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Alyssa Brooks, Assistant Lifestyle Editor

May 6, 2019


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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


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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 ...

Is possible ACA repeal cause for alarm?

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor

January 25, 2017


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With the potential for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there’s currently no need for concern – that’s the message from health care specialists in and around South Central Wisconsin. While both houses of Congress at the federal level, along with President Donald Trump, support actions...

STI testing made accessible on campus

Alex Goodwin- Salas, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


Filed under Lifestyle

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


Filed under Lifestyle, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Lifestyle

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


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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


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  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 ...

Low Light Vapor opens in downtown whitewater, offers alternative to smoking cigarettes

Low Light Vapor opens in downtown whitewater, offers alternative to smoking cigarettes

September 30, 2015


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  By Brad Allen September 30, 2015   Whether for personal leisure or as a way to quit smoking cigarettes, people in Whitewater can now visit a local vaping shop to buy vaping products. Low Light Vapor opened at 112 S. First St. in downtown Whitewater on July 1, accommodating...

In Fine Feather: Q&A with wellness coordinator

May 6, 2015


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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


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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


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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...

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