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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.

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...

Suspicious packages lead to evacuation

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor
February 28, 2017
Filed under News, News

The City of Whitewater Police found two suspicious packages outside of Whitewater High School Monday morning, Feb. 27, causing the school to go into lockdown. Students were moved to UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium. According to an updated news release from Whitewater Unified School District and Wh...

UW-W alumnus to work in White House

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor
November 16, 2016
Filed under News, News

President-elect Donald Trump announced the selection of Whitewater and Delta Chi Alumnus Reince Priebus as his Chief of Staff on Sunday, Nov. 13. “I was really excited to hear he picked Reince Priebus and also a very proud delta chi,” James Langnes philanthropy chair said. “That’s huge for our ...

Campus says goodbye to swimmer

Campus says goodbye to swimmer

Emily Lepkowski, News Editor
October 6, 2016
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...

The right to riot: is violence justified?

Nicole Aimone and Emily Lepkowski
September 28, 2016
Filed under Opinion

Not to Riot The negative culture against law enforcement and the criticised ‘unnecessary’ brutality by police has become a common event in our country. Especially this past summer, with a skyrocket of officer-involved shootings followed by an uproar of unrest. Not to say that police brutality is...

UW-W permanently fills Dean of Students post

June 23, 2016
Filed under News, News

By Emily Lepkowski June 23, 2016   While filling the dean of students role at UW-Whitewater, Artanya Wesley looks to take on another: unifier. On June 13, the UW-W announced Wesley as the permanent Dean of Students, starting for the upcoming 2016-17 academic year.   “I loo...

News editors bring home SPJ award

May 3, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Opinion

May 4, 2015 Last month, the Society of Professional Journalists recognized Royal Purple News section editors, sophomore Kimberly Wethal and freshman Emily Lepkowski, in the 2015 Mark of Excellence (MOE) Awards in Minneapolis. The MOE Awards recognize the “best of collegiate journalism” from a calendar ye...

Third-year student receieves coveted Barry M. Goldwater award

Third-year student receieves coveted Barry M. Goldwater award

April 26, 2016
Filed under News, News

By Emily Lepkowski April 27, 2016 Studying trends of oceanic and oxygen events has earned one student national acclaim. As of March 31, geology major Melanie Sorman, 20, received the title of a Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. “I’m always interested in all the sciences,” Sorman said. “Th...

Urban Forestry Commission seeks input through tree survey

Urban Forestry Commission seeks input through tree survey

April 19, 2016
Filed under News, News

By Emily Lepkowski April 20, 2016 Whitewater Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) member Anne Zarinnia and UFC chair Karen Coburn remember a time when you could drive down Main Street and a canopy of Elm trees covered the street. It’s because of that canopy that the UFC is inviting Whitewater...

WSUW permit will double listener range

April 12, 2016
Filed under News, News

By Emily Lepkowski April 13, 2016   The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is rewarding UW-Whitewater a tower permit – an airspace compromise a decade in the making.    Last December, a Transmitter tower permit was issued to UW-W’s campus radio station 91.7 “The Edge.” It’s a proc...

WSG slates announced at debate

WSG slates announced at debate

April 6, 2016
Filed under News, News

By Emily Lepkowski April 6, 2016   Seniors David Kroeze and Noah Rusch made their campaigns for the office of Whitewater Student Government (WSG) President public last night, April 5, in a debate. The small audience – fewer than twenty in total – was able to submit questions to the cand...

Q&A with James Kates

March 15, 2016
Filed under News, News

  By Emily Lepkowski March 16, 2016 September marks the Centennial Anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize. The Royal Purple sat down with Dr. James Kates to discuss the history of the Pulitzer, personal experiences and journalism. Royal Purple: How did you get the opportunity to edit a Pulitzer w...

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