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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...

Senior editor says see ya after five years

May 2, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Opinion

By Justin St. Peter Oh, the Royal Purple. I have thought about writing this for a very long time, and even now, it still feels surreal. I have poured five years of my heart and soul into this organization, which have truly been a roller-coaster. I still remember the terror running through my heart a...

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...

Teams start strong at home

Teams start strong at home

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor
October 8, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports

By: Justin St. Peter Sept. 14, 2016   Typically many cross country teams would not have the only home meet as the first of the season. Head coach Jeff Miller, of the men’s and women’s cross country teams, said his teams are not like the other teams on campus. He said he believes th...

‘Hawks prepare for WIAC battles

‘Hawks prepare for WIAC battles

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports

By Justin St. Peter Sept. 28, 2016 If recent history was any indication, UW-Whitewater fans knew that Morningside College (Iowa), a top NAIA team, was going to prove to be quite a test for the Warhawks. Last year, it took a six yard touchdown run with 38 seconds left to secure a 33-30 road vic...

Sophomores shine in ‘Hawks win

Sophomores shine in ‘Hawks win

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports

By Justin St. Peter Oct. 5, 2016 With 10:41 to go in the fourth quarter, the No. 2 UW-Whitewater Warhawks football team found themselves down 24-20 to the No. 8 UW-Platteville Pioneers. With 3:58 remaining, a pair of sophomores scored the game-winning touchdown to seal the team’s 12th straight...

Junior Harms outpaces field in first road race

Josh Sinclair, Assistant Sports Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports

By Justin St. Peter Sept. 24, 2015   Junior Brett Harms paced the way for the Warhawks cross country team, taking first in the men’s race and defeating all 380 other runners. The men’s and women’s cross country teams both competed at the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational in Rock Island,...

Ranked squad travels the country

Ranked squad travels the country

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor
October 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports

By: Justin St. Peter Sept. 21, 2016 24. It is the number of straight appearances by the UW-Whitewater women’s volleyball team in the NCAA tournament. If the No. 16 ranked squad wins the WIAC conference title, securing an automatic bid to the tournament as predicted by the conference’s coach...

Former coach files lawsuit

Former coach files lawsuit

October 6, 2016
Filed under News, News, Sports, Sports

By Kimberly Wethal and Justin St. Peter On May 13, 2014, then-University of Wisconsin-Whitewater wrestling coach Tim Fader’s children came home from school crying, all due to a letter that then-Chancellor Richard Telfer had distributed to the public, implying that their dad had done “something wr...

‘Hawks run away from opponents

‘Hawks run away from opponents

Justin St. Peter, Sports Editor
October 6, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports

By Justin St. Peter Sept. 14, 2016 When the No. 2 overall football team in the nation trailed 13-10 in week two of the regular season, with the opponent threatening for more, the UW-Whitewater Warhawks defense stepped up. Belhaven University (Mississippi) had the ball with a first and goal at the one-...

Staff Debates: The Colin Kaepernick Debate

Dusty Hartl and Justin St. Peter
September 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Kneel Like it or not, many athletes are considered heroes. We, as a society, encourage athletes to speak their mind, lead by example, and set good example for today’s youth. So then why are many mad at Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback, when he chose to sit and then kneel for t...

Watch last week’s satire today

April 26, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Opinion

April 27, 2016 For those of you that don’t know who John Oliver is, I urge you to type his name into your search engine and go to a YouTube treasure trove of greatness. I have, and probably will in the future, spend hours watching some of his best videos from his HBO show “Last Week Tonight with...

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