Royal Purple

Organizations team up for mental health

January 27, 2016

  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 ...

University offers wellness resources

September 30, 2015

By Jordan Moser Staff Writer Students juggle academics, involvement in organizations, their social lives and, often, a job. With so many daily obligations, students often disregard one of the few things in life that we can control; our health and wellness. Ninety-four percent of UW-Whitewater stud...

In Fine Feather: Environmental factors contribute to health

April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015 By Alena Purpero As someone who is the queen of tossing clothes into a pile, exceeding my closets carrying capacity and allowing my busy life to get the best of my residence hall room’s organization, I’ve learned very quickly the importance of taking care of your home. That’s...

Hawk Hike: no gym, outdoor workout

April 8, 2015

April 8, 2015 By Alena Purpero As we slowly, but, surely proceed into warm weather, the temperature will go up and our attention span goes down. I, for one, can feel my inner antsy 8-year-old self that just wants to get outside when I have to stay inside and do homework. Even if I’m working out...

In Fine Feather: Healthy, not high-maintenance

April 1, 2015

April 1, 2015 By Alena Purpero While standing behind a woman ordering coffee at a café, you are certain you were an eye witness to an incredible sensation. This woman either A.) Channeled the coffee gods to allow her body as a host to speak in barista tongue B.) Had absolutely no idea what she...

In Fine Feather: every body is a beach body

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015 By Alena Purpero [dropcap]F[/dropcap]or the past week and next couple weeks coming up, all we are going to hear about amongst our peers, professors and coworkers is everyones’ spring break plans. Some of you may be lucky enough to travel somewhere warm, reminding yourself that...

In Fine Feather: Just one bite, indulge in moderation

March 4, 2015

March 4, 2015 By Alena Purpero It’s one of your friend’s birthdays. You and several other friends are out to eat. The restaurant staff finishes their personal rendition of the song “Happy Birthday,” put a festive hat of some sort on the birthday girl/boy and put down a plate of rich, flourless...

In Fine Feather: Stay fit without the the extra expenses

February 25, 2015

Feb. 25, 2015 By Alena Purpero [dropcap]F[/dropcap]itness – we all wish it was easy. Don’t we? Or do some of us almost grasp on to any excuse we can get a hold of to justify why we aren’t working out when we should? Don’t get me wrong, there are some valid reasons as to why you sometimes...

In Fine Feather: The big world before 10 a.m.

February 4, 2015

Feb. 4, 2015 By Alena Purpero As the new semester begins, many students endure the harsh and cold transition from our cushiony winter break routine to our usual academic obligations. For many who have early morning classes, it means rushing out the door with less than five hours of sleep, no...

Outside the wire: Cavalry Scout on a mission to inspire others through wellness and fitness

Outside the wire: Cavalry Scout on a mission to inspire others through wellness and fitness

November 13, 2014

Nov. 12, 2014 By Vesna Brajkovic At first glance, Thomas Slaten looks like a typical college student: casual and relaxed, sporting a hoodie and sweats. The only thing that could possibly give him away is his standard military cut. Enlisted at 17 and deployed to Iraq by 19, junior Thomas “Tom”...

Fair brings wellness to campus

October 17, 2012

  “When students are healthy, their ability to focus, concentrate and do well in school is greatly increased,” said Whitney Henley. Henley, the Wellness Coordinator at UW-Whitewater, is in charge of the Wellness Fair this week, which has occurred annually for more than 20 years on...

Founded 1901
Wellness