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College love: only a swipe away?

February 9, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 10, 2016 The pressure’s on. Walmart’s aisles have transformed from the leftover holiday misfit toys to pink and red boxes of chocolate and teddy bears holding hearts with the sappy “I love you” message boyfriends and girlfriends can’t reiterate in person. As the d...

New strategic plan calls for a ‘blank slate’

February 2, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal Feb. 3, 2016 The changing demographics of the campus – a shift in the number of underrepresented students and non-traditional students – and the reduction in state funding from 60 percent in the late 90s to only 10 percent in fall 2015 calls for a “blank slate” for a new ...

Listening session to be held at UC

December 8, 2015

Information compiled by Kimberly Wethal Dec. 9, 2015   Rep. Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton) said he finds going to non-traditional listening session locations around his constituent area gives him a “new perspective” from people who normally wouldn’t think to contact him. The UW-Whitewate...

Save the tap: it’s not that simple

November 17, 2015

Nov. 17, 2015 There are many bubblers with water bottle refill stations located across campus from Heide Hall to the University Center. These bubblers should be taken advantage of each day of the week by students with reusable water bottles. It’s important to continue using reusable water bottles so land...

Lock-up event raises money for summer camp

Lock-up event raises money for summer camp

November 10, 2015

By Sidney Birkett Nov. 11, 2015 Usually releasing “jailbirds” doesn’t help send children to camp, but  the money raised at a lock-up hosted by Delta Zeta and DECA on Thurs., Nov. 5 did. The money was raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) by means of having “jailbird...

Buffer for water feature considered: Zone would prevent activities, ads from being close to water fountain

Buffer for water feature considered: Zone would prevent activities, ads from being close to water fountain

November 10, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal Nov. 11, 2015 Concerns were raised by students orgs during a discussion occurring in the past weeks about the future of the Minneiska Springs water feature located outside the University Center along the Wyman Mall.. The discussion, which took place at the first Campus Landscap...

Transparency over tobacco ban is essential

November 3, 2015

Royal Purple Staff Opinion Nov. 3, 2015 Student demonstrators gathered outside the University Center last week, calling for the preservation of shared governance, holding protest signs and pretending to smoke pretzels. Which leads the average observer to ask themselves, “why are these people smok...

Students decorate pumpkins for prizes

Students decorate pumpkins for prizes

October 29, 2015

By Signe Trewyn Oct. 28, 2015 October is the month dedicated to fall colors, Halloween, trick-or-treating and, of course, pumpkins. For several weeks, the University Center has displayed an arrangement of decorated pumpkins. The pumpkins were decorated as everything from ice cream cones...

Shared governance demonstration voices student frustration

Shared governance demonstration voices student frustration

October 29, 2015

By Vesna Brajkovic Oct. 28, 2015   “I’ll light up, let’s march,” senior Rob Emmett told 19 sign-holding demonstrators before leading the students around the University Center water feature at 11 a.m. on Oct. 26.  The demonstration was meant to show “that shared governance needs to be re...

Homecoming changes call for inclusion, unity

Homecoming changes call for inclusion, unity

October 28, 2015

By Ashley McCallum Oct. 27, 2015   Nearly two months after classes went into session for the school year, UW-Whitewater students and the community members are being welcomed home with a celebration that is less than familiar than what returning Warhawks are used to, with the goal of creati...

Workshop solves headphone tragedy

October 21, 2015

By Alexandria Goodwin- Salas Oct. 20, 2015 Imagine a perfect world where headphones did not tangle the moment you put them into your bag or pocket. The Wrap Your Headphones workshop taught attendees the joys of that perfect world. Senior Hannah Schliesman and sophomores Cassie Meyer, Annie Kail...

SEAL not extinct but evolving

September 16, 2015

By: Ashley McCallum Lifestyle Editor As of this semester, a familiar group on campus has gone extinct. The former structure of SEAL (Student Entertainment and Awareness Leauge) is gone, but the events and entertainment it provided is not. Six student entertainment assistants employed by the University ...

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