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Do not fear the infamous job search

April 19, 2016

April 20, 2016 As college students, we are constantly looking towards things to come – having a full-time job, a house and maybe even a family. The biggest obstacle, however, is going from being a young, developing college student to a mature, well-polished and professional adult with a career and a futur...

Primary sparks high turnout

Primary sparks high turnout

April 6, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal April 6, 2016   The HawkCard office was a busy place on April 5, Wisconsin’s primary election day. After months of primaries, it was finally Wisconsin’s turn, making UW-Whitewater a hub of activity. Student workers printed dozens of student Voter ID’s for tho...

Administration’s actions censor press

March 1, 2016

March 1, 2016 As you read through the story about last week’s Action Forum, you might not take notice of the fact that we had photos of the event. We weren’t supposed to. The media was told that we couldn’t take photographs or video of the event because the UW-Whitewater Campus Climate Working Grou...

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

The “jailbirds” sit at a table while trying convince fundraiser patrons to donate funds for the cause.

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

The advertising kiosk shown above wouldn’t be permitted to stay there in its current place if the water feature buffer is put into place by the Campus Landscape and Planning Committee. The buffer is currently being proposed at 50 feet. Photo by Kimberly Wethal.

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

Jenny Musilek’s winning pumpkin design.

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...

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