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Events to spotlight older students value on campus

Shannon Columb, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

Nontraditional students will be recognized next week, Nov. 7-11 for their accomplishments and efforts in continuing their education. The week will be packed with events for nontraditional students. The celebration will start with a Coffee Kickoff, and every day during the lunch period, speakers from...

SaVE takes back the night

May 3, 2016

By Maddy Scheel May 4, 2016 In alignment with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, UW-Whitewater held the third annual Take Back the Night event on campus. Take Back the Night was one of many national movements that aimed to end sexual, relationship and domestic violence.    These events were spon...

Sexual assault law won’t change police policy

April 12, 2016

By Kimberly Wethal April 13, 2016   A bill protecting sexual assault victims and bystanders on college campuses – a piece of legislation Gov. Scott Walker says is a “commitment to supporting survivors” – is a “moot point” to UW-Whitewater Police Services Chief Matthew Kiederl...

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...

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...

Mumps cases on campus double

November 4, 2015

By Sidney Birkett Nov. 4, 2015   The current number of mumps cases has increased with six new cases, bringing the number to 12 confirmed cases on campus. The last confirmed case was on Oct. 23. At the moment, there are no pending cases. This means there is no one that has been tested and is await...

Mumps cases confirmed on UW-W campus

September 30, 2015

*Editor's Note: Story has been updated for the October 7, 2015 issue of the Royal Purple. The original story will remain published below the update. October 7, 2015   Four new cases of mumps were reported on campus as of Oct. 5, bringing the total number of cases up to six. The first t...

‘It’s On Us’ campaign in second year

September 16, 2015

By Kimberly Wethal News Editor Whitewater Student Government President Allison Hetz sees campus sexual assault as more than just a women’s issue. Rather, she looks at it as more of an “everyone issue.” “There are a lot of people here who have been affected by sexual assault,” He...

Letter to Editor: UW-W coalition observes Alcohol Awareness Month

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 This April is Alcohol Awareness Month, founded and sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) since 1987. This year’s theme is: “For the Health of It: Early Education on Alcoholism and Addiction.” Alcohol use is a serious, complex issue....

Massages treat body, soul

Massages treat body, soul

February 5, 2014

  Feb. 5, 2014 By Jacqueline Schaefer   Massage therapist Tom Lightfield is a busy man. Not only does he live on a small farm and work from his house, Lightfield also spends two days per week at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Lightfield works in the University Health...

Readjusting your habits to improve new semester

Readjusting your habits to improve new semester

January 22, 2014

Jan. 22, 2014 By Haley Beets   Whether a student is in elementary school or a senior in college, the first day of school comes with a sense of dread. Nocturnal Netflix binges are no longer an option, and neither is sleeping until 1 p.m.. Adjusting to a school schedule and the homework...

Beat the cold: Tips on surviving the winter season

December 11, 2013

  Dec. 11, 2013   It’s that time of year again: the weather gets colder, motivation begins to drop and strangers start ending a friendly conversation with “Happy Holidays.” Once these things start happening, it gets more difficult to stay focused. Essentially, we kiss our motivation...

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