a focus of conversation

Catherine Smith, Lifestyle Editor

October 25, 2017

UW-Whitewater is the only university in the state to devote an entire week to sexual assault awareness, said Bryan Thommes, Director of Student Safety for Whitewater Student Government (WSG). The “Its On Us” campaign run Oct. 23-26, featuring a self-defense class, bingo night, documentary film scr...

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