Royal Purple

Campus in need of more resources

December 9, 2019

According to Higher Education Today, “data indicates that in the past year, three out of five students experienced overwhelming anxiety, and two out of five students were too depressed to function.” Out of the students experiencing mental health issues, only ten to fifteen percent seek services at t...

Support from unexpected places

Support from unexpected places

Brad Allen, Managing Editor

February 13, 2018

After learning that two teenage girls in Whitewater had lost both their parents in one morning, community members in Whitewater collectively donated several thousand dollars to assist with funeral arrangements and emergency expenses for the teens. Pay It Forward, a local group that meets once each month to deci...

Hope helps prevent suicide

Hope helps prevent suicide

Brenda Echeverria, Arts & Rec Editor

November 15, 2017

In 2014, at least 7,388 U.S. veterans committed suicide, and 133 were from Wisconsin, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In response, the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) created the Zero Veteran Suicide Initiative to combat the issue. The initiative is a...

Don’t give in to struggles beneath the surface

Benjamin Pierce, Assistant News Editor

September 12, 2017

Last week was an exciting, yet stressful time for students here at UW-Whitewater. With the 2017 academic year starting, students forged around campus and in various workplaces in the surrounding communities. It was an important week for all of us, but the one ahead might be even more important. It’...

Letter to the Editor: Make suicide prevention essential

April 26, 2016

April 27, 2016 Suicide is a major issue that has been brushed under the rug all too often. Feelings of suicide not only occur in adulthood, but also can occur in years as early as grade school. I believe it is important to bring awareness and educate children in grade school about suicide and the...

Depression across the spectrum

December 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014 By Amber Levenhagen I’m not a stranger to death. Not to sound morbid, but it’s been a small part of my life. I’m not sure if part of it is due to the rumored curse of my high school, but it seems every year like clockwork someone I know has passed. With the recent death of...

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