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Chancellor should support victims, students

October 22, 2018

Retired professor Brian Kevin Beck posited last week that Chancellor Kopper should not step down because she has not failed in any of her responsibilities. Chancellor Kopper herself said that her primary responsibility as Chancellor has always been “ensuring that UW-Whitewater is a welcoming campus for...

Student view on mandatory reporting

Student view on mandatory reporting

Rebekah Madia, Senior, Social Work BS

April 15, 2018

Resident Assistants (RAs) tend to have a bad reputation for many reasons. Yes, there is nothing worse than getting written up and thinking that your chances of being successful in life are completely over. There is something many who were not RAs do not realize, one aspect of the RA job that is widely misund...

Imagine: people doing what they love with ease

January 26, 2016

Jan. 26, 2016 Most kids in America grow up hearing they can be anything they want to be. This is a grand ideal, but I wonder if it’s truer in theory than in reality. There are thousands of universities in America that offer the opportunity for students to study for any career imaginable. For example, if someone wants to be a paleontologist and discover the remains of dinosaurs,...

For vocalist, path to recital began with major switch

November 6, 2013

By Lauren Piek   Senior Jennalee Brummel originally came to UW-Whitewater with the intention of majoring in flute performance after receiving a full scholarship. That was her plan until one of her professors suggested she do something else besides play flute. Brummel had always wanted to...

Student-teacher relations rely on communication

May 8, 2013

  Students have heard of this before. A student doesn’t know his or her grade and has no idea how they are doing in the class. Teachers change what they have scheduled on the syllabus. These situations are nothing new in college. The issue, however, is that students and teachers do not always...

Investing in entrepreneurs

Investing in entrepreneurs

March 13, 2013

Student entrepreneurs could potentially receive mirco-loans through the UW-Whitewater Student Chamber of Commerce. Sophomore Dan Fink, the co-founder of the chamber,  said micro-loans are usually used for the initial costs associated with starting a business, such as inventory, supplies or machinery. ...

A Non-Traditional Life: David Fleming

September 5, 2012

“I look at every class as ‘this is the class I need to graduate.’” This is the mindset David Fleming, 28, has as he begins his freshman year at UW-Whitewater as a non-traditional student. Fleming, originally from Huffman, Texas, moved to Whitewater in July 2011 with hopes of going to school...

A Non-Traditional Life: Damon Judah

December 7, 2011

Before enrolling at UW-Whitewater as a 27-year-old non-traditional student in 2008, Damon Judah was spending cold winter nights in his car, homeless. “Those were difficult years,” Judah said.  “I was living paycheck to paycheck and not loving any job.  I’ve been homeless and had to sleep in a car durin...

Student hit by car on Main Street

March 1, 2011

A UW-Whitewater student was struck by a car at the intersection of Main Street and Whiton Street Tuesday afternoon. Senior Chris ONeil said he was crossing Main Street at the Whiton Street crosswalk when he was “nudged” by the vehicle. “The car came up [and] sort of nudged me,” he said. ...

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