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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...

News editor moves on to future endeavours

May 3, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Opinion

By Emily Lepkowski I started working at the Royal Purple as Assistant News Editor my Freshman year. There are a lot of things people don’t understand or know about how putting together a newspaper works, or even being a journalist for that matter. However, I came to UW-Whitewater with nothing bu...

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...

Is possible ACA repeal cause for alarm?

Brad Allen, Biz & Tech Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Biz & Tech, Business

With the potential for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there’s currently no need for concern – that’s the message from health care specialists in and around South Central Wisconsin. While both houses of Congress at the federal level, along with President Donald Trump, support actions...

‘No matter who won, we lost’

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief
December 2, 2016
Filed under News, News

  At 3 a.m. on Nov. 9, tears were shed, emotions were raw and jaws were picked up off the floor, as Republican nominee Donald Trump surpassed the projected 270 electoral college vote to be deemed the country’s President-elect in an upset victory against opponent Hillary Clinton. It’s...

Whitewater man murdered

Whitewater man murdered

November 2, 2016
Filed under News, News

An early-morning gunshot on  Oct. 25 on the 900 block of Peck Street in Whitewater resulted in a first-degree intentional homicide charge for a 31-year-old Whitewater man. Alan M. Johnson confessed to murdering Kenneth J. Myszkewicz, 43, in Myszkewicz’s Whitewater home early Tuesday morning  Johnson, now...

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...

Campaigns ramp up as election winds down

Campaigns ramp up as election winds down

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief
October 13, 2016
Filed under News

As an election cycle spanning almost a year and a half enters its final weeks before the Nov. 8 election day, both voters and candidates for public office all over the state of Wisconsin are preparing for the ballot box. On campus, advocates for the Warhawks Vote campaign are ramping up their efforts to...

Edmonds to step down as athletic director

October 13, 2016
Filed under News

Amy Edmonds, athletic director for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, will be changing job positions to become an associate athletic director once an interim director is named in her place. UW-W spokesperson Sara Kuhl did not elaborate on the reason for the change in Edmonds’ role within the...

Athletic director to be replaced

Athletic director to be replaced

Kimberly Wethal, Co-Editor in Chief
October 9, 2016
Filed under News, News

Amy Edmonds, current athletic director for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, will be changing job positions to become an associate athletic director once an interim director is named in her place. UW-Whitewater spokesperson Sara Kuhl did not elaborate on the reason for the change in Edmo...

365(-ish) days later

365(-ish) days later

October 7, 2016
Filed under News

It’s been over a year since Chancellor Beverly Kopper packed up all of her office, only to move down the hall into the chancellor’s suite left vacant by chancellor emeritus Richard Telfer’s retirement. In an interview with the Royal Purple, Kopper reflects on how both she and the university have ...

Hetz: Life experiences relate to public

October 7, 2016
Filed under News

With incumbent Andy Jorgensen (D-Milton) electing to not run again for his seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Allison Hetz, a UW-Whitewater graduate last spring, is the Republican candidate looking to fill the seat come November. The Royal Purple conducted an interview with Hetz to discuss her m...

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