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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...

Campus says goodbye to swimmer

Campus says goodbye to swimmer

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor
October 6
Filed under News, News, Sports, Sports

By Emily Lepkowski Sept. 14, 2016 Everyone who filled the bleachers of the Kris Russell Volleyball Arena on Sunday, Sept. 11 wished they wouldn’t have been there in the first place. A Celebration of Life ceremony was held at 1 p.m. inside the Williams Center for 21 year old student Spencer Twi...

Former coach files lawsuit

Former coach files lawsuit

October 6
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...

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