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Alyssa Brooks, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

May 6, 2019

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, students in Dr. Kate Ksobiech’s Health Advocacy class hosted the third annual Sexual Assault Awareness Month trivia night to increase awareness about sexual assault and prevention. Along with her class, the UHCS and UW-W Sexual Assault Prevention Advisory Com...

Preventing sexual assault on campus; ‘It’s On Us’

Preventing sexual assault on campus; ‘It’s On Us’

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

April 26, 2017

On Thursday, April 27, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater will be one of over 200 college campuses around the country spreading awareness of sexual assault. On that day, students and faculty are asked to wear their “It’s On Us” T-shirt or sticker. Stickers will be available all day Thursday ...

STI testing made accessible on campus

Alex Goodwin- Salas, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016

In respect of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, the University Health and Counseling Services (UHCS) located in the Ambrose Health Center, worked with many student organizations, such as IMPACT and BSU to have rapid HIV testing done in the University Center. The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) helped UW-W provide...

Fighting illness on campus

Alex Goodwin- Salas, Lifestyle Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

The winter season is a time for holidays and family, but it is also a time for illness. As it quickly approaches, everyone on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus should know where to be treated and how to prevent illness. Students around campus also have remedies of their own when feeling ...

UHCS practices mindful meditation

Alex Goodwin- Salas, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016

Mindfulness meditation has become a popular way of maintaining a healthy lifestyle in today’s society and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is following the trend by offering a meditation class for students and faculty. Family Nurse Practitioner, Rebecca McAllister, works with the University Healt...

Flu shots still available for students on campus

February 16, 2016

By Maddy Scheel Feb. 17, 2016 Flu season is still here. In fact, it’s in full swing. To prevent against the flu, University Health Counseling Services (UHCS) encourages students to consider a vaccination, even this late into the winter. “While it has been detected on campus, none of our t...

Organizations team up for mental health

January 27, 2016

  Jan. 27, 2016 By Marisa LaBello Recent data gathered from the Jed Foundation, an emotional and suicide prevention organization, reveals that one-third of college students experience mental health challenges, and not everyone reaches out for help. Studies conducted by the Jed foundation and ...

In Fine Feather: Q&A with wellness coordinator

May 6, 2015

May 6, 2015 By Alena Purpero There are many people who assist in making Whitewater’s campus as healthy of an environment as possible. I got the chance to talk to one of the many people, Wellness Coordinator Whitney Henley. I learned a lot about the time and effort she and other staff invest in...

Surviving the winter months

December 3, 2014

Dec. 3, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic Wisconsin winters come and go, and each one always feels like the worst one yet. But as temperatures slowly drop, winter quietly creeps up. Below are tips on how to beat the cold by keeping warm, healthy and safe while you brave the winter elements.   Tips fo...

Popular campus myths debunked

October 15, 2014

Oct. 15, 2014 By Amber Levenhagen Few myths have been passed around campus through the generations, but until now little light has been shown on the truth of the matter. Some of the common myths include guaranteed free tuition if struck by a campus vehicle while walking to class, or automatically...

Students save time to ‘take back the night’

Students save time to ‘take back the night’

April 16, 2014

  April 16, 2014 By Allyson Karnowski   One in four college women have been victims of sexual assault or an attempted assault, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Several events throughout April will represent Sexual Assault Awareness Month at UW-Whitewater and across...

Students should use resources to manage stress

March 5, 2014

March 5, 2014 Editorial Staff Opinion In a recent study, the American Psychological Association found the most stressed age group was young adults ages 18 to 33. Stressors like grades, graduation, the state of the job market and balancing it all with a social life can cause a harmful amount of...

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