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Creation of statue lacked student input

Creation of statue lacked student input

December 4, 2013

By Josh Hafemeister On Oct. 28, UW-Whitewater’s University Center became home to a life-sized bronze statue of Willie the Warhawk leaning over a bench. The $40,000 statue, funded through program fees, departmental carryover, gift funding and Residence Life, was meant to embody UW-Whitewater pride...

Safer Sex Drive returns to campus, anonymous HIV testing available

November 29, 2013

  Nov. 29, 2013 By Amanda Ramirez   According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 1 million Americans living with HIV. More than 250,000 of them do not even know it. On Tuesday Dec. 3 the PB Poorman Pride Resource Center will host the Safer Sex...

New bench adorns University Center

New bench adorns University Center

November 20, 2013

Nov. 20, 2013 By Jacqueline Schaefer The most recent art installation on campus is one that exemplifies school spirit, former athletic director Paul Plinske said. And what better to symbolize UW-Whitewater pride than the bird himself: Willie the Warhawk. A life-size bronze statue of Willie the Warhawk leaning on a benc...

Students fight modern-day slavery

Students fight modern-day slavery

November 6, 2013

  By Vesna Brajkovic   Slavery seems like a relic of the past, but it continues to exist in the present day with an estimated 27 million slaves, according to slaveryfootprint.org. Freedom Force, a new student organization on campus, hopes to bring change and awareness to modern-day...

Movember comes back to campus

October 30, 2013

  By Dylan Meyer   The number is 30,090.  This is the number of deaths in the United States from prostate and testicular cancer to date in 2013, according to Cancer.gov. Today, there are 246,510 total cases between these two types of cancer. UW-Whitewater’s fraternity Alpha Sigma...

Bags, bottles focus of Sustainability Day

Bags, bottles focus of Sustainability Day

October 30, 2013

By Thomas Zimmer In the push to go green, the university hosted its annual Sustainability Day on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Student organizations Student Allied for a Green Earth, Earth Initiative and Creative Marketing Unlimited partnered to help educate students and faculty on the importance of sustainable...

Helping those in need

Helping those in need

October 30, 2013

  Students’ project benefits local food pantry By Kayla Edgar   Students in all residence halls on campus will have a chance to give back to the community during The Hunger Games Food Drive competition that runs through Nov. 25. The food drive is between the east and wes...

UHCS health program offers free wellness products to students

October 23, 2013

By Jacqueline Schafer A program that aims to boost physical activity, improve nutrition and hydration in students debuted on Monday, Oct. 21. The University Health and Counseling Services will present “WELLU” a four-week, peer-led health program that is a fantastic way for students to learn...

Student groups team up for benefit concert

Student groups team up for benefit concert

October 2, 2013

By Lauren Piek   UW-Whitewater’s student organization Peace, Education, and Action through Creative Engagement will host a benefit concert, Rock for Peace, from 3 to 11 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Hamilton Room, located in the University Center. PEACE is teaming up with Love & Music Will Save...

Living under an ‘umbrella’

October 2, 2013

UW-Whitewater students describe what it’s like living with a unique gender identity By Emma Cunningham   Most college students get used to filling out endless forms and applications that typically have a box to check if you are “male” or “female.” But what if you weren’t sur...

Freshmen explore campus, city

Freshmen explore campus, city

September 4, 2013

  By Lucas Wimmer Several  offices across campus, including the First Year Experience, Career and Leadership Development, Residence Life and others, have come together to put on the first ever Whitewater Week of Welcome. A large amount of resources were dedicated to encourage not only...

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