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  • April 7The man who was spotted with a gun near Whitewater Middle School has been taken into custody without incident, according to the Whitewater Police Department.

Advertising manager says goodbye

Emily Leclair, Advertising Manager
May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Opinion

Four years ago, I walked into the Royal Purple office with my tail between my legs and not a clue as to what I was doing. The following people are the reason that I made it to where I am today: To Kevin Cunningham: Oh Kevski. I think it’s fair to dedicate my entire Royal Purple career to you. If...

Editor-in-Chief ignites spark before exit

Editor-in-Chief ignites spark before exit

May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Opinion

By Ashley McCallum   A former Royal Purple Editor-in-Chief once wrote that this job is about putting out flames and being a firefighter, but I disagree. This job is about igniting sparks. When I assumed the position as co Editor-in-Chief, I came in with to-do list longer than my 5’4...

RP wins awards, editors present at ACP conference to peers

RP wins awards, editors present at ACP conference to peers

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief
February 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion

The Royal Purple brought home seven awards from the 2017 Associated Collegiate Press Best of the Midwest Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota this last weekend. The newspaper brought home second place in General Excellence and eighth place in the Special Edition category. Co Editor-in-Chief Kimberly We...

Atlanta TV show review

Ashley McCallum, Co-Editor in Chief
January 10, 2017
Filed under Arts & Rec, Arts & Rec

By Ashley McCallum Oct. 30, 2016   Donald Glover has been using words to power his success as a television, stand-up comedy and rap music writer since his career began in 2006 as a writer for “30 Rock.” Ten years later, Glover has his own show and uses his words to bring attention to ...

By the numbers and voices: Racial and ethnic diversity on campus

Ashley McCallum
December 30, 2016
Filed under News, News, Uncategorized

  By Ashley McCallum Dec. 16, 2016   At the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, more than 9,000 undergraduate students identify as Caucasian/ White, almost enough to pack Perkins Stadium. Meanwhile, the amount of students who identify as Native Hawaiian/Native Islander could fit...

Death prompts City of Whitewater Police investigation

Death prompts City of Whitewater Police investigation

Kimberly Wethal and Ashley McCallum
October 25, 2016
Filed under News, News

UPDATE, Oct. 26, 2016, 11:29 a.m.: City of Whitewater Police have identified the man found dead yesterday on the 900 block of Peck Street as Kenneth J. Myskewicz, age 43. In a news release, the City of Police Department called the death a homicide and said that the suspect has been taken in custody. Police...

Hollywood sequels are old news

March 29, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Opinion

March 29, 2016 I apologize in advance, because what I am about to say will probably upset almost everyone: DJ Tanner and her troop of relatives should have stayed in the 90s. When “Fuller House” debuted on Netflix in February, it seemed like the entire world exploded. Everyone was so excited t...

Royal Purple takes home nine awards

Royal Purple takes home nine awards

March 1, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Opinion

March 1, 2016 For the 2015 season, the Royal Purple was recognized by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s (WNA) Better Newspaper Contest as second place in the general excellence category. The general excellence category recognizes the best weekly newspaper at the collegiate level in the st...

Healthy changes begin with positive resolve

Healthy changes begin with positive resolve

January 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Opinion

Jan. 26, 2016 Two weeks ago, I stepped on a scale for the first time in a couple years. I knew I probably gained some weight since the last time I weighed in, but I honestly did not expect that the number on the screen above my toes would be anywhere near as high as it was. All I could thi...

A very RP holiday

December 9, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle

As the semester winds down, students cram for finals with the distant hope that soon enough, they will be gathering with friends and family and celebrating one of many potential holidays coming in the next months. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Years and other traditional and ceremonial events are...

Graduate goodbyes: RP memories last a lifetime

December 8, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Opinion

Dec. 8, 2015 As I sit at the edge at the end of table in the center of the Royal Purple office, I look around at the room that I’ve learned to call my home for the past three years. There’s an ugly couch with questionable stains that’s held up by a cinder block, a creepy photo of a man with the ...

People of Whitewater: Amber Burgermeister

People of Whitewater: Amber Burgermeister

November 18, 2015
Filed under Lifestyle, People of Whitewater

By Ashley McCallum Nov. 18, 2015 Sitting in the University Center, senior music major Amber Burgermeister takes off her flannel over-shirt and lifts up her right arm, revealing her newest tattoo: a violin bow surrounded by wheel bearings. The tattoo incorporates Burgermeister’s two loves: violin and longboa...

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